Friday, October 31, 2008

Vote Wastin'! Wastin' the Vote Again!

The title of my blog is to be sung to a tune that probably only Kevin knows (AND LOVES!!!! - right, sweet Hugsband?!), but I find amusement in it anyway. Having just found out about that Culture Feast blog, I was reading some of the other posts in my down time at work and came upon another entry that I really liked a lot. It won't apply to everyone, but I thought it was worth posting in any case.

Here is the article about voting for who you really want to win, whether they're on the ballot or not.

Take a gander. This is something I've wondered about before, so it was nice to see it presented so well.


p.s. Happy Halloween!

Personal Responsibility

A fellow blogger friend o' mine posted a link to an article about the elections (a bipartisan article for anyone who's worried) that I thought was so awesome that I had to link to it, too.

It's titled Elections Don't Alleviate Personal Responsibility by a blogger on Culture Feast, a blog about....well, culture. I've now added it to my Google RSS feed because I liked it so much.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

more things "i" like....

They've done it again! Stepped on my white white toes!!

Let's just say I DO like hummus and my Brita filter is often almost empty!!

Hilarious!!! I particularly like the "scenario" provided about halfway down the article.

Monday, October 27, 2008

ere the beard is no more....

In light of the fast approaching expiration date on Kevin's beard, I thought it appropriate to honor it in a blog post or two (depending on whether or not I actually write a second one). Many thanks to sweet hampton for pointing me in this website's direction.

Here is one of my faves:

Here are a couple pics of the beard almost a year strong from the Ben Folds concert last week (where we actually ran into said hampton):

Here's a more full shot of the beard (pardon Kevin's bedroom eyes):


Monday, October 20, 2008

imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

I read several blogs, some by my friends and some nationally renowned who I don't know at all. I love that blogs give each person a chance to be who they are without limits, but that isn't what this post is about so I'll cut to the chase.

In all my blog reading I've consistently noticed something that tickles the heck out of me. And this only goes for the nationally renowned type blogs. Blogs that have a serious fan base. "Famous" bloggers will naturally tend to have a particular writing style all their own, clever ways to phrase things, etc. What I always find hilarious is when people comment on their posts and write their comments in the writing style of the blog author. I don't know if it's a desire to relate or to stand out to the author, but I have always found it very endearing. When you really love a blogger and you like their style, if you're going to go so far as to leave a comment of *gasp*, your very own thoughts and feelings, you want to write it to catch their attention. See blogger I love? I write just like you!! Don't you feel like we could be kindred spirits? Want to be friends?

I think it's cute. How's that for a random thought for the day.


Very interesting.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

bidding adieu in style

This week marks the last few days of my sweet friends Brianne & Sarah as residents of Dallas, TX. They are moving in a southern direction to San Antonio to open and manage the Urban Outfitters store there.

Other wonderful friends of ours, Andrew & Doug, owners of the glorious House of Dang! hosted a little going away shindig after hours on the shop's back patio. We had fun dancing and mingling while some strange movie Mario picked out played on the projector up against the building. Here are a few pics of the evening:

Andrew, Sarah & Doug:

Andrew, Rhi, Me & Sarah and a girl I don't know but who I'm sure is lovely:


Mario, Me * Kevin:

The ladies of the hour, who we'll all miss, and for whom we'll all remember the Alamo:

Le sigh.

Monday, October 06, 2008

I've been tagged!

Thank you E-Rock for "forcing" me to participate!

TAGGED: Have you done . . . ? Copy this list and bold the things YOU have done.

1. Started your own blog (Obvs)

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (though not at my current job!)

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (I wish I still did)

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check (here's to learning the hard way!)

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper (Mesquite AND Terrell!)

85. Read the entire Bible (I've read the entire new testament! old testament is slower going :))

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club (BOOKSTORM REPRESENT!)

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person (did you forget to 'member?)

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee (it flew into my flip flop as I was walking and stung the bottom of my toe as I stepped on it...blech)

If you feel like playing along, go for it!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

toe steppin! steppin on toes again!

It's happened. Stuff White People Like has done it again! Nailed me. I guess they really do know what I like.

While this is not a full front view, you can clearly see (and if you cannot, just take my white word for it) that I am in fact wearing a pea coat....a pea green pea coat no less. And while naturally very hip and stylish, it was not in fact warm enough for the blustery New York winter we had entered. Perhaps it's because that pea coat didn't cost me $1,000. Oh the things we will do for fashion:

Oh brother. Any suggestions about how I can be less obviously white? Other than getting a tan, as it's physically impossible and I've got blister scars to prove it.