Wednesday, September 28, 2011

When my day comes...

"And you needn't die happy when your day comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from beginning to end and ka is always served."
- The Dark Tower, Stephen King

Something about this really spoke to me. As an atheist, it's not unusual for me to be accused of hating my life... I guess people confuse atheism with nihilism and it's really not that at all. I have no evidence or reason to believe that there is life after this one and it makes me cherish this life and this world all the more. I won't be happy about it ending at all (ending for me that is) but I will most certainly be satisfied that I lived my life to the fullest and had the opportunity to be a cog in nature's wondrous inner-workings.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Not yo mama!

Volunteered at the kid's school today. Had this conversation:

Kid: You're Booger's mom?!
Me: Yup.
Kid: Are you sure you're not his mom? (points to her Asian classmate)
Me: We're both Asian but we are not related in any way. I've never seen him before today. I'm not his mom anymore than she is your sister. (points to her Hispanic classmate)\

There you go. Not all Asians are related. Always happy to assist.