Archive | November 5, 2008

Day after Drivel

I was watching a repeat of The Colbert Report last night and they had some conservative british guy on there and Stephen asked him who he thought would win the election.  The guy took a breath and answered, “The American people.  They are ready to retake America and prove that it is STILL America.”

Yesterday, I cried.  A lot.  It is a time of amazing things, here in our land.  A time of hope and change, but we also need to remain vigilant.  Celebration is welcome, but we also need to start rolling up our sleeves.  There is work to be done.  Part of our work is over; most of it just begun.

 I saw this on Facebook yesterday as someone’s quote, but it wasn’t attributed to anyone person, so I don’t know who to credit for it.. but still, I loved it.

Rosa sat so Martin could march.  Martin marched so Obama could run.  Obama ran so our children could fly.

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On a sad note, I tried to make a soup last night that sounded SO FREAKIN’ GOOD I drooled about it all day.  But it sucked.  Royally.  Namely?  The velveeta didn’t melt.  DAMN YOU, VELVEETA.  I mean, I still ate it, but I could not ask anyone else to endure chunks of might-be-chicken-or-might-be-velveeta.  It took a lot of endurance from me, let me tell you.  Anyone have hints on what I could improve next time?

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My office is crazy today.  Two boxes of Krispy Kremes, a cauldron of leftover Halloween candy (that is now a public donation facility), a tub of fudge, two things of trail mix, and some pretzel sticks.  We will never go hungry again.

But we might crave an apple.

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We’re entering the holiday season again, which means lots of food and festivities.  Good times, but it’s also a very important time for us to stop and be thankful.  I think that means something more to me today than it did yesterday; for whatever reason, and I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I’m feeling renewed energy regarding community and making our own little plots better for those around us.  I’m going to push our family to adopt an angel this year (maybe more than one; maybe one for each child) so that we can instill that in our own.  When we can, we give.  When we can’t, we hope. 

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Lastly, I heard on the radio today that some movie studio is looking to remake The Three Stooges.  It was a short little blurb, with no mention of names, but it got me thinking: who would you all cast as your present-day stooges? 

Right off the top of my head:

  • Jack Black
  • Ben Stiller
  • Ricky Gervais

Who are yours?  I’m curious to see what names you all come up with that I was too ignorant to mention.

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