Friday, December 5, 2008

Dog saves dog

Awesome video of a heroic Chilean dog dragging another dog to safety after it was hit by a car.

Notice that none of the drivers stop to help? This would be why I dislike most humans and like most dogs.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Hurricane Paloma

What do you mean "extremely dangerous"? It's November for cripes sake!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I got nothin' - the retouched version

Only 6 days into NaBloPoMo I'm out of material (unless of course I want to post more political stuff which I'm trying to avoid).

For no other reason than it's entertaining, check out this site which proves that in these modern times you can't even believe your eyes. Behold, the power of retouching.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Other electoral vote predictions

Here's the results from me haphazardly collecting electoral college predictions from various TV pundits for the last few days. Note that all the results below are all predicting a Barack Obama win. I haven't seen one pundit predicting a McCain win willing to put a number on it. That leads me to believe that they're doing a lot more wishing than real analysis. I think if they'd spend a few minutes with a map and a calculator they'd get a big dose of reality.

Karl Rove 338

George Stephanopoulos 353

Mark Halperin 349

Matthew Dowd 338

Donna Brazile 343

James Carville 365

Alex Castellanos 318

David Gergen 328

Paul Begala 325

George Will 378

Larry Sabato 364

And just for fun:

Mrs. Parkhopper 352

Minima 353

Poll closing times

More useful info at Swing State Project

Vote for Lando Calrissian!

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Don't vote early

...if you're wishy washy on the issues. A lesson in the perils of early voting for those not having firm convictions.

“I voted early just because I could, but I think it’s ridiculous," said Alice Richards, 65, of Wheaton, Illinois. “I was at a mall– the Stratford Square Mall– and there was a place where people could vote early while they were shopping, so I did.”

In retrospect, she’s not happy about it, because she didn’t think that she was required to show enough documentation– and, although she still is solidly behind the candidate for whom she voted for president, she has since changed her mind on one of the local issues for which she cast a ballot. On that issue, even though today is Election Day, it's not Election Day for her– her vote is gone, and she can’t get it back.

Poor Alice. She's a victim of a voting system that is far too convenient and easy.

Random observation on Election 2008

My neighborhood and the surrounding area looks like a helicopter dropped hundreds of McCain/Palin yard signs. The second most popular yard sign is "Yes on 2".

I have little doubt how things will turn out in my precinct. I just hope that isn't indicative of the State results.

Another "That's it!" momement for me and the GOP

In the last four years I've had many moments where my fellow Republicans have caused me to say, "That's it, I've had enough!" Not the least of these was when John McCain won the nomination in March of this year. Since then it seems that the party has been led even further and further down a pretty steep slope right into a mud pit. Sadly, some people that I've admired for years, like Elizabeth Dole, have been happy to jump right in.

Now the California GOP has filed an FEC complaint over Barack Obama's trip recent trip to Hawaii to visit his dying grandmother. One sentence in the post reads in part "...filing the complaint today [Nov. 3rd] now seems to have been ill-advised, if not legally, then certainly politically."

Yep, leave it to the Republicans to do something so incredibly petty and mean spirited AND on the day the man's grandmother dies, too. Idiots.

(No word yet on how that FEC investigation into the $150,000 spent on Sarah Palin's wardrobe is going. Again, idiots.)

Monday, November 3, 2008

From pound puppy to police dog

This is the kind of story I like - the Polk County Sheriff's Department saved a puppy's life and the taxpayers a lot of money.
Narcotics Deputy J.D. Maney found his newest partner in the most unlikely of places — the pound. Rezadu, an 18-month-old black Labrador retriever, has been on the job since late August and has already assisted in several drug arrests.

It wasn't an easy accomplishment for the pair.

Maney, whose last dog was forced into early retirement, was left without a partner for the first time in his 19 years as a canine deputy.

