Floyd Loves Janice: True Love Forever

John, Jenn, Fifi and Bob Cat, off on another adventure!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Kevin Federline desperately needs one...and other facts about vasectomies

DISCLAIMER: Many of you have kids, and you are all awesome parents, and your kids are beautiful. Thanks!

I've been reading a lot about other people's kids recently. That type of news is EVERYWHERE nowadays. Seems like every chick mag has at least one article about having them, but also, there have been a rash of bad parents too- in the last 48-72 hours, there have been two front-page news stories here in Virginia- the first is the story of little Shawn Futrell, age 6, who was stabbed 7 times by his mother, Julie. Julie's now on the psych unit at Southside Regional Medical Center. No motive has been given. Unfortunately, in a much more dramatic case, authorities found the small body of 2 1/2 year old Mali Lowe, who had been beaten and strangled, most likely by her father, Michael Lowe. Lowe then went on a bizarre crime spree that involved a hit-and-run crash, a carjacking, and then he was killed when he decided to jump into oncoming traffic on I 64- he was struck three times, one of the vehicles being a tractor trailer. In less malignant news, we have the whole Brit-KFed custody scandal. Apparently, both are seeking custody of the Spears-Federline crotch droplets, and both are out partying hardy (Brit's apparently got a big chick crush on Paris Hilton) to show just how good parents they truly are.

My question is...why is the need to breed so big now? I mean, the Democrats won the Congress- so for now, Roe V. Wade is safe. We have every conceivable contraceptive device out there. Our society has evolved to the point where we can raise a fine dog, dress it up, carry it along anywhere, and never once hear the words "I HAAAAATE YOOOOOU!!!" But still, tell someone you don't think you're up for poppin' out a few sprogs, and you get sheer pity. "Oh, but you don't mean that! You'll change your mind one day!" Maybe, maybe not.

Journalist Judy McGuire has an amazing article in the latest issue of BUST Magazine entitled "Newborn Free: Women who choose not to have kids are mad as hell at people who continuously pass judgement on their lives and bodies, and they're not going to take it anymore." McGuire gives us the skinny on a new wave of internet saavy non-mom communities (one of them is Live Journal's Childfree Hardcore) as well as staggering facts on how women are met with resistance by health care professionals when they come in to discuss sterilization procedures. According to the article, "many doctors won't even implant an IUD in women who have never been pregnant," a source in the article from Tennesee states, " most of the doctors I've contacted would not tie tubes if you were under 30 unless you had at least two children before or were married and...HAD THE WRITTEN APPROVAL OF YOUR HUSBAND." Grrr. The article goes on to describe a family on the Dr. Phil show where the mother compared life with her children to a prison sentence. She basically told her kids she regrets that they were born. Dude. That's just effed up.

So, childful and childfree folks: what do you say?? No nasty flame comments please.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Before & After

Here are some pictures of Jenn that I took before we started the diet and 30 pounds later. Can you tell a difference?

October 5th, 2005

November 21st, 2006

And just to clarify, we started the diet on August 22nd, 2006. So that 30 pound drop has been over exactly 3 months.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Yay Marty!

Although we were sad to see him go last night, we are really proud of Marty from the Biggest Loser. He has lost 114 lbs, and he looks awesome.

We actually didn't hate Kai and Heather as much this week as previous weeks. Kai is really becoming a hottie, and we can't get over how Erik has lost over 100 lbs while on the Biggest Loser ranch. Adrien though, is a real pill, throwing a temper tantrum last night right before a huge challenge. What a brat!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Randi Rules, Charlatans Drool!

One of our favorite shows (that we get on DVD, since no cable) is Penn & Teller's Bullshit!. Skeptic and atheist magicians Penn and Teller debunk a lot of modern day myths. I like it when they tell PETA jerks to fudge off. Also, one of the things I really like is when they bring in magician and skeptic granddaddy James Randi, AKA The Amazing Randi, in to do a really thorough debunking. Randi has spent the last 30 plus years debunking such schmucks as John Edwards, Uri Geller, Sylvia Browne, and Peter Popoff. The James Randi Foundation has put up a million buck jackpot to anyone that can prove a psychic ability or superpower that can be observed and tested by a third independent party. So far, no one has passed the preliminary test. The stuff may not be comforting to take in, but it's refreshing and real, and Randi rules, especially when you see what jerks these psychics can be. John has links to some footage of Sylvia Browne on the Montel Williams Show, and boy, she really is hateful, esp. when she screws up. Hon, would you be so kind as to link them to Mixed Nuts? The truth will set you free!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

So good, yet, so bad!

