Saturday, November 1, 2008

Texas v Texas Tech

I hope the game lives up to all the hype!

Colt McCoy vs. Graham Harrell will be awesome.

Crabtree will have a good night...

Go Tech!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Writing my dissertation

This semester,I was lucky enough to get a fellowship to write my doctoral dissertation. I only have to keep office hours one morning a week to be available for tutoring.
I dont have to teach either.

I am making progress but sometimes its hard to stay motivated.

I have a new found respect for writers now!

Any advice?

Monday, September 22, 2008

My favorite Emmy dresses






This is my favorite dress and look for the evening: Kate Walsh.

Brooke Shields dress is a close second... I was thrilled to find out my favorite evening wear dress designers, Badgley Mischka made it! I absolutely love them!

Loved Vanessa's dress also!

Yahoo rated Eva the worst dressed, and I have strongly disagree...The dress isnt that bad

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Camille Paglia op-ed

http://www.salon.com/opinion/paglia/2008/09/10/palin/index.html

This is why Camille Paglia is a REAL FEMINIST...
She doesnt bloviate a bunch of anticonservative BS...

And she is honest about her prochoice stance...She acknowledges that abortion is murder!

Paglia is a real feminist whom I respect and admire, despite disagreeing with several of her tenets...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Feminism on its head

No matter what you think of both Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin, as women, as feminists, should we not be excited about this?

Why are people, not to mention females like the idiotic Sally Quinn, asking if Gov. Palin can do her job as vice president with 5 kids? I dont think one person has asked Sen McCain about his seven kids or umpteen grandkids...

And I seriously doubt anyone asked President John Kennedy about his two small children!

Another thing I take issue with is that people question Gov. Palin's beauty pageant involvement. I guess you cant be both smart and attractive as well.

I am outraged by not only the sexism I am seeing, but the fact that "feminists" or people who say they are feminists are showing that they are against women succeeding in politics if they are conservative. I didnt know that feminism was about conservatives and liberals.
Margaret Thatcher was a conservative and I know she was a feminist
Why cant Palin be that also?

No one has a monopoly on feminism...

Friday, September 5, 2008

NFL start

I am so excited that the NFL began last night...
The game was a little boring...Redskins looked terrible!
But I cant wait to watch Tony Romolicious and the Cowboys kick some butt Sunday against the Browns!

Will we see more crying by T.O. this season?
Will Jerry Jones come down to the sidelines in the 3rd quarter?
Will Jessica Simpson be shown at every game?

I anticipate a great season!

Go Cowboys!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

John McWhorter op-ed

http://nymag.com/news/features/49141/

I think Mr. McWhorter, one of my favorite writers, is right on the mark with this...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Results of the ABC News Poll I took

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/documents/postpoll_071408.html?sid=ST2008071802580&pos=list


I was called by the ABC News pollsters last weekend...Here are the results of the poll...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Vegas Baby!

My husband and I are on the way to Vegas soon...
I have never been there... My husband keeps telling me I am going to love it!
I am looking forward to seeing all the great shopping, but am a little depressed about it at the same time...

I mean, who wouldnt be depressed going into Hermes when the price tag says $3,000 for one handbag! Or going into Jimmy Choo, etc... You know what I mean! Most of us middle class girls cant spend that kind of money! I mean, yeah, I might get lucky playing the slots, but lets be real here, Hermes is unattainable for most of us...

Anyone know of any cool shops in Vegas that are affordable and unique?

One thing I am certainly looking forward to, since I am a self-proclaimed foodie, is the dining! Food heaven here I come!
I dont care if I gain a few pounds, it will be worth it!

If anyone has any food or shopping tips for Vegas, please let me know!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Million Dollar Password observations...

I have sent int my "application" for Million Dollar Password. I was thrilled beyond belief when I heard the show was returning. My favorite game show of all-time was Super Password, hosted by Bert Convey.
If you out there in blogosphere have any clout with the show's contestant pickers, PLEASE PLEASE tell them I would be a great contestant!

Tonight, I noticed the words were much more difficult than in previous shows.
Words like "deputy" "sword" and others are hard to give...

I also noticed they had three ladies on today, which means my odds are getting better of being on the show. I think I have decided to send in my "application" once a week so the show knows my desire and enthusiasm for wanting to be on the show.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

World's most expensive house

http://www.forbes.com/realestate/2008/04/30/home-india-billion-forbeslife-cx_mw_0430realestate.html

A house in India is estimated to have cost $2 billion dollars.
How can you put that much dinero into a house?
Its 27 stories high!
You have to see this to believe it!

My little garden home is probably the size of one of the 600 full-time staff's room!
Yes, 600 full-time servants!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Boston Legal life lessons

I never really cared to watch Boston Legal, but my husband loves it, so I have tuned in... While the show makes me laugh, has convoluted story lines, is highly left-leaning, there is one thing I really like about it... Its the friendship between Alan and Denny Crane.

The writers portray Denny as a crazy far-right loon, but he and Alan remain close friends (Alan is extremely liberal)

What I like is that this shows that people with severely polar opposite political beliefs can be friends; best friends, no doubt...

In this highly divisive political climate, it is nice to see the writers show the love the two men have for one another. No, these guys are not gay, but they show affection like two real friends would...

Kudos to Boston Legal!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Our immigration issue is not as bad as others...

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/op-ed/navarrette/20080427-9999-lz1e27navarre.html

An article about how France deals with their immigrants...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Another list

Favorite iced tea places:

1. Bill Miller's Barbeque
2. Sea Island
3. Rudy's Barbeque
4. Chicken Express
5. Arizona Iced Tea

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Quiz for Christians

For all Christians out there, you need to take this quiz.
I did...
http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/sally_quinn/2008/04/pop_quiz_who_would_you_renounc/all_comments.html

My response:
Is there any Christian leader we can look up to that doesnt put their foot in their proverbial big mouth? Ms. Quinn, if your point is to tell me that Christian leaders say things without being criticized for it, I would have to disagree with you.Its common knowledge that the liberal press immediately lets its readers know when these idiotic comments happen.What people are referring to with respect to Paster Wright is his message, SAID IN CHURCH, a holy place, that was clearly an anti-American POLITICAL message, not a religious one.None of the others you cite made their assanine remarks while on the pulpit (except maybe Hagee)The men you quote might have been making their stupid comments as private citizens, not spiritutal leaders.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Lists

Holly at Decor8.blogspot.com suggested a book about lists as a way to express yourself.
I think I will try it.
When I started this blog last December, I thought I would have plenty of interesting things to say, but as you have noticed, I am at a loss for words.

