it happened on sunday morning but its worth commemorating – for the first time since we had children seven plus years ago, they got out of bed on their own and entertained themselves without intentionally waking us up to either feed or entertain them…
previous: November 2010
|bark at the moon||2010.11.23|
my wife has trouble sleeping every now and then. she has tried to determine if there is any correlation between what she does or what she eats and the nights when she has difficulty sleeping.
she had trouble sleeping the last two nights and driving home thought she may have discovered the cause – yea, the full moon…
|it gets worse||2010.11.22|
and while i’m criticizing sarah, i certainly need to share this public service announcement to dr. frankenstein who created her:
|call a spade a spade||2010.11.19|
i just found out that sarah palin has her own reality television show.
now that the wolf has shed her sheep’s clothing and has come out the loud and proud self-serving, b-list media whore can we all agree that she has nothing of merit to offer the national debate?
|the day after||2010.11.18|
the most technologically impressive achievement of our generation has to be the near guaranteed failure of products forty-eight hours after their warranty expires…
|pack up our belongings||2010.11.17|
there was a report on the radio today that was described the new airport security measures going in to place before the holiday season that gives passengers the wonderful choice between a pornographic, radio-active full-body scan or a less than loving enhanced pat down (which doesn’t include a happy ending).
thankfully i won’t be traveling this holiday season but with airport security going from comically ridiculous to tragically ridiculous i can’t even get excited about my annual ski boondoggle if it means participating in this nonsense.
guess there is no choice but to move so the ski hill will be within driving distance.
we never discussed it before, but apparently my son doesn’t share my belief that i miraculously descended from a single male parent…
|well maybe not||2010.11.11|
when our seven year old son play fights and wrestles with other boys it almost always ends when he or the other boy escalates the game outside the sphere of “play”.
over the weekend we asked a relative at what age her boys stopped escalating the play fighting to real fighting and she said they hadn’t done that in a while. her boys are nine and a half.
today when she called, she told a story of how one of her boys took a rock to a kid who wasn’t playing a game “fairly”.
guess nine and a half isn’t the cut off after all…
|i remember some things||2010.11.09|
i’ve come to the point in life when every day i wake up every day with something aching.
this of course, has me thinking about getting older and i enjoyed an interview with nora ephron on her upcoming book i remember nothing and other reflections when she talked about the game people play “what would be your last meal”.
one of her friends got throat cancer and was no longer able to enjoy her favorite foods – the moral of the story, enjoy the things you are passionate about today, and as much as you can now because you may not always be able.
ironic, to write this on my way to work…
friday was the last day at my previous job, starting a new job today.
so i got busy with aphrodite in god of war iii on my new ps3 and mindlessly squandered my free time away…
sunday, we went to the science museum and saw crayon physics and i suspect i know where i’ll squander my free time next weekend…
my political analysis of the election on tuesday, since “Progressive Change Campaign Committee” sent me an email asking “thoughts?”…
In general, what are you thinking tonight?
I’m thinking it’s a shame that the Democrats didn’t capitalize on the majorities they had during for the short time they had them. I think this election is as much about people being nonplussed on the progress to end two failed wars; the failure to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”; not closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp; not providing Single-payer Health Care; and most recently the Democratic Congress shied away from the debate on the Bush tax cuts until after the election.
What do you think the progressive movement should do next? As in, immediately…
Special interests have too much influence in politics and most grievous example of this is the Supreme Court ruling on Corporate Personhood. Congress needs to pass laws to limit and audit corporate political contributions.
Do you think Pres. Obama and congressional Dems should fight harder for progressive policies or seek middle ground with Republicans? (Please elaborate.)
I believe attempting to seek middle ground with the Republicans is a large factor in the disappointing legislative session of the past two years. If there was a willing partner on the other side, I could favor working together, but there is not a willing partner on the other side and the record is clear on that point. Further, the Republicans were rewarded for their obstructionist position while Democrat enthusiasm waned as the expectation went from “Change We Can Believe In” to “It Was The Best We Could Do”…