Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Michele's Birthday

1. Happy birthday to you
2. Happy birthday to you
3. Happy birthday dear Michele
4. Happy birthday to you
5. Yay for being 19!

Monday, November 29, 2004

Perfect Love Songs

1. Head Over Heels - Alanis Morissette
2. True Companion - Marc Cohn
3. Afternoons - Lori McKenna
4. Long Ride Home - Patty Griffin
5. Bellyside - Anne Heaton

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Great Scrabble-Formed Words

1. Diode
2. Revere
3. Wooden
4. Grail
5. Bounces

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Bad Max and Erma's Experience

1. We were almost seated 3 times by the hostess before being told to wait... again
2. The party of 9 that came in after us was seated before us
3. Our waiter was less than enthusiastic
4. Becky's burger came out almost 5 minutes before the rest of our food
5. My meal came out wrong

Friday, November 26, 2004

Essential Party Ingrediants

1. Good music
2. Games to play
3. Sugary food
4. Amusing subjects to discuss
5. Entertaining guests

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Thanksgiving Thoughts

1. Being thankful is a great way to spend time
2. Freshly made cranberry sauce is a wonderful food
3. Canned cranberry sauce is a slightly less wonderful food
4. Relatives are always good for drama and opinions
5. Happiness is coming home from a day of family and food and climbing into bed with Becky and the kitties

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Pre-Thanksgiving Excitement

1. Becky's coming
2. The kitties are coming
3. Mom and Geoff are coming
4. Maddie is coming
5. Turkey is coming

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

A Birthday Song For My Mother

1. Happy birthday to you
2. Happy birthday to you
3. Happy birthday dear Mom
4. Happy birthday to you
5. And many more.....

Monday, November 22, 2004

Random Red Things

1. My truck
2. Certain apples
3. Rudolph's nose
4. Shirts of Target employees
5. An editor's pen

Sunday, November 21, 2004

The First Five Disney Animated Movies

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2. Pinocchio
3. Fantasia
4. The Reluctant Dragon
5. Dumbo

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Infomercials That Need To Go Away

1. Bowflex
2. "Set it and forget it" Showtime Rotisserie
3. The Magic Bullet
4. Ronco's Showtime Cutlery
5. The Little Giant Ladder

Friday, November 19, 2004

Really Fabulous Alanis Morrisette Lyrics

1. "Members of our inner posses"
2. "It's just a thing called guy"
3. "You make the knees of my bees weak"
4. "Inside-line-coloring"
5. "We needed time to marinate"

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Really Good Authors Who Write Young Adult Books

1. Meg Cabot
2. Tamora Pierce
3. Philip Pullman
4. Julie Anne Peters
5. Gary Paulsen

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

My Favorite Kinds Of Apples

1. Gala
2. MacIntosh
3. Jonathan
4. Granny Smith
5. Fuji

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Rhyming Weather Words

1. Foggy, smoggy
2. Barameter, thermometer
3. Condensation, percipitation
4. Gale, hail
5. Snow, rainbow

Monday, November 15, 2004

My Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Morning

1. Woke up too early
2. No Becky
3. Stressed about my USPS application
4. Forgot to exercise
5. Lost my USB stick

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Organization That You May Not Know Exist

1. The Popcorn Board
2. National Opossum Society
3. The Skeptics Society
4. The Rat Fan Club
5. The Porkpie Appreciation Society

Saturday, November 13, 2004

November Is...

1. National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
2. National Adoption Month
3. American Diabetes Month
4. CRP Month for the Canadian Red Cross
5. National Family Caregivers Month

Friday, November 12, 2004

Hobby Lobby Is Like Michael's...

1. Only bigger
2. With more scrapbooking supplies
3. And really cool decorative knick-knack stuff
4. And more Christmas decorations
5. And mean sales associates

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Current Project List

1. Finishing my quilt
2. Embellishing the journals
3. Painting the plates and mugs
4. CD covers for Binnie
5. Surviving the rest of the semester...

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Good Driving Music

1. Tegan and Sara
2. Patty Griffin
3. Lucy Kaplansky
4. Jonatha Brooke
5. Country radio stations

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Amusing Things From Gilmore Girl Goodness

1. Tom and Nate being "manly"
2. Discussing football with Amy
3. Little tiny pink cowboy boots
4. Dave being totally lost in his game
5. "Tristan II"

Monday, November 08, 2004

17 Reasons Not To Slit Your Wrists... By Michael Moore

1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again.

2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916.

3. The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving once again that your parents are always wrong and you should never listen to them.

4. In spite of Bush's win, the majority of Americans still think the country is headed in the wrong direction (56%), think the war wasn't worth fighting (51%), and don't approve of the job George W. Bush is doing (52%). (Note to foreigners: Don't try to figure this one out. It's an American thing, like Pop Tarts.)

5. The Republicans will not have a filibuster-proof 60-seat majority in the Senate. If the Democrats do their job, Bush won't be able to pack the Supreme Court with right-wing ideologues. Did I say "if the Democrats do their job?" Um, maybe better to scratch this one.