So maybe writing lists will help... Here goes...

My 7 favorite books:
1. Martin and Malcolm - James Cone
2. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
3. Where theres smoke - Sandra Brown
4. 1,000 times more - Mike Murdock
5. Excellence in Character - Robb Thompson
6. Homeward Bound - Elaine May
7. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

These blogs rule!

If you havent visited decorating blogs in the past, here are the absolute ones you MUST read on a daily basis:

decor8.blogspot.com
designspongeonline.com
designformankind.com
poppytalk.blogspot.com

There are so many more I enjoy, but these are my "go-to" for innovation, product differentiation, the business side of art/decoration, and some awesome eye candy!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

More decorating ideas


Maybe this is what I need to do with my daughter's artwork while I am wait

ing for her to be "discovered" by an art conoisseur!
I thought the picture with the jars in the aquarium was a cute idea. I am definitely going to have shelves like the one in the pictured kitchen where I can display all kinds of goodies!
Thanks to desiretoinspire.blogspot.com for these great pix!



Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The season hasnt even started

The day the Rays finally became a real MLB franchise - Big League Stew - MLB - Yahoo! Sports

Another reason why I HATE BASEBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its the freakin preseason and we have these idiots getting into fights...

I am sure this is what they were saying to themselves:

"I didnt like the way Duncan slid into my teammate. He was being mean :(
I am going to go out there and show him, that meanie!!!!!!!"

Please, can we just all grow up??????????????????

Attention Project Runway fans

http://defamer.com/366165/trannies-hot-messes-and-ferocity-snl-does-runway?autoplay=true

For all you Project Runway/winner Christian Soriano fans...
I got a good laugh from this!

No more liberalism

http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0811,374064,374064,1.html/full

I am trying to avoid politics on this blog anymore, but this essay summarizes many of the reasons that I am no longer a liberal. I just couldnt think like that anymore.

I feel like he was speaking for me...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Please watch this...

http://video.stumbleupon.com/#p=ithct48cqw

I found this man to be truly courageous and I am sorry he is dying...
But we should all live life today like its our last...
That is the way I choose to live my life...

As Helen Keller said, (one of my favorite quotes by the way)
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing

My future kitchen





I am absolutely loving this kitchen and the layout of the kitchen with the den. This is what I want in my next home... I can keep an eye on my daughter while she watches TV, work on her homework, play while still conversing with my husband or guests...That bar is awesome, isnt it?

Quote for my day

There's just no excuse for bad housekeeping. Cleanliness is something that doesnt cost anything. It's about self-respect.
Charlotte Moss

I have to agree with this quote. You have to want to live in a tidy and clean environment because you are worth it... We are all worth coming home to peace and serenity in an organized home.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Moses on drugs??????

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080304120710.ad7gm7i6&show_article=1

You have to be kidding me...Someone got research money to come up with this idiotic conclusion?
This is the problem with academia...

Give me a freakin break...

Monday, March 3, 2008

Cool E-zine


I'm so excited to release the second [and FREE!] issue of Inspiration: Design for Mankind's monthly e-zine. [If you missed the first issue, click here to view/download!] I've been working nonstop for the past month to bring you another dose of inspiration and it is my hope that you find this issue equally (if not more so!) motivating in your quest to accomplish each and every one of your goals. Whether you're a designer, doctor, stay-at-home mom or trash collector, I think we can all use a bit of inspiration in our daily lives.Hats off to you, readers--- this one's for you.Click here to download the second issue of Inspiration, only at Design for Mankind.


I think designformankind.blogspot.com is my new favorite decorating blog because of these monthly e-zines she is putting out... I strongly suggest you download both if you want to see some awesome inspiration boards... I am glad I am not the only one who spends too much money on magazines, who covets them like a newborn baby, and who cuts many images out to hang up or to hold on to for some day...

This blogger also invites artists to journal a "day in the life of.."

We see how other people spend their day, including their family lives...


Here is a cover of the last e-zine...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cool rooms




I liked these images from desiretoinspire's blog..
The kitchen on the left is a kitchen where I could channel my inner Rachael Ray.. The banquette above has a great color,and I love the idea of having built-ins there to display some favorite artwork, pictures and other collectibles... You usually dont see that in eating areas...

Monday, February 25, 2008

Scoop Jackson's column today

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=jackson/080225

Scoop hits this nail on the head... I am so sick and tired of people lying about doing something UNTIL the evidence mounts against them, then they apologize and "come clean" and cry if they need to...
Its revolting!
That is why I have a modicum of respect for Jason Giambi and Andy Pettite... At least they admitted to their wrongdoing...
But sports are like life: it doesnt matter what the truth is, it matters what you can prove...

Sweet art




I saw this artist, Lindsay Brackeen, featured on poppytalk, a blog. You can see her stuff at this address... I think the artistry is sweet and feminine...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

My favorite mixed media artist...




Lisa Congdon is my favorite mixed media artist...I cant afford these pieces right now, (the one on the left is $250, on the right, $360) but I plan to as soon as I have a few extra dollars! Her items can be found at lisacongdon.com
I am struck by the way she arranges her images... And she is self-taught, which makes me believe there is hope for all of us! I guess thats why I am interested in art - I am analytical and left-brained! I enjoy how the "other half" lives!

MANUmental performance!

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/gameTrax?gameId=2008022324

Go Manu! Save some of that shooting for the playoffs!
Last night he had a career 12 assists! Now that's team basketball!
Keep it up!
Mucho suerte!

Zac Thomas with Dallas...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3260529

Zach Thomas, a Cowboy? Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think the Cowboys' linebackers can use some experience at that position...
Zac can teach them a thing or two...
At Miami, it seemed like he was involved in almost every defensive tackle...

Yeah Cowboys!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Pink stuff


When I was a little girl, I despised the color pink... I am not exactly sure why, but as an adult, I have come to love it!
On decor8.blogspot.com, one of my favorite decorating blogs, I saw this cute purse from Lilly Pulitzer, $138...
I have a thing for pink purses... I have four so far!
I also love the fabric at the far bottom right...
I keep telling myself that I would like to re-cover some throw pillows on my couch... Maybe this is the inspiratio I need!

