Friday, August 29, 2008

Once Upon a Time She Said.

I don't think Hillary Clinton put 18 million cracks in that glass ceiling so some gun-lovin', anti-choice, anti-environment fundamentalist could sneak through.

Sarah Palin is not fit to even say her name, so how dare she use Hillary's words in her speech.

If I hear one more time that Sarah Palin has more "executive experience" than Barack Obama, I will scream.

She has been the governor of Alaska for a year and a half. Alaska, which has the population of Memphis, Tenn., or better yet, the same population as Obama's Illinois *state* Senate district.

Population of Illinois' 13th congressional district: 653,647
Population of Alaska: 683,478

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, has more population than Alaska.

Oh, but wait! She also was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska for two terms!

Wasilla has an incredible population of 6,715!

Let's see...what is comparible.


The City of Geneva, Ohio has a population of 6,595! Let's recruit the un-elected city manager and tell him he's qualified to be the vice president of the United States!

Ashtabula, Ohio is bigger than Wasilla. Nearly triple the size.

My God. Can you imagine anyone from that city being thrust into national and international politics?

If this is some ploy to attract Hillary's supporters, I am offended. I have to believe that women are smarter than that. Sarah Palin is no friend to women's rights. She is no friend to human rights.

Hillary had to prove that she could be commander in chief over and over. Now the mainstream media is going on about how Palin has "executive experience" because she was leader of Hobuckville and has five children, so she appeals to women.

I feel ill.

Oh, John McCain. Either you're brillant or you're stupid. Time will tell. But one thing is for sure: there were dozens more qualified Republican women you could have chosen from.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


So, in my Disk Utility of my MacBook I get this worthless "Invalid node structure" error.

I do some research online, and apparently the only way to fix this error is to buy a $100 software called Disk Warrior.

Lovely. Just what I need.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dem convention.

I wish Hillary was the vice president.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008


What the hell is the point of the steeplechase?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Michael Phelps is awesome.

Aw. Just watched Ryan Lochte win the gold medal in the 200M backstroke, and his dad is in the stands crying and clapping. It's really a nice moment.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Olympics, part deux.

If I hear an announcer use the terms "smash" or "smashing" one more time, I will smash my TV. I have heard them say that word probably 20 times.

Also, I think the announcers are a bit rude to all of the athletes, frankly. Knock it off.

During the men's gymnastics, one of the Chinese men messed up, but he smiled after his routine. The announcer was bitchy about it, said that he didn't like to see him smiling after he messed up. WTF. It's a game. People mess up, and people should try to move on and do better on the next thing. The woman who announces the girls' gymnastics is the rudest - to both the Chinese and American girls, whining about all of their the "silly" mistakes, giving away points, blah blah blah, just cutting them down. I'm sure they do better than she ever could.


I have issues with basketball players who make millions of dollars calling themselves "The Redeem Team," like they're some sort of underdogs.

Monday, August 04, 2008


Oh, and I smoked *part* of a cigar at Vintage Ohio on Saturday (this from the girl who never even tried a CIGARETTE before). Yeah. I don't know.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

We are all made of stars.

Way cool.

The brother, his friend, and I were sitting out by the pond tonight, looking at the stars.

For the first time ever, I was able to pick out a constellation!

I saw the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Milky Way, some kind of planet, and three satellites. I saw two other groupings that I thought must be constellations as well, but I couldn't identify them by name.

The brother and his friend saw a shooting star (or possibly a meteorite), though. Jealous!

ETA: One of the constellations is called the Queen (Cassiopeia)!

ETA #2: I went back out. We found the King (Cepheus), the Little Dipper, and the Dragon (Draco).

We think the planet we saw was Jupiter. I am 99 percent sure, because underneath it, we found the Shield (Scutum).

So if we saw Jupiter, then we also were prob. looking right at the Archer (Sagittarius). I don't think I could pick out enough of the shape to say I identified it, though. So I was looking at it but didn't know that I was looking at it.

And, hey, I saw three shooting stars (or meteorites).

We also saw another planet. We're not sure which one. Maybe Neptune, as it is supposed to be visible now.

This site is really useful for picking out objects in the sky.

I prob. could have found more objects, but I'm tuckered out from being at Vintage Ohio all day.

And when I first posted this, or made an edit, the time stamp read 11:11 p.m. One day, I might write a post about how I am always looking at the clock when it reads 11:11. It's really creeping me out.