Friday, August 14, 2009

Par For the Course

On the way home from work last night I was behind a Jeep with a McCain/Palin sticker on the back window. The driver was signaling right but turned left. Sounds about right.

Friday, July 17, 2009

"Off The Hook"

I was rummaging through my old Myspace blog when I found this entry from December 10, 2004, and decided it was worth a re-post here in my "real" blog.

So, Wednesday night Alyssa and I drove to the Lyrics Born / RJD2 show in Denton. As we are walking to Hailey’s, this guy starts looking at us, and we both get that “he’s going to talk to us" vibe. (Just to preface, he reminded us scarily of a tall version of the stoner in "Dazed and Confused.") Sure enough, he excitedly says “Hey, are you guys going to the RJD2 show?”

Us: “Yeah.” (Still briskly walking towards venue.)
Guy: “That shit’s gonna be off the hook, you know that, right?!”
Us: (laughing) “Oh yeah?”
Him: “Are you excited about Lyrics Born?”
Us: “We haven’t heard them.”
Him: “Now THAT shit’s gonna be off the hook.”
Us: (Laughing and shooting glances at each other.)
Him: “Where do you guys go to school?”
Us: “We don’t, we graduated.”
Him: “When?”
Me: “2001”
Alyssa: “’02”
Him (shockingly): “2002!! You guys must be like, 25 or 26!!!?” (Apparently he missed the 2001 statement.)
Us: (laughing) “Yeah…25”
Him: “No shit…where did you go to school?”
Us: “TCU.”
Him: “Are you from Denton?”
Us: “No, we’re from Dallas”
Him: “No shit, you guys drove here all the way from Dallas for RJD2?”
Us: “Um, yeah, we drive here for shows from time to time.”
Him: “This show’s gonna be off the hook!! You two are pretty hot to be driving here from Dallas.” (What does that mean?)
Us: “Umm…ok…”
Him: “Oh, you guys are with me, right? You can come up here with us.” (As he cuts in line and joins up with some friends.)
Us: “Oh, uh, that’s ok.”

During the show we see our funny guy up front, tall and lanky, with his broken arm-in-a-cast and long brown hair, waving his hat around (I have to give him credit--the shit really was off the hook). As we leave, we see him sitting on the railing outside. He looks at is with recognition and says “good show, huh?” I say “yeah, that shit was off the hook.” He replies with “Yeah it was! After party at our place—3 kegs and free chronic” (or something along those lines—he mumbled the last part). We politely declined, as we had to drive back to Dallas and go to work in the morning.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Today before work I...

-Turned the compost pile, and shrieked when a snake darted from inside. It's a sign that my compost quality is good, but still started me.

-Used A/C runoff water collected in a trash can to keep compost nice and hot.

-Watched as Maggie threw up ALL over Clive, who was lying on the kitchen floor.

-Cleaned up kitchen floor, and Clive.

-Dremeled Clive's nails and have him a good brushing.

-Did two loads of laundry.

-Found a flea on Clive while he was outside.

-Dusted diatomaceous earth all over Clive and Maggie, their beds, and the carpet to kill any fleas.

-Made a few phone calls for things that needed to be taken care of.


Basically, I did almost nothing on my list, other than laundry and the compost pile.
Seriously, dogs are like children.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

United As One...


Call me crazy, but I always thought the whole "two people becoming one" part of the marriage ceremony was metaphorical. However, judging by the amount of "co-blogging" (I may have just made up that term, I'm not sure) going on these days, clearly I was wrong. ("We posted a new blog entry!" "We have a busy weekend coming up!" "We just cleaned our bathtub together!") If getting married also includes losing all sense of myself and not even being able to have MY OWN SEPARATE BLOG where I can have MY OWN SEPARATE THOUGHTS AND IDEAS then no, thank you. I pass. Co-blogging must be part of that "for worse" section of the vows.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Just Another Generic Blog Post...

ge⋅ner⋅ic

–adjective Also, ge⋅ner⋅i⋅cal.
1. of, applicable to, or referring to all the members of a genus, class, group, or kind; general.
2. of, pertaining to, or noting a genus, esp. in biology.
3. (of a word) applicable or referring to both men and women: a generic pronoun.
4. not protected by trademark registration: “Cola” and “shuttle” are generic terms.
–noun




Dear work clients,

Contrary to popular belief, "generic" is NOT a synonym for "specific." Please make a note of this.

