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Limbaugh & Coulter

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

If Limbaugh and Coulter remain the speaking heads for the Republican Party I think it is safe to say any effort by Conservatives to regain political strength is essentially a lost cause.

Puhhhhleeeeeeez

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

The attorney of the disgraced Governor of Illinois is arguing the wiretaps that captured the esteemed Blagojevich’s finest moments were illegal.  Ah, okay.  So we now know the Governor is a corrupt idiot, but we aren’t supposed to know, so we should just play dumb and move forward?  You’d have to be a real winner to be comfortable remaining in office with the argument “I may really be an idiot, but since you didn’t prove it in a legal way, I am in the clear.”  Good grief.  He want’s the good people of Illinois to support him on a technicality?  Puhhhhleeeeeeez.  Face it Blagojevich, your political career is in the can.  Whether or not you can be held accountable for a crime, it’s time to bow out gracefully.  Have some dignity.  Start a new life in Vegas as a Travolta impersonator. You clearly like pretending to be someone important.

It’s Hard To Say…

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

My Grandfather recently had a health scare that had us all wondering if our time with him might be nearing its end. This is the man who has done more for me and held more of my heart than any other. He was the one who filled in the holes of a fatherless childhood. He was the great protector and provider. Many of the bits of wisdom he passed down over the years are part of my decision making process to this day. As much as I care for him, we have never really discussed anything remotely emotional. Conversation pieces have been the economy, history and the weather. Touchy-feely stuff has been off limits.

The thought of how close we came to losing him created a giant need in me to tell him all sorts of things I’ve been carrying in my heart for years. I’ve never been good at admitting how much people mean to me though. I don’t know if it is a fear of rejection or a concern over appearing silly, but I would much rather show someone how I feel with gestures as opposed to words. Gestures weren’t going to cut it this time, however. I needed to be sure there was no doubt of how much I love and appreciate him. Because I was too scared to tell him in person, I wrote a long letter full of all sorts of confessions and stuck it in the mail. There were a few times I almost ran out to the mailbox to snatch the letter before the postman came. I didn’t though. I knew I’d hate myself if I chickened out. My Grandpa is definitely worth any potential embarrassment on my part.

A few days ago I hopped in the car to visit my Grandpa. He seems to be doing better and casually mentioned “the nice letter” I sent him. He also let me know to expect a reply in the mail. Guess he didn’t want to get all gooey in person any more than I did.  I don’t know for sure what his letter will say, but I have a feeling it is one I will hold onto forever. Why it took me so long to tell my Grandpa how I feel about him I’ll never know. I’m just so darn relieved I pushed myself to put pen to paper while there was still time. No regrets. That should always be the goal, don’t ya think?

One With Nature

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Our new home backs up to a nice wooded area.  The many windows often gives us the sense we are outdoors when we sit in our family room.  It was even more true when rain water from last night’s storm started dripping from our ceiling.  Ah, gotta love that sound.  So serene.  That drip, drip, drip could lull the fussiest baby to sleep.  The weatherman says it is supposed to rain for the next 3 days straight too.  Try and buy that kind of luck.

Worried

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Am I the only one worried our Commander in Chief is on the verge of launching us into another war we can’t afford, staff or expect international support for?  For the past several months he has essentially advertised to anyone who will listen he is looking for a reason to tango with Iran.  As much as Iran’s leadership is committed to maintaining peace (sarcasm), I have a growing fear they just might supply Bush with the excuse he has been looking for to dance.

Magic

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

I never really believed in magic before. It took some prodding for me to try the Magic Eraser. It didn’t seem possible something could actually exist that would magically make scuffs and marks on my walls disappear. You know what? It did. The marks are gone. Now I just need some magic to undo the swirl marks it left in my paint in the process. Do they sell any magic for that? I already know about the magic paint can and brush. I’m just wondering if there are any other options. No? Didn’t think so. Back to my original opinion of magic.

It Doesn’t Make Sense

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Why did God make our teeth white only to turn around and make coffee, tea and chocolate so heavenly?

Times, They Are A Changing

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Well, maybe not times.  Dates are a changing though.  My son, David Frank, was scheduled to join this world via C-Section on Monday the 19th of November.  Due to a scheduling error, the date has been bumped up to Friday, November 16th.  That’s 5 more days folks!

Phenomenal View

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Okay, I get blog spam all of the time.  Most are about pharmaceuticals or porn garbage.  A spam comment that originated from a mortgage firm really tickled me this week though.  Obviously there is spam software now that allows the spammer to insert key words from the blog post to give the impression the comment is genuine and the blog has been read.

Here is my special comment:  “Phenomenal view about Red Toe Nails! I enjoy this blog!”

Of course, I couldn’t agree more.  My babble fest on the importance of keeping my toe nails freshly painted and manicured even though the rest of me may look like a grizzly bear at times is indeed cutting edge stuff.

What’s in a name?

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

The name of a local school always gives me pause.  UMUC.  University of Maryland University College.  You’d think with all of the great minds available to academia a better name would be chosen.  Everytime I hear it I feel the need to scratch my head.  How do they classify their programs?  Program of Business Program Department?  Department of Music Department Program.  School of Education School Program?