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Hard Rock Monkeys & Kick Ass Shoes

Before we get started properly on this blog entry, I just want to say that not only is this blog about my atheist musings but I also want to show that we are all the same.  I do not believe in god and I am not destined to go to hell when I die.  Instead, I am still an everyday lass – hence the subheading underneath my blog title – and I like girly stuff.  Atheists do have normal lives too!  With the aforementioned disclosure out there lets get started:

So this week has been buttloads of fun!  On Wednesday I was admitted back into hospital after 11 months of being able to stay away, I am back home now recovering from the pain and in the meantime as I write this I am listening to some quality rock.  If any of you are interested, take a peek at http://www.arfm.co.uk/ and listen to Ian Spencer’s weekly Hard Rock Asylum Live.  I listen to his Friday show between 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Usually I am at work so I am unable to listen to his live shows – being off work sick certainly does have its advantages in this respect!

Exudes the essence of fierceness and kick ass all in one!

Exudes the essence of fierceness and kick ass all in one!

So the countdown has begun for my mother’s wedding – 15 days and counting down.  I have already got a text from my mother telling me that she is getting really excited now.  I am visiting her on Sunday to try on my outfit with THESE shoes on the right.

I am going to wear them and I am going to look awesome in them.  To be fair, I am getting excited now about the day to just wear these shoes – ha ha ha!
Seriously though, my next challenge is to get my partner a suit.  He has one, just the one, it has been in his closet for over 6 years.  It is black, it is from Tesco and by his own admission its a bit tight over his manly chesticles!  All the boxes are ticked to justify why he needs to buy a new suit so last night he was dragged kicking through the internet world to find him a better suit.
We found one in his size at http://www.greenwoodsonline.com and it was bundle suit.  So for around £80.00 not only does he get the suit jacket and pants, but also the shirt, tie and shoes – bonus.  Suit sorted – just need to wait for it to be delivered.  Possible nightmare scenario – he got his measurements screwed up and it does not fit him!

For me, I am still rummaging around my extensive make up collection to figure out what I am going to use.  I am watching YouTube tutorials daily.  Today I watched a video uploaded by Dior and saw this product I have not seen from them before – Diorliner Precision Eyeliner at http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Dior+Diorliner+Precision+Eyeliner/804005212,default,pd.html

This is the eyeliner I have been waiting for them to bring out for YEARS – not an exaggeration here.  So next pay day that will be bought.  I am also looking at the brand new dior twin sets – http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Dior+Twin+Set+Eye+Duo/178931268,default,pd.html

I like “Grey Sight” and “Fishnet Black.”  Recently I have been liking the grey smoky eye but black is classic so I am torn between the two.  Knowing me, I will just buy both of them and use them both on the day!

Monkeying around with my nail art this week.

Monkeying around with my nail art this week.

On another note, when I got released from hospital earlier this week, that same evening I did some nail art on myself.  I like monkeys!  Ha ha ha – I have even painted sheep on my nails at one point.  My nails have been a bit crazy previously, at the moment, they are pretty tame – my tame monkeys!

This Sunday I am visiting family.  I have not been out much the past couple of weeks since my operation so I am enjoying looking at my closet and choosing what dress I am going to wear.

If you have had the strength to get this far in this blog entry, firstly I say thank you for sticking with me and secondly, thats all for today folks!

What are you guys getting up to this weekend?  Are you having any better adventures (probably) than me?  Also, are any of you into nail art?  I am interested in buying the Ciate Caviar Sets.  If you have used those sets, what are your opinions on them?  Are they worth it?