6. Michigan voted for Kerry! So did the entire Northeast, the birthplace of our democracy. So did 6 of the 8 Great Lakes States. And the whole West Coast! Plus Hawaii. Ok, that's a start. We've got most of the fresh water, all of Broadway, and Mt. St. Helens. We can dehydrate them or bury them in lava. And no more show tunes!

7. Once again we are reminded that the buckeye is a nut, and not just any old nut -- a poisonous nut. A great nation was felled by a poisonous nut. May Ohio State pay dearly this Saturday when it faces Michigan.

8. 88% of Bush's support came from white voters. In 50 years, America will no longer have a white majority. Hey, 50 years isn't such a long time! If you're ten years old and reading this, your golden years will be truly golden and you will be well cared for in your old age.

9. Gays, thanks to the ballot measures passed on Tuesday, cannot get married in 11 new states. Thank God. Just think of all those wedding gifts we won't have to buy now. (Just kidding....)

10. Five more African Americans were elected as members of Congress, including the return of Cynthia McKinney of Georgia. It's always good to have more blacks in there fighting for us and doing the job our candidates can't.

11. The CEO of Coors was defeated for Senate in Colorado. Drink up!

12. Admit it: We like the Bush twins and we don't want them to go away.

13. At the state legislative level, Democrats picked up a net of at least 3 chambers in Tuesday's elections. Of the 98 partisan-controlled state legislative chambers (house/assembly and senate), Democrats went into the 2004 elections in control of 44 chambers, Republicans controlled 53 chambers, and 1 chamber was tied. After Tuesday, Democrats now control 47 chambers, Republicans control 49 chambers, 1 chamber is tied and 1 chamber (Montana House) is still undecided.

14. Bush is now a lame duck president. He will have no greater moment than the one he's having this week. It's all downhill for him from here on out -- and, more significantly, he's just not going to want to do all the hard work that will be expected of him. It'll be like everyone's last month in 12th grade -- you've already made it, so it's party time! Perhaps he'll treat the next four years like a permanent Friday, spending even more time at the ranch or in Kennebunkport. And why shouldn't he? He's already proved his point, avenged his father and kicked our ass.

15. Should Bush decide to show up to work and take this country down a very dark road, it is also just as likely that either of the following two scenarios will happen: a) Now that he doesn't ever need to pander to the Christian conservatives again to get elected, someone may whisper in his ear that he should spend these last four years building "a legacy" so that history will render a kinder verdict on him and thus he will not push for too aggressive a right-wing agenda; or b) He will become so cocky and arrogant -- and thus, reckless -- that he will commit a blunder of such major proportions that even his own party will have to remove him from office.

16. There are nearly 300 million Americans -- 200 million of them of voting age. We only lost by three and a half million! That's not a landslide -- it means we're almost there. Imagine losing by 20 million. If you had 58 yards to go before you reached the goal line and then you barreled down 55 of those yards, would you stop on the three yard line, pick up the ball and go home crying -- especially when you get to start the next down on the three yard line? Of course not! Buck up! Have hope! More sports analogies are coming!!!

17. Finally and most importantly, over 55 million Americans voted for the candidate dubbed "The #1 Liberal in the Senate." That's more than the total number of voters who voted for either Reagan, Bush I, Clinton or Gore. Again, more people voted for Kerry than Reagan. If the media are looking for a trend it should be this -- that so many Americans were, for the first time since Kennedy, willing to vote for an out-and-out liberal. The country has always been filled with evangelicals -- that is not news. What IS news is that so many people have shifted toward a Massachusetts liberal. In fact, that's BIG news. Which means, don't expect the mainstream media, the ones who brought you the Iraq War, to ever report the real truth about November 2, 2004. In fact, it's better that they don't. We'll need the element of surprise in 2008.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

An Amy Kind Of Baby Shower

1. Lebanese resturaunt
2. Forgot the cake
3. Random cards with money
4. Clueless Wayde
5. "Here, take some food. No, really. More food."

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Clogs Are Not Good For...

1. Wearing in the rain
2. Wearing in the snow
3. Running (or walking fast)
4. Jumping
5. Roller coaster riding

Friday, November 05, 2004

Clogs Are Good For...

1. Showing off your fun socks
2. Slipping on to run to the mailbox
3. Slipping off during class
4. Wearing with long skirts
5. Wearing to the beach

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Things You Should Not Do While Giving A Formal Presentation

1. Put your hands in your pockets
2. Say "and stuff"
3. Talk to the screen
4. Use filler words like "uh" or "um"
5. Stay on one slide for more than 2 minutes

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Places From Which You Should Not Purchase A Car

1. A bookstore
2. A gas station
3. A ski shop
4. Wal-mart
5. A place called Kangaroo Motors

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Happy Election Day!!!!

1. Yay for elections
2. Yay for voting
3. Yay for poll workers
4. Yay for registered voters
5. Yay for "I voted today" stickers

Monday, November 01, 2004

Potential New Holidays

1. New Shoe Day
2. Read-A-Book Day
3. Not-So-Famous Singer/Songwriters' Day
4. National Picnic Day
5. Short People's Day