Thursday, October 30, 2008

Let's play catch up!!

What's new with me?? What's new with you??

Ugh, work assessments coming up in November. I'm gonna be running around like a chicken with it's head cut off trying to help other chickens find their heads...and remove them from their assholes. Heh. I think JB would agree with me on this, even if she wouldn't say it aloud.

Tutoring is more fun each time I go. I like the little girl, she's shy but nice. I've been trying to help her with her multiplication tables. I think we made a breakthrough today.

Halloween tomorrow, woot!! I need to go buy me a new sword for my pirate costume. The Brother may dress as Waldo and jump in on every photo opportunity. How hilarious is that gonna be??

On Tuesday night, while I was in class, someone stole my Obama-Biden car magnet. I was furious when I discovered the theft, but my dad chilled me out with this insightful thought: "They can steal your car magnet, but they can't steal your vote." Thanks, Dad.

And lastly, a message from my favorite Dirty Pirate:

Hi All,

During Movember (the month formerly known as November) I'm growing a Moustache. That's right I'm bringing the Mo back because I'm passionate about tackling men's health issues and being proactive in the fight against prostate cancer.

To donate to my Mo you can either:

Click this link https://www. movember. com/us/donate/donate-details. php?action=sponsorlink®o=1518841&country=us and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account, or
Write a check payable to the ‘Prostate Cancer Foundation', referencing my Registration Number 1518841 and mailing it to:
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Attn: Movember
1250 Fourth St
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

The money
raised by Movember is donated directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation which will use the funds for high-impact research to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer.

Did you know:

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the US with one in six American men developing the disease and more than 28,000 men dying of the disease every year.
African American men and those with a family history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease and should have regular annual testing starting at 45. All other men should commence testing at 50.
Prostate cancer is 90% curable if detected and treated early.
For those
that have supported Movember in previous years you can be very proud of the impact it has had and can check out the details at:
[ Fund raising Outcomes ].

Movember culminates at the end of month Gala Partés. If you would like to be part of this great night you'll need to purchase a [ Gala Parté Ticket ].

Thanks for your support,

David Michael



http://us. movember. com/mospace/1518841

More information is available at http://www. movember. com/.

Movember is proudly grown by Canadian Club and Philips Norelco.

Movember is proud to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Stop saying you're sorry.

Because I'm only sorry about the actual divorce part. I don't regret the rest of it. I don't regret meeting the Ex, or marrying him. I'm a better person today for knowing him. I learned a lot about myself and who I want to be. And we still keep in touch.

I am happier than I've ever been. If you must pity me, which I would detest, do so only when I am unhappy. And right now, the only unhappiness in my world is the long-term separation from the one I love best in the world. But we're in this together, and that makes me happy.

So please. Stop telling me you're sorry when I inform you that I have gone from Mrs to Ms. I like being a Ms...for now.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I want to live in a tiny house.

I wonder if I could talk Rich into it...I could get a Prius to tow it around, I could totally keep my cats and just let them run around outdoors when we're settled somewhere, and I'd save an assload of cash on utilities, rent and mortgage payments, etc. I'd have to buy the Prius, but if I'm only paying $15 a month on utilities and paying less than a grand total for the house, I could TOTALLY afford it. I would be so uber-green!!

Downsizing to 100 square feet of bliss is the way to go.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Guess what!?!?!


Monday, October 20, 2008

Have you been watching the news??

Turn on the TV!! This is history in the making!!

How exciting is it that Colin Powell is now pulling for Obama?? Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight Eisenhower, is also endorsing him, and she left the Republican Party back in August. She, like Mr Powell, has become disillusioned with the party in recent years. Julie Nixon Eisenhower, daughter of Richard Nixon and sister-in-law to Ms Eisenhower, is also endorsing our man.

If you haven't seen the endorsement, here it is in all its glory.

Friday, October 17, 2008

I have a request. Please don't laugh.

Barack Obama is gonna be at the Arch tomorrow, and I wanna go. I've never been to a political rally before, and I'm curious. I seriously considered going to Springfield when he announced Biden as his running mate, but I didn't feel like making the drive.

So my request is for someone to tag along.
Here's the info:

Change We Need Rally
with Barack Obama

Under the Gateway Arch
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Memorial Dr. and Market St.
St.Louis, MO

Saturday, October 18th
Gates Open: 10:15 a.m.
Program Begins: 12:00 p.m.

We could maybe do breakfast at IHOP before hand, and def grab some lunch downtime.
Let me know, 'kay??

Oh, and apparently my sister has dreams about Barack Obama seducing her. She thinks he's sexy.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Introducing: SoCo the Bar Cat.

It's 2:15 AM on the 26th of September, and Rich is showing me a tear on the seal in his trunk outside of one of his favorite bars, which kicked us (well, Rich) out a few minutes before. I am oblivious to the four-legged animal sniffing my shoes until Rich shouts, "Oh my God, a cat!!" I jump in the air in fright, irrationally believing that it was a raccoon (I still don't know why) at the same moment that the kitten jumps back, startled.

"Quick, grab it so we can take it home with us!!" says a very drunk Rich. Not in the mood to argue with a drunk that I'd spent most of the evening bickering with, I grab the stray and shove it at him before climbing into the driver's seat.

Rich is uncharacteristically excited about having his own cat for the next five minutes. Then suddenly reality comes crashing down, and he starts going off. "Oh my God, what are we doing?? Pull over, we're leaving this cat." I tell Rich in no uncertain terms that no, I will NOT pull over and leave this poor defenseless kitten stranded on the side of the highway for some car to run over. We had the cat at his insistence, and that was that. He quieted down, and got excited again, referring to the feline as a male and dubbing it Smoke.

We get home and I take is straight into the bathroom, where I clean its eyes and wipe it down with a wet cloth. I then pick it up for a quick gender confirmation.

"Rich?? It's a girl."

"What?! Are you sure."

I roll my eyes. "Yes."

"How do you know??" Hm.

The next twenty-four hours for Rich are spent in denial of the kitten's gender. He finally settles on the name SoCo for her, because she was found outside a bar. And she is a pretty little thing, dark grey with brown eyes and a tiny white patch under her neck and another on her belly.

And now Rich is gone to Afghanistan for a year while I raise his kitten. Aw, thanks honey.

Stole it from Laggin.