Budgetary cutbacks, combined with Maney's part-time status with the department, led the Sheriff's Office top brass to decide they couldn't afford the $5,000 bill that came with the purchase and training of a new narcotics-sniffing dog, said Chief W.J. Martin.

'But I told him, ‘If you can find a dog and train it yourself, then you can have one,'' Martin said.

Deputy Maney put a lot of time and effort into training his pound puppy and now Rezadu has been nationally certified as a narcotics dog. Congratulations to both officers!

Sex toys for votes

Honestly, this is a real news story: Free sex toys - and much more - for voting
Just when you thought it was safe to focus on the issues in this historic election season, a chain of sex toy shops has joined retailers, restaurateurs and other businesses across the nation in the time-honored tradition of rewarding Americans who go to the polls.

Babeland, with stores in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle, is offering a pair of self-gratifying incentives for voters who present their registration cards, ballot stubs or “word of honor” that they voted next Tuesday.

The rewards are no-so-subtle reminders of this year’s campaign rhetoric. For men, it’s the “Maverick,” a "sleeve" for self-pleasuring. According to a press release, “He’s always there to lend a hand, he works for every man, and he bucks the status quo.” Women can choose the “Silver Bullet” mini-vibrator, which is “a magical solution to difficult problems” and “a great stress-reliever during these troubled economic times!”
Gee, I voted and all I got was a lousy sticker.

UPDATED: Good news! Starbucks is giving out free coffee to voters tomorrow. I hear the new Salted Caramel Signature Hot Chocolate is amazing.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Election Predictions for 2008

That's 353 electoral votes for Barack Obama. Try as I might I couldn't stretch his lead any larger than that for a humiliating landslide. Apparently there's nothing more vengeful than a bitter Republican.

While I'm prognosticating I'll go out on a limb and predict that Obama also wins the popular vote (duh) and that the Democrats gain 8 seats in the Senate and 29 in the House.

So what will this mean? Does it mean that President Barack Obama and the Democrats will claim a political mandate to enact their liberal ("socialist") agenda the way President Bush claimed his mandate in 2004? Remember this statement?
"I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it," Bush told reporters. "It is my style."
Whether you remember the comment or not I'm certain you're familiar with the results.

No matter how the next four years turn out there's one thing I'm fairly certain of - Barack Obama will govern with a completely different style.

Here's wishing him - and us - the very best.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


I'll be giving National Blog Posting Month a shot in November. The goal is 30 posts in 30 days which should be a challenge considering how rarely I post now.

I'll spend the day trying to get into the spirit and hopefully I'll have something interesting to say before the day is out.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A "weird" foods meme

Found this at Poppy Brite's s place while I was checking to see how she and Chris weathered Gustav. Normally I avoid memes but I have a weakness for food memes so here you go.

# Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
# Bold all the items you've eaten.
# Cross out any items that you would never consider eating (or eating again)

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (I can only assume that Alligator counts.)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (Once, and I regretted it.)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frog’s Legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

A hot dog from a street cart? No. Maybe I should cross that one out as I simply can't imagine a situation where I'd be desperate enough to indulge in that bacteria bath.

Actually, that many of these foods is considered "weird" amuses the hell out of me. Try growing up in the South (Florida!) with some Native American blood thrown in, surrounded by Mexican and Cuban buddies, a great local African American heritage, a proud Greek population and a decent number of Scottish and English friends. Yeah, and people say the South isn't diverse. Oh, and I've employed a Cordon Bleu trained chef, so I have that going for me. I taught him how to cook mustard greens and he taught me to like sweetbreads.

The only ethnic food that I really just don't like (of what I've tried) is Indian. I can choke down curry based foods enough to be polite to my hosts but as far as a voluntary dining choice? No thank you.

Tagging the Parkhoppers, both of them.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I have a girl crush on Donna Brazile

Yeah, I know. I'm married. And straight. And yeah, I'm a Republican. But that doesn't mean that I can't be in love with Donna Brazile. And why not? She's just lovely, she's uber smart, she's funny and she speaks her mind (when it suits her).

