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*happy sigh* Barak Obama is our President. <3

la la la

Jan. 24th, 2009 01:04 pm
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Fridge: Cleaned
Kitchen: Tidied
Pasta casserole for the week: Made
Dishwasher: Loaded and running

Still need to make the tangerine cupcakes but I've been hit with a sudden attack of the Lazies. I should at least go measure some ingredients and get that part of it out of the way.

Days like this, I really wish I had a sous chef. ("FranCIS! Grease 18 muffin tins and prep my ingredients!!") (No, I don't know why my imaginary sous chef's name is Francis.)

Also, because I'm still giddy and I can't stop thinking about it:

This is our president and first lady:



It's so nice to be so proud for once. (More awesome images here.)

although

Jan. 12th, 2009 03:27 pm
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My soup may not have been enough for lunch today, as it normally is, BUT I really want to note that Campbell's is awesome. Yay for diversity in advertising!

I emailed them a glowing thank you note. Hopefully it'll counter the hate mail from the scumfucks at American Family Association.

Whee! Soup is good food--for all types of people.

omgomgomg!

Nov. 4th, 2008 08:19 pm
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OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG
OMGOMGOMOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!
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I think most of the people on my Friend's List are fairly political and don't need me to bellow VOTE at them, so I just wanted to say:

THE DAY IS FINALLY HERE, PEOPLE! WOOO!!!!!!!!!

I went and voted this morning (figuring the lines would be less insane earlier than later) and it was really exciting. I have to admit, I felt all warm and fuzzy and hopeful and inspired as I carefully filled in the Obama/Biden bubble. It's an exciting day that I hope will have a happy ending.

*FINGERS CROSSED*

Also, if anyone does need help finding their polling place, here is a link for you: http://www.vote411.org/pollfinder.php!
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And here's a second, nice political post.

Go and look here: http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2008/10/snaps.html

The pictures of Obama and his supporters are exceptionally beautiful and touching.

Made my morning on what is a foggy, cold, and too-early-in-the-week day.
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Usually I seem to read things that make my blood boil, but here are two encouraging pieces:

The Eagle, paper for Texas A&M College, endorses Obama. This is a fairly big deal, as they haven't supported a democratic candidate in 50 years and have a highly conservative student body base.

http://www.theeagