My sister-in-law is letting me borrow The House of the Se.ven Ga.bles by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and I am super excited about it! I love The Sc.arlet Lett.er and Youn.g Good.man Brow.n, so I'm thinking I'm going to love this. :) Have any of you read it?
Boomz and I finished Christmas shopping today! Yay! The mall was absolutely nuts. Just crazy! Afterwards, we went to my SIL's house to wrap presents, and we ended up having some interesting discussions. J's an Evangelical Protestant, so we have differing opinions on several things. :) She kept saying, "I'm so glad Uncle So-and-So is a Christian now!" Uncle So-and-So was a Catholic for years before "getting saved" and leaving the Church, so I'm realizing she doesn't really think Catholics are Christians. Boomz and I are exceptions since she knows that we have "personal relationships with Christ." She also said that she thinks that occult things can't hurt people that are saved...I'm realizing how different Protestants and Catholics think, and it's fascinating.
There's a store that sells guns on the main street of our little town, and in the window there are large posters of (literally) half naked women holding large weapons, and I am getting absolutely sick of seeing them. For one, there are little kids that walk past those posters everyday, and they should NOT be seeing things like that. Two, it objectifies women in a big way, and I'm sure they cause men to think lustful thoughts. I was so mad yesterday when I walked past them while going to the post office that I almost walked into the store and complained (and I would have if the store didn't totally freak me out). I think I'm going to write a letter to the chamber of commerce complaining that the posters are offensive to women, because I've just had it. It makes me so freaking angry.
On a similar thread, I saw a commercial today for J.ust for Me.n that had a bajillion women in shorty shorts and tiny tops, which also made me angry. I understand that women are objectified by men, but why do we allow ourselves to be objectified? I don't understand. It sets back true feminism! Wow. I am so pissed off that I should just stop now.
Sorry, I had a lot of other things that I planned on writing about, but I got distracted and I forgot what they were. lol Oh well.