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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My Top 12 Atheist Podcasts of 2012

Good evening everyone (its 6:30 p.m. as I type),

So at the moment my YouTube subscription box is crammed full of videos where the YouTuber in question is giving me information of their top 12 make up products of 2012.  Some are top 10, top 5 so on and so forth – I am sure you get the picture!  Anyways, it gave me a capital idea of doing my own countdown of my top 12 atheist podcasts of 2012!  I will include all the necessary links so you can have a listen to the same educational goodness as me 😀

Anyways without further ado let the countdown begin:

12.  The Atheist Experience, 16th January 2012 –  Episode 744: The Failure of Prayer

11.  The Thinking Atheist, 7th March 201: More Facepalm Moments

10.  The Non Prophets, Episode 11.6: “The Free Will Episode” – Uploaded 26th July 2012 (Please note, 4 other episodes were uploaded on the same day)

9.  Penn’s Sunday School, 24th September 2012: Give me Bacon and Stay at my House

8.  The Thinking Atheist, 25th January 2012: Harry Potter is of the Devil!

7.  The Thinking Atheist, 1st February 2012: Is Evolution A Fact (with special guest AronRa)

6.  The Atheist Experience, 13th February 2012 – Episode 748: The Failure of the Second Coming

5.  The Atheist Experience, 14th May 2012 – Episode 761: The Argument from Ignorance

4.  The Atheist Experience, 9th April 2012 – Episode 756: Did Jesus Exist?

3.  Penn’s Sunday School, 17th December 2012: Crabs as Big as Dogs – Oh F**k!

2.  The Atheist Experience, 3rd December 2012 – Episode 790: Sex and God (with special guest Darrel Ray)

1.  The Thinking Atheist, 16th October 2012: The Church of Satan

***Special mention goes to The Atheist Experience, Episode 795: Argument From “Making Sense.”  I know that this was broadcast in 2013 this month but it was the most powerful episode I have ever listened to from The Atheist Experience.  As I type this, this episode is the most recent one so (if you have not had the chance to listen as yet) I highly recommend you listen to it now!***

Links for you to enjoy at your leisure 😀

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com

http://www.pennsundayschool.com

http://www.atheist-experience.com

http://www.nonprophetsradio.com

Each aforementioned podcast for me have their own style that I love:

1.  Penn’s Sunday School is a bundle of fun and comedy every single week, I always find myself laughing every episode!
2.  I love how with the Non Prophets it is a conversation amongst a group of peers.  It feels like I am a fly on the wall whilst prominent atheists well known on the web have conversations about at the moment topics flying about within the atheist community.
3.  The Atheist Experience is for me, attending a weekly class on atheism.  I fail to not learn something new each week.  The dumber the caller, the more I learn!  Matt Dillahunty is superb but Tracie Harris is an amazing supernova and she deserves a lot more credit.  What she says is articulate and well informed.
4.  The Thinking Atheist is a podcast that is for me the most accessible.  I would always direct a new atheist to listen to this podcast first like me 🙂  The presenter, Seth Andrews, comes across as very friendly (I am sure he is friendly if you know him personally as well) and his shows are always entertaining.  He regularly updates his Facebook page continuing to take the time to have a conversation with his listeners and Facebook followers.

And that is it for this evening folks.  Do you agree with my countdown, especially what I picked as my number one podcast?  The reason I picked it was because it was the most unique and “out there” atheist podcast of 2012.  I really believe that no one else would have thought to have the Church of Satan as topic.  What was equally as impressive was that Seth (The Thinking Atheist Host) was able to get the high priest of the Church of Satan to call in and contribute to the proceedings!  It was a fun and equally informative podcast.  I appreciate how Seth chooses to push the boundaries of topics to be discussed.

I realised when I compiled this list that I am very limited in what atheist based podcasts I actually subscribe to.

Do you have any suggestions for any new shows for me to listen to for 2013?

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Paint my Background an Atheistic Shade of Red

I have always been a make up fanatic/junkie.  Playing with my own make up and watching countless videos on You Tube it has always been a source of fascination that I can mess around with and be happy whether I end up looking like a model or in most cases end up looking like a mess.  The path to getting there will always be worth it.

