American Sign Language! Taking a class.

Christina here… My husband and I are taking an ASL class this fall. So I thought I would post some of my favorite ASL videos:     Yup… It’s the same song. Sorry!   This is post 14/24 by Christina for the SSA blogathon in support of the Secular Student Alliance! Go donate to them! Learn [Read More...]

Mental illness update

Christina here… I haven’t given you fine folks a mental health/illness update since March 13th, almost three months. For those of you who don’t know me, here, go read some background. I’ve been on a combination of Lexapro and Adderall for a few months and am happy to report that this chemistry keeps me mostly [Read More...]

Does the president influence public opinion or does public opinion influence the president?

Christina here… So question: If the president changes his mind or comes out in favor of some issue (such as President Obama coming out in favor of marriage equality) does his opinion influence public opinion? This study hypothesized, with regard to the War on Drugs:  It is hypothesized that the more attention presidents give to the [Read More...]

Update on the Mountain Dew Mice

Christina here… Remember when I heard a story about a man in Illinois claiming to find a mouse in his Mountain Dew can, and Pepsi’s subsequent response that there could not have been a mouse in there because the mouse would have dissolved? Well, I made a few videos after I dunked some mice in [Read More...]

What I look like right now

Christina here… I haven’t even had breakfast yet! I need some! Here is what I look like right now:     This is post 10/24 by Christina for the SSA blogathon in support of the Secular Student Alliance! Go donate to them! Learn more about Christina and follow her @ziztur. [Read more...]

The Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally

Christina here… I’m blogging from 8am-8pm central today to support the SSA. You want to support the SSA by donating five bucks here: Yesterday I attended the Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally. First of all – who has a rally at noon on a Friday? Most people work at that time, guys! Anyway, the [Read More...]

1/3rd of Muslim students think killing for religion is Justified

Christina here… Here’s another reason we need organizations like the Secular Student Alliance: to combat dangerous ideas such as this, reported by the UK Telegraph. Killing for religion justified, say third of Muslim students   The YouGov poll was conducted for the Right-wing think tank, the Centre for Social Cohesion, at 12 universities, including Imperial [Read More...]

Rick Santorum Portrait made of P$*n. Kinda NSFW

Christina here… Kids! Avert Thine eyes! this portrait of Rick Santorum made entirely of gay poooooooorn really makes me smile. Click to embiggen, but not if you’re under legal age. The pics are kinda small anyway… Can you please donate to the SSA now? This is post 7/24 by Christina for the SSA blogathon in support [Read More...]

The It Gets Worse Project

Christina here… You’ve heard of the It Gets Better Project, the project created by Dan Savage: The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants [Read More...]

This Llama!

Christina here… The other day my friends and I went to Grants Farm in St. Louis, where we saw this dude: When I saw this Llama, I immediately thought of my brother. I have one brother and one sister. Thus:   This is post 5/24 by Christina for the SSA blogathon in support of the Secular [Read More...]

BAM! Galaxy nails.

Christina here… I recently picked up a skill: doing acrylic nails on myself and others. I am a chronic nail biter. By “chronic” I mean that from the age of about 5, I bit the hell out of my nails. Bit them down as far as they could go, until they bled, usually. In fact, [Read More...]

Ideas for pledges!

Christina here… I want you to pledge monies to the Secular Student Alliance.  You know about SSA week, right? Well, if you didn’t, then you do now, so there! SSA Week will be ten days devoted to supporting secular student activism. Writers across the country will be fundraising for the secular students, highlighting their accomplishments [Read More...]

Crowdsourcing a name

Christina here… Did you know I science? Right now I am working on a project to develop a training program to teach new wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries essential wheelchair propulsion and daily life skills. Occupational therapists have been doing this since like World War II, but given that my profession is moving in [Read More...]


Christina here… Holy crap, I can’t believe I let myself talk myself into waking up early on a Saturday so that I could sit at my computer all day and type my fool little heart out. I shall remind myself that I am doing this for a good cause, to support the SSA! Today I [Read More...]