Monday, January 31, 2005

I've Been Away Too Long...

Life has a way of interfering with plans. I've been so busy keeping up with working and making sure that the homework gets finished that I totally missed many wonderful opportunities for blogging. Thankfully, my buddy Sheelzebub kept going even while suffering from the flu.

In the meantime, GWB has been sworn in for another four years of fun and games and some of his appointees have also been sworn at, er, sworn in. VP Cheney has embarrased us all this time by his clueless choice in clothing. The Iraqi people are tasting some variant of democracy for the first time and brave souls actually risked everything to vote. It has been a very busy month.

Friday, January 14, 2005

It's Friday!

I'll take this. 32 was good.

You Are 32 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

US Finally Stops Search for WMDs

Shocked, I tell you, I am just shocked! The US has finally stopped the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Even more shocking, none were found! Of course, we could have just trusted the preliminary report in 2003, but then we wouldn't have had an excuse to go to war, oust Saddam, and conduct 1,521 coalition troop funerals. Way to go, George.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Conscience to Spare

Friday afternoon, I was minding my own business, enjoying a quiet moment in my newly organized craft space. I picked up a project that I had wanted to start for a week or more and went to work. As the rhythm of the crochet hook set it, my mind started to wander. The next thing I knew, my over-active conscience was telling me that I should be working on some the other projects waiting for me instead of working on something that could be done while watching TV. Wait a minute! Now my conscience isn't even letting me relax without pinging me with things I should be doing!?

After a bit of thought, I decided that my overly-conscientious conscience should really be put to work helping out those who obviously don't have problems with too much conscience.

First off, there really must have been something better on which Tom Delay could have spent his time than using the pulpit of the 109th Congressional Prayer Service to draw analogies between the Asian tsunami and the great flood of Noah's Ark fame (right click here to save the MP3 file and hear for yourself).

Next up would be the entire Republican-controlled House who voted to strip the Ethics Committee of any bite. Now it is entirely possible for congresspeople under suspicion to delay any action until the Ethics Committee is forced to drop the matter entirely. Please, there must be something better they could have done with this session time!

Finally, I must mention Fred Phelps. Generally, I can't think of anything worse that he could do than spew his hatred-filled bile. He reached another low (just when we thought it wasn't possible) by opining that the Asian tsunami was sent by God to destroy gay Swedes. Here, Fred, have a big dose of conscience. You need it.