"Each evening, the PTC records every prime-time program on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, ITV, UPN, and the WB, as well as original programming on expanded basic cable. The following day, the PTC's team of entertainment analysts watch and transcribe every offensive word, sexual innuendo, and describe sexual activity and violence in detail. The information from the analysts is then fed into ETS." (From their official website)
Do you not have anything better to do?? Honestly! I know these parents are worried about the effect tv has on their kids, but really? Change the channel, preach good values . . . if you're raising your kids with a strong moral fibre they'll be able to face the world without breaking. Seeing and dealing with things that make us uncomfortable or contradict what we've been raised to believe is part of life. Growing up in a bubble doesn't prepare you, in any way, for life after casa.
Well, I went to Spain, I came home, went back to school, went back to work. . . now I'm waiting for my grammar class to start . . . ayaiai. . . Life is good. I'm in a pretty good mood today, which is nice.
I'm writing again!! Sort of, but anything is better than nothing, yes? yes.
I love this advent message by James d. Digiacomo/America magazine:
"In the weeks before Cristmas, our society will experience an extraordinary, temporary transformation. People of all faiths and no faith will be reaching out to eachother, renewing friendships, bonding with family, sharing many blessings and trying to help the poor and suffering around the world. It is not all as good as it could be and there will be personal calls to get beyond frantic shopping and put Christ back in Christmas. Despite all our human imperfections, many good things will happen that we can be a part of. We have to be perceptive and alert. God will try to come to each of us in many ways during these next few weeks. He may remind us of someone who used to be a friend until a quarrel or falling out took place a few months or years ago. Would this be the time to forgive or let go of the hurt? Are there Christmas cards or gifts to send to friends or acquaintances that really need our support?
Is there a relative that lives in a nursing home I should visit? Excess clothing to give away? These are not all earthshaking inspirations, but they are the stuff of goodness that comes through God's gentle nudging of our hearts and minds. If we are watchful and alert to God's grace, we can help to celebrate the coming of Christ into our world not just as something wonderful that happened a long time ago, but as something that continues on into our future. Jesus the Messiah and Emmanuel, God with us, now and forever! "
I am a Spanish Major at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. In three months I will be living and studying in Cádiz, Spain. Aquí, I rant, muse and mumble about various goings on. Contrary to the title of my blog I talk too much and too loud and I am okay with that.