Smarty Pants Amazon

Amazon has added a feature that lets you add stuff from any site to your wish list. Not only is this wildly convenient for Christmas shopping, but it clears up SO MUCH space on my bookmarks list! If I regularly shop for you (Justin) go add stuff!What are you waiting for??

Bono, King of Ireland.

Unfortunately, I know more than one person who might believe that's true...
Went to the doctor today and stocked up on birth control, you know, just in case McCain/Palin take over the world. (And if you think they'd be willing to stop with just the US, you've been misled.)

PS: God, I love Tina Fey!


John McCain suspends his campaign just in time to avoid his first real debate with Barack Obama. How very interesting...

Some breaking news

Posted by:
The Economist | WASHINGTON

JOHN MCCAIN, apparently, will stop campaigning tomorrow in order to work full-time on the financial crisis. As a coworker of mine put it, it seems like he’s suspending his campaign in order to help his campaign. He is also asking for Friday’s presidential debate to be postponed. Maybe I’m being cynical, but that’s a canny move. Friday’s debate was supposed to cover foreign affairs, Mr McCain’s strength vis-à-vis Barack Obama. With the financial crisis on, the economy, Mr Obama’s strength vis-à-vis Mr McCain, would have inevitably found a prominent place, depriving Mr McCain of a chance to showcase himself.

The question I want answered, of course, is whether Sarah Palin has to cancel her photo-ops at the UN, too, or if she can continue to pretend that sitting in expensive armchairs across from foreign leaders who know nothing about her in half-hour increments counts as an education in international affairs.

And, for those of you who continue to insist that Sarah Palin has plenty of experience to become the vice president, or even (and likely) president, I give you this. If you don't have 12 minutes, come back later.

Time Flies

Today is the last day of summer. Tomorrow is the fall equinox. I cannot believe how fast time goes by...It makes me a little sad.


How is it that John McCain and Sarah Palin can make so many mistakes and still be ahead?
How is it that people can believe their lies?
How, when they're telling what they believe is the truth, can people agree with them?

This is my biggest issue. I would never vote for any candidate that threatened my ability to choose what I do with my body. I would never vote for anyone who seems so determined to take my right to abortion away. I don't believe that abortion is right in every circumstance, but I also don't believe that everyone who gets pregnant should have children, and I don't believe that life and death is the only line to be drawn there. There's more to life than just being alive. (For both mother and fetus/baby.) Furthermore, and more importantly, I would never vote for someone who's going to try to take my birth control away. I'll fight tooth and nail for this little packet of pills. On top of that, what exactly do they propose to do about all the unplanned pregnancies that are sure to crop up? Not everyone can afford to raise 5 children, or even 1 for that matter. Teenagers certainly don't need to be caring for babies, regardless of the example that Governor Palin's own family has set.

I would never vote for anyone who knows less about the economy than I do. (Which, believe me, isn't much.) How can John McCain say that the state of our economy is healthy when people are losing their homes, their jobs, their everything? What does he think is happening when the dollar is worth less every day? What rock has he been under?

I would never vote for anyone who has an "if you're not with us, you're against us" mentality. Since when has the Prime Minister of Spain been a terrorist supporter? McCain so clearly wants us to be isolated from every other country in the world. How could that be good in any way? How could we elect someone who is leaving the option of war with Russia open? Who is biting at the bit to go to war with Iran (thus going to war with China, Russia and a large portion of the rest of the world)? How can we elect someone who doesn't even want to get us out of the war that we're already in?

How can people not see what a scary place we're in right now? How can they not know that electing McCain and Palin would only make it scarier? And trust me, it would be much, much scarier.

Register. Vote. And think before you do it.

Saturday Night Live

This would have been funnier if Hillary had played herself...

Drink Up

Tonight is my first night of being officially jobless. I'm a little worried about being alone in the house while Justin goes to work. I'm sure I'll end up staying awake until some really obscene hour and jumping every time I hear a noise that I can't blame on the dogs. I'm currently trying to drown the chances of that happening by ingesting copious amounts of wine. (Barefoot White Zinfandel. It's good and I don't even care that pink wine isn't fashionable. So there.)

Couldn't Resist

You're Bella Swan - You are intelligent and kind but not quite sure what you want out of life yet. You have a feeling there's something more out there for you. You're attracted to those who are real and avoid the fake. Sometimes you're a bit accident prone, but your true friends will always be loyal to you and come to your aid when you need it.


I had a different video posted today but then I realized that it's the 7th anniversary of 9/11 and I thought this one was a bit more appropriate.

Hello Kitty, Goodbye Deaf

Because I'm not a teenager, and haven't been in quite a long time, I have never been into Hello Kitty and her friends, or any of that Japanese toy/design/animation stuff. I was too young during it's first hey-day, and too old during it's renaissance. But today, while wandering around Ross (we were waiting for Ulta to open), I found this shower wrap:

Cute right? I don't like it because it's Hello Kitty, I like it in spite of the fact that it's Hello Kitty. And because it makes me feel like a character on a soap opera, they always have these things.

In other news, I quit my job today. I'll be ChaCha-ing to make up my income, and add myself to Justin's insurance. This should actually end up giving me a little more money than my job, and I'll get to stay home in my pajamas (or my Hello Kitty wrap!) as much as I want to. I'll be leaving for California (*squeals*) on October 18 for a month, and taking the laptop with me so that I'll still be able to pay the bills here. This month will be sort of a test run to see how much I'm going to need to work while I'm there. This is going to be better for everyone, not to mention all the lives that will be saved since I'm no longer in danger of a homicidal breakdown. The deaf can rest easy tonight...

Oh So Weird..

I'm pretty sure she should be embarrassed by this picture, but it's almost guaranteed to land McCain-Palin the entire redneck vote...not that they didn't already have it.


The way this girl dances is exactly the way I feel when I'm super pissed off. If only I looked that good thrashing around...


There was a big pile of lies told at the Republican National Convention last night, but this is my personal favorite. Numbers don't lie people!

Former Arkansas Governer Mike Huckabee: "Palin got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States."

Actual Reality: Palin got 616 votes in the 1996 mayor's election, and got 909 in her 1999 re-election race, for a total of 1,525. Biden dropped out of the presidential race after the Iowa caucuses, but before that, he got 76,165 votes in 23 states and the District of Columbia where he was on the ballot during the 2008 presidential primaries.

Hello?? 1,525 (in two years combined) is not a larger number than 76,165. Somebody needs a new speech writer. Or a math class.

Benefits of Marriage

Yesterday Justin bought me these flowers:

And today he made this delicious coconut-lime tilapia with sugar snap peas for lunch:

I've always been afraid to cook fish, and I've never done it myself, but he dove right in and it was really, really delicious. Nice.