Monday, October 13, 2008

Smart and Not Too Old

According to my 4-year old tenant, Elsian, that's what I am. Happy week.

Discovery, or Where You're Not

Blueberry muffins don't taste as good without the person who makes them so.

Friday, October 3, 2008

So, the way it works is that if the President dies, then the VP takes his/her place, right?

Yes? Okay, good, just wanted to be sure. Because if that were the SOLE factor in considering who to elect in 1 month and 1 day--NOTHING ELSE in mind (forget foreign policy, healthcare, education, gay marriage, etc.--literally pretend the only consideration is that this person may possibly, even just by a slight chance, one day be our president), then I hope to God that the votes are 100% Obama/Biden.

Sarah Palin cannot be our president. Ever.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I just discovered this great website yesterday,, on which you can compare the cost of war to other issues that this wasted money could be used on (i.e. education, health care, etc.).

With that in mind, I noticed my cable box voucher on my dresser this morning (as I always just stood out more this morning), wondering how in the world the government seems to find it necessary to give $40 to every American who wants it to ensure that everyone has cable...what's wrong with this picture (pun partially intended)?

I realize that national health care, education, etc. would all cost a lot more than $40/person, but this definitely does speak to our country's priorities. Hey, at least we'll still be able to get our Desperate Housewives...even if it means that people stay desperate.

*Speaking of desperate, check out; I saw this movie last's a documentary by 2 people from the ninth ward who stayed for Katrina (and a couple of Michael Moore's folks they got hooked up with). Very powerful.