Christmas 2012 was my make up dream, my partner spoilt me very much and reminded me how lucky I am to have him in my life.  I have not been able to stop using my presents since then.  I am starting to do make up trials for my mother’s wedding on myself.  I will be doing my mother’s make up on the day and so the make up trials on her will be starting very soon now.

In the meantime, I am experimenting on myself.  I know that I will be using the Karl Lagerfeld Mon Shu Red lipstick and also using the red nail varnish again from the same Shu Uemura range designed by Lagerfeld.  My mother bought them for me for Christmas alongside the bag with Mon Shu on it that she got for free for buying two products from the range.  ***I love that bag by the way, I have been using it for the past couple of weeks now even for work!***

Through this experimenting though I got to think about masks in general.  I do not have to hide my atheism that much in comparison to other people.  There are some countries where you would go to prison and worse if found out.  But I begin to wonder if I still do hide my atheism to a certain extent.  My partner loves me but prefers if I keep my non-belief to myself.  Whether its a notion of “well as long as he knows about my non belief” or the question of is he hampering my own freedom of expression?  Both are debatable.

I do wonder what response you the reader would provide in relation to the aforementioned…..are you happy to keep your atheism in the background when your partner knows about it but prefers it kept in the background or is that not good enough and you would want to express your atheism more fully and without it being hampered?

I know that I am happy with my atheism being in the background and him knowing about it.  I feel comfortable and I know I have other outlets for my atheistic ideas such as this blog here.  Is that good enough though…..should any relationship where non belief is in the background allow atheism to move forward from this background to be more integrated within it?  I am happy with the agreed status quo within my relationship but would you be?

I would even extend this to other relationships I have….my mother knows that I am an atheist.  Whenever she talks to me about it I give her my argument against the belief in god/religion.  In the end I get a response worse than “god works in mysterious ways” crap.  Instead I get the whole I am a lost cause and that I could never be persuaded otherwise to believe about a magical invisible man in the sky!

At work, on paper they know I am an atheist, when I filled out my job application they have that questionnaire at the end (most places of employment do these days) to make sure they are abiding alongside the whole “equal opportunities” stuff.  It will state in my file that I am atheist but without looking at my file they would be none the wiser so I wonder, based on natural assumptions, would a colleague look at you and think either a) you are a believer or b) you are an atheist?  I appreciate this question would have different answers based on your own geographical location and the various cultures within those locations.  But based on where you live in the world would it be answer A or answer B?

Do you choose to freely hide your atheism in the background or the opposite….are you forced to hide your non belief for fear of any violent response whether physical or mental?  If your answer is no to both then do you express your atheism in all areas of your life or just some?

I leave my atheism in the background in my relationship with my partner but then again, I choose to be very expressive with it with my friendships, my blog, Facebook statuses and if given the opportunity at work.  I say “given the opportunity” because the question of belief in religion or god does not materialise in my line of work.  It does not matter.  But if it did, then I suppose it depends.  If I knew I would not be put at a disadvantage by being discriminated against then I would be freely expressive, but if I knew it would hamper my career….I do not know.  I would like to say that would not matter but then again, if put in that position, I think I would be a weakling and be forced stay quiet as a result.  Would that make me a bad person to not be so steadfast alongside my principles if that was what I did in that situation?

This is hypothetical but I know that whether a response if from a real situation that has come about or you manufacture a response you think would result from a hypothetical situation, it allows me to learn more about myself and how I would handle myself in those situations either real or not.  Hence all the questions in this blog based on real and not real circumstances.  And if you have got this far in reading this blog entry, then firstly well done and secondly, if you have the time I would really appreciate your input in the comments section below.  I do read them all and its brilliant to learn from other perspectives.

