- You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.
- You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy.
- You didn't get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.
- You didn't get mad when the Patriot Act got passed. You didn't get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.
- You didn't get mad when we spent over 600 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.
- You didn't get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq.
- You didn't get mad when you found out we were torturing people. You didn't get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.
- You didn't get mad when we didn't catch Bin Laden.
- You didn't get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.
- You didn't get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.
- You didn't get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich. You didn't get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark.
- You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all okay with you, but helping other Americans...oh hell no.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Good point, albiet a little sweeping in its assumption that all Republicans/Conservatives feel this way
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I just bought $75 worth of gift certificates to some of my favorite restaurants for SIX DOLLARS!!! How did I do it? Do I have connections in the restaurant industry? Is my boyfriend's dad in the food business? (He is, but that's not how I got this deal.)
Restaurant.com is running a deal where you can buy a $25 gift certificate to any restaurant on their website for $2. Just enter the promo code COOK. That's it. And the only strings attached are that you usually have to spend $35 at the restaurant in order to redeem the certificate, it's only valid Monday-Thursday, and it's not good on alcohol. If you ask me, that's still a phenomenal deal. Bon appetit, you guys!
Editor's note: I am in no way affiliated with this website. I just really, really like food!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
me: [link to hotel]$84/night1.4 miles from that other hotel they were talking aboutand it's a 3.5 star hotellet me know what you thinkSent at 11:10 AM on Tuesday
Sometime after 11:10, I changed my gChat status to "I think I want Burger Lounge for lunch."
Between 11:44 and 11:49, the following exchange took place:
Rad Boyfriend: MmmmDo itme: oktotal is $188.92for 2 nightsSent at 11:49 AM on TuesdayRad Boyfriend: Haha no waitBurger lounge I meant hahame: dudei just booked it
Luckily the hotel is really nice and close to our friends and only $84 per night, which is much less than we were expecting. And most importantly:
me: are you mad?Rad Boyfriend: Not reallyNoAmused a little
by Mary Oliver
Some kind of relaxed and beautiful thing
kept flickering in with the tide
and looking around.
Black as a fisherman's boot,
with a white belly.
If you asked for a picture I would have to draw a smile
under the perfectly round eyes and above the chin,
which was rough
as a thousand sharpened nails.
And you know
what a smile means,
I wanted the past to go away, I wanted
to leave it, like another country; I wanted
my life to close, and open
like a hinge, like a wing, like the part of the song
where it falls
down over the rocks: an explosion, a discovery;
to hurry into the work of my life; I wanted to know,
whoever I was, I was
for a little while.
It was evening, and no longer summer.
Three small fish, I don't know what they were,
huddled in the highest ripples
as it came swimming in again, effortless, the whole body
one gesture, one black sleeve
that could fit easily around
the bodies of three small fish.
Also I wanted
to be able to love. And we all know
how that one goes,
the dogfish tore open the soft basins of water.
You don't want to hear the story
of my life, and anyway
I don't want to tell it, I want to listen
to the enormous waterfalls of the sun.
And anyway it's the same old story - - -
a few people just trying,
one way or another,
Mostly, I want to be kind.
And nobody, of course, is kind,
for a simple reason.
And nobody gets out of it, having to
swim through the fires to stay in
And look! look! look! I think those little fish
better wake up and dash themselves away
from the hopeless future that is
bulging toward them.
if they don't waste time
looking for an easier world,
Thank you, Alice.
Friday, March 5, 2010
My boss has been out sick ALL WEEK. I've done everything I can possibly do in the meantime to keep myself busy, and I am getting B-O-R-E-D. Hence I thought now would be a good time to write a blog post. Only I don't really have much to write about, so this might be a hodgepodge of miscellaneous topics:
- The Rad Boyfriend and I are going to Florida in May to visit family and attend a wedding. We'll be in Miami for 2 nights and in Orlando for 2 nights. Any suggestions on what to do in Miami? The last time I was there, I was 15 and only remember The News Cafe and this. (Don't click on that if you're at work--while not offensive, it might shock some work folk.) Any suggestions on restaurants and whatnot would be helpful =)
- Because I'm poor, I went clothes shopping at Target recently and found some AWESOME stuff. Seriously ladies, check it out!
- When I first moved into my current house, everything was white: white walls, while built-ins, white appliances, white white white. Even my bedset at the time was white:
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
"Here's how you can tell the difference between my toothbrush and your toothbrush: mine is the normal-looking one, and yours is the one that looks like it's been shoved in a blender."