Friday, September 28, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A few people have posted (reposted, what have you) this quote on facebook the last couple of days:  "That thing we call intuition?  It's your soul.  You can trust it."  And while I usually scoff at these types of motivational quotes, I can't help but feel my intuition will be my undoing.  Too often, I let it control my actions and emotions, and let it defy obvious logic.  I never wanted to be one of those people who let their need for justification or "rational thought" stifle their intuition.  But on the other hand.... I never wanted to be one of those people who overestimate their intuition and let it lead them astray.  Or..........perhaps my soul needs therapy?  :)
YUM..

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Moving.

From my friend Gustav: 
“We want justice for Chris,” read one sign among the estimated 30,000 Libyans, including families, who marched into Benghazi’s main square on Friday to protest in front of the chief encampment of Ansar al-Sharia.  Some held signs reading “The ambassador was Libya’s friend” and “Libya lost a friend.” Many protesters carried Libyan flags, and government police officers could be seen mingling with the marchers."
  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/world/africa/pro-american-libyans-besiege-militant-group-in-benghazi.html?_r=0

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Heehee

Really applicable (applicable because I can't believe I started this confounded series) status update from my sister's constantly amusing and hilarious Facebook page:

"It's not the idea that EL James set women back with 50 Shades of Grey that should alarm people. It's that she propelled authors and readers forward into a future where a collection of words that have no proper diction, syntax, storytelling, beauty, plot, uniqueness, or sense can top every bestseller list in the world. That's really what people should be wanking off about."

Aina is one


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thanks, Paul!

Of Monsters and Men.  Lovely. 

From Finner
Love Love Love

Yum..........

Only just now making kale chips for the first time.  Why, I don't know.  So simple and delicious.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Ugh.

What a mess. Everywhere I read, the deeper this disaster goes, the more flabbergasted I become. The movie isn't even a movie. The director isn't Jewish, the actors thought they were making a history film, the Ambassador killed was the one who HELPED OVERTHROW the Gaddafi regime, the Embassy statement came out 6 hours before any violence even erupted, Romney... well, just, wow... free speech vs. hate speech, the protests continue, U.S. warships are being directed into the area, and the democratically-elected Egyptian leader won't condemn the violence. Like I said. What a mess.
From the New York Times: "With 53 days remaining before the election, and only two weeks before early-voting begins in some states, the presidential contest has assumed a new feeling of urgency."

Yes, the urgency is, "Get this damned thing over already."

Okay, well I can be disappointed too, I guess.......

We still have trouble in the Middle East (why hasn't Obama fixed this???????).  We still have social security and Medicare and other soul-destroying dependencies. We still have a bloated military-industrial complex.   We still have cancer and other disease (Why, why hasn't he fixed this?). We still have billions of idiotic non sequiturs that rob our country of its serious endeavors every day.  But we still don't endeavor to lift our hull of a nation out of its sinking pit of mediocrity and inability to spell when arguing on the internet...... Oh and Guantanamo is still open (really lovely winter weather though).   He hasn't cured the terminally ill or walked on the loaves and fishes.   I suppose I'm disappointed with Obama then?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Briken

Get married already, so I can cry like a baby at your wedding, and take thousands of photos.

Caiden

Happy 2nd Birthday. little man!  Love you.






Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"Oh you were expecting bombast and lofty rhetoric? Nah, you're getting half an hour of solid information." Well done, President Bill.  That was one of the best political speeches I've ever seen.  Here's why:  it was about numbers, details, and layers of policy.  Speeches don't always have to be dumbed down, or be comprised solely of soaring (yet empty) rhetoric.  The fine print of a promise matters too.  He absolutely killed it.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/09/05/video_bill_clinton_elizabeth_warren_deliver_2012_dnc_speeches_on_the_economy_.html

Heartbreaking

He looks like a teenager!!!!!  I can't handle it sometimes.