What prompted this confession? I was in the kitchen just now doing dishes when a CNN talking head introduced a "behind the scenes at the DNC convention" segment featuring Donna. I just about broke my neck getting to the TV. Yep, that's a sure sign of a fangirl. The segment sucked only because it was too short. (Hey, CNN! If you have access to such an awesome resource why not utilize it more rather than focusing on those lame no name commentators who have nothing better to do than offer their lame opinions of your coverage of the convention? Most industries save the back patting for a post-event staff party.)

Here's another confession: I tune into This Week with George Stephanopoulos each Sunday to watch only the round table. I have it timed perfectly, I flip the TV on just in time to watch Stephanopoulos introduce the weekly participants. Let me tell you, if Stephanopoulos doesn't announce George Will and Donna Brazile I am sorely disappointed. I don't know what it is about their debate but I find it calming and soothing; it gets my week started on the right foot.

Golf Guy has even learned that a 15 minute dose of the round table = a week of a more happy, well grounded Minima. He'll interrupt what he's watching to make certain I get to catch the show. Why? I can't really put my finger on it. Maybe it's just the idea that there are people in the world who can disagree civilly on the fundamentals. Maybe it's the idea that not everyone associated with politics has lost their damned minds. Maybe it's the idea that the adults may still be in charge.

Anyway, Donna Brazile? She's one of my heroes.

If you're interested in politics, biographies or behind the scenes of the 2000 election I suggest you read her book, Cooking with Grease.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Today's reason to love Pushing Daisies

Dear Pushing Daisies, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

Add another to the list - Stephen Root (Office Space, NewsRadio) joins the cast. Root is set to appear in a four-episode story arc for the show's upcoming season.


And Stephen's from Florida, y'all, so you know he's crazy.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

John McCain outsmarted by Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton's response to John McCain's ad.

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

How weird is it that I now like Paris better than McCain? Hell, I'd certainly vote for her before I'd ever vote for him. Maybe I should start a list of people I'd vote for for president before I'd vote for John McCain? Nah, too long, waste of paper. Just rest assured that you're on there.

Maybe next John McCain could make an ad insulting David Hasselhoff? I'd love to hear the Hoff's take on economic policy.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

I'm avoiding going to bed

...can you tell? I talked Golf Guy out hours ago, since then I've been watching various YouTube offerings. My favorite is Bette Midler's final tribute to Johnny Carson.

I dare you to watch this one without crying! And yes, I realize I'm posting a preposterous amount of videos lately.

Suck it up.

Is this what passes for Muzak these days?

I unfortunately had to spend a good amount of time in my local bank branch today in a (probably futile) attempt to solve a problem. While I was there this song from Evanescence was being modestly pumped out over the loudspeakers as though it were a perfectly mainstream selection. I thought they were insane...until I saw the 70+ year old fellow who was waiting before me happily tapping his toe to the tune.


UPDATE: In response to inquiries - I'll only say that it was Bank of America, I won't rat out the branch and in case some super sleuth quizelles it out - everyone waiting seemed perfectly happy regardless of the music selection.

UPDATE II: Problem totally solved. Awesomely solved. In fact, I am in awe of the efficiency of the solution. It cost me time (but waiting to jazzy tunes!) and anxiety but not an arm and a leg (yeah, we're poor enough that an overdraft penalty means tuna for a week). Love you Bank of America!

UPDATE III: Okay, I was closing a savings account w/ auto deposit. Spoke to three people on the phone: regular person, slightly more informed regular person, supervisor. You'd think it'd be just that "easy". Nope. A month later I was looking at a negative balance (due to service charges due to canceling direct deposit on " closed" account ) on an account that I'd closed and penalties. KUDOS to my bank VP for telling me that "the problem is that the first guy you spoke to was an idiot". No, SERIOUSLY, he said that!!! It then took him a week to straighten all the charges and penalties. BUT HE DID IT! For little old me, hardly their biggest depositor. Heck, my balance is a little above zero at the end of each pay period, but he took the time to help me. Killing me not to name him and give him the recognition that he deserves. I'll settle for :

Thank you Bank of America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Making a birdhouse in your soul

Is it really a happy song? Not sure but not to put too fine a point on it, it makes me happy. And, since I'm turning over a new happy leaf in August, I choose for it to be a happy song.

