Friday, April 15, 2011

Beggers CAN be choosers

I watched the show Secret Millionaire this weekend. I like the idea, though it is kind of funny how little they actually give. My hubbs sat next to me on the couch with his calculator and kept telling me according to how much money they have - that they were only giving away 3% and that we give away 10% in our tithe each month! But hopefully it gets those millionaires feeling good about doing good deeds and being more generous, it might inspire them to do more later.

In one section of the show the girl went to volunteer at a homeless kitchen. She went to set down a plate of food in front of a guy and he told her he was a vegetarian and he requested a special plate. Now, I was a vegetarian for about 5 years, and I get that. But really?? You're apparently too poor to buy your own food and are living off the generosity of other people and/or the government and you can't be thankful that you are given food for free? I wish someone would make me free dinners.

So I'm torn, I like this show, but it makes me mad at all the laziness and 'taking advantage-ness' that I saw. Another part of the show people rode around on bikes to find people to donate stuff too. They came across what appeared to be a group of stoners sitting on a beach and gave them free snacks and talked to them. I want free snacks! I want to sit around on a blanket on a sunny beach all day! But instead I have to go to work, to earn money, to buy groceries, and come home and make my own dinner. Life really isn't fair ;)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A & A go to the circus

Everyone's always talking about how afraid they are of clowns, I don't get it. While the clowns we saw last weekend at the circus were, by far, not the humor we prefer, they were not scary either. How could this be scary? Anyway, the circus came to town last week and we decided to go check it out. I hadn't been to the circus since I was a kid, but after recently reading Water for Elephants (awesome book btw) I wanted to re-visit it. We excitedly drove to the big top. As we drove in we saw a group of protestors holding signs against 'Animal Slavery' that did put a damper on things, but once the show began we had a great time.

I liked this bicycling bear. Although, I'll admit, I did think of 'animal slavery' when I first saw this act. On the other hand, he did look like he was having a good time!

My other favorite was this man who ran on top of this wheel contraption thing. It was so nerve wracking to watch! But yeah, it was a good time, besides all the noisy children everywhere (what were they doing at the circus??) we had a great time :)