Sports news

*What the heck are the Spurs thinking, trading Brent Barry and Francisco Elson to the Sonics for Kurt Thomas?
Barry is a clutch 3 point shooter who plays excellent, hustle defense, especially during the playoffs...
He also happened to be one of my favorite Spurs (Manu is my favorite, of course! :) )


*The Miami Dolphins let go of Zac Thomas last week... Would like to see him wind up at a winning team this time around!

*OK, baseball is a sport I have never liked (unless my little brother was playing)
This is the way I see it now... Anyone who knowingly purchases a ticket to a game in which Andy Pettite is playing is, is essence, condoning his cheating...
Is there a reason he and others like him are still playing? If the American public is really going to show their disapproval for illegal substances in baseball, they would stop buying tickets...

Monday, February 18, 2008

College shootings

Last week's second university shooting makes me question what I would do in that situation... I teach at the university level, and have wondered what I could do to stop such a horrific event...I had this conversation with my husband, and all I could come up with was either carrying mace to class with me, or heaven forbid, carrying a concealed weapon...
Since I am terrified of guns, option 2 wouldnt work for me, so maybe carrying some mace or pepper spray would work...

The bottom line is unless someone has a weapon, no one can stop a psycho determined to inflict pain and injury...

That is why the laws in Texas changed to allow someone to carry a concealed weapon, with proper certification...In the 1980's, this guy shot up a Lubys in Killeen... A woman was there eating with her parents... Her parents were shot and killed by this madman... The daughter argued that if she had been permitted to carry her gun, she could have stopped this guy...

Peace be with you at Northern Illinois...
God bless those who perished...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

More Manu fever!

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/recap?gameId=2008021305

Manu had another heck of a game last night!
He was a 3 point scoring machine!
Viva Argentina!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Great quote on Manu Ginobli

• He even turns in his TPS reports on time. Manu Ginobili did everything for the Spurs in last night's 93-88 win over the Raptors. Literally everything. He scored a season-high 34 points. He grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds. He dished 6 assists. He handed out Gatorade during timeouts. He gave Tim Duncan a foot rub at halftime (no happy ending, though). He referred Gregg Popovich to a really good dermatologist. He even advanced his paladin to level 60 in World of Warcraft. "He can do everything," Toronto's Carlos Delfino said. "He can split atoms, turn pure evil into delicious buttermilk pancakes...did you know he actually traveled back in time to help me pass Geometry? True story." Duncan added 22 points and 13 rebounds, but only because Manu let him.

This entry can be found at deadspin.com... It was so funny, I laughed out loud! Manu must have had a heck of a game! This is one of the times when I hate not subscribing to the nba packages on Directv. Maybe I can find some highlights somwhere...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Thom Filicia decorating contest

http://www.thomfilicia.com/contest/contest.html

Thom from Queer Eye and Style Network's Dress my Nest is having a contest to redecorate your family room! Here are the details... I am going to go home and take some pictures of my boring family room!

Scam - football player

http://deadspin.com/353576/kevin-hart-made-the-whole-thing-up

some idiot football player took his school, friends and community for a ride by lying to them about being recruited...
He claimed he was being recruited by two schools...When the schools didnt know who he was, an investigation into scouting impersonators ensued...
It was all a scam...

Can this idiot be expelled from school to teach him a lesson?

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Grammy Awards - 50 years

Wow, is all I can say about tonight's show. It needs to be the 50th anniversary every year to have this quality of show. If you missed it, I am truly sorry...
Alicia Keyes performed twice! Morris Day and the Time sang with Rianna, who is so pretty!

They had this performance with Cirque de Soleil featuring The Beatles music
Then they had a gospel choir singing Let it Be, my second favorite Beatles song (Hey Jude is my favorite, and one of the best rock songs ever written in my opinion) Definitely made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up!

They had a gospel segment featuring several artists and Aretha Franklin sang with them!
I wish I had the time to research gospel artists and songs, because I really want to listen to more Christian music, but today's Christian music doesnt move me like gospel does...

Amy Winehouse performed, and sorry, I just dont get it about what people see in her...Not to mention I know she has drug issues, and I have had it with all these celebrities doing drugs and going to rehab... I find it ironic that her hit song is called "rehab" which I know she has just been in....

Kanye West performed, but he didnt sing "Good Life, " which I absolutely love! He sang his song to his mother, and the "make me stronger" song...

But the hands down best performance of the night was Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban (YES, THEY SANG TOGETHER - IT WAS LIKE HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!) One day I am going to see those guys in concert!

Tina Turner and Beyonce performed together... they sang "big wheels keep on turning - rolling, rolling, rolling like a river!" One of these days I am going to dress up like Tina and sing that song...
I wish I could sing and be a rock star performer... I just want to experience what those guys and gals experience being up on stage like that... I know it has to be a thrill!

Anyways, I really enjoy music and listening to it...Just wish I had more time to jam at home and fill my mp3 player with cool music...

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

John McCain

Conservative talk-show hosts and other anti-McCainites need to get off their high horses...
No, he's not the second coming of Reagan, but he ISNT Hillary or Obama...

So all of you conservatives, like Ann Coulter, who say they wont vote for McCain but would vote for Hillary need to get over yourselves...
Yes, we have to vote on principle, but in my eyes, the most important principle this election cycle is making sure neo-socialists dont get into office... Isnt that a principle worth rallying around?

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bill Clinton on the economy

Bill: "We Just Have to Slow Down Our Economy" to Fight Global Warming

This was the headline today regarding Bill Clinton...
He was speaking in regards to cutting back on greenhouse gases, but to say its necessary to "slow down the economy" for what many believe is questionable science is scary!
Does he not realize we might be in a recession at the moment? Its more important to embrace environmentalists at the expense of the US economy than it is to alienate a large voting bloc of liberals.
Wonder how Hillary feels about that campaign position?

I thought Bill was going to play a more quiet role in the campaign, but I guess I was wrong!

Stoudemire to Spurs

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3223023

Spurs getting Damon Stoudemire! That should relieve some pressure from Vaughn's shoulders at point guard since Parker's out for a while.. A veteran in charge is what the Spurs need to get their heads out of the clouds!

Pope and science


VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said on Thursday that embryonic stem cell research, artificial insemination and the prospect of human cloning had "shattered" human dignity.
In an address to members of the Vatican department on doctrinal matters, Benedict said the Church had a duty to defend the "great values at stake" in the field of bioethics.
The speech was the latest in a series in which the conservative Pope has told his listeners that scientific progress should not be accepted uncritically.

