Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Forgiveness, G-Style

Troublesome Tuesday to you all, my little gingersnaps. Thank you very much for all the kind words you provided re: my iPhone4 being pickpocketed on Sunday and for directing your anger about not having a Monday post at the thief instead of me. Two of my favorite comments from yesterday's posts were:

ChristineMarie: "Dear Pickpocket, How dare you steal from our sweet, wonderful Ginger! And you have also stolen our daily news from her. How will I drive the 405 today? (ok, I'm in PA) How will I get my giggles from silly WTF? (ok, so maybe YOU are the WTF)

In short, YOU SUCK. And if you are ever found you will be ripped to shreds by me, G, the posters and the lurkers. May God have mercy on you. (ok, maybe not)"


Culinary Contessa: "Hi, Ginger!! It's me, @ChefAnika !!! I did it!! Finally. De-lurked. Still SO sorry about your iphone 4. That seriously blows. May the pickpocket work in a fiberglass factory and forget to wash his hands before using the urinal!! (I've heard that's painful). Hee hee! Good luck with the password-changin'!! Later, lovely!! : )" <--- who by the way is a long time lurker, now recently de-lurker b/c I followed her on twitter today. She vows to no longer remain in lurkdom as a result. Who knew it would be that simple?

But regarding that pickpocket who stole my most prized possession my iPhone4, I've decided to forgive him completely. Yep, because the Bible says (Proverbs 25:21,22) that by being kind to my enemies, I will be heaping burning coals on their heads. And honestly, heaping burning coals on the head of the man who stole my iPhone4 sounds good about right now. And I hope in his attempt to put out the burning coals on his head, he douses his head in water, that in turn drenches my iPhone, rendering it useless. Yep, so I forgive him.

Now on to the weather... by the way... it was 61 degrees in the house when I woke up yesterday morning and I finally had to turn on the heat, or risk dying of hypothermia. My poor kids were huddled under blankets, trying to keep warm. Speaking of... the weather in Crooks, Oregon is a snowy 13 degrees today. Is that even legal? Hmmm... I wonder if my iPhone stealer is from that town. One place you won't be able to have your iPhone stolen is during your morning commute, which should be a comfort while you are stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on the 405 this morning.

In the news, unless you've had your head in the sand, you've probably heard of the invasive TSA body scans at the airports now. Well, someone has invented underwear that is supposed to protect your privates and allow you to go through with your "dignity in tact". Uh, this might be a stupid question, but if they can't see through your clothes, aren't they going to subject you to a more invasive "pat-down"? Gotta love the "strategically placed fig leaf" that covers... uh... your uterus and ovaries??? Because it seems to me that your hoo haw is still exposed. *shrugs*

Source: apnews

Have you seen Harry Potter 7 and 1/2 yet??! I've now seen it twice, and will probably take my oldest to see it tomorrow. I thought I was the world's biggest Harry Potter fan, but apparently I was gravely mistaken. This gentleman wins.

I'm honestly not sure whether I should admire him or be scared of him. One thing that does scare me is this...

Source: popsugar

Kim Kardashian and Halle Berry's babydaddy going to the Laker's game together yesterday!? Seriously Gabriel... I know Halle left you for the Unfaithful hottie, but is this the best you can do? *shakes head no*

And now it's time for... Awesome Vintage Ad Of The Day!!!

Source: saynotocrack

Again, I'll transcribe since the print is so small.

"How soon is too soon? Not soon enough. Laboratory tests over the last few years have proven that babies who start drinking soda during that early formative period have a much higher chance of gaining acceptance and "fitting in" during those awkward pre-teen and teen years. So, do yourselve a favor. Do your child a favor. Start them on a strict regimen of sodas and other sugary carbonated beverages right now, for a lifetime of guaranteed happiness."

Man, that is so true. If only my mom had started me drinking Dr Pepper on a strict regimen as a baby, just think of what I could've accomplished by now.

Hey, WTF??!!

WTF Pictures and WTF videos by Picture Is Unrelated

Apparently Duncan MacCloud of the Clan MacCloud was not the last Highlander after all. There can be only one.

And that is all the time I have for today. Find someone who has wronged you and forgive them, so you can heap burning coals on their heads too. Report back to me tomorrow, same time same place. Until then, if you weigh 80 pounds and should you find yourself in India... this might be important for you to know.

-OMG Facts



  1. Yay!! I'm glad you like my comment! p.s. those vintage ads are priceless. They should do a study on those who actually "listened" to that ad. That'd be interesting...I used to be a Dr. Pepper-drinker myself. Then went COLD TURKEY. Haven't had it in a year and a half. STILL crave it sometimes. Geez. Thanks for bringing THAT up, Ginger. ; ) Great post!!


  2. Hahahaha! I just snorted I was laughing so much over your highlander comment... And I'm sitting at a car shop getting an oil change. It was a little embarrassing. :). But oh so worth it! ;)

  3. You kill me. That is all. xoxo

  4. The Soda Pop Board of America?! I wonder if that still in existence? I think my parents may have been a part of that, they let me drink soda WAY too young. now I'm a total junkie. thanks mom & dad!

    I'm so behind on posts-stupid travel-I'm so sorry that lame-o stole your phone. I think it's been on the rise-a woman my husband works with had her iPhone stolen FROM HER HAND. The guy walked up, grabbed it out of her hand and took off running. Apparently he was chased, but to no avail. That was mighty ballsy.

    I'm officially impressed with the Harry Potter psycho's, eh hem, I mean, collector's collection. I am, however, officially scared of him. Oh, and I've seen the movie once (LOVED IT) and am ready to see it again.

  5. Contessa (that's what I'm gonna call you here) I've gone cold turkey on Dr Pepper many times in my life. It's never pretty. Right now I'm on the juice.

    Renata, that's awesome I made you embarrass yourself in a public place!! <3

    Picksee, someone stole the iPhone out of her hand?! That's insane!!!

  6. G! Thanks for loving my letter! Seriously, we will shred him! *shakes fist at the sky* But that burning coals on the head sounds like a better punishment!

    Thank you for saying EXACTLY what I was thinking about those fig leaves.

    As for that fan...I say be scared. He's probably from Pittsburgh since all your craziest crazies are from PA.

  7. I know you lost your phone. Maybe an award will help. ♥ http://thetameone.blogspot.com/2010/11/applesoranges-funny-girl-catholicism.html

  8. Ooooo Tame One... thank you for the award! I see you have a chicken on your banner. I want one too. Just in my backyard.