 

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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The Amazing Atheist Scandal

I have just read about what has happened with The Amazing Atheist!  And yes before you ask, I do live under a rock from time to time, its nice and warm and dark!  Ha ha ha!  Anyways, onto the more important stuff.  It is simple, telling anyone that they hope that they get raped is immoral, stupid and evil.  Being raped is having your freedom taken away from you on a deeply personal and physical level.  Your body has been stolen, it has been violated to its core.  The psychological damage is even worse.  Physical scars heal, the mind never forgets and in that respect, it never heals.  So before you wish such a destruction on someone else, first think if you would want that destruction to happen to you.

I would hope that those outside the atheist community do not look upon this numbskull as a representative of who we are and what we stand for.  For what this person said, he is inhumane and in the end most of all I pity him for his narrow-mindedness and sick mind/behaviour!

For those that do not know what this disgusting human being actually wrote, here is the piece of the most lowlife dialogue you will ever read……….

“Yeah. Well, you deserved it. So, fuck you. I hope it happens again soon. I’m tired of being treated like shit by you mean little cunts and then you using your rape as an excuse. Fuck you. I think we should give the guy who raped you a medal. I hope you fucking drown in rape semen, you ugly, mean-spirited cow. Actually, I don’t believe you were ever raped! What man would be tasteless enough to stick his dick into a human cesspool like you? Nice gif of a turd going into my mouth. Is that kind of like the way that rapists dick went in your pussy? Or did he use your asshole? Or was it both? Maybe you should think about it really hard for the next few hours. Relive it as much as possible. You know? Try to recall: was it my pussy or my ass?”

I cannot believe that this guy was the first person I watched and listened to online about atheism.  I have since “known better” and I unsubscribed from him a LOOOONG time ago.  I encourage everyone to stop watching him or following him on any social media available.  He should not be given then time of day when all he is doing is spreading vicious and nasty filth, and we as atheists are better than that kind of hatred.

Rant over!

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Christmas Eve Rant

So this week, I have been in hospital, went out of hospital, went to work, went home, the usual (apart from finishing off the Christmas Presents acquisition to give to other people)!

When I was in hospital this week under one of my usual pancreas attacks kicking my ass, my mind was full of The Thinking Atheist and his presentation that he did at The FreeOK Convention earlier on this year.  (It is on YouTube and there is a link for you to see this piece of awesomeness at the end of this blog).

Anyways, the reason why I was thinking about this presentation, in it he makes a really good point.  Theists will say:

“Thank you God for your power in curing me and delivering me from the evil that enveloped your glorious creation!”

Wait a minute though……..What about the actual doctors and nurses who have actually done the work, they with their own hands cured them, not this invisible god!  Some theists though will thank the doctors but state that god was guiding their mind and their hands to cure them.  That is a bigger kick in the teeth!  Its saying:

“Well I know you physically cured me but you are just an empty vessel, you really do not know what you are doing even after YEARS of medical training and education because…….(wait for it)…….it was really god that cured me through you!”

Seriously people, I know between an all round might fight between a doctor and god I know which one I would bet on to win!  HINT: I would not bet on the invisible spaghetti monster!

And it goes even further with the theists!  When someone is ill, they pray to god to cure them/guide the empty doctor vessels to do the  dirty work for him/her.  No it cannot be a doctor that would cure an ill person, no it will be god that will physically cure us just through the power of prayer/doing absolutely nothing.

Religion in the past was used to explain to man what was unexplainable.  Now that Science is filling in these gaps of knowledge, how we get sick, causes of illnesses and disabilities, how to cure these maladies, how can people still attribute the answers to some divine invisible being?

Blah blah blah with the whole god is everywhere balls.  I can see a table, a tv, my fella, my dogs aka babies, my christmas tree, but no invisible god let alone the legendary invisible spaghetti monster!  So the moral of the blog today folks, when the doctor helps you with your pain, illness, disability and even as an added bonus cures it, thank the doctor, do not thank god as doing so is hazardous to your mental health.

Link to The Thinking Atheist Presentation at The FreeOK Convention 2011

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheThinkingAtheist#p/u/32/c7ZIZ-Upalk

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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