Monday, September 29, 2008


I needed this...

Coming soon - product reviews & schtuff.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fun Stuff

One of those online quizzes. This one was What religion should you be?

You Should Follow Judaism

You believe that there is only one God, but you don't get too dogmatic about it.

Instead, you simply try to live the most ethical life you can.

Religious holidays and cultural identity are very important to you.

You enjoy following religious traditions and find meaning in them.

This 'n That

I took this morning off from work, so thought that I would post some of the thoughts I have had in the last few weeks.
Last night for the second time, a clerk in a store talked to me in Spanish. The first time, the clerk apologized, stating she was on autopilot. I guess my blank stare was a tip off that I barely understood her. Last night, the clerk spoke to me in Spanish the entire time. I thought I greeted her in English but... Luckily, sales transactions are simple enough that I can generally follow what the clerks are saying.

I don't know how I feel about this. On one hand, I am proud to be thought of as a fluent Spanish speaker. On the other hand, aren't the clerks making a snap decision based upon my physical appearance?
Last night, I finally found a dress to wear to the wedding I will be attending this weekend.

I cannot believe it, the old gang will be together again! It has been a long time since we had one of our potluck dinners together. I miss them all, T3, Meesh, Ms. B, Ms. S, BJ & Chrispy. Now we have the addition of two partners as well. (Is the plural of spouses, spice?) Why is it as we get older, it is so hard to gather a group of people together? And we are not even that old! Between exhausting jobs, commuting, heavy school loads for three of us, and two people living out of town... it makes me sad. I use to organize these dinners because these people are important to me and I wanted to be sure that I got to see them at least once a month. I never thought that was too much to ask. But the dinners kept getting further & further apart until there were only 4 people involved.

I am super excited and glad that we are seeing each other for a happy occasion. We will have to be sure to get a picture of all of us, the original gang.
All the media and multiple bloggers are talking about Sarah Palin. (if you missed the SNL opening skit this last weekend, you have to see it. It was great). I have only this to say and then I will post no more on this topic.

I am sick to death of all the media reports and articles that state women are flocking to the Republican party just because they have a female candidate. Hello! Where were all these reports when Hillary was running? Is our society really that backwards that we vote solely based on gender? Really? I mean, REALLY? I believe in gender equality, the same society rules that constrain women also constrain men and transgendered individuals. If we truly believe in gender equality as a nation, a candidate's gender should make no difference, we should be voting on their qualifications as a leader and on their stances on the issues. That being said, I am not happy about ANY of our choices for U.S. President or V.P. There were better choices.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Oh, By the way


that time forgot" in town now has the "clerk that time forgot".

Some of you know what I mean...

Saturday, September 06, 2008

In brief

Can you limp on both legs?


Awake - 22 hours
On campus working - 19 hours
On my feet walking and climbing stairs - 12 hours straight

Everything aches from the knee down and I have the feeling that it will be worse tomorrow. Dropped 2.5 pounds in 2 days; don't feel dehydrated and I know what that feels like. Went to bed at 3 but work up at 6:30 today, fully functioning. I will allow myself to nap whenever and am taking Tylenol for legs.

More later.