Thursday, September 18, 2008


Many props and thanks to Katha Pollitt for THIS article in The Nation.

Left, right, middle or "huh?"- read it.

Two Sides to Every Story

Lucky little me got to be a subject for Nate's digital photography final project.

((I think the mere fact that I own both of these outfits indicates the truth behind this picture.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Damon on Palin (Not Literally)

Don't get me wrong- I don't think celebrities are any more entitled than the rest of us when it comes to social issues, BUT Matt Damon is hilarious and correct in this clip.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Two in one day- I'm a maniac!

I was just reading this article on Radar and I just wanted to paste the quote at the bottom of the first page...

"If Obama loses, our children will grow up thinking of equal opportunity as a myth. His defeat would say that when handed a perfect opportunity to put the worst part of our history behind us, we chose not to. In this event, the world's judgment will be severe and inescapable: The United States had its day but, in the end, couldn't put its own self-interest ahead of its crazy irrationality over race." - Jacob Weisberg

Chew on that.


When I imagine the montage that would play through the minds of baffled humans as the world comes to an end, I see a clip John McCain proclaiming, "Drill baby drill!" while campaigning for the highest government position in the most powerful country in the world.

It's just plain upsetting, disappointing, and kind of disgusting.

Why, oh why aren't more people bothered by this?

On that note, I leave you with a quote...

"The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane"

-- David Orr, from "Earth in Mind"

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Back in Action

My father recently sent me an email asking if I still blogged- the answer is yes, but the last few weeks have been crazy at work and by the time the day ends, the last thing I want to do is stare at a computer screen.

But I’m back, people/Dad!

I return to the blogosphere with good news- I have officially/FINALLY relocated to the great metropolis of Chicago. It’s been a long time coming and I finally got my shizz together and made it happen. Props to my besty for setting me up with a very useful budget on Excel. She now gets to partake in free cable whenever she likes because she’s a mere floor below me!

Anyhoo, I actually LIVE in the building I WORK in, so that’s convenient. I feel like it’s payback for all the years of commuting back and forth to school and work. Commuting helped to make my life much more stressful than it ever had to be.

Here’s where I thank ALL my city dwelling friends for always lending me a couch to crash on. I seriously have wonderful, dependable friends; I never once felt stranded in the city in the four years I’ve been doing my thang down here. I also need to shout-out to Dustin because he is a true blue helpful pal with the move-in. I may not have a boyfriend, but he plays his gay boyfriend role wonderfully.

Also many thanks to mi padres for y’know, everything.

It’s election season, folks and it’s sure to be juuuuuicy. How about that nutjob, Palin? ;)

More to come…!