Its so nice that the Pope is sticking to sound Christian doctrine... I disagree with his pronouncement against artificial insemination, but stem-cell research, as I remember recently, wont be needed anymore... A couple of months ago it was reported that stem cells could be taken from skin! Thats terrific! We wont have to worry about fighting it out with people who want to kill embryos. Human cloning is morally wrong also. The thought that another human being could be made to harvest his organs or use body parts sounds like Nazi Germany!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tony and Jessica

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid285859616/bclid294430730/bctid1395583455


In case you havent seen it, Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson on-stage Monday night at a bar in Dallas

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Awesome hotel











Who knew they made hotels that looked like this?
This hotel is in Verona, Italy... It sure doesnt compete with Ramada or La Quinta or Holiday Inn! Picture from desiretoinspire.blogspotcom

Desk space galore

I know you get tired of seeing cool artwork, but this is great! I really like all of the desk space.
Thanks to desiretoinspire.blogspot.com

Kids room

I bet my daughter would love the mural on this
wall. What really strikes me about this room is
the view! It looks like a giant window! I always forget that
people in large cities often live several stories high!
That would be rather precarious for me! Yikes!

Obama and illegals

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/28/MNH1UL57Q.DTL

Obama supports drivers licenses for illegal immigrants. So that sounds like an enlightened position... But lets take it a few steps further...
If they get a drivers license, that presupposes that they will purchase cars, but will insurance companies sell them car insurance? Will illegals even know to get insurance on the car? What if they dont get insurance and someone is an accident with them? Who will pay for the damage? Not the taxpayers again?

Again, sounds good, but the reality of the matter is that it isnt a good idea...

If Obama's intent is to give illegals some sort of identification that helps the government know who they are, he should adopt Guiliani's idea of a national id card...

Ted Kennedy lambasted by NOW


“Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedy’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard. Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, the Family Leave and Medical Act to name a few. Women have buried their anger that his support for the compromises in No Child Left Behind and the Medicare bogus drug benefit brought us the passage of these flawed bills. We have thanked him for his ardent support of many civil rights bills, BUT women are always waiting in the wings.“And now the greatest betrayal! We are repaid with his abandonment! He’s picked the new guy over us. He’s joined the list of progressive white men who can’t or won’t handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton (they will of course say they support a woman president, just not “this” one). "

The President of the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is not too happy about Kennedy's endorsement... I guess, according to this quote, I should be offended that Kennedy doesnt support women!

Harry Smith's unbelievable question

I get so tired of the media and their idiotic questions and statements.

Harry Smith, on CBS's The Early Show, asked Ted Kennedy if he was fearful that Obama might get assassinated...
What the heck is he thinking?

http://media.newsbusters.org/stories/assassinating-obama-cbs-host-asks-kennedy.html

Monday, January 28, 2008

Campo to return to Cowboys

Dave Campo back with the Cowboys?

One blogger is not too happy about that!

http://uweblogsports.blogspot.com/2008/01/nooooooooooooooooooo.html

South Carolina results

I'm not surprised that Obama won, but what surprises me is Bill Clinton's response... He compared Obama to Jesse Jackson, because Jackson won in South Carolina in 1984 and 1988.
So is Clinton insinuating that Obama is "just another black guy not to be taken seriously?"
I think so...

I have to inwardly keep laughing because so many Clinton supporters are bailing for what they are doing to Obama! I could see them for who they were years ago, but its nice to see liberals waking up! And the fact that Caroline Kennedy and Ted Kennedy have endorsed Obama is so wonderful! Ha Ha Ha!
I also noticed Toni Morrison has endorsed Obama over the wife of "the first black president."

So will Hillary bring that leash in that Bill is on? Maybe now we can get Bill to shut the heck up!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Loft office


If I lived in a loft(and believe me, I HAVE
dreamed about that) I would want my office
area to look like this!
Look at the exposed beams on the ceiling and the
huge windows! And those bookcases that go all the way up to the ceiling!
Love it!

Political correctness backfires...

They embraced Anita Hill, and her (unproven) story of feminist grievance,
and helped ride it to victory in the Year of the Woman; they promised a cabinet
that "looked like America" (though not quite as much so as George W. Bush's),
hectored opponents of affirmative action, and suggested impeachment was a device
thought up by southern conservatives to punish the Clintons for having black
friends. Now they find themselves unable to criticize a black man for what they
think are legitimate reasons, because they helped to teach people that criticism
is bias in disguise, and they can't complain that their words have been
misinterpreted, because the theory of hate speech maintains that the listener
can project on to words uttered by others whatever motives he wants to see in
them. If he declares himself offended, the listener has the last word.

Words from Noemie Emery of The Weekly Standard on political correctness between Hillary and Obama

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/616ikltq.asp?pg=1


Sesame Street clips

http://video.sesameworkshop.org/

Yeah, we can watch Sesame Street clips and our favorite characters on TV.
I get to watch the current shows with my daughter, but these clips are the old stuff!

Grover is my favorite character...

The truth is out there

Finally, liberals and Democrats are starting to see what the Clintons are really about...

http://www.tpmcafe.com/blog/coffeehouse/2008/jan/23/smear_campaign_against_obama_could_elect_mccain_or_romney

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-X9tEOp19o

I love Bono

http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSN234456920080123?feedType=RSS&feedName=entertainmentNews&rpc=22&sp=true

Bono, lead singer of U2, is one of my most highly respected people. U2 happens to be my favorite band as well. This article is about him meeting with US Defense Secretary Gates to discuss issues regarding Africa. He lobbies around the world for helping the people of Africa fight poverty, AIDS and persuading governments to forgo African debt.

I admire him because he uses his fame and wealth to actually do something important. As this article states, it was not a publicized meeting. The media didnt know about it until after he left D.C. So Bono is not doing this to sell albums. He is genuine in everything he does.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Politics Explained

My brother sent this to me...I thought it was hilarious but illustrative at the same time!

FEUDALISM: You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.
PURE SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows. You have to take care of all of the cows. The government gives you as much milk as you need.
BUREAUCRATIC SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows. They are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and eggs as the regulations say you need.
FASCISM: You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them and sells you the milk.
PURE COMMUNISM: You have two cows. Your neighbors help you take care ofthem, and you all share the milk.
RUSSIAN COMMUNISM: You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk.
CAMBODIAN COMMUNISM: You have two cows. The government takes both of them and shoots you.
DICTATORSHIP: You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.
PURE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.
REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors pick someone to tell you who gets the milk.
BUREAUCRACY: You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them.Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.
PURE ANARCHY: You have two cows. Either you sell the milk at a fair price or your neighbors try to take the cows and kill you.
LIBERTARIAN/ANARCHO-CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
SURREALISM: You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.(Original source unknown . . . this version expanded and Illuminated by SJ.)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Vaya con Dios Heath Ledger

I am still pretty shocked at the death of Heath Ledger...
I feel bad that a two-year old child is left fatherless probably due to some type of drug overdose. I am hoping that I am wrong on that, but the likelihood he died of natural causes is low.

