Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Thank you so much, Mr. Martinez. I'm glad that you feel so validated.

It's always so nice to hear that esponsibility, strength, commitment, courage, dignity, service, fitness, self-reliance, duty, honor, brevity, and respect are all antithetical to the state of being female.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Now this I find interesting

The Doctor Will See You for Exactly Seven Minutes - New York Times

And why not? If the medical profession is moving inevitably towards a more consumer-driven model, why shouldn't we adjust our behavior accordingly? I love it that this opinion came from someone immersed in the medical profession.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Sobering and disturbing

I found this in a newspaper that we get at work, and I thought it was significant enough to post up for comment:

(Navy Times, 2/6/06 ) "[New defense measures] are intended to sharpen the military's focus on the war against terror, which the Pentagon has relabeled 'The Long War.'"

This military action isn't going to end any time soon, and they are finally admitting it. That admission ought to have a serious impact on how civil rights issues are dealt with. Infringements aren't just going to be the temporary muting of a trumpet; if war justifies infringing rights, what's to stop them from being infringed forever in a war that goes on forever?

Thursday, March 16, 2006

So Sad

Every time I hear a story like this, it tears me apart on the inside.

Since I can't seem to get the link function to work, this is the address www.newsobserver.com/102/story/418676.html.

Bird Brains

Last night Chris was working on a Sudoku puzzle from a Sudoku book that I got him for his birthday. So DeWitt thought he would wander over and check it out...

After carefully assessing the situation...

DeWitt decided that Chris needed a little bit of help.

(The conversation was fast and furious.)
"No! That's a 9 not a 2."
"Don't poop on my book, bird!"

As it turns out, DeWitt has quite a brain in that little bird body of his, and Chris caught on pretty quickly.

And as they say...

"A good time was had by all."

Friday, March 10, 2006

Just look at him go

The other day while we were home fighting off a stomach virus, we had DeWitt out to play, and lo and behold, this is where he snuck off to.


I tell you--does it get any cuter?

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I give you the Founder of the Feast!

Here's to my parents! :-) Thanks, Mom and Dad, for a great dinner. We have eaten until we can eat no more, and it was all excellent. You couldn't have given us a better birthday present.

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But does it taste good?

For all of you without plans for Spring Break, may I suggest a little ice cream? After all, what better way to spend money than on ice cream, chocolate, caviar, and edible gold leaf?


Craziness, sure. But I would eat one if you bought it for me. :-)

Monday, March 06, 2006


While Chris was in Atlanta last weekend, I watched Miss Congeniality since it's supposed to be funny, and I'd never seen it. I didn't know anything about it, so I was absolutely blindsided. I guess I probably should have been able to see it coming by readying the back cover, but I wasn't paying that much attention.


I haven't seen that misogynist of a movie in a long time (although I'm sure that's not for lack of them). I knew there was going to be trouble the minute Sandra Bullock clumped on stage sans makeup or manners, and all the butt-slapping only made it worse. The theme song made me want to throw stuff at the TV. Thank you, Tom Jones, for such uplifting lyrics as:
"Well she's all you'd ever want.
She's the kind you want to flaunt and take to dinner.
Well she always knows her place.
She's got style. She's got grace.
She's a winner. She's a lady.
Talking about that little lady. And the lady is mine."


So at the end of the movie, women are left with two options, both bad. You can be a rather incompetent denizen in a male world, ugly, ungraceful, and unmannered. Or you can be an air-headed, shallow beauty queen, beautiful but incapable of anything but the copious application of makeup. At the end of the movie, when you're supposed to feel good about the "heroine," it's not because she became more competent or got the job done or saved the day, it's because she went from tromping to "gliding," from ugly to made-up, and from reeking stereotyped testosterone to rolling in equally-stereotyped estrogen.

Waaaaaay too many stereotypes and hormones for me.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

On a more positive note...

Today has been absolutely beautiful! It reminds me of all the things that I love about the Carolinas. Warm and balmy on the second day of March. How much better can you get, I ask you? :-) It's shorts and t-shirt weather, folks, and I am loving it. In just a few minutes, I'll be home, and then I can open up my windows and just enjoy the air. I can't wait.

Take a look at this web site. This is the new and improved website for my place of employment. We just went live a couple days ago. Cool, huh?

Gotta run.

Over and out.


I'm so mad right now, I'm spitting. This is one of the most horrendous things I've ever heard of. I can't believe that this actually happens here! Why in the world would you ever EVER think that a prenant woman in labor could possibly be a flight risk?!? What kind of idiot actually does this to someone?!