Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Money

Money can not solve every problem. But it can solve an awful lot of them.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Stripping For Jesus

Old Town Spring has a health club that is offering a fitness class called "Pole Fitness For Jesus" in which women exercise by dancing on poles to upbeat contemporary Christian music.

I heard about this on the radio last week and didn't really think much of it, but one of my Facebook friends commented on it, so I kind of got curious as to what the story was as far as why the fitness class needed to reference Jesus.

I did some Googling and found some interviews with the founder, and now I'm just angry. Not because I think it's wrong to "pole dance" during a workout but because of the way that it is presented. It's like this woman thinks she's better than actual pole dancers or better than women who like to take pole dance fitness classes, but aren't doing it for Jesus.

The founder said her goal is to teach fellow female churchgoers how to get fit, work their legs and core and to make a connection with God. Hmm... one of these things is not like the other!

"We do the upbeat contemporary Christian music because people have to bring their church program to get into the class, so we basically are just continuing the whole worship thing here," she said.


Again, there's nothing inherently wrong with pole dancing for fitness. But to say you're doing it to "worship God" just strikes me the wrong way. On top of that, she's only letting "churchgoers" into the class (must bring a church program!!) because heathens aren't allowed to don those clear plastic stripper heels and suggestively swing their hips around the pole... at least not while listening to music About Jesus.

If people didn't take Christian music seriously before.. no one is going to now!! At least not if this "Strip for Jesus" thing spreads (no pun intended!!)

The more I think about it, this whole thing is just stupid! Forget "wrong" or "unholy" or "sacrilegious" - It's just plain stupid. There's a million different kinds of exercise that incorporate dancing, even Sexy Dancing. Why, do you need to "pole dance?" And, in stripper heels no less. The Fox video linked above actually quoted a woman saying those giant gaudy heels are "good for legs and glutes." Yep, it's good to work out in stripper heels! Actually, it's NOT

Don't get me wrong... I'm 5'1" so I love me some heels. Generally though, orthopedists will say because of the lack of cushion, it's not good to wear high heels for an extended period of time just doing normal activities like walking, and that you shouldn't wear them while dancing. One would assume this would also apply to dancing on a pole. I seriously can't believe they quoted that woman and made no attempt to correct it, or clarify or even say "well actually, some people don't think that's true." But what do I know... maybe I should show up to the Dallas Half Marathon this weekend in stripper heels. RUNNING FOR JESUS!!

I don't know... if that's what makes you get the energy to work out and feel good about yourself, fine. Just don't pretend like you're better than other people because the word "Jesus" is in it. And dammit, be careful in those heels!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Blog

Hey, look I have a new blog!! For my "S#I% Greg Says"

Quotes from my conversations with Greg will now be posted there and anything else I have to say to the Internet 3 people who read my blog will be posted here!!

<3 Kim

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I Wish That This Was Not For Real.

In Cleveland, TX - a small town about 30 miles outside Houston, 18 boys and men ranging from middle school age to age 27 were charged with participating in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl.

Take a moment to read that sentence out loud to yourself. And then take a moment to read this

We have gone from blaming women for "getting" raped because of the way they dressed, talked, acted, walked, etc. to blaming young women, to blaming LITTLE GIRLS.

The attorney for the men (EIGHTEEN OF THEM) is asking why the girl didn't report the rape to the police.

Residents of Cleveland are being quoted as saying the girl "dressed older" and lied about her age, and that the sex was consensual. Nevermind that an 11 year old can't legally consent. Even if this girl was 17 (age of consent in Texas) the facts of this case as outlined in the Houston Chronicle and other publications don't point towards consent, at all.

Others in Cleveland are blaming the victims mother for the attack, stating she should have kept a better eye on her child and know of her whereabouts.

Here's a "nice" quote - "Maturity or not I'm pretty sure she knew what she was doing," Robin Smith, 24, a cashier in Cleveland, said as she shopped this week.

I understand that this horrible crime is putting a national spotlight on Cleveland and obviously not in a good way, but when the concern seems to be directed at the student body of Cleveland High School, because some of their football players got arrested... and NOT towards the 11 YEAR OLD GIRL who was gang raped (they have the cell phone video of this, so there is no "allegedly" necessary) I literally want to throw up.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Professional

Kim: I'm going to Old Navy this weekend. Do you need anything?
Greg: I need some shorts.
Kim: Cargo shorts?
Greg: Well.... I like cargo shorts. But they're not really professional.
Kim: Yeah...ok....shorts, in general - not really 'professional.'*
Greg: Oh... ok. Then I need some pants.


I have been lucky enough to work for a company that basically has no dress code, but I still choose to not wear jeans at least half the time because I like dressing up. However, I would not show up in shorts. I thought most people knew that shorts are generally frowned upon in the workplace!