I cannot stand evil people hiding behind politics and beuracracy, abusing the system that's there to help people, to help themselves... Grrrrr.
Imelda Staunton as Umbridge is diabolical. An evil, manipulating, conniving despicable excuse for a human being. In other words, Imelda Staunton is brilliant.
Follow My Blog Friday:
'Follow My Blog' Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. I've not participated before, but the idea is to meet other book bloggers, and get to know one another. What a fun idea, and opportunity!
Motherlode and The Book Nympho
Each week, the fabulous hosts pose a question. This week, it's:
Huh... you know, I'm struggling with this. It kind of doesn't feel appropriate making a joke about how much I love M*A*S*H, or Terry Bellefleur from True Blood (though I do, I really, really, do).
I'm grateful I know no-one who's overseas fighting. I have all the love and respect in the world for those who do, and for those who are. We wouldn't able to live in the world we do at, without scarifices these people make, and have made, for us.
Neither of my Grandad's are with us any longer, but both of them fought in WW2. I don't know much about my Pa's (paternal grandad's) story, and I don't really want to. I got the vibe he was haunted by it. My Mum's dad, though, lost a hand in the war, and I don't believe saw any action. There's an interesting story about how he lost that hand, too, and it wasn't bravely, in battle. I'll give you a hint: it may have involved him holding a supposedly dud enemy explosive he was told not to, and a cigarette that may, or may not have, been put against a fuse of some kind.
Yep, folks, those are my genes.
And it still makes me proud. Because both of my grandad's loved their country and loved their families enough to fight for what was right. Doesn't mean I can't get a giggle out of some rather silly behaviour.
And, well, that's it. Who's yours? I'd love to hear about who you hate :D