Well, it started with my computer getting a crazy wonky virus that spoke in a British accent. This kept me off the computer for a few weeks, but once it was fixed, I really had no desire to deal with the built-up madness in my mailboxes. My sister has moved out! (insert leaping and whooping and other ridiculous acts depicting joyous victory) I love her dearly, but she is absolutely impossible to live with, and I am still attempting to rid her old room of the funk.
Quite a few things have happened while I was enjoying my silence. I discovered some new favorite bands, rediscovered some old favorite bands, and bought a few new albums.
~Echo and the Bunnymen
~Love and Rockets
~The Jesus and Mary Chain
~Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Love each and every one of them. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have calmed down quite a bit (in a good way, not a boring one), Depeche Mode has combined everything they've ever done and made it orgasmically better, and Tori's new album is nothing short of miraculous. She's on tour, and I'm going to see FOUR shows!!!!! For those of you thinking that four shows is fanatical overkill... you're a little right, but unlike the pathetically limited, generic, people-pleasing posers infesting the musical industry, Tori never does anything the same way twice. She has a few songs she will do at each show, but that's it. She also covers new songs at each show (often upon request), and will even make up a song right there on the stage. So, yeah, driving a total of 34+ hours over the span of 5 days, staying in a new state every night, and waiting four hours before each show on the off chance that she comes out to greet us is so totally worth it. Plus, while we haven't gotten our tickets for Atlanta yet, every single show will be enjoyed from the 6th row or better!
On a much more serious note, I have been doing some intense soul-searching, and discovered quite a few things about myself, what I believe, and what I will never even begin to understand:
~I sick and tired of people's knee-jerk reactions to subjects/ideas/religions of which they know little or nothing, and are perfectly comfortable with forming permanent conclusions with the fragmented information they have received second-hand.
~I am blown away at the behavior of Christians all throughout history. If one were to read the Bible, which I am currently attempting to do, they would see that it is not meant to be taken literally. For example: The Pharisees. They lived by the law, literally, and Jesus told them they were sticks in the mud.
~I'd like to set something straight on Christianity. The whole male-domination thing is not ordained by God. The verse in which God punishes Eve for eating the fruity knowledge, if taken the way I'm convinced it was meant to be taken, does not mean that a woman's husband will consciously rule over her. Basically, it goes something like, "Blah, blah, painful childbirth, more blah, and your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you." Now, if God wanted men to dominate their wives, He would have told them to, but He didn't. He told Eve specifically that her husband would rule over her. It means that she will need him, be dependent upon him, and he will rule over her mind. This explains why so many women are such idiots when it comes to men. It explains why they will completely abandon childhood friends for men who treat them like crap. It explains why they are unwilling to leave toxic relationships that they complain about all the time, and seem utterly miserable in.
That's not all, folks, but it's all for now.