I am often troubled by how many Hollywood types get involved with drugs and alcohol.
These are the people who dont have to worry about money, about when their next meal will be, if they can afford to take their child to the doctor without child care etc. And they still choose
to slowly kill themselves by doing drugs.
Most of the time I dont feel sorry for people who do drugs.
There are other ways to cope with your problems.

Please, if you are reading this and you are depressed with your life, talk to someone about it...
Dont wind up like Ledger, John Belushi, Chris Farley, etc.
Life is worth living clean and sober.

Random thoughts

1. http://www.nypost.com/seven/01222008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/the_great_black_hispanic_split_763980.htm?page=0


An important article on the growing tensions between Latinos and African-Americans due to immigration and the fact that immigrants are taking jobs away from blacks...

2. Here is a good money saving tip: get your computer's ink cartridges refilled at Walgreens for $10!
Yes, I read this in a magazine, so yesterday I went to see if it was really true, and sure enough, I waited maybe 10 minutes for it. I know that every time I have gone to Walmart to get a new one, they are at least $24.99. So not only do you save money, you are recycling!

3. In today's newspaper was an article discussing the Roe v. Wade court case,which legalized abortion on today's date in 1973. The article said that abortions were "down" in 2005 to "only" 1.2 million. Are you kidding me? In this era of condoms, RU-486 pills, feminism, access to cheap birth control and sexual awareness, we should rejoice that this only happens 1.2 million times a year?

More cool pix



These pix at Amandaprior.com are awesome. The bookshelves on the left are cool. If I had that much space, I would be FORCED to purchase more books to fill it all! Darn it! Going to the bookstore to buy more books; how could I do it? :)
The room on the right is very well put together. I especially like the console at the far end of the room, low to the ground, that has art pieces on top of it, then some interesting pieces on the wall...

Artwork takes the stage










More pix from desiretoinspire.blogspot.com where the artwork takes center stage in the room...
Do "real" people like you and I have rooms that are this cool? If so, where are you?




One more from Dr. King

One more quote from Dr. King...
This is a great picture also...

Obama vs. Hillary, round one

Readers may have noticed that I have found myself
slipping. I no longer refer to Clinton's candidacy. I refer to the Clintons'
candidacy. This was always the case, of course. They have been professionally
joined at the hip for their entire careers. Their marriage, among other things,
is a power-move - for them both. But I never expected Bill to show his hand this
crudely and this unpleasantly so soon. I'll bet he didn't either. But that's how
close Obama has come.
At least now we know what this race is about: Obama
versus the Clintons. Both of them. Their dynasty. Their power. Their methods.
Their character.

This is from Andrew Sullivan at his blog, andrewsullivan.com. If you missed the Democratic debate last night, you missed a boxing match without the gloves! Clinton and Obama went after each other... I am glad Obama is not taking her crap anymore - I am starting to have more respect for him... At one point, Hillary was getting irritated that Obama kept talking about Bill and all the factual errors he was putting out about Obama's record... So Hillary said, "He's not here, I am"...Which Obama responded to by saying: "Sometimes its hard to tell who I am running against!"

Obviously Mr. Sullivan feels the same way. And you think Bill wont be involved in the affairs of a Hillary White House? Are you kidding?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Man crush on Tom Brady

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/a4cb3c31e0

Guys, its OK to be straight and have a man crush...

This guy sings about it...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

In honor of Dr. King - Quote of the day

Since its Dr. King day, I thought it would be nice to have some of his quotes:

"We have a moral responsibility to be intelligent"

"We are simply seeking to bring into full realization the American dream... A dream of equality of oppportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men no longer argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his character..."

"Freedom is not free."

"If a man hasnt discovered something that he will die for, he isnt fit to live."

"Let no force, let no power, let no individual, let no social system cause you to feel that you are inferior."

My favorite book (so far) on Dr. King is a book about he and Malcolm X, entitled
Martin and Malcolm and America: A Dream or a Nightmare by James H. Cone. If you really want to know anything about these men, especially the comparisons between the two, this is the book...

Oprah criticized

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article3216586.ece

This article is about fans of Oprah Winfrey turning on her for her endorsement of Barack Obama, rather than Hillary. Huh, I didnt know that those were her only two choices?
Oh, but I keep forgetting - people of color arent supposed to vote for Republicans or Libertarians... We people of color should just keep towing the Democratic line because thats what we are expected to do...

Anyways, I think Oprah can endorse anyone she darn well pleases... All of you people who feel she should have endorsed Hillary just because she is a woman obviously are trying to take us back to the 1970's and beyond...
Didnt the civil rights movement and women's liberation movement say that people should be looked at based on what their platforms are, what they stand for, their records, etc NOT for the color of their skin or whether they have boobs or not?


Friday, January 18, 2008

Artwork front and center

Holly at www.decor8.blogspot.com says if she was a bedroom, she would be this room. I have to say that I would LOVE to live in this room. I love the flokati rug, but with a four year old running around, that wouldnt be practical at this stage in my life. And you know me and the artwork! Anything that highlights my artwork is deco-love for me! I wonder what that yellow thing is on the top left part of her art ensemble?
One of the things I struggle with regarding my art placement is whether to put my stuff in different color frames, or keep it all in one color. This room did a mix and it turned out great. I have tried it and for me, it just doesnt quite come out as crisp as this room does...
I also like that long, framed panel on the far right... I have some vintage wallpaper that I plan to frame in much of the same way, as soon as I can get to it!
I also like the pink pillows on the bed, and the huge pop of pink and black on the larger pillow.

Garrett stays! What a relief!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3200822

Not only am I thrilled that Jason Garrett is staying on as offensive coordiantor, and now assistant head coach, he scored some brownie points with me yesterday at his press conference.
He mentioned his wife as part of the decision to stay in Dallas!
Here is the quote:
"We made great strides this year," Garrett said. "We didn't achieve all of our goals, but we're heading in the right direction. When [wife] Brill and I looked at each other we said, 'Boy, we have a great chance here in Dallas.' "

It sounds like he and his wife have a true partnership, and that she wants him to win and be successful in Dallas, just as much as any of us do...

