This is supposed to be another slacker report, but I'm not really slacking. It's just that I'm not blogging. So what am I doing that's not blogging? Here's a list:
- Mulling this "tag" from another blogger over in my mind, looking for some way to respond, because I think it's worth responding to.
- Downloading podcasts from this site (via iTunes) to try to make sense of some anger I've been venting lately, as well as learn about buddhism.
- Helping a friend in frequent e-mails sort out her break-up with a boyfriend of 7 years, as well as discussing buddhism, spirit guides, and some childhood/emotional stuff, which also concerns my own development. And which brought up some of the above mentioned anger.
- The spirit guide discussion has brought back one spirit guide I used to have as well as my current one, and my frustration/anger seems to be the moment before change. It's time to move on, move forwards and I can feel I must. I just hadn't identified it. Must get back to that discussion. (Yes, I have spirit guides. You may find that silly, and that's OK, as long as you don't find me silly.)
- Tanning myself (that's when I listen to audiobooks and podcasts). Today it's raining but today I'm going on a tour of the city's revamped football (soccer, to you leftpondians) stadium. They now have VIP lounges!!! (I'll refrain from commenting on how down-home athletic wholesomeness and team spirit has become multi-million your-favorite-currency businesses, totally eclipsing any other activities. Uh, that was me refraining.) Truly, I am looking forward to seeing the new stadium. I'm curious by nature and like having my curiosity satisfied.
- Planning an Alaskan cruise. So many excursions to do onshore! Takes time to wade throught the choices and make a decision, especially since I have no idea what anything is like in Alaska.
- Reading everybody else's RSS feed, which has given me the idea that I should monitor my own so I don't forget to blog regularly.
- Now that I've blogged, it turns out that this is my 500th blogpost! YAY!
 I'm getting tired of the knee-jerk reaction from some "atheist because I'm rational" types to anything that involves the unseen, the not-verifiable-by-somebody-else stuff that an individual can experience. I can accept disbelief, skepticism and critical questions. I cannot accept having everything I say called into question because of a former use of astrology or a current belief in God (or just as bad: never questioned, only made the worst assumptions about). Atheists of that ilk have some gall claiming "believers" are closed-minded. Happily, none of that kind of atheist are my friends.