I was going to fire up the scented wax melting pot I received from my cousin and his wife last year for Christmas. I have some cinnamon/spice scented wax cubes and I thought this time of year they'd smell nice. I washed the wax container of the pot out this morning before leaving for work and I got out the little plastic box of wax cubes. Those were sitting on the end table I planned to set the pot up on when I got home.
Demon Kitteh had other ideas. I guess he got bored and was playing with the box. Somehow it opened and he had all these cute little scented cubes to play with. Apparently cats have a warm enough body heat to partially melt the cubes. He had scented wax between his toes and all over the floor. Fortunately he didn't ingest enough to make him sick and it did wash out fairly easily once I figured out how to keep him still and he stopped scratching me. Needless to say, the aroma of scented wax will have to wait until I replenish my cube supply. Maybe tomorrow.
While wandering around the great wasteland called WalMart this past Sunday, I encountered slippers that look exactly like the pair in this image. Behold Si Robertson Character Slippers. Now, I can laugh at the redneck antics of the "Duck Dynasty" boys as well as anyone else can. I am, however, getting a little overwhelmed at the amount of Duck Dynasty "swag" WalMart seems to think we need in our lives.
You can't walk down the street or through any parking lot in the city here without encountering some wannabe with long pony tailed hair and a scruffy long beard. All wearing Duck Dynasty T-shirts, jackets and headbands. In WalMart you can even buy dolls, posters, calendars and (gulp) character slippers. There really, really ought to be a law, or at least some intelligence here? Less is more guys, you really, really don't need truck balls hanging from your hitch. Although when I feel like kicking something in the nuts, they might have a use.
And this observation is the root of what's wrong in our world. The quote "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is still putting on it's shoes" is attributed to Mark Twain. I don't know who actually said it but that seems to be what happens every time a lie gets told. Even once the lie is proven as such people still continue to believe it. They see that it is spread until I almost think we're brainwashed into believing the first thing we hear rather than anything we hear after that. Basic common sense and critical thinking have become extinct like the dodo bird. It's the one thing I truly dislike about the internet, it makes it possible to see to it that lies are spread with the speed of light. I keep feeling the need to scream "stop and THINK!" Doing that would be tantamount to pissing in the wind and you know what happens then.