Sincerely,

Sleepypasture




EXAMPLES OF MISUSE:
1) "I would like a generic Chrysler car..."
2) "...show generic medical caduceus..." (I AM proud that you properly spelled "caduceus.")
3) "...need a generic [picture of an] iPhone..."
4) "...generic picture of the California Supreme Court building."
5) "...a generic car...a Nissan car would be best."
6) show a "
generic United Airlines jet..."

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sleepypasture's Super Amazing Salsa Recipe


Sleepypasture's Super Amazing Salsa Recipe
28 oz. diced tomatoes
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
1 bunch fresh cilantro
2 jalapenos, chopped (remove seeds from one of them)
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. celery salt
1/8 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper






Put it all in your blender or food processor and mix/pulse until blended. DO NOT LIQUIFY.

1 serving size = 162g
Makes 6 servings

Calories/serving = 47
Calories from fat = 3

Thursday, May 21, 2009

She's Crafty

It's no surprise that I love re-using and re-purposing household items. So when my ceramic dishsoap dispenser broke, I wanted to re-purpose something else instead of buying a new one. (I can't stand to have that ugly plastic dishsoap bottle sitting out on my counter all the time, no matter how well Method or anyone else designs their packaging.)

I had a few really cute glass soda bottles left over from various trips to The Soda Gallery sitting in my kitchen window that were too great for me to throw away. So on a recent trip to the Container Store, I found out that they carry these great pour-spout-dispenser-top thingies that you can use for olive oil or whatever. I bought them *hoping* they would fit into my cute Dr. Pepper bottle, and guess what? It totally works! I love its vintage flair. Tip - try using equal parts dishsoap and water for maximum pour-ability.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gettin' Some PRESS for Bike Friendly Oak Cliff

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff got some great press on Channel 11 tonight.

Check out the video clip here!!


Local Businesses Offering Discounts To Bicyclists

Want to be green and save some green? Some local businesses are offering discounts to bicyclists. "It's really a win-win situation," said Bike Friendly Oak Cliff member Andrea Roberts.

A group of Oak Cliff bicyclists are helping the environment and saving money. "Less cars on the road; that's a big goal of ours… less cars," explained Roberts.

Members of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff have convinced businesses around the Bishop Arts District to give discounts to anyone who uses a bike to get to the area. "We thought that it would be a great way to get people out-and-about, because obviously people like discounts, especially with the economy being how it is," said biking group member Heather Lytle.

So far, more than a dozen Oak Cliff businesses are participating in the bicycling program.

Some of the discounts offered to bicyclists include – the Green Pet store offering a 10-percent discount off all non-food products and Eno's Tavern giving the same 10-percent discount.

Eno's owner, Matthew Spiller, says offering the discount is a way of giving back to the community, and helping his business too. "We always try to support the local community that's around here and then also having a different parking solution, because we're tight on parking over here. It's a different method of transportation. It brings in a great crowd," he said.

Those rolling on 2-wheels say another benefit is that riders are encouraged to spend locally. "You always think of it [Dallas] as being a pretty car-oriented city, but there are lots of neighborhoods where you can get around on your bike," said Lytle.

Pet Peeve

When I send someone information about an event, and then they ask me to remind them about it later. Do I look like their personal event secretary? In my opinion, if someone is really interested they'll write it down, send themselves an email, or set a cell phone reminder.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Zero Dollars Per Gallon

Now that my hip surgery is over, I am in recovery and have not been allowed to exercise in months and months. My doctor told me to now bike and/or swim. So, I had to admit that my current bike was too small, as it's the same bike I have had since I was 13 or so. The Pink Schwinn. I have never ever ridden another bike, so I had no idea where to start or what kind of bike to get. But I knew I needed a BIGGER bike, and that I wanted to just bike locally, maybe to the grocery store and bike, stuff like that. I can't commute by bike to work because I work nights and have a 35 mile commute through some very dicey neighborhoods. So I did some research, tested out some bikes, and decided on a Specialized hybrid bike that I am enjoying very much.