I feel the same way about my husband. He involves me in all aspects of his job and I believe we are true partners in our marriage.

BOYCOTT GOLFWEEK MAGAZINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.golfweek.com/story/babineau_news_011807

As if it wasnt enough to have some history illiterate bimbo make a "lynching" reference when talking about Tiger Woods on the Golf Channel, Golfweek magazine does something even worse: they put a noose on its cover to discuss the bimbo's comments...

What is it with people in this country who obviously dont know their history and are so racially insensitive to words and images?
How many non-white Golfweek decision-makers were in the room the day they decided that it would be a "good" idea to run a noose on the cover of a golf magazine, for God's sakes?

I encourage all of you out there reading this to show your disapproval and disgust with this:
BOYCOTT THIS MAGAZINE!!!!!!!!!!!! Never purchase another Golfweek magazine again!

But what is the broader issue here? Obviously golf still struggles with minorities among its ranks...
I thought this was 2008, not 1958...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Title IX violation or environmental faux pas?

http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/01/16/is-college-basketball-bad-for-the-environment.aspx#comments

Turns out that the North Carolina basketball team makes their bus driver meet them at away locations, even when the team flies there! The coach doesnt want to use another bus company to drive them around at the opponent's city.

The cost to the athletic program is cited, $31, 525. This is a good hunk of change... To me, this is wasted money, not to mention a possible Title IX violation... Does the girls basketball team have this same benefit?
Not to mention its only a matter of hours before the environmental crowd calls NC and harasses them for this needless poison into the environment!

Bill Clinton on the defensive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uthdea6X2PE

He is so transparent... I am glad that people, including the media, are seeing him for who he really is...

Clinton supporters (not officially the Clinton campaign) are suing the Nevada Democratic Caucus to get them to stop the casinoes from allowing their workers to caucus this Saturday. Last March, this was agreed to by all the parties involved...
Well, about 9 days ago, the Culinary Workers Union endorsed Obama... So the rationale is that other workers' unions will follow suit...
So how do the Clintonistas stop this? Sue, of course... One right out of Al Gore's 2000 playbook..

Just pathetic...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Truth in the Bible

One of my favorite blogs is andrewsullivan.com
The following exchange has left me puzzled about God and the weight of the Bible in Christianity...I will let you read it, then I will make some comments at the end...

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/01/the-appeal-of-b.html

The Appeal Of Biblical Inerrancy
15 Jan 2008 07:40 pm
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One fundamentalist makes the case:
If we deny inerrancy, we make God a liar. If there are errors in the original manuscripts, manuscripts that testify they were breathed out by God, one of two things must be true: either God purposely lied or he mistakenly lied. Either way this would indicate that God is capable of making or of producing errors. Needless to say, this would destroy our ability to trust any of God’s revelation and cause us to doubt God Himself.

To my mind, this is Biblical fetishism. And absurd on its face, since there are far too many direct factual internal contradictions in the Bible to uphold this standard. I agree with Michael Spencer:

I do not doubt God or his ability to express revelation exactly as he wants it to be. The thought that God cannot reveal truth unless it is in a book that is supernaturally prevented from having normal, imperfect, human expressions of its time really never occurs to me. I assume that within the expressions, thought world, worldviews and literary genres of the time, God got exactly what he wanted and I can preach it without having to be concerned about "errancy."

I struggle with the notion that everything in the Bible is final, not to be interpreted, God's thoughts, etc largely because men wrote it...
I constantly listen to preachers who say, "in one translation, the Bible says this..."
Well, there shouldnt be various translations...Not to mention the language differences...
Are we to look at the parables as the literal word of God?

On the other hand, if we start picking and choosing from the Bible what we want to follow or what we disagree with, then we arent really understanding the totality of Christianity. I dont think God gave us a book to read in which we get to pick the easy stuff to do, and disregard the not-so-easy things...
For example, if I disagree with all the tithing chapters in the Bible (and for all of you non-tithers and Catholics out there, there are MANY chapters), how do I explain why they are in the Bible in the first place? If God didnt want me giving 10% of my income to him and the Church, why is it in there in the first place?
So if we start practicing a "cafeteria Biblical understanding," who is to say Jesus was born of a virgin, that he came back from the dead?

Dont we in essence, became gods by rewriting the Bible the way we want?

In response to nataliegracie

http://community.foxsports.com/blogs/nataliegracie

With all due respect natalie, we Cowboys fans are NOT blaming Jessica for the loss...
We understand that our team blew it!
Our offensive line let a tired, beat-up defense plow through them and then chase, and often sack Romo. Our defense let the Eli Manning-led offense score a touchdown in 47 seconds at the end of the first half...Sorry, I am not buying the "second coming of Peyton" with respect to Eli...
I find it ironic that the offensive lines coach, Sparano, and the offensive coordinator, Garrett, are both leaving Dallas... Maybe they were too distracted thinking of their new teams to give a crap about how the game would go... Garrett changed the game plan in the second half: no more Barber.
So while there may be some tongue-in-cheek comments about Jessica, we know the truth...

Finally, I call this the "Curse of Dallas." First the Dallas Mavericks suffer the worst loss in NBA playoff history, now the Cowboys stink it up.
So obviously the sports gods are not looking down favorable upon Big D.

Monday, January 14, 2008

UFO's in Stephenville?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,322688,00.html

OK, this really freaks me out...
UFO stories in general really freak me out, but now that people in Stephenville are seeing them, I am scared down to my bones...

Can we see a picture of it?

What do I make of UFO reports?
Hmm... Well, I think many objects in the sky are easily explainable... I allude to that fact that when you are looking up into the air, your sense of depth perception is totally off...
But I also think that the military is flying aircraft around...I just wish they wouldnt scare the people on the ground when they do it...

But one recent sighting really makes me have goose bumps even now as I am blogging this...
Remember last year, or was it 2006, when United Airline workers at Chicago O'Hare airport saw something hover over a terminal, then shoot up at a high rate of speed?
I mean, if any people are qualified to determine whether something IS or ISNT aircraft, its these people... All of them said it was not an airplane... In fact, if I remember correctly, they wanted it investigated as a possible breach to national security...

Trouble in paradise

http://youdecide08.foxnews.com/2008/01/13/clinton-obama-rhetoric-heats-up-in-controversy-over-mlks-role-in-race-rights/

I guess Hillary and Bill are getting a taste of their own medicine...
I'd like to see how they get out of this one!

