Friday, May 16, 2008

Some Things Friday for May 16, 2008

It is May isn't it?? Because it feels more like March or April. This morning is the first time we've seen the sun in a week, but it will only be about 74 degrees today, about 10 to 15 degrees below normal...but there's no climate change! Who is the stupid ass who keeps saying that? I want to find him (yes, it has to be a him) and strangle him.

Some Things I Love:

1. Yesterday's fantasy post about winning the lottery. Boy, that was fun! I needed a little less reality.

2. My nephew sent me a message yesterday completely out of the blue, just to say "love you." Wow, that was just what I needed when I needed it. Isn't it funny how things happen like that?

3. Yesterday, the California Supreme Court ruled that the law banning gay marriage was unconstitutional. "Our state now recognizes that an individual's capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual's sexual orientation," Chief Justice Ron George wrote for the court's majority. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

4. A movie and dinner out. We don't do that often enough. Tonight is "Ironman" then Chinese food.

5. Mother's Day was awesome thanks to Christina and Bill. Great conversation, lots of laughs, quiet setting. For dinner, Chicken kabobs (we got to skewer our own with what we like), spinach and strawberry salad with raspberry vinaigrette, and a chili cheese bread that was to die for (I admit it...I had two pieces).

Some Things I Hate:

1. Obama got sideswiped by Bush in a speech he was giving in Israel yesterday. And, the Tennessee GOP released a video and press release chastising Michelle Obama's "proud" comments. What did Obama do? Whine. What did his campaign do? Whine. You wanna be top dog BO, get over it. This is only the beginning and you clearly are not up to the challenge. Like I said way back when, if Obama is the nominee, hello President McCain.

2. On Monday, I take Goldie in for her pre-heartworm treatment work-up. If she passes, she begins the actual treatment. I still can't believe the prior owner did not give her only Golden Retriever female breeder preventative care. Especially here, with all the mosquitoes! Helloooo! I am praying that Goldie makes it through this with flying colors.

3. So now after the ruling in the California court yesterday, a coalition of religious and social conservative groups is attempting to put a measure on the November ballot that would enshrine laws banning gay marriage in the state constitution. What is with these people? Can't these zealots just believe what they believe and allow other people to believe differently?? Besides, if the measure they propose is based on a religious belief, why is it being considered? Wouldn't that be considered breaching the separation of church and state?? I'm not a legal scholar by any means, but it seems to me that a state cannot adopt a constitutional amendment that is in direct contradiction to the federal constitution.

4. Having so much accumulated stuff that you have to have a garage sale, which means you have to organize all that accumulated stuff that you don't actually like and is probably all dusty and dirty from being in the garage all these months, and you have to clean it and tag it, then get up early to sell the stuff and act like the people are getting a great deal on really great stuff when what you are really thinking is why on earth they would want this junk and all you really want them to do is just haul it away and get it out of your garage so you can get both cars in the freakin' garage for the first time in a year! Tomorrow. Garage sale. My house. Be there.

5. That I haven't started back on my Couch-2-5K program yet. I keep finding all kinds of excuses.... like rain. Today it's not raining. No excuse.

Some Things I Just Don't Get:

1. What's the deal with everyone calling for Senator Clinton to quit the Presidential race? I admire her tenacity. She doesn't whine. She doesn't complain. She just continues to campaign. Even in the face of the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic party elite, the Obama campaign, his supporters, the mainstream media, the political pundits, so-called progressive bloggers all demanding that she leave the race, she continues her campaign. Let's just review for one second. This is a much closer race that those run by Teddy Kennedy, Gary Hart and Ronald Reagan. But, no one attacked them or told them to leave the race for the sake of party unity. They were much further behind than Senator Clinton, but they stayed in their races up to the convention. Why is it they want her to bow out now??? Hmmmm.

2. John Edwards, after many days on the mainstream media circuit denying he would endorse anyone before the convention, endorsed Barack Obama right after Hillary Clinton's landslide win in West Virgina. Guess the big boys club didn't like the sting of that one. I wonder what kind of deal Obama made with John Edwards for Edwards to completely abandon his support of real Universal healthcare? You know, the healthcare plan that mirrored Senator Clinton's, not the one that BO proposed that Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, rejected early on.

3. There is definitely something wrong with people. Why would this mother and her teenage daughter set up a Myspace page for the intent purpose of tormenting another teenager?

4. Some of the winners of The Academy Awards. I tried to watch "There Will Be Blood" the other night. I went to bed instead. Ick.

5. I didn't get why Parvati won Survivor over Amanda. Why would the other women on the jury admire and reward another woman for acting like a conniving bitch, blatantly using her sexuality to play the guys and the other women, and for flat-out lying and lacking any integrity whatsoever?

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