We have continued to watch The Biggest Loser despite our highly disgusted first impression of it. We liked Brian, but after he was eliminated, we like watching Erik, Marty and Wylie. Kai and Heather are still contending, and they are really unpleasant, so we cheer when the boys win challenges and elimination. The boys also appear to be better sports than the women, who are edited to appear bitchy, cunning and vindictive. The thing that impresses us so much is that all the people have been losing weight and keeping it off, through a combo of good nutrition and intense exercise. And of course, Trainer Bob totally rocks out!

In other weight loss news, we finally bit the bullet and got a new bathroom scale. This scale practically talks to you, and can also calculate your BMI as well as give your weight. I used to NEVER want to go anywhere near a scale, but in the past few weeks, I hopped on our old one regularly. I've been pleased with the results!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

A Movie So Outstanding It Makes Larry The Cable Guy Look Good

Pixar has hit one out of the ballpark with Cars. With all the red state humor floating around (Talledega Nights, Borat, etc.) It fits right in, but has a unique twist. It's very cute and funny.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Did I just see the Four Horsemen a-riding by???

Our marriage blog is sad to report the demise of the Britney Spears-Kevin Federline marriage.

Also, we report that, on a much less sad note, Secretary Rumsfeld has resigned. And democrats have swept the Congress.

We are wondering if the apocalypse is coming soon, as it seems a lot of evil is being erradicated recently.


Saturday, November 04, 2006

I'll give you a topic: The 2006 Marriage Amendment is neither about marriage nor the constitution: discuss.

Since this a blog about married people, mainly a straight marriage between a man, John, and a chick, Jenn (and a sassy one at that), we feel it necessary to discuss one of the hot topics of the November 2006 Virginia Election- the marriage amendment. The marriage amendment, for those out of state (be glad you are) would basically define "marriage" in the state of Virginia to mean "a union between one man and one woman."

'Kay. The thing is, we've not really heard much about WHY this voting in this amendment is so darn important. The main things we've heard from the Right (the majority of people backing this amendment are conservative) is that by voting in this amendment, we tell the ACLU to jump off the Shockoe Valley Bridge, and we don't let "Hollywood Values" come to Virginia. So, the only argument that we've heard makes as much sense as saying that voting "No" would cause "the whores to come around, shakin' their be-hinds for the menfolk." (Thanks, whatever Chris Farley movie that came from.)

Our question is, what is the danger involved of this amendment being rejected? Your comments are appreciated, but will be deleted if they make no sense. Please do not use the following words in place of an intelligent, valid argument in your answer:
a certain f word that is used as an insult to gay people
Hollywood Values
Anna Nicole Smith

Thank you for helping us become a bit more politically aware.

Movie Review: Nacho Libre

Starring Jack Black, and a bunch of other people we've never heard of, but have been on a lot of Latin soap operas:

Jack Black stars as Brother Ignacio, a friar who cooks at a Catholic ophanage and dreams of being significant. Ignacio discovers luche libre wrestling, transforms into Nacho Libre, a masked stud muffin, and trains to become the biggest star in the squared circle.

This movie has a bunch of my favorite things: wrestling, Catholicism, Jack Black, and the occassional well-placed fart joke. The nice thing about this movie is that Black makes Nacho so likable- balancing his devotion to God and the love of the orphans with the desire for greatness, as well as acceptance of his lot in life that the hot nun he crushes for can never be his, due to the fact that both take their vows so seriously. The writing and the acting are really good, and Nacho has become one of my favorite movies of 2006.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Good things come to those who weight

John has lost 35 pounds!

Jenn has lost 24 pounds!

That is a combined total of 59 pounds. Our weight loss equals a fifth grader!

Dr. Phil and People Magazine, here we come!