Sorry Hillary, you nor Obama are remotely in Dr King's ballpark

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Cowboys lost it all by themselves

OK, I dont blame Romo and his partying in Mexico for this debacle tonight...
I am so upset that they blew the game I could scream!

1. Poor tackling by our defense led to the Giants first touchdown by Toomer.
2. This is the one I will allude to that really caused us the loss: our defense letting a nontalent Eli Manning-led offense score the last 47 seconds before the first half. Now that was ridiculous!
3. It is obvious that the blame is to go around for this loss, but our defense was a joke today...
4. All of the blasted penalties... How many false starts were there today?
5. Crayton dropping that pass in the third quarter really hurt.
6. The offensive line really stunk in the second half. I havent seen Romo on his butt that many times all season! When you start getting chased, tackled, and knocked down, it starts affecting your concentration, timing and completion percentages.
7. Our guys blew the game all by themselves...
8. Now lets hope Brett Favre and the Packers steamroll their butts next weekend!

AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Reality strikes - illegal immigration

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-01-09-immigcover_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

In Oklahoma, House Bill 1804 makes it a felony to shelter to transport illegal immigrants, and denies illegals public benefits and drivers licenses...
The bill went into effect Nov. 1, and since then, the economy has been hit hard...
Many illegals and non-illegals who have family members who are illegals have up and left the state...
Sales of grocery stores have dropped, church attendance has dropped, and employers are concerned over finding people to do the jobs vacated by illegals...

This is the one thing I knew we could expect from a knee-jerk reaction to illegal immigration.
We cant just hammer in some strict rules and not think about the economic consequences associated with the issue...
We all need to continue to watch Oklahoma and see how things go there...

Huckabee on Colbert Report

http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/player.jhtml?ml_video=147288

Mike Huckabee on The Colbert Report...
He might not be the best candidate for the Republican party, but he sure is likable and not full of himself...

Hillary revealed

Hillary's willingness to tolerate Bill's compulsive philandering is a function of her general contempt for men. She distrusts them and feels morally superior...
But Hillary herself, with her thin, spotty record, tangled psychological baggage, and maundering blowhard of a husband, is also a mighty big roll of the dice. She is a brittle, relentless manipulator with few stable core values who shuffles through useful personalities like a card shark ("Cue the tears!"). Forget all her little gold crosses: Hillary's real god is political expediency. Do Americans truly want this hard-bitten Machiavellian back in the White House?

http://www.salon.com/opinion/paglia/2008/01/10/hillary/index.html

the above quote, written by one of my favorite feminist writers, Camille Paglia...

I am glad I am not the only feminist who dislikes Hillary...

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Most hated person in the US?

Who is the most hated person in the US right now?

Here are my top choices:
1. Lori Drew of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
This sorry-excuse-for-a-human being-and-mother is the one who posed as a teenage boy on the internet to see if a former friend of her daughter was saying bad things about her on MySpace. Well, this friend committed suicide after the "boy" rejected her.
While no criminal charges were filed against this pathetic murderer, the federal government is thinking about bringing fraud charges against her sorry ass...
Has she even apologized to this young girl's parents?

2. The two "friends" who allowed their friend to be mauled by a tiger on Christmas at the San Francisco zoo
There is talk that these guys did something to tease the tiger which led her to jump out of her enclosure and kill their teenage friend. These guys have been eerily silent, leading me to think they are culpable in some way. I hope these guys, if they are guilty of arousing this tiger, have some type of legal action brought against them.
Have they apologized to their friend's parents and family?

3. The man who threw his four kids off a bridge in Alabama
Obviously, this guy had some serious mental health issues, but why didnt HE jump off the bridge also, saving the Alabama taxpayers a heck of alot of money and time? Can you say DEATH PENALTY?
And for all those anti-death penalty people out there, let me guess: you would say he was "misunderstood," or that he is insane, so Alabama shouldnt terminate him, or other nonsense...

So which person from above is the most hated?

New Hampshire results

This is election is really starting to get interesting...

I find it rather ironic that things shifted for Hillary after her tearful words a couple of days ago...
I guess she IS playing the gender card after all...
What will Gloria Steinem say about that one?

As for McCain, I think the reason he got a bump was because of the emphasis on foreign policy brought about by Bhutto's assassination.
Let's remember that McCain tried to get an immigration reform bill passed through, that was supported by President Bush, that failed...
If illegal immigration and the nauseating, repeated shouts against amnesty were a top priority for the people of New Hampshire, then McCain wouldnt have won.
Let's also remember McCain voted against the President's tax cuts, another supposed stalwart of the conservative platform.
All I can ascertain from his victory is that people voted for him because of his war experience, senate experience and his knowledge of foreign policy. History has shown that the people of the United States like electing war heroes: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Dwight Eisenhower...

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Coffee table moves



This is from Jen Fong photography, posted on http://www.desiretoinspire.blogspot.com/
I have seen this table a couple of times, and though I dont care for glass coffee tables, I really like items with wheels on them... The mobility of this table appeals to me.. Again, as I have posted before, it doesnt take away from the color of a room or the artwork...
Check out the prints on the back wall! I like to have the artwork be the focal point of my rooms...

Love this Kitchen!


Found this awesome kitchen from Selldorf Architects on http://www.desiretoinspire.blogspot.com/
I have always wanted a long farmhouse table like this one with a bench for seating...
I also like the barstools/bar area, as well as the open shelving.
Open shelving means buying alot of cool, colorful tableware, which I definitely could do! Lastly, I tend to prefer galley kitchens, which of course this one is...

Steinem still living in the 1960's

So why is the sex barrier not taken as seriously as the racial one? The
reasons are as pervasive as the air we breathe: because sexism is still confused
with nature as racism once was; because anything that affects males is seen as
more serious than anything that affects “only” the female half of the human
race; because children are still raised mostly by women (to put it mildly) so
men especially tend to feel they are regressing to childhood when dealing with a
powerful woman; because racism stereotyped black men as more “masculine” for so
long that some white men find their presence to be masculinity-affirming (as
long as there aren’t too many of them); and because there is still no “right”
way to be a woman in public power without being considered a you-know-what

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/08/opinion/08steinem.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Gloria Steinem wrote the above, and boy, she couldnt be more wrong...Iowans didnt vote for Hillary because "they are regressing to childhood," they saw her BS for what it was... Memo to Ms. Steinem: people dont like Hillary or her politics...

