The End

 

Over the weekend I found out my little sister’s friend was murdered by her husband in a domestic violence murder /suicide incident.

My Sister and her friend grew up together and moved to Hawaii after they graduated from High school. They were spirited, rebellious girls I’m glad to share here.

They smoked, loved Prince,went dancing every weekend and destroyed the Ozone with all of that hairspray they used to wear. They also lived with me for awhile and I will give them this, I think they were a little afraid of me but not so afraid they weren’t afraid to use my I.D. and they figured out how to use my clothes and put them back the way they found them.

The thing was, they were so paranoid I’d figure it out they use to wash and fold all the clothes around the stuff they wore so the upshot was I hardly ever had to do laundry.

It was awesome.

All of my sister’s friends from that time have a special place in my heart- they made me laugh at a time where I didn’t do much of that.

So to think that one of the girls left this world fighting for her life I can’t help but to feel angry.

Filled with rage is probably a better description.

But I take comfort from the simple fact that  for as much as I believe in a Heaven, I believe in a Hell too and I’m sure there is enough room there for one more damned soul.

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Let Them Put The ” Fun” into Funeral!

 

This is a traditional solid pine coffin- you can get it in made pine and other materials and it will  come in a array of colors too.

And then there are Non Traditional Coffins

They are made to look like ballet slippers and  Nintendo game controllers and even cellphones ,  and then there are coffins like these-

behold

Fantasy Coffins made in Ghana,  Africa

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

These fantasy coffins are made to order.

Six people can all order a  the same guitar-shaped coffin from a manufacture who specializes in that choice but the African Fantasy Coffins are designed specifically for an individual and reflect an aspect of their personality.

The craftsmen are as involved in the Funeral Planning as the Funeral Director which is not such a bad idea. Death is such an overwhelming process that we can all use a guide or two can only be helpful.

I think if my family had to sit down and design a coffin for me they would go traditional and it would probably be pink because they know I would  choose this:

Photo A.M. Moscoso

It’s not an actual coffin.

Yet.

Jesus Cakes

( As macabre as I am, no way in Hell would I carve up a cake head that looks like Jesus and eat it with ice cream)

I know we are all aware of the recent court ruling that says no one shall force a baker to bake anything  except for Jesus Cakes for Jesus People.

I’m not being snarky, that is exactly what it is all about.

Jesus

Jesus

Jesus Christ why is this even an issue?

(This is exactly what it looks like- this is a resurrection cake because Jesus.)

I have worked for two bookstores in the  past- mega chain stores that sold things like The Turner Diaries, Books about how to make bombs, Porn and those Oprah Winfrey recommended books ( all of which I hated )

Of course the ” mission statement” stated that we sold books- even the banned books, the gross books the books that most people wouldn’t buy let alone read and if they did they wouldn’t even bother to burn it or shred it up for fear of having its remains show up in the air we breathe.

Yeah, it sounds noble. It’s also a load of baloney.

What it came down to is the bottom line.

If your business is selling books you’re not going to dump inventory that you can sell and make a profit from.  It defeats the purpose of running a bookstore.

So if there are bakers who only want to bake Jesus Cakes for Jesus People the only thing that is going to get hurt in the long run is their own bottom line.

For example, if I know that a bakery only bakes Jesus Cakes for Jesus People, I will  not recommend them to anyone, even Christian Extremists because of this : I’m guessing that if their bottom line tanks because I won’t be the only person who feels this way,  the Jesus Bakers who only want to bake Jesus  Cakes for Jesus People will have to raise their prices.

Plus they’ll have to limit their inventory and staff.

Doesn’t sound like a very reliable bakery, does it?

All you will be able to get are cakes that a Jesus Baker SAYS you can have.

 

(  Jesus looks like the reason why open bars at weddings aren’t always such a good idea )

So if you have a Jesus Bakery in your community, it’s best to not recommend them to anyone- not even the “traditional” friends you have who are looking for Wedding Cakes or cookies or whatever the heck else they sell that Hostess and Little Debbies doesn’t cover because in a Jesus Bakery where they make Jesus Cakes for Jesus People the customer is not a priority.

The Jesus Baker and their personal opinions are the priority.

There are a lot of great bakeries who put their customers first- and at the time of a wedding or a baby shower or birthday or graduation I’m sure that even Jesus would want that for you too.

Phooey On That

Photo A.M. Moscoso

This is the Gum Wall in Seattle.

It’s famous.

Hamish
By A.M. Moscoso

This is my dog, Hamish Macbeth.

He should be famous but he is not.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

The concept of ‘fame’ is grossly overrated.

 

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