Friday, August 29, 2008

Here We Go Again...

Ok, I am pretty liberal. And I am going to get political here, so if you are going to have a problem with that – well, that’s just too damn bad. Quit reading.

Last night, Obama’s Democratic acceptance speech was absolutely phenomenal. Not quite as good as the speech he made four years ago, but damn good. I fully admit that I am a big cry baby, but he made me cry nonetheless. And more importantly, he gave me hope. The last eight years have been brutal, and Obama is the most interesting politician I have seen since Feingold first ran for office. Do I agree with his stance on clean coal and nuclear? Hell no. But in a two party system, I don’t think there is ever going to be a candidate you completely agree with and you can either accept that or vote for some random Green Party candidate that doesn’t have a chance in hell. The point is that after Obama’s speech, I was revved up and excited about politics again.

Then McSame, er, McCain announced his VP running mate, Sarah Palin. You may be asking yourself, who? She’s the Governor of Alaska, silly! She’s been in office since 2006, how could you not know her? I just better not hear anything else from the Republican Party about Obama not having enough experience. Palin is younger and her only political experience comes from a state with less than one million residents. She has zero foreign policy experience. But she was the runner up in the Miss Alaska pageant in 1984, so I mean, that’s gotta count for something.

I am not a fan of Mrs. Palin. We don’t agree on many things politically. But unfortunately, I think it was a fantastic move on McCain’s part. She’s a woman, so she can potentially get some of the stubborn Hillary supporters. (Personally, I think that is total bullshit. Obama’s and Hillary’s voting records are SO similar. Voting for McCain just because you wanted a vagina in the White House is fucking dumb.) She is also young, which is something McCain obviously isn’t. Her oldest son is actually in the Army – and how many politicians can say that - and her youngest, born this past April, has Down’s syndrome. She’s got two built in audiences right there.

Alaskans also seem to really like her even though she is under investigation for illegally firing a police officer. (The officer sounds like a total douche, but he was also Palin’s ex brother-in-law and douche or not, I don’t think there was enough evidence to fire him. I think. I haven’t really been paying attention to that story because I don’t have a tv and to be completely honest, the story is boring.) But that story should be an easy PR cover-up, nothing major. Then there's the pregnancy rumors. (Seriously, this is Palin 6 months pregnant? Life is not fair.) They started almost as soon as Palin annoucned she was pregnant. Some people say Trig is actually her 16-year-old daughters. It's especially fishy since the last few months of Palin's pregnancy, her daughter was out of school because she 'had mono'. I've had mono, and I certainly didn't miss MONTHS of school, but I know it can be a beast and I feel like the facts would have been leaked by now if that story was true. So I highly doubt that will factor in at all over the next two months. And with the right media spin, she is going to be gold this election. And I am going to have to consider moving to Canada. Again.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Stupid f*$%*&g Computer Bulls%*&!!!

I’m sure some of you computer savvy readers – oh, who am I kidding? No one reads this shit. But I keep blogging anyway because I am that pathetic. Anyway, I feel that most technically savvy people have a Mac/PC preference. I am not technically inclined. I don’t know C++ from html. A blog – a basic, layout provided blog – is about as far as I go. But I grew up with Macs. I have probably used more PC’s in my ‘adult’ working life, but I like Macs. Plus, my new job will eventually require Photoshop or PageMaker. And I realize those can be used on a PC, but since I am in the market for a laptop and I know I will be using design software, I opted to get a Mac.

Who cares, you ask? Well, apparently the IT guy I work with. Even though I asked the president of our company before I bought the stupid thing, the IT guy is trying to tell me he will most certainly NOT support my laptop and that I am on my own with everything, blah, blah, blah. Great, just what I needed. To piss off the one IT guy without even meaning too. I already share an office with a complete douchebag, which is a post for another day, but now I have apparently broken some unspoken ‘Thou Shall Not Buy Mac’ commandment and this tool is going to be a royal pain in my ass from now on. If there is one thing I learned the hard way, it’s never piss off your IT guy.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Shopping Alaska Style

Juneau might have limited places to go shopping, it might rain a lot and seem incredibly isolated sometimes, but every once in awhile you stop and realize where you are living and you remember that no where else can you go to Costco and have a back drop quite like this.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Get Down With Your Bad Self!

This woman is 71?!?! Holy crap!! Yet another reason why I have to start doing Hip Hop Abs!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Lil' Sisters Tats

So, after thinking about it for all of a week or two, my little sister decided to get a small, tasteful, tattoo on her side. And as the 'cool' big sister, I'm the only one she's told about it in the family. Seeing as I have five tattoos, it would be safe to assume that I would be supportive. But all five of my tattoos put together are smaller than this monster. I actually think it looks pretty badass, but will it look good on a 40-year old mother of two? Hmmm....

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Friday, August 08, 2008

Team Hilton!

Paris Hilton responds and I'm ready to vote for her!

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

PS - Hahahaha!!

Brett really is following in Vinny's foot steps!!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

God, would you please just shut up already?!

Brett, I have been faithful to you for a LONG time and even I am sick of you right now. There are about a billion ways you could have gotten your precious trade without having to fake a retirement. You’ve put the Packers in an impossible situation. And it’s all because we didn’t stoke your ego enough? Seriously? You are good, one of the best players ever, but this isn’t 1997 and let’s all be honest here - you aren’t what you used to be. You have one, maybe two more good years left. And if Tampa wants your interception record along with your touchdown record, they can have it. Give us our $26 million back. I think Rogers is going to be a good quarterback. Will he be as good as you? Probably not. But do we need all the endless drama going on during training camps? Hell no.

You will always be one of my favorite players. And you will always be the reason I got into football in the first place. But I don’t understand how you can be putting us through this. The team, the fans. We have passionately protected you and supported you for the last 17 years and this is what you do now? You could have gone out on top and truly been one of the greatest players ever. Now you will always be compared to Vinny Testaverde and George Blanda. Or maybe people will talk about you like they do about Michael Jordan or Sugar Ray – excellent players that didn’t know when to call it quits. I hope I am wrong. Even if that means rooting for a different team. I hope you come back for one year, where ever you end up, have an unforgettable season, and then call it quits. But unfortunately, I don’t see that happening.
Regardless of what happens, I am just sick of hearing about you. Sorry, but it's true.