Very sad about the attacks in Paris. There are some extremely evil people in this world.

Praying for Peace all over.

created by French Artist Jean Jullien
created by French Artist Jean Jullien

Speaking of crazy people… The whole ‘Red Cup’ debacle had me shaking my head. People up in arms about Starbucks getting rid of ‘Christmas’ and random Christians being offended.

Big deal. The cups are red.


My guess is it was a cost-saving move to go minimalist vs. paying an artist to come up with a new design for this year, not to mention the printing cost . Plus, it’s kind of genius, because their logo is green – so there ya go, typical Christmas colors with red and green, am I right?

I’m a Christian and I wasn’t offended about Starbucks having plain red cups this year instead of the usual artistry cups with snowflakes or snowmen or deer. These were the cups from years past:


None of them included “Merry Christmas” in the design, so the only difference between those years past and this year is the absence of actual artistic drawings. Like I said, big deal.

People can be so petty about not getting what they’re used to. It’s clear those offended had expectations of something Starbucks did creatively in the spirit of the holidays.

But maybe this year, in the spirit of the holidays, they opted to go with a cheaper design so they wouldn’t have to raise the already high coffee prices – you know, in the spirit of the holidays.

But no. Poor babies with their temper tantrums are all about the red cup. Pfffffft.

Well, OK, if I’m being honest, I am bummed they didn’t at least do deer cups since y’all know I love deer. But it didn’t make me crazy enough to rant and rave about it.


Seriously, people need to lighten up. The world really is getting crazier and crazier by the day. You know that saying – you can please some of the people all the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Or something like that.

Speaking of crazy – or actually crazy cool… Last week a Sector North Bend aircrew spotted an unusual image on radar roughly 25 nautical miles offshore. After flying overhead to investigate they were surprised to find a pod of an estimated 300 to 500 Northern Right Whale Dolphins.

photo by AMT3 Cody Reed
photo by AMT3 Cody Reed

These creatures travel in schools of hundreds and can make an average speed of 16 miles per hour. They are capable of some incredible “air time.” 

Now for something funny… Normally I don’t decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but if I had a Venus Flytrap, I’d totally make an exception:


I’d probably make little hats for other holidays and events throughout the year just for fun. You in?

Oh, and in case you missed the post for Princess Nagger’s birthday this past Sunday, you can read that here. Because dude – she’s a teenager now!

It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Chat!

This week’s prompt or question is:

“What do you hope to be remembered for?”

I hope that people remember me as a kind, loving, caring person. An animal lover, a friend and someone they could confide in and know that anything they told me went with me when I closed my eyes that last time.

A lover, one who was always faithful, who loved with all my being and gave my all. I would like to be remembered as someone who was ready and willing to help when needed, who was honest to myself and others, who respected those who were respectful. A strong woman who did not judge others and believed in God.

That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.



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  1. I so agree about people being offended by everything! It’s ridiculous. Be offended if you want, but just go on about your business. You don’t have the right not to ever be offended. Ignore it! I couldn’t care less what Starbucks serves their drinks in! Love the dolphins!

    1. YES! Especially when it’s a disposable cup – who cares what’s on it or not on it? It’s going to be thrown away anyway! People have way too much time on their hands to worry about trivial stuff that really doesn’t matter.

      What does matter is – hoping you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  2. Yes to that Forrest Gump meme! I have seen it all over and it is so true. Everyone has to crusade against something and they just keep letting every little thing offend them. What happened to “sticks and stones”? Ugh!

  3. I saw the coffee cup thing, where this one guy was saying all christians should go purchase the coffee and bleh bleh bleh bleh.
    I don’t get it.
    If somethings offends you, move on. It probably does not offend the other person. Oy.

    Anyways, that is so cool about the dolphins! I would love to see one for real.


    1. EXACTLY, Colette! Just because one person is offended doesn’t mean EVERYONE is. Life’s to short to sweat the small stuff – and a disposable cup? That’s a very small part of that small stuff. 😉 Aloha! 🙂

  4. I admit that I didn’t understand the issue with the cups, as in I couldn’t keep straight who was complaining, let alone why. WWWHHHHHHYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!

    Venus Flytrap! Now I must think of WKRP in Cincinatti AND that hilarious santa!!! Just what I needed (really, I mean it)

    1. I know, right Andrea? It was getting confusing about who was offended by what – and seems like some new ‘offense’ is in the spotlight every day. C.R.A.Z.Y. Glad I could help with the hilarious boost. 😉

  5. My kids showed me the Venus Fly Trap video which I loved! It’s videos like that that make me forget the stupidity of the world and those who are easily offended by a red cup.

    Great post!

  6. The world is going crazy. And you know, it’s all about ENTITLEMENT. People thinking that they have to have what they want. What they deserve. Crap – we got it so easy in this country. We got everything we NEED. But we still want. We are made of Greed – it just pours out of us. That’s what is all boils down to.
    Thank you tiny plant for putting on a hat and beard and making me laugh and forget the crazy world. LOL
    Those are good things to be remembered for.

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