As I wish. (Eh, random bastardized movie quote. What can I say? I'm in a mood.)

Cat Fight

Pick your favorite: Princess Chunk the 44 pound homeless fat cat OR Jesus kitty?

I'm pretty certain that Princess Chunk could take Jesus in a fight.

UPDATED: Jesus cat calls in a Cheeto for backup: Cheesus


Oh, go ahead and laugh! I'm pretty sure He has to have a truly excellent sense of humor. (Otherwise how do you explain Cheesus?)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Montauk Monster

Here's the story about the Montauk Monster.

I've seen a turtle sans shell (pre soup), that's no turtle.

What do you think it is?

Personally I don't know, I just know that I don't want to run into a live one in a dark alley.

"What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneliness, and say, 'This life which you live must be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned and you with it, dust of the dust!'

Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that demon? Or would you answer, 'Never have I heard anything more divine'?" ~
Friedrich Nietzsche

So? Have you ever heard anything more divine or are you cursing and gnashing?

Adjust your life accordingly before that demon washes up on your beach.

Water on Mars!

I'm not old enough to remember the moon landing so excuse me if I find this to be a most awesome space related discovery.

In a discovery that could qualify as one of the most important in the history of space exploration, NASA’s Phoenix Mission may have confirmed the presence of water ice on the planet, Popular Mechanics has learned. The scheduling of a press conference for Thursday at 2 p.m. Eastern by NASA and the University of Arizona has raised hopes in the space community that scientists will announce the breakthrough. When pressed for details, a spokesperson for the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory refused to elaborate beyond saying that the Phoenix team would unveil new findings from the ongoing robotic mission to Mars. If the rumor holds true, it would be the first direct confirmation of water ice beyond Earth.

Too cool! (Pun intended.)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Florida Sunshine Laws

Note to ignorant TV commentators (I'm looking at you FOX News):

It can't be called a "leak" if the state is required to release the information.

Here's hoping that Caylee Anthony is found alive and well.

Good riddance to bad rubbish

Alaska Senator Ted Stephens has been indicted on corruption charges.
It's about damned time. Resign now, Ted!

Oh, did you notice the lack of respect in the way that addressed him not just by his first name but ignoring his title as well? Lack. Of. Respect.

Do the decent thing, Ted, resign now and give your party time to put up a good candidate for November.

People like Senator Stephens (he of the Bridge to Nowhere fame) have been pushing fiscally conservative voters like me out of the Republican party for some time now. I fully expect Senator John McCain (a fiscal conservative himself) to jump on excoriating Stephens, and if/when he does, good for him.

Shocked because I sorta complimented McCain? I don't blame you. But although I'm not a fan of Senator McCain I will give him credit where credit is due. He does talk a good game when it comes to fiscal conservatism.

Here's wishing the people of Alaska the best of luck in filling Ted's seat with a decent human being. Whether a Republican or Democrat, I'll be happy with more fiscal conservatives in Congress. I'm not partial to any particular party at this point.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Drunken elk meets sorry end after toddler attack

No, seriously. That's even the original headline.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" - Fail

An extreme home makeover, a mortgage pay off and $100,000 cash? But 3 years later they're facing foreclosure.

Oh, please! And yeah, take my tax dollars to finance their mortgage bailout. Misled, my ass.

Boy bites dog

Dog bites boy, boy bites back.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Italy to run Alligator Alley?

Charlie Crist has lost his damned mind.

