Tuesday, November 25, 2008

oy vey

every day, i wake up thinking, hey, i should post something today. and then i fall back asleep. then, when i wake up again, something shiny grabs my attention, and i...wait a second, where was i? right. posting will continue to be light for the next couple of weeks probably, as the whiticism family undertakes many, many home projects that i am sure will grace these pages soon. stay tuned.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

champagne thursday: toast #28

i truly do like a lot of things about the town i live in, as tiny and backwards as it might be. however, the piling up of bizarre small-town idiosyncrasies that has been going on lately is starting to make me go a little bananas. just warning everyone that i might just have to bitch slap this place into the 21st century...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

things i love wednesday: how easy the husband is to impress

in the past few days, i have earned high praise from my husband for what i would consider extremely small feats.

first, i fried chicken. without using a deep fryer. this astounded him no end. i'm not sure how he thought people fried chicken prior to the invention of the deep fryer, but i'll take kudos where i can get them.

second, i told him to cover the edges of a pie with aluminum foil while it was in the oven, which completely blew his mind, especially when he took the pie out when it was done and realized the edges had been protected from being burned to death.

his exact words: "you're going to have so much to teach our kids!"

Monday, November 17, 2008

29x365: #116 brooke

you were nice until you started popping pills constantly, brought white trash to our apartment and stopped paying your share of the bills. then i got sick of you.

29x365: #115 todd f.

you wore really tight white shirts like you thought you were james dean, and you smelled like you took showers but never applied deodorant. i can still smell it.

29x365: #114 trevor

you seemed relatively normal until you drove to indy and thought that somehow entitled you to something. it didn’t, and i kind of hope something bad happened to you.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

champagne thursday: toast #27

i'm super excited that now that she has helped to lose her party's bid for the presidency, sarah palin is giving interviews all over the place. i was starting to miss all her stupidity folksy charm. now we can finally resume our "doggone" drinking game...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

things i love wednesday: stupid media

i love the fact that we have a new, young, black president, and yet, the only thing the media seems to care about is what kind of puppy the first family will be getting. a google search for "obama puppy" retrieves 6,320,000 hits, and while i'm sure not all of them specifically pertain to this issue, you can bet that a good 95% of them do. it's ridiculous, not only because the country has bigger fish to fry, but also just because it has no news merit. if this were the first time a dog would be entering the white house, perhaps i could stomach a news story or two about it. but various presidential families have introduced dogs, cats and even an ass to the storied pennsylvania avenue address, and i really don't need to read any more about this particular incoming pet.

Monday, November 10, 2008

who'd have thunk it?

i never really thought anyone would link to my website, ever, but sho'nuff, here we go. i think it means i made somebody out there happy, which is, well, weird for me.

Friday, November 7, 2008

missed opportunity

how did i not know about this t-shirt before?? might have to grab a couple anyway...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

champagne thursday: toast #26

this was honestly the most incredible political speech i have ever heard. i wept openly, particularly when the cameras would focus on the completely overwhelmed african americans in the crowd. just amazing.

note: that link also includes the full transcript of the speech.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

things i love wednesday: yesterday's pivotal election

i am so proud to live in a country that did not give in to the republican party's scare tactics, racial slurs and overall stupidity. i am so proud to live in a country that has finally elected someone who isn't white to the highest office. i am so proud to live in a country that includes a blue ohio and a blue pennsylvania. and i am so proud to look forward to the trouncing that palin will surely endure should she be ridiculous enough to try to run against barack in 2012.

that said, it sickens me that arizona voters overwhelmingly voted to amend the state constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman. how lovely that we've turned from one prejudice to another. and how appropriate that the state constitution should govern any aspect of a marriage. i am appalled.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

happy election day!

here's hoping americans have enough brain power leftover after the bush administration's prolonged death grip on our country to elect a real president, one who could actually lead us out of wars and away from our bad worldly reputation.

barack the vote!

Monday, November 3, 2008

29x365: #112 jamie w.

you were always very nice, and we spent a lot of time together as kids. i always pictured you as more of a lifelong tomboy than a future adulterer.

29x365: #113 jessica t.

we had such a blast in school, laughing all the time and spending hours and hours backstage. then we didn’t talk again until just recently, and that’s just sad.

29x365: #111 donovan

you got students banned from doing announcements after you impersonated pee-wee herman. we competed for the top grade for years. last i heard, you were running a flower shop.