But now that I found out about the new Bicycle Commuter Act, I am even more bummed that I can't commute to work. This new act, which started January 1 2009, entitles employers to reimburse their employees up to $20.00 a month to cover bicycle commuting costs, and was part of the Renewable Energy Tax legislation with the aim to give bike commuters similar compensation to people who receive credits for taking transit cars to and from work. Visit the League of American Bicyclists for more information!

And buy one of these awesome patches for your messenger bag.

"I Think You Might Be Confusing Tyranny With Losing..."

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"The Rotting Racist Underbelly of the Tea Party Protests"

Article HERE:
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Friday, April 17, 2009

I Wish I Could Take Credit For This One...

Really? NO TAXES? Pfffffffffffffffft. Where would you drive your Hummer? Better yet, where would you protest? In the mud, where those tax-paid streets would've been?
















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If At First You Don't Secede...

The next Texas gubernatorial race cannot get here fast enough.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Stacy and Clinton Would Be So Proud

I haven't bought new clothes in a long time. "New" as in not from a thrift store or a resale shop. Owning my first home has monopolized most of my budget for the past year, and even for a couple of years before that I was paying of credit card debt and not spending much on clothes. Suddenly within the past couple of months I've noticed that not only do my clothes not fit anymore, but they are looking RAGGED. Pants are too short, sleeves are too short, and I don't have anything to wear to say, a rehearsal dinner. I already went through all of my clothes when I moved a year ago, and got rid of FIVE garbage bags of clothes and shoes. So I had already drastically cut out a good portion of my wardrobe. And for the past two years I have been strictly forbidden to exercise at ALL by two doctors and one physical therapist due to hip and pelvic problems, so I've gained 10 lbs. I am now finally allowed to do SOME stuff (bike, swim, hike, etc) so I've started to get back into biking, but in the meantime, my clothes just don't fit. Even dresses that fit just last summer are just too snug to wear out of the house. *sigh*

So I have to buck up and buy some clothes. I can't wear my chuck taylors, a t-shirt, and my worn-out chinos every single day. (I'm 29, not 15.) Luckily for me, JCrew always comes to my rescue. I can't afford their clothes at full price, but they usually have some really good sales. So I ordered two new pairs of their trusty TALL chinos in the next size up, a really cute cotton/silk lawn top that can be dressed up, and took a gamble on the "high heel flare jean" in the indigo wash (all on sale). They came in last night, and lo and behold, they ALL fit. The chinos are the perfect fit, and the heel of the hem isn't all ratty and worn like on my old chinos (probably 6 years old now). The top is perfect...doesn't need to be dry cleaned, is cool for these hot Texas summers, but just dressy enough. And the JEANS. So much cuter in person than online. Stacy and Clinton on "What Not To Wear" are always touting the trouser jean, and how it should be just 1/2" off the ground in the back when worn with heels, and I'm always thinking "yeah right, you're not 5'9". But these are L-O-N-G. I mean, I am wearing my second highest pair of heels today and they are touching the ground in the back. The rise is not too low, they have some stretch, and they have a trouser hem, not a typical rolled jean hem. No annoying embroidery or sequins or fancy-ness. Just a fabulous denim staple for the wardrobe. I have to say, I'm rather proud of myself. But I'm not throwing out those old chinos. I'm gonna roll up the right hem and use them as my new cycling pants...that way maybe they'll get loose on me again!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Repeater


Remember this post? Well, I just got the SAME DARN FORTUNE tonight.

LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Grammar School

Somewhere out there exists a sad, lonely apostrophe with no job to do.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Blacking Out The Friction

Diane Kruger on her bike:

So I was doing my daily tour of TMZ when I spotted this picture of Diane Kruger riding what definitely looks to be my bike. Which is super-annoying because I hate having the same thing as someone else. She even has the same black rack on the back! Grrrrrrr. However, she doesn't have my super-awesome new matching black aluminum water bottle OR my even awesome-er Mexican wrestler squeeky horn. HA! Take that, celebrity I've never heard of.










me on my bike:
























my awesome-er horn:

















my awesome black aluminum water bottle:






















rack on the back:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The True Story Of What Was

My SUV-addicted uncle once told me, and I quote, that "global warming is a conspiracy created by Al Gore." It took me about 30 seconds to get my jaw off the floor afterwords. I wish I could say that these pictures, scientific proof, or common sense would change his mind, but he's one of those people who doesn't want to discuss these types of subject, he just wants to quote Rush Limbaugh until he's red in the face. Because if he and others like him actually looked at the proof and admitted that global warming is happening right now, then they'd have to re-evaluate the excessive way they live, such as their gas-guzzling addiction, and love of conspicuous consumption. He couldn't be bothered with that because sometimes living a more sustainable lifestyle requires some change and compromise.

