Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Let's look at the REAL message

Oh, look. John Edwards would consider something in the Obama administration. Of course he would! But you know what? That's NOT the freaking story! Edwards' anti-poverty campaign IS the story. It would be nice to see the media covering this instead of being repetitive, boring and discussing who might be Obama's VP. There's only so many times you can talk about it!


Sunday, June 29, 2008


Hemingway's best work? Six words. Inspiring.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Obnoxious Articles Day

The biggest liars ever.

The article itself isn't obnoxious but the truth of it is.

Seriously. Seriously?

Could he please just go away? Please?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Summer Movie Blast: Part One (May - June-ish)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Prince Caspian is a hottie and I still love darling little Lucy. And why the heck did it take so long for Aslan to show up, honestly? I think I liked this one better than The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. And the hostility betwixt William and PC was fantastic. Expected, but definitely fun. And I loved Edwin's grown up attitude. Quite the humorist of the bunch and a bit more mature. Fantastic. Did you know he grew like 6 inches while filming the first CON? Talk about a grown spurt. And internet bless IMDB, for that bit of information.

Sex and the City. It was damn fun. A little bit more serious than you're used to seeing in a 30-minute episode, but something had to happen for there to be a plot. So, there's this middle to end 3/5 of the movie that isn't quite the laughs and humor you get used to with SATC. But, enjoying it with a cosmo and old friends made for quite an enjoyable evening.

The Incredible Hulk. Did I mention I'll see almost ANY movie if you get me in the right mood? It was a rainy Sunday, what else was I supposed to do? Edward Norton is a hottie and a damn fine actor, so I loved his performance. Liv Tyler, well I would really like to BE her, so I thought she was great. And Tim Roth pulled off a nice antagonist to the BB's alter ego. Yet, I didn't feel the motivation was quite there for his character's action. Initially, yes. But then? Well, maybe the gamma is addicting in low doses. And he did have some absurd lines, all the actors did really, but what else are you to expect? It's an action movie and it was good, summer fun.

Trailer-in-waiting: While, I grew absolutely GIDDY in seeing The X-Files trailer (I knew it the minute I saw Amanda Peet and heard her say "you're not exactly the most popular woman with the FBI, right now...") I'd really like a Harry Potter trailer. If that hits me unexpectedly (without any WB announcement beforehand) I might spill my Diet Dr. Pepper. So, future movie goers watch out. You have been warned.

The Floods, The Tornadoes and the Spring that just won't end

Everyone I know has been generally lucky so far, but who feels like they have a target over their city or town? Raise your hands. You all should. Because this is getting out of control and I don't know if the weather we've had this year is ever going to stop.
If you're lucky, one of two things can happen. Despite the loss of life, the destruction of homes, the ruin of whole towns; humans can surprise you with their compassion.
And then there's this 13 year-old who, naturally as an Iowan, is blowing away the rest of the country with his or her commentary on what he or she has seen helping out people in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And damn, can he write. You cannot expect that level of writing proficiency from any given adult, let alone a 13 year old. That's because Iowa education rocks! :D
Good luck everyone, I hope you and your families stay tornado and flood-free.

Oh, and the other thing that can happen? People scream and shout and complain and basically, you remember what an ugly world this place can be. So, let's hope we stay on course with option one.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Well, alright.... if you insist

This is what? A week late? But, yes, I took a pic of the tv. There were so many emotions in this evening...and I had a lot to deal with. I thought HC would be the better president, but I now must accept that BO is the nominee. And, I've been thinking about this for a few months, he's not a horrible second choice. And damn, that man can GIVE a speech. I am also confident he will do better things for our country then any republican ever could. But that's maybe why I'm a democrat...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Pride & Prejudice

Which Pride and Prejudice character are you most like? (PICCIES)
created with
You scored as Elizabeth Bennet

You are independent, passionate and unconventional, with a sharp tongue and a quick mind. But you have a quick temper and sometimes forget who you're talking to...

Elizabeth Bennet


Mr. Darcy


Charlotte Lucas


Kitty Bennett


Lady Catherine de Bourgh


Mr Bennett


Mr Bingley


Jane Bennett


Mary Bennett


Lydia Bennett


Mr. Wickham


Mrs Bennett


Mr. Collins


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Favorite New Word: Prayfullness

Somehow, I find myself watching PBS. I have three channels in HD, so I might as well learn something. I'm watching an episode of Prayer in America. The episode description: "Examines how prayer has contributed to the fabric of American history, culture and everyday life". I'm not a religious person, but I can appreciate learning about a religion from a... well, outside point of view. I like approaching it like you would anything else in history or popular culture. As a scholar, not as a person of faith. Not that I do not have faith. I have much faith. I would have given up on the job search long ago without faith. More, I do not have a religion and religion has, in fact, probably turned me off from having faith in the past. Thankfully, I have since been educated (pause for haughty look from a highly educated young woman....oh, wait - that's not me. The haughty look, not the educated part...) and have been able to find a distinction between having an established religion and and being religious (or having religious tendencies like faith or prayer). I'm still wary of religion and the ridiculous things it makes people do. I cannot deny it has had a positive influence on thousands of lost souls and others needing hope and a definite say in the structure (whether positive or negative, I do not know) of our country (best class I ever took: American Studies/Sociology 110) but it has also done some largely negative things for our world. Which, given a certain 5-year anniversary taking place today I refuse to discuss since it makes me absolutely sick, is a whole other post for several other days.
But, prayfullness. It was used in this episode of Prayer in America and it made me giggle. The man using it was totally serious and academic and the use made sense..but prayfullness? America should really stop making up words. I think we're out of any good options.

Wow, and that was going to be a short entry. Whoops.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Anyone else remember how much ice we got in December? It was like living on a skating rink which is very tricky when going to campus on a giant hill. Or a mount. Mount Oread that is. Still, with all the time I spent on campus because of Campaigns, I got some awesome shots of Stace and I celebrating the completion of The Plans Book (to remain unseen) and a cool shot of our lovely ice-covered campus.
A bit of tweaking in Picasa made this picture look a little grainy (from the sharpening) but also rather striking and mysterious.