Monday, March 31, 2008
The reason for the reminiscing is I am baffled as of late at the problems facing my political party. The DNC set forth a rule that states were only allowed to have their primary elections on dates approved by the DNC. I can understand this rule completely...if you let states keep changing their dates, the primaries will get sooner and sooner and before we know it presidential primary elections will be held just after the inauguration of the current president.
Well, Florida and Michigan decided to disregard the rules and have a primary outside the allowed dates so the DNC stripped them of their delegates. Each of the states knew before-hand that they could lose their delegates for breaking the rule, but decided to go for it anyway. Now politicians in both states want a do-over. Are you kidding me??!? You broke the rules, got slapped with a punishment and now because you don't like the results you want a do-over??
If the DNC allows a do-over it will shake the already weak foundation upon which ALL politicians stand. If we, as Americans, see this kind of 'leadership' what will that tell us?? That we do not have to take responsibility for your own actions if we do not like the consequences. I think we have enough problems in the great of US of A right now, and we don't need our leaders giving us more rope with which to hang ourselves.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Shoes as far as the eye can see... in EVERY color and style... oh, I think I may just faint. And to go with all these fabulous shoes, what could be better than:
Fabulous pocketbooks!!! :)
A new DSW just opened not far from here (well, over an hour, but for shoes, it is SO worth it!) and we are going on Thursday.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I remember the months leading up to the war in Iraq - I remember how surprised I was that the vast majority of American people supported the idea of going that direction and when questioned their ignorant response was "Well they bombed us first!" I was saddened that our government would try to sell the war to us by tugging on the still too painful memories of what we lost on September 11th. I did not support the war then - ask Nathan - poor thing got an earful everytime he would let his guard down long enough for me to let politics in the discussion. I had this gut feeling that we would go in and stir things up in an area of the world that did not need to have things stirred up - and that we would be there for a long time. I remember specifically using the words quagmire and Vietnam.
Now don't get me wrong, Saddam was not my choice for 'Leader of the Year' - he did horrible things to a lot of people and I do think that should have been punished. Yet, on that January night when I watched his hanging on youtube I got misty eyed. It felt like vigilante justice, it did not feel like Democracy.
The most recent of my thoughts have turned to the lives lost. Do you realize that since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom the number of US military (soldiers, marines and sailors, etc) that have died in combat is higher than the number of US civilians we lost on September 11th? Does that bother anyone else but me? We were drug into a (now seemingly endless) war on a vengeance mission and yet we've lost more lives than the total number of those lives we were avenging.
I do not believe the world is safer because we invaded Iraq - yes, there were groups of people before all of this who hated Americans and yes, there were those who cheered in the streets when the towers fell but the groups of people who fell on that side of the line were in the minority. The blood we've shed 'in the name of freedom and democracy' has fueled the fires of hatred all over the world. If someone doesn't hate us they see us as the bully - the one who thinks they are above the law, the one who gets told 'No' by someone and yet we do it anyway because we can. I know that it has been prophesied and predicted for many years that times would become more perilous but I hate to think that Americans, who pride themselves on freedom and liberty would be the ones poking the wasp's nest.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I am going to run for office and I am going to institute a Parent Law. In order to have children you will have to pass a test for mental competency and common sense...if you fail, well, in the words of Bob Barker: "Have your pets spayed or neutered today!"
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Where were you born? Ogden, UT
Middle name: Dawn...just like my mother's and (hopefully) just like a daughter some day
How old will you be this year? 28 in December
Nicknames: Hollywood, Mouse, Holly Hobby and Holinator
Are you taller than your mother or father? Yes, poor short mom
Do you cry often during movies? Yes...I cry over sappy commercials
What is your biggest pet peeve? Eating noises and when people misuse their, there, they're, your, you're, to, too and two
Favorite color: Green and pink
Favorite foods: Prime Rib, Green Goddess salad dressing, See's chocolate
Favorite restaurants: PF Changs, Gold's & Pickles
Favorite beverage: Diet Coke (I know it will kill me...I don't care, if I could 'drink' it via IV I would)
Favorite cold cereal: Cinnamon Life
Favorite smells: Right after a rainstorm, crisp fall evenings by the ocean, kittens
Favorite time of day: Anytime I am not working or on my way to work
What brand of shampoo/conditioner do you use? Pureology - I LOVE the conditioner, it smells minty... mmm
Favorite make-up products? Mary Kay moisturizer, and my teal eye shadow :)
How many pillows do you sleep with? One stiff one under my neck and one fluffy down one tucked under my chin.
Do you play an instrument? Yes: flute, piccolo, piano and an amazing assortment of percussion instruments
Have you ever been skinny dipping? Yes
Did you do any sports in High School? I ran track for a week (I had to quit the team...big misunderstanding with the coach)
What was the last movie you saw in the theater? 27 dresses
What is your favorite article of clothing? Any one of my shoes :) But this week it is the Bandolino red patent leather peep toe pumps.
What is your dream vacation? On a beach, with a book and a Pina Colada
What was your first impression of your spouse? I thought he was cute - I even asked him out but he rejected me (he 'claims' not to remember this...)
If you were an animal what would you be? A cat - hands down....someone feeds you, cleans up your poop and I get to just sleep all day... sounds good to me
What is your favorite “me- time” activity? Shopping...especially for shoes.
Favorite TV shows: Sex and the City (can't wait for the movie!!), Seinfeld, Grey's and Desperate Housewives
What is your dream car? 1967 Ford Mustang convertible. Cherry Red with white leather interior and red leather accents.
What is one of your weaknesses? I get my feelings hurt easily. And I am a sucker for a good deal on a great pair of shoes...I'll eat Mac and Cheese for a week instead of buying groceries if it means getting those Bandolinos... :)
What do you fix for dinner when there’s nothing to fix? Fancy Shmancy Belgian Waffles in my Fancy Shmancy new Belgian Waffle maker. Top them with syrup and butter and chocolate chips and you have a meal!! ;)
If you could live in a different decade/era which one would it be? I love the 20's for the music and clothes and I love the 70's - talk about some great shoes!!
Do you consider yourself outgoing? Yes
What is something you are constantly working on? Losing weight...it is a battle I fear I may never win. Damn chocolate chip Belgian Waffles.
Any hidden talents? I am a WICKED fast silverware polisher...and I can walk in 4" stilettos
What is a word or phrase you overuse? Like. It has gotten tremendously worse since we moved here...I don't do it as bad when I type, but in person I am beginning to sound "Like a total Valley Girl"
What is the worst thing that happened to you this past year? Lost two babies
What is the best thing that happened to you this past year? Learned that Nathan would finally graduate, mom's heart surgery went good and I found Frank on the side of the road.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish this year? Run the 5K in May.
The best piece of advice you learned this past year? Be patient...impatience is just too stressful
Who are the 7 people you are going to tag to do this survey? Erin (yea for new bloggers), Kim S & Lisa (put it in the comments), Cindy, Sheila, Briana, Janus