As a life long Florida resident, and formerly proud Republican, I STG if John McCain picks Crist as his running mate I will:
  1. Change my registration to something other than Republican (to what, I have no idea),
  2. Personally campaign (door to freaking door) for Barack Obama,
  3. Do everything I can as a former Republican blogger to defeat John McCain in November

No, seriously. I'm not joking.

We may as well run the whole damned party into the wall if it's a McCain/Crist ticket.

Hit it hard! I don't want to walk away from this one.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"How can I control my life when I can't control my hair?"*

The good news is that I don't look like Posh Spice (that was a joke!) but the bad news is that I skipped the haircut. There were transportation issues that I simply wasn't motivated enough to overcome. It's just as well as I still haven't picked out a hairstyle and the last thing I want is a hairstylist (and a stranger at that) talking me into something freaky.

I think I may try again on Monday while Golf Guy is taking his PAT.

*Quote lifted from an unknown comedienne. Lynne Koplitz, maybe?

Saturday, July 19, 2008

At times like this...

What is it about emotional trauma that makes a woman want to go out and get a drastic haircut? Yeah, I haven't had my hair cut professionally in YEARS (at least 10) but I think I'm heading to the mall tomorrow to have it all chopped off. Don't mock the mall salon. Tomorrow is Sunday, where else can you get your hair cut on a Sunday? (My hair hasn't been professionally cut in years but now it has to be taken care of tomorrow?! Dunno.)

Right now my hair is just a couple of inches past my shoulders, up from near middle of my back at the beginning of the year - cut it myself, as always. HA! It looks HORRIBLE. Fat chicks should not have wavy shoulder = double chin length hair. It is NOT complimentary. Way to broaden that silhouette!

I think if I screw up my courage tomorrow I'll go just below my chin (but professionally layered in such a way that I don't look like a mushroom).

It's not that I'm squeamish about cutting my hair or short hair, not at all. I've had some pretty damned drastic haircuts in my day, (but I was thinthinthin then...and young!).

Golf Guy doesn't want super short. (The way it was when we met? Ahem.)

I just want something that doesn't get in my damned way during the next 4 months while I shed 50 pounds. (Yeah, that's my goal.)

My big bugaboo is having some stranger touch me. Just the thought of someone being within my PERSONAL SPACE long enough to give me a decent haircut gives me the heebeejeebees. I don't like people touching me. I REALLY don't like strangers touching me.

Not to mention having to make polite conversation all that time. I just don't think I have it in me.

Okay, gotta stop because all this post is doing is giving me a million and one reasons NOT to get a PROFESSIONAL haircut tomorrow. G-d forbid tomorrow morning I chicken out on the PROFESSIONAL part and end up in front of my OWN MIRROR AT HOME with a photo of Posh Spice and a pair of scissors.  (The tattoo? I guess I'll just have to grab a Bic pen. Classy!)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dogs' lives are too short.

Their only fault, really.

Baloo Stripling

August 1992 to July 2008

We love you and miss you.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Asparagus with lemon butter and anchovies

Doesn't that just sound like the best thing EVER?! The next time I head to the grocery store I'm picking up the ingredients for this:


Cooking time: 10 minutes; preparation time: 5-10 minutes; feeds 4

2 bunches asparagus

12 anchovies

2 cloves garlic, crushed

100g butter

Zest and juice of half a lemon

A small handful of parsley leaves, roughly chopped

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

About 4 tbsp medium-grated parmesan

Snap off the bases from the asparagus, about an inch from the bottom where you can feel a natural give. They will snap off easily at the right place. Put the spears in an asparagus steamer or upright in a tall, narrow saucepan with a few inches of water. Steam for 4-5 minutes or until they feel a little under-cooked. They will cook a little more on the chargrill so don't overdo them.

Meanwhile, melt the anchovies in the butter over a low heat with the garlic, stir in the lemon zest and juice and keep warm. Coat the asparagus in the olive oil and chargrill on a high heat until they look nicely charred in places and tender.