And as far as voting for Obama for "masculinity-affirming" reasons, shouldnt they have voted for Biden instead? Obama and Edwards dont come across as "manly men." So youre wrong on that one too, Ms. Steinem.

Just come out and be honest; I guess we females should support Hillary because she has boobs, right? So much for judging a candidate on their platform and record...

Sorry, I am NEVER supporting Hillary just because she's a female, and I am not going to support Richardson just because he's half-Mexican.

I prefer to go with what one of my heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr said: judging someone on the "content of their character."

Someone else hates running!

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/7649708

I read this piece by Jay Mohr on Foxsports.com
He shares my sentiments about running!
We both despise it!
I feel bad for him because he is trying to lose 10 pounds he gained for a movie role...
Maybe he needs to try step aerobics!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Quote of the Day

I find myself at this time in my life, no less plagued, no less intrigued, by what I still dont know...
Sidney Poitier

I second this quote... Despite the information superhighway we all have access to, we still dont have enough hours in the day to "know it all." But I sure have met some "know-it-alls" who I relish taking down a few notches... Dont underestimate me folks... I can see through people's bullshit a mile away... I try to be versed in many different areas so people dont try and talk above my head... You know the type!
Anyways, one of my own personal quotes along the lines of Mr. Poitier's statement is:
So many books, so little time...
This quote inevitably pops in my head when I am in Barnes and Noble, which I am in at least once a week... I LOVE the smell of books, dont you?

So I strive to keep learning and never resting on my knowledge laurels...

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Quote of the Day

Resolve to always be beginning.
Rainer Maria Rilke

With a new semester and new year here, I thought this was appropriate...
We have a fresh start again... So I have been getting my house organized and my school stuff organized...

I tend to be organized on every aspect of my life... In fact, my favorite show on TV is Style Network's Clean House. I have pondered dabbling in the professional organizer realm.
I just dont think I could do the interior design aspect the job would entail...
Anyways, hope you get off to a great 2008!

Liberals and anti-success mentality

You know, the one thing that I consistently point to on why I am NOT a liberal and will not be a Democrat any time soon is a forceful anti-success, anti-wealth mentality liberals have...

I get so tired of liberals wanting to punish the wealthy for acquiring the American dream all of us want...We tell our children to work hard, perservere, and maybe, one day, you can become wealthy... What our parents dont tell us is that we will be punished by liberals when we get there...
The rich in this country start businesses which give people jobs, they are the ones that take risks... They worked their butts off to live the American dream...
Then why do liberals feel the rich have to pay a larger percentage of their income to taxes? How in the world is that fair?
How do you liberals rationalize this? Every American should pay the same percentage of income tax - no questions asked...
And that little buzzword Hillary likes to use: "redistribution of wealth" equals taking money away from the wealthy... which, last time I checked, is SOCIALISM!

So liberals do not like successful people, which really bugs the hell out of me...
This is one huge component of why I left the Democratic party years ago...


Friday, January 4, 2008

Quote of the Day

To keep your marriage brimming with love in the loving cup...Whenever youre wrong, admit it; whenever youre right, shut up.
Ogden Nash

This quote is right on the money... I learned that its not worth it to "correct" my husband when he's wrong. What does that accomplish? If you have to correct your spouse, that means you have to have the last word, which leads to fighting... The cardinal rule of marriage: YOU DONT HAVE TO BE RIGHT ALL THE TIME

My niece recently asked me: How do you do it? Your marriage - what keeps it together?

I thought about that for a second and said: connection.
My husband and I "connect" every day, and no, I dont mean "that" way!
I mean that we talk to each other every day, even if its for five minutes. We talk about our day, or politics, or future plans, our daughter, or he says something that makes me laugh.
Just that few minutes of intimacy on a daily basis is the way we keep our marriage happy and fresh...
And, I have to admit, I am the luckiest wife in the world.
My husband, after 13 years of marriage, STILL looks at me the same way he did when we were first going together.
Am I blessed or what?

Iowa results

Yes, last night was a monumental night in our nation's history.
An African-American candidate won a race in Iowa, of all places!
They only have about a 2% population of blacks, so does this mean that we have finally looked passed the color of someone's skin?
I am so thrilled to think that there might be a "turning of the corner" so to speak on race issues in this country.
I know its only one race, but I am going to take-in this historical event...

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My Style


I love rooms that showcase your artwork, like this one does...
I also like this image because of the textured walls and the colorful throw pillows...
Changing the throw pillows out on a sofa really is an inexpensive and fresh way to liven up a room...
And finally, the fresh flowers really add some warmth to a room...
This image is from decor8.blogspot.com


Quote of the Day

Ultimately, a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I picked this quote after seeing tonight's Iowa caucus results in which Huckabee and Obama proved victorious.
I think the Democratic Party is looking for someone fresh, with some new ideas (even though I dont think Obama has any vision for America - it seems like alot of platitudes to me). It looks like the people of Iowa are tired of the Clintonistas and worried about Bill Clinton getting back in the White House.
I wonder if we will see less of Bill on the campaign trail after tonight's results (one can only hope)

As for Huckabee, I think his Fair Tax has really resonated with voters there, along with his very strong pro-life stance. Conservatives feel very strongly on that issue and the anti-gay marriage issue. And Huckabee is just a likable guy, someone who seems trustworthy...

I still believe Romney will get the Republican Party nomination and Clinton will get the Democratic nomination. Those are my predictions for this year's election.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Quote of the Day

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

Coco Chanel

I absolutely love quotes! So I decided to do a quote of the day every day I blog, for you to think about...

I think Coco means that we should all put our best foot forward, so to speak...
We should look our best and dress and look the way we feel: confident, happy, ready to take on another day...
It might be superficial, but we in the US judge people based on what they look like...that first impression is so important...
You never know when someone who can bless you, or be your new best friend, or help you is watching you and sizing you up.
As a result, I try to look my best whenever I am out -

What about you? Any thoughts on Coco's quote?

Am I the only one????????

I have been subscribing to a plethora of magazines for a long time now...
I always enter all the contests and sweepstakes because I know I will win one of them one day...
Am I the only one who takes the time to enter these things?
Do people REALLY win these contests?
Let me know if you have ever won one of these or if you know someone who has won...

Let me go on the record saying I WILL win the HGTV Dream House!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Bible says if you confess it with your mouth, it will come true!
The book "The Secret" says you have to think positively on every aspect of your life...
So I WILL WIN THE DREAM HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!