Friday, August 19, 2005

Ohio's personal ad.

State of Ohio seeks one governor. Must be able to create and keep jobs in Ohio, able to bring her cities out of poverty. Should be honest, reliable, intelligent. Must not embarrass Ohioans. Republicans, Tafts, Bushes, liars, crooks need not apply.

Smokers, redux.

Secondhand smoke costs nearly $10 bln in U.S.-study.

That's what I'm saying.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Cigarettes are, in the words of Peter Jennings, "the only product that you can buy virtually anywhere which, when used as directed, kills more than 400,000 Americans a year."

The more I think about it, the more fed up I am with smokers. I can't get over how incredibly ignorant and selfish they are.

They know smoking causes cancer, but they do it anyway. They can't use the excuse that they didn't know about the dangers of smoking, like their great-grandparents did.

More importantly, though, they know secondhand smoke kills. If smokers want to slowly kill themselves, it seems that no one can stop them. But, smokers, don't even act like you have the right to slowly kill everyone else. No, smokers shouldn't be allowed to smoke in public places. I'd like to see smoking banned in every restaurant. Would that infringe on smokers' "rights"? Maybe. But I'm more concerned with the rights of people to live and breathe easy than the right of people to smoke.

Smoking sections make little difference. Oooh, there's half a wall separating the smokers and nonsmokers! Big deal. That doesn't stop smoke, mkay. And what about the restaurant employees? They're subjected to the smoke of multiple smokers every night.

I hate the smokers' argument that if they get harassed for smoking when it's harmful, why aren't we telling obese people to put down their hamburger and stop eating?

Well, the last time I knew, there was no such thing as secondhand fat.

And that's all I have to say about that.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Walking in the Jungle.

I've picked 28 cucumbers out of my garden this summer (so far). I'd be rather proud of myself, except my dad likes to remind me that he picks 28 cucumbers out of his garden in one night.

I was out picking cucumbers and zucchini from his garden tonight; it's like walking in a jungle out there, it's so chock full of plants. I played hide-and-seek with my cats. I'm still young enough to do things like that.

I picked a couple of green tomatoes. My parents harass me about it ("Why can't you let them get red?!?"), but I've never seen anyone in this house eat red tomatoes. Plus, fried green tomatoes are mana from heaven.

If I'm not feeling lazy, I'll pick green beans tomorrow.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Michelle Branch & baby?

Michelle Branch had a baby? WTF, what is she, 12?

So who is the father? I'm taking bets that it's Santana.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Oprah's Book Club.

"When I was a little girl the heads of my paper dolls came off, and it was a long time before I discovered that my own head would not fall off if I bent my neck. I used to walk around holding it very stiff because I thought a strong wind or a heavy push would snap my neck. Nel was the one who told me the truth. But she was wrong. I did not hold me head stiff enough when I met him so I lost it just like the dolls."

--Sula, Toni Morrison.


My goal in life is to read all of the books in Oprah's Book Club. I think it's a worthy goal. So who is with me? ; ) I've read...five of them so far. Now that's progress...or not.