Put on hot plates, season with freshly ground black pepper and pour over the anchovy dressing. Sprinkle with the parmesan and chopped parsley and serve. This is delicious served with a poached egg for each person and bread to mop up the dressing.

:: drool ::

I'll let you know how it turns out.

Read the commentary for serving suggestions, (fresh fish!), via the TimesOnline.

UPDATE: Just returned from the local grocery store - no asparagus. Are we past asparagus season? I swear I just saw it in a different store last week. I considered canned asparagus for about 2 seconds. No, that just won't work.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

There otta be a law

Is this child abuse? At the very least it's criminally stupid.

Butt cleavage


Who's a pretty boy? Boo is!

Charlie Crist "says" he's getting married?

That's a weird way to announce an engagement, don't you think? But it's the actual phrasing of the headline on the website of the St. Pete Times: " Florida Gov. Crist says he's getting married". Gee, you'd think that they're suspicious that it's some jaded political ploy or something. In their defense Charlie is frequently a fiance and rarely a groom. Crist has been engaged 5 times and married only once (and that lasted a short 6 months).

Though I wish the couple happy many happy years together I can't help but wonder Charlie will get another case of cold feet if John McCain is defeated in November.

Sorry, do I sound like I think it's a foregone conclusion that Crist will be McCain's VP pick?

I do.

Jalapeno on a stick

This headline on the Drudge Report "Jalapeños Probed in Outbreak" made me giggle because it reminded me of comedian Jeff Dunham's Jalapeno on a Stick.

Here's video proving that probing jalapenos can be pretty funny.

Mariachi etiquette

Golf Guy and I rarely make it out of the house for dinner. The occasional breakfast? Yes. A sometime lunch? Maybe. But dinner? I honestly can't remember the last time we had "a date night". It just Never. Happens. So when I was so bold as to insist that he take me out to dinner last night he could hardly say no. Where to? The best Mexican restaurant in town, El Norteno - it's cheap, authentic and tasty.

Did I mention that the best part of having dinner with my husband is the conversation? Yeah, we talk a lot. A. LOT. It's one of the things we look forward to each evening - just catching up.

Anyway, last night: combine one authentic Mexican restaurant and...a mariachi band? Mariachi bands are loud, very loud. That equals no conversation at all, and frankly I'm STILL rather uncomfortable from the experience.

Seriously, what is the etiquette for a dinner time serenade? My order arrived just as the mariachi band got to our table and we all know that the beans and cheese are best when they're hot, right? But now there's a 4 man band standing there. Singing to me. And it was some incredibly romantic song since they apparently decided that Golf Guy and I were dating rather than having been together for nearly 20 years.

So while I'm being serenaded, do I get to dig into my Chile Colorado or do I smile politely as my food gets cold? I finally decided to enjoy the present (translated: revel in Golf Guy's discomfort) and postpone the eating for the moment. (Mm hm: cold beans.) This is making a memory, right?

Oh well, I won't remember those beans in week but hopefully I'll remember those awkward and uncomfortable moments with Golf Guy forever.

Friday, July 4, 2008

About Me

Living in Florida, 40 years old, happily married to Golf Guy (not his real name and, as you may have guessed, in the golf business).

We have one cat, Baxter. His real name is Bastard, the cat I mean, not my husband. We try not to call him that in polite company but trust me, he worked hard to earn that moniker. He's a good kitty most of the time but when he's bad, he's very, very bad.

Anyway, I'm a reformed political blogger. I was at it hot and heavy for four years and then one day, not very long after John McCain won the Republican nomination, I deleted my political blogs in fit of pure spite. Of course, I have no idea who I was actually spiting.

A few months later I've discovered that giving up politics is hard but giving up blogging is even harder. I have no idea what this blog will be about. Mostly it's here to serve as an outlet for my snark.

minimally me @ gmail DOT com

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