Monthly Archives: November 2010

alas, poor blog.

I haven’t forgotten about this space, I promise.

Been BUSY.

Check out my Twitter feed for bite-sized posts, and I’ll be back soon.

Promise.

What he said:

Read for pleasure. Read junk. Read every kind of book. But read for pleasure. The reason the Puritans wanted to stamp out poetry was because it gave pleasure. It’s about things you love, things that you care about. Sir Philip Sidney, in the generation before Shakespeare, said, “Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” And it will never end in wisdom if it doesn’t begin in delight and continue in delight. When you read a poem and you think, “God, that is so beautiful, I don’t want to forget that,” and you go on saying it to yourself because you love it, that’s pleasure.

— W.S. Merwin

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What he said:

(oh, smack — Sulu just called you a douche! And rightfully so.)

Failing the midterms

So last night was a bit of a bomb for the Democratic party (and, I’d argue, the well-being of the entire country).   The GOP (read: Tea Party Party) took over control of the House of Representatives, though thankfully didn’t take over control of the Senate.  Also, thankfully, Harry Reid didn’t lose to Sharrrrrrron Angle in his district, which would have made the Repub gloating all the worse on the day-after media circuit.

While I’m disappointed in the results, I’m not that surprised or that dismayed.  While it’s going to be PAINFUL to have to watch John Boehner as Speaker of the House, I don’t think the GOP can inflict much damage in their majority capacity.

If anything, it will be interesting to see how the Republican party will have to step up to actually get something done for a change — rather than all the childish, slamming of feet, saying “NO!” that they’ve accomplished during the last 2 years.

I love how, last night in his “victory” speech, Boehner said that it’s now time for him to “roll up his sleeves” and get some work done in the House.  If only he had that attitude for the last 20 years he’s served as a Representative.

Stay tuned, this political ride is going to get bumpy, methinks.

Of current and past Hallowe’ens…

2007: “Bee Girl” from the Blind Melon video
2008: Raggedy Emmalee Anne
2009: Queen of the Wild Things from Where the Wild Things Are
2010: Cowgrrrl (inspired by Jessie from Toy Story 2 & 3)

2007: Utterly-exhausted mama
2008: Semi-exhausted mama
2009: Exhausted mama
2010: Tired mama