But for me, change is something I can believe in, and I have faith that enough people in the world have the intelligence, optimism, and openness to take positive steps in leading more sustainable lives, and that we CAN face global warming and turn this thing around. YES WE CAN.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Love Turns Winter To Spring

It's spring break, and in my life that means one thing - my annual spring sinus infection! This year it seems to have come with an extra big wallop. Nothing really compares to the sinus infection of 1997, but that one only wins out due to the oh-so-lovely allergic reaction I had to the antibiotic the doctor gave me, which blessed me with major swelling in my lips, eyes, and ears. Think HUGE. Let's just say, my top lip TOUCHED MY NOSE. Oh and who could forget the huge quarter-sized hives all over my body. And that was ONE DAY before my flight to Florida for our 8-day spring break trip to Sanibel Island and Fort Meyers. Thanks to THAT sinus infection I am now required to wear a medical ID bracelet or necklace of my choice. (And by the way, I like how the website for Cefzil says to "Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat." ALL OF WHICH I HAD except for swelling of the tongue. The person who was caring for me at the time? She gave me some benadryl and tossed me in an oatmeal bath. NOT SO HELPFUL.) Ah...spring break memories.

But back to spring break 2009. THIS time my sinus infection has surprised me by taking it's spring break vacation to my lungs where it has set up camp for the week. I almost completely lost my voice, and still sound very manly (think 60-yr-old chain smoker), with no differentiation between my "m's," "b's," or "n's." Since I just had six weeks off work to recover from hip surgery, it doesn't feel right to call in sick, and I'm not contagious anyway. But let's just say that the cough is so bad that homeless people pandering for money RUN IN FEAR at the sound of me as I walk toward them.

My favorite question this week which I have been asked multiple times, is "are you taking anything?" What kind of a question is that? I can't breathe, hear, or smell. Um, I am taking EVERYTHING. Zicam, Zyrtek, Sudafed PE, Nasalcrom, Mucinex D, antibiotics, cough drops, echinacea tea, 3 oranges a day, green tea....

Perhaps the best humorous anecdote I can offer to you is the exchange between the nice pharmacist and I at the crowded Walgreen's pharmacy yesterday when I picked up my antibiotics. (Keep in mind, my ears are currently SO blocked that I cannot even hear the turn signal in my car clicking on and off. I can't even hear it a little.)

her: "Are you currently on oral contraceptives?"

me: "Yes."

her: (in a very soft whisper) mumble mumble "form of" mumble mumble mumble-

me: (interrupting) "I'm sorry, but I'm really congested and can't hear you."

her: (in a louder, forced whisper) "The antibiotics can lessen the effectiveness of your oral contraceptives so you will need to use another form of birth control."

Now, normally this is where my quick "wit" would get the best of me and I would make some dry mark about how trust me, there's no need for any backup birth control right now because none of THAT is going on in my life right now. I may have even been sly enough to quote the someecards graphic that I featured in my last post. But I was very sick, and I figured she really didn't care if I was getting any or not, so I just said "oh, ok."


Also, I have been challenging myself to recognize the silver linings to not being able to hear or taste or smell, so this is what I have so far:

On Not Being Able to Hear:
-I can't hear the loud whir of the uber air-conditioning system in my office building
-I can't hear the noise in the editing suite that is right next to my cubicle
-The loud dogs next door are muffled a bit more

On Not Being Able to Taste:
-It's a good time to eat up all of my least favorite flavors of oatmeal in the variety pack
-I'm finally eating some of the frozen meals I've been putting off because they're not my favorites
-I'm not as tempted to have a midnight snack when I get home from work - no smell = no appetite

On Not Being Able to Smell:
-I can't smell the stinky smoker who sits next to me at work, though I am still allergic to him (clearly)
-Cleaning the cat litter is far more tolerable


Happy Spring Break 2009! Be safe, kids.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Ship to Pop Culture


1) At my office, the men's restroom is just on the other side of the wall from the women's restroom. Do you know what that means? It means that I CAN HEAR IT WHEN YOU DON'T WASH YOUR HANDS after you flush. And then I am secretly disgusted by you forever.

