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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Rights Are Being Trampled

May 5, 2009

Before I introduce you to another new kit in my store, let me tell you about something that happened yesterday at Costco. I was eagerly looking through the magazine rack for the current Photoshop magazine only to discover that something was missing. Issues that I wanted to purchase were no longer available. I asked the manager why, and his response was: "It was brought to our attention that some magazines may have had a bit of nudity in them and therefore had to be removed in case any children should see them."

Will someone please tell me what is wrong with this world? Do you and I have to give up everything we like just because some parents don't know what their children should and should not be doing while in a store? If you bring young children into a store, they should be with you and not reading magazines just to keep out of your hair. You do not drop them off in the sports department or the toy department to wreak havoc on the merchandise so that you can shop in peace. They should not be reading books and magazines that haven't been purchased and taken off the premises.

And pray tell me, why is a young child reading a Photoshop magazine anyway? I know kids are smarter today, but Mom, if your little ones are smart enough to be reading grown up type magazines, then buy the damn magazines and let your kids read them at home. Then you can tear out all the pages that offend you before your little one sees them. BUT LEAVE THE OTHER MAGAZINES ON THE RACK FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME!!

Okay. Now I will have a nice refreshing bottle of spring water and make my Tootsie some lunch. My son must be hungry by now too. I shall return.................................

I'm back, and shall share another new kit with you. "Serenity" is a pleasing, serene kit done in sherbet colors, and has 24 background papers and 28 elements. And I have a sampler for you. If you like "Serenity," it's on sale now for 30% at the Magickal Scraps Shop.

I would also like to brag a bit about some of my gorgeous grandchildren. Kevin plays for the Major Little League, and pitched a fantastic no hitter. Keep an eye on this young man, all you scouts. Jessye is becoming quite the journalist. She edits and writes for her school paper. I just finished reading the latest issue, and you've done a great job sweetie. Jasmine has been selected to attend TAG school. TAG stands for Talented and Gifted. Did I tell you how blessed I am?

Speaking of tag, my good friend Kyra tagged me a few days back, and I really should attend to that.

8 things I'm looking forward to: My daughter Audrey is coming for a visit in October. Also, my good friend Snow Raven is coming for a visit then. A visit with my son this week and next. His grandson is coming to visit in a few days. Re-doing my bedroom. Re-doing my computer room. Getting a new lens to play with, on the new camera that is coming out this month.

8 things I did yesterday: Washed dishes. Shopped for groceries. Had a doctor visit. By the way, it looks like our flu bug was just a common ordinary American flu. Yeah!! Went to Costco for prescriptions, magazines, and a rude awakening. Posted on my blog. Read a few other blogs. Stopped by Post Office to see what I could and could not mail to other countries. Picked up my son, who had just arrived from Florida.

8 things I wish I could do or shows I watch: I wish there were more classes at the local college for Photoshop and Lightroom so that I could learn better. (and quicker) I wish my little Tootsie didn't have to keep having chemo therapy treatments, and that she and my beautiful Laura Jean could be cured. I wish I could take better photographs. My hands are a bit shaky now. I absolutely love watching Law & Order, all versions and all the re-runs. I really enjoy watching the History channel, programs on Forensic Sciences, Project Runway, Top Chef, America's Top Model, and of course PBS.

And now I have to tag 8 people. For this I have to do some research, so this list can wait till tomorrow. I still have a lot of work to do that has nothing to do with the computer. Oh dear, can I add another wish? I wish I could afford a maid to come in regularly and do all my housework.

That's it for today folks. Y'all have a fantastic day.

Hugs, Edna B.


And here is your download link for the "Serenity" sampler:


Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 05 May [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 06 May [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Snowraven said...

Hi Edna-I would be p***** off as well ! How about putting the so called "nudity" on higher shelves, so young children cannot reach them ? But I think that's a lot of rubbish anyway-we have never hidden any nude images from Shaun and brought him up to see nudity as something natural.I did not even tell him off when I found him watching a porn a couple of years ago,lol. With good results- now at 17 ,he is well informed about these subjucts,is not afraid to go out and ask for condoms openly or talk about sex ,and does not see this as something to be ashamed off. Never mind the birds and the bees crap! Explain them how it really is to the kids! That might actually lower the rates of teenage pregnancies as well!
Oh dear -I can see that I might have problems getting my digital3D magazine when I move.Hmmm -is your little corner of the world prepared for a rebel designer to come over,lol????

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Kit(s) post on May. 06, 2009. Thanks again.

Nani said...

The pseudo-prudes make for over-rebellious teenagers...and younger. Just because some pictures make some people think about sexy things they consider to be perverted (and that's a personal thing too, one man's chicken is another man's feather) so they have to grab a bible and shout about it so no one knows, doesn't mean that every parent is thrusting their kids into early sex by denying then any exposure and showing them to look for sex in everything. It's just the parents that can't help themselves. They should seek help for their sexual obsessions and let the rest of the world enjoy a normal life.

Stepping off soap box now...

Serenity is a beautiful kit!

(But, ya know, there's a bird in it...add bees, kinda might make a kid reading think about sex)! ;)