Don’t You Hate It When That Happens?

Something traumatic happened to me over the weekend.  Well, a few things: I watched one of the many shows about the logging industry currently on television; I flirted with an Irishman many years my senior; and I nearly joined a cult.

I know, I know.  That’s what I said!  I can’t believe Davey McGloughlin almost died from a diabetes-induced coma while operating the skidder in the back woods AND lost his house to a fire all in the same week.  That Discovery channel puts out good shit.

This is from an entirely different logging show, which illustrates the point--you see one show about logs youve seen em all.

This is not from the Discovery channel's logging show, but it does illustrate the point--you see one show about logs you've seen 'em all.

On to the cult.  It all started a couple weeks ago when I saw a poster on the sidewalk promoting a free meditation workshop. It ended up being this two day event. The first day was six hours. The second day was four. And, silly, gullible me, I would have continued on to the advanced meditation meetings had a Google search not introduced me to the controversy surrounding the group and their late guru. And it’s not small controversy like…hiring only people who neglected to do their taxes, or accidentally flashing your vagina in public. It’s controversy like…claiming to be celibate and speak directly with God one minute and turning around and forcing female followers to fuck you the next. And it’s like…harassing Carlos Santana when he abandons you. And…pretending to be able to lift 7,000 pounds.

Oh well. Guess enlightenment will have to wait. I’m just thankful that I didn’t end up being that girl. You know, the type of girl who legally changes her name, starts dressing in white garbs, and loses every shred of her awesome personality after gradually being brainwashed.

7 responses to “Don’t You Hate It When That Happens?

  1. You are what your effort for individual reflections are. Truth is renewed as you invest time and effort; it is a life time quest commensurate to your effort to learn and discover yourself.

  2. This whole meditation class story seems about par for the course for you. Yep, this all sounds about right. You never disappoint.

    And I weep for Davy. Still.

  3. madamelibrarian

    adonis–I’ll continue searching for truth. Thank you.

    Cajun–You’re a smug bastard. How’s that for truth?

  4. You know what? Thank Google in heaven you have a wonderful head on your shoulders… It pains me to even imagine what this site would be like if you lost your personality… It’d be like reading the cereal box every day, or Rush Limbaugh’s blog…

  5. madamelibrarian

    sgottahurt–Thank Google, indeed! Your comment reminds me of lines from Regina Spektor’s “That Time” that reference three of my favorite things (Shakespeare, cereal, and pigeons):

    Hey remember that time when I would only read Shakespeare
    Hey remember that other time when I would only read the backs of cereal boxes
    Hey remember that time I tried to save a pigeon with a broken wing
    A street cat got him by morning and I had to bury pieces of his body in my building’s playground
    I thought I was going to be sick, I thought I was going to be sick

  6. ReSpekt is one of my faves… glad to hear you like her too! Saw her at Lollapalooza and she is adorable. Have you heard her duet with Ben Folds? ( ) It’s not fair she’s not in the video, but it’s awesome that Tim and Eric (of the “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”) are in it!

    And for some reason, Josh Grobin pops up at the 2:44 and 3:05 marks. I’m building a case file on coolness for Josh Grobin. I may have to post about him soon.

    (Hey remember that time I made a joke about Limbaugh, I should have joked about Ann Coulter…)

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