2) Yesterday there were a lot of bad Saturday afternoon movies on, and one of them was Notting Hill. I've seen it before, but this time I noticed a major inconstistancy. In the beginning of the the movie there's a scene where Julia Roberts' character is invited to a family dinner where some sort of bird (quail or something) is the main course, and at least three times it is mentioned that she's a vegetarian. Then, later on in the movie she's in a Chinese restaurant, and she tells a table of men that the tuna is really good. How did no one working on the movie catch that?

3) In Texas, if you are on a bicycle, you are required by law to wear a helmet (and yes, they will ticket you). However, if you drive a scooter or a motorcycle, you are not required to wear a helmet. Does that make any sense? Personally, I think safety laws (helmet usage, seatbelt usage, etc) should be voluntary after the age of 18. Maybe they could be called "Spencer Laws" (As in Herbert Spencer, who coined the phrase "survival of the fittest"). I mean, why do we keep protecting the stupid people from themselves? If you are idiotic enough NOT to wear a helmet or a seatbelt, then we really have no need for you in the genepool. Good riddance.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Producer All-Star Of The Day

"GENERIC GUN WITH PIC OF ILOLINOIS' STATE CAPITOL"

Ladies, This Is The Final Rose of The Evening

It has been a week of final roses. I, of course, did not receive one. (I continue to be the "Alabaster Groomer".) Besides, the bachelor never chooses the bachelorette with short hair on that show. He's too intimidated. Luckily I have an entire rose bush in my backyard that will start blooming for me soon.

And to keep my rose bush company, I have some new additions! I bought some cilantro, chives, rosemary, oregano, basil, tomatoes, and jalapenos to plant this week. I also nabbed some nice lumber someone put out for the bulk trash to use for the beds. Hopefully I will be at least somewhat successful in my organic gardening efforts. It's worth a shot, especially after examining my receipts from Whole Foods.

Stuff I Like


I have been talking for a year or so about how I want a green burial when I die, and now it seems to be mainstream enough that Re-Nest is also blogging about it. It's extremely inexpensive, even more eco-friendly than cremation, and my body becomes compost for plants. What could be better? Send me off Little House On The Prairie style please, in a pine box with a cross made of sticks marking my grave. That's all I need and want.




And for the rest of the list...
-Try using a ShamWow for an eco-friendly reusable Swiffer pad.
-Make your own laundry detergent to save a ton of money. I am definitely trying this one! Don't blame me for the abuse of Comic Sans on that webpage though. Yikes.
-I love vintage suitcases. How about making one into a cabinet?
-Oh, this is a good one, and it's LOCAL! Dallas welder and craftsman Joel Hester is taking old car hoods and making them into fantastic coffee tables with an industrial edge. Talk about a conversation starter!
-If it's time to get planting, then how about you start your seeds in a DIY growbox? I had NO idea that Christmas lights can be used for this. So awesome.
-Or just build yourself a greenhouse from old windows. Not only is it eco-friendly, but it's super cute, too!
-And lastly, I want a claw-foot tub-turned-sofa!

Producer All-Star Of The Day

Today I received a graphic order requesting a "FedEx logo and genetic resume." I assume it was meant to say "generic."

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I Have Two Words For You

What do I really think of former President Bush and his crew of motorcades invading MY city? My city that was a strong dot of BLUE in a sea of RED this past November? And what do I think of him building a presidential "library" meant to house and display the documents and papers of his administration...documents and papers that he has sealed away from the public because he's ashamed of his actions as a blatant war criminal?



Look inside, look inside your tiny mind
and look a bit harder
cause we’re so uninspired
so sick and tired
of all the hatred you harbor

so you say it’s not okay to be gay
well I think you’re just evil
you’re just some racist who can’t tie my laces
you’re point of view is medieval

Fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause we hate what you do
and we hate your whole crew
so please don’t stay in touch

fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause your words don’t translate
and it’s getting quite late
so please don’t stay in touch

do you get, do you get a little kick out of being small-minded?
you want to be like your father
it’s approval you’re after
well that’s not how you’ll find it

do you, do you really enjoy living a life that’s so hateful
cause there’s a hole where your soul should be
you’re losing control of it
and it’s really distasteful

Fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause we hate what you do
and we hate your whole crew
so please don’t stay in touch

Fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause your words don’t translate
and it’s getting quite late
so please don’t stay in touch

You say, you think we need to go to war
Well you're already in one.
Cause it's people like you that need to get sued
No one wants your opinion

Fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause we hate what you do
and we hate your whole crew
so please don’t stay in touch

Fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause your words don’t translate
and it’s getting quite late
so please don’t stay in touch

Friday, February 6, 2009

Ketchup

Ok, a LOT has happened in the last month and I have been a bad bad blogger.

-I had hip surgery.
-My best friend came down from Indiana with her 9-mo-old to take care of me for the first few days after surgery.
-I got a sinus infection after my surgery. That's what happens when you are ordered to stay off all meds including allergy meds, for 2 weeks before surgery.

But more on hip surgery later. Right now it's time to show you how bored I am. I am so bored in the post-surgery recovery haze, that I ordered a 3,000 piece puzzle. That's right. The knitting and reading and DVD-watching was getting old so I decided to challenge myself. So here are the beginning pictures. I think the big challenge will be keeping the cats away from the loose pieces!

















Starting to separate the border pieces:

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Lazy Gun


Co-worker rummages through the drawer in our office kitchen, reaching for a plastic spoon. I open the cabinet and gesture to the stainless steel cutlery, saying: "These are available to use also."

He replies: "Yeah, but I'm lazy and this way I don't have to get up and wash them afterwards and can just throw them away"

I reply: "To go in a landfill..."

Him: "Yep."


sheesh.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Map of Prop H8 Donors


http://sfist.com/2009/01/09/mash-up_map_of_google_maps_and_prop.php

"Somebody has gone and created a mash-up of Google Maps and Prop 8 Donors. Which you can see right here.

"Proposition 8, if you recall, changed the California state constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage. That is to say, Prop 8 allowed discrimination into the state constitution. Eight Maps allows you to see who the people are who donated in order to pass it.

Is this a witch hunt? No. Is it cruel? A bit, maybe. But aren't the 36,000 people whose marriages risk nullification entitled to know which of their neighbors paid to force them into divorce? Criminals are entitled to face their accusers in court. why can't married couples know who's funding their forced divorces? And do the yes-on-8 people REALLY want to play the "who's a bigger victim" game with the gays? No.

This map comes on the heels of Prop 8 supporters wanting to limit media and public access to donor info. The nerve. Simply put, they want to break up marriages, but they don't have the courage to stand up and be known for their convictions. What a bunch of cowards."


Ok. I posted this (above) on myspace, quoted directly from the source and not written by me, and it caused a bit of a tizzy, so here is my response to those:

First of all, I find it interesting that the myspace comments seemed concerned about the civil rights of the donors, the donors who are giving money to a proposition that's sole purpose is to take away civil rights from another group of people. And that no one seemed to state or realize that political donation information is public information, not private, so why would someone donate to a cause if they aren't prepared for that to become known? And for that matter, why would you donate hundreds or thousands of dollars to a cause that you are actually ashamed of? Doesn't that prove that the donors know that this proposition is inherently wrong and unconstitutonal? Another comment was basically saying get over it, any vote on a ballot is 50/50 and there is always going to be a group of people that are disspointed. I find this to be extremely callous, at the least. Losing your civil rights isn't comparable to say, not getting your bridge built or not getting funding for a new hospital.

3 last words: Go see MILK!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Run A Muck

Maybe people should focus more on paying their mortgages and less on consumerism.

I just took this picture in the Juniors section at SuperTarget. What kind of values are we teaching our children? It's revolting.

That's all.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Heavy Denim

18 days until hip surgery and counting...

So to avoid thinking about it, here is one of my favorite Friends montages: