Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I never win anything...until NOW!

Woo-hoo! My unlucky streak must be over...yeah right, but several hundred people entered this contest and I was one of the lucky three to win a brand spanking new copy of this book.

I believe we lost a great man this year and I'm really looking forward to reading more about this political icon, this "lion" of the Senate. Unlike some who've recently published memoirs..., ahem, Ted Kennedy had a captivating and full life. I'm sure I won't be disappointed.

Special thanks to Bookin' with Bingo for hosting this giveaway.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Picture of the Day - Courtesy of The Daily Dish

This is the kind of thing that moves me. Sorry, but communists taking over our government - since IT'S THE STUPIDEST THING I'VE EVER HEARD, just isn't high on my list of important things to think about. I'm more concerned about why we're ranked No. 37 in the world for our health care system. I'm concerned about our country being the only well-developed country in the ENTIRE world that rations health care based on wealth. That if you can't afford your cancer treatments you're expected to beg. That's what Republican Congressmen are saying - BEG! I'm concerned about our environment and that soon our oceans will be nothing but a giant garbage dump! I'm concerned about the future for my children's sake.

Everyone has different priorities I guess.
For me I prefer not to waste my time because I have bigger fish to fry, like how to pay the bills, how to pay the 10 grand I owe in doctor bills this year because I have crappy insurance, and most especially, what to make for dinner.

What are you worried about?
(Warning - don't turn this political or trollish)

Friday, October 16, 2009

America's Funniest Home Videos - Courtesy of Glenn Beck

Apparently Glenn Beck wants to...(sob)go back,..(tears gushing)to the 70's...(massively crying now)when...Carter was President.

I can't believe people actually watch this guy with a STRAIGHT FACE!

Watch it if you can stand it. It's hard. Believe me.
Thanks to The Daily Dish.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Embrace your inner hickness to get this one..

This picture has inspired me to lose weight, wear sunblock, and stay in school. I don't care if I'm already done. I have to go back!!
Thanks Carlos!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Picture of the Day (from the Daily Dish)

I finally have my revenge on these pesky critters that invade my house in droves every Fall. More deadly fly art here.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Oh, CRAP! The World Is Beginning To Like Us Again...

When my sister served a mission (2002) in Taiwan, church leaders told her to lie and say she was from Canada and not from America so that she would not be assaulted.

When I toured Europe (2004) signs everywhere in every country I visited said things like, "Yankees out!", "Amis go home!", etc.

It seems there was a period of time where the world truly hated us. We were seen by other countries as bullies and believed we could do anything and everything we wanted with no thought of the consequences. My friends from foreign countries have affirmed these last statements to be true. I won't go so far as to say it was all George Bush, though the Iraq War certainly did not help this image. Our country has done many unforgivable things to obtain these feelings from others- just look at we did in the Congo, it was horrible. But it was during Bush's reign that the loathing from other countries seemed, to me, to escalate.

Now we have a president that other countries like. He is a likeable guy- a great smile, good looks- a JFK persona, if you will. And, well, his wife is also mesmerizing. Obama is willing to talk to other countries and show them respect- not immediately start calling French Fries Freedom Fries just because the French disagree with him. The feeling of other countries toward America has changed- drastically. And yet, for some reason, some people believe that is a bad thing.

We lost the 2016 bid for Chicago to host the olympics. I feel as though I am the only one surprised that we lost, but look at it from an IOC voter. If you could choose anywhere in the world, would you rather:

A. Have the olympics at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with throngs of supermodels walking along the coastline, or

B. Have the olympics where you could see fat people eating at restaurants

To me, it was a no brainer, and I am incredibly happy at where the Olympics will be held. When I think of Chicago, I think of wind and cold- NOT summer and outside activities. The obvious choice, in my mind, won. I do not think for one second it has any bearing on Obama- there are WAY too many other factors involved to blame it on one person.

Now Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize- and, of course, people are lined up to say why he doesn't deserve it.

I, however, am proud that our nation is once again being seen in a positive light by others. I am excited that missionaries no longer have to lie about where they come from for fear of being beaten. I am thrilled that our president is respected by other national leaders, instead of laughed at. In other words, I like having a president who is liked and respected- and am very confused as to why others don't.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

When will Republicans in Congress quit blaming people for their sickness?

So, according to this senator, or I mean doctor from Wyoming, the top 5 percent of the sickest people in this country are obese smokers who don't eat their fruits and vegetables. So, it's my fault if my thyroid decides to quit working, even though I don't smoke, I eat plenty of veggies and I watch my weight. Somehow I've still brought this upon myself. Why are people who aren't able to get insurance held to a higher standard physically than those who do? Is it because the latter can go to a doctor sooner before small problems escalate? They don't want a public option, but they want to legislate my dietary choices? I wonder how that keeps government out of my life. Hmmm..

Monday, October 5, 2009

Things I would rather do before I read Going Rogue by Sarah Palin

I would rather be eaten by a shark.
(I stole this idea from Letterman.)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Things I hate today.

Everything is getting on my nerves today. I should've locked myself in my house.

1. People who pick their nose while driving. I can see you in my rearview mirror people!

2. Checkers at the grocery store who mumble while I'm trying to write my check. Don't get me wrong here, I talk just as much as the next girl, but a lot of the time I can't understand a word of what they're saying. Something about her husband, or the new Star Trek movie,'s a mystery. I nod and smile, and grit my teeth.

3. Women who wear tights and boots that are exactly the same color. Where does one end and one begin? Do you need a map to find the zipper? They look like leggings straight from Cat Woman, and you ain't Halle Berry.

4. Shorts that are so short butt cheeks are hanging out like sagging curtains.

5. The fact that I like David Lee Roth better in Van Halen than Sammy Hagar.

6. Glenn Beck (I just always hate him.)

7. Number of wolves killed so far in Idaho - 15. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

8. The pretend Republican health care plan that does nothing whatsoever for the problem.

9. Stepping on one of those sticky mousetraps. That glue is from another planet I swear!

10. That Palin's book is already No. 1 before its release. What?

Sheesh, what a day. Next time I'll try to have a more positive attitude.
(hee-hee, that is a good one)
Anybody else got issues?