Friday, December 4, 2009

Lunchtime Poll Topic #20

First, I've been inundated with e-mails about my comments regarding NieNie and CJane yesterday. Apparently most of you (like, hundreds of you) are also secretly (and not so secretly) annoyed by CJane. However, saying something bad about NieNie was apparently the equivalent of badmouthing Jesus Himself.

Here's all I'm going to say about the matter: I'm sure Stephanie Nielson is a wonderful person. I admire her strength and faith--I'm not sure I'd be able to handle this trial in the way she has. Yes, she has been through something harder than most people will ever, ever have to deal with and if she wants to have nice things and take trips, she's entitled to do so. BUT! All those things do not make you exempt from criticism. And I felt (and still feel) the need to criticize the fact that she seems to almost flaunt her lifestyle despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of people--average people, some likely struggling to get by and provide for their own families--gave of their time, talent and cold, hard cash to raise money for her. It was presented that they were in dire need of financial help because of the astronomical medical bills.

So, if you're going to accept donations, don't throw it back in the faces of those who supported you by posting things like your favorite $200 friggin' corsage and pictures of your fabulous vacations and your Anthropologie-decorated home and kids dressed in $100 sweaters. I'm not saying she shouldn't have those things, and perhaps she owned a lot of it before the crash. But those of us who can't afford those things yet scratched up a donation for you anyway are really sick of seeing it.

Anyway...Back to the LTPT.

Today it's simple.

What's your favorite Christmas song?

This picture has nothing to do with the question. It just made me laugh.

I've already mentioned that mine is number 10 on my playlist over there --->.
My favorite more traditional song is "O Holy Night." I just love it.

So, what's yours?

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