Sunday, July 20, 2003

Whoa - it's been a coon's age since I've blogged. Holidays. Trip to Columbus. Visitors and family staying with us - it's been non-stop, but nice.

This weekend, back to work on the kitchen, while trying to keep up w/neglected yard work. Damn that show 'Curb Appeal'!

BTW...I suggest not taking a 2 and 4 yo to 'Finding Nemo'. It's not that it can't be distrubing for them - it can. But it's long. Not adult long - but it definately goes past their attention span. I missed parts of the movie (like how Nemo became missing), due to the up/down of the kids and trying to herd them. Now we'll have to see it as just adults either in the theatre or when it comes out on DVD. Ellen DeGeneres was great. I love Albert Brooks - but oy, was he annoying!

We also just got back from seeing Sheryl Crow @ Cain Park. It's nice to have a small-ish ampitheatre 1/2 mile from your house. She was pretty good - I must say (say in your best Ed Grimley voice).....though the place was overrun by lesbians. Who knew?

Thursday, July 03, 2003

Ok. I did it. The 2004 Election process is officially underway (in my world, anyway). I contributed to my candidate of choice: Howard Dean. At least 16 mos from E-Day - he's the most electable Democrat out there. I swore I would not continue to contribute to the Democratic National Committee until the Dems got some backbone (and balls) and played hardball. I wrote them to that effect also, not that I have gotten any response. So, instead of giving to the DNC, I gave directly to Dean.

I cannot fathom having Shrub in office for a day longer than Jan 20, 2005, but until Dean, no democrat seems willing to take him on - except Dennis Kucinich, who has 0% chance of getting elected.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

I know I've been lame about actually blogging lately. It's been an up and down few weeks....and I've felt that I've had nothing clever to say. Most of the people who read this know me and what's been going on - but for those lurkers out there....

One of my sister's was in town and a few times most, if not all, of us were together (5 siblings, their spouses, 8 of their kids and our parents) - which is a scary prospect for anyone who knows us. Most of the time we (as a family) were well behaved, but we had our moments. One said to me about another of my sisters - 'she looks just like Aunt Ginny', to which I replied, 'that's possibly the meanest thing you've ever said!'. But we laughed. Not a quiet moment for days. Last night was a good night on the couch w/beer and the Gilmore Girls....and peace and quiet.

I've been doing a casual (?) job search for awhile now - and have had some good offers that weren't right at the time, but I'm sorta regretting not taking some of them. A new offer, which I did take and I did want, was rescinded due to some political arm wrestling. They happened to be a big vendor for my current employer. The only one to get screwed, was (shock) ME.

But the highlight of the month will definately be heading to Columbus this weekend! Friends, Friends Friends....and beer. So excited. Unfortunately, Denton cannot join us which makes us all sad.