• The 2006 Weblog Awards

      Design by

TV Exhausts Me!

Between Sunday and Monday nights, by the time 10:00pm on Monday night comes along, I’m exhausted.

We watch The Sopranos on Sunday nights. What the hell is going on? Argggggh…Tony’s my favorite character and he’s laying there on a vent with a crater in his abdomen. He’s not supposed to survive. I’m on AJ’s side. Ain’t no gunshot wound gonna take away our Tony, dammit! Damn, Junior. You’re lucky it’s a bit hard to get to you, or you’d be lying feet up somewhere.

…and 24. Dayum. I can’t believe Tony’s really dead, but that’s the magic of this show - it certainly keeps things interesting. The previews drive me crazy. It’s so hard to wait a whole week between episodes. Was the terrorist chick lying about Audrey Rains? I can’t help but wonder because she’d have had to play it up to dear old dad when they were being held captive! But if she was, I put her right up there with Nina. If she is innocent, it’s definitely a part of something beyond my comprehension. Oh well, it’s meant to entertain, right. I guess I’ll just have to wait until next week, dammit.

In the mean time, it’s time to put on the fuzzy slippers and sleep pants while staring at the inches of snowfall outside. Nebraska welcomes spring. Yay, spring!

Parents of Caged Kids Lose Permanent Custody

I’ve been following the story of the parents who kept their adopted kids in cages to “protect them” from their special needs conditions.

NORWALK, Ohio — A couple charged with abuse for forcing some of their 11 adopted children to sleep in cages were stripped of custody Monday, six months after a social worker discovered the enclosures.

Juvenile Judge Timothy Cardwell said there was a good chance Michael and Sharen Gravelle would mistreat the children again, citing a history of sexual abuse allegations against the father.

They, of course, will appeal the decision because they love their kids and truly do not feel that they abused them and that the cages were a good and necessary thing. I had hoped by now they realized they were in over their heads and the best thing for the kids would be to get them to families that can focus on fully addressing their conditions. Unfortunately that isn’t the case. Hopefully the review of the appeal will yield the same common sense outcome, if nothing else for the sake of the kids.

The Jawa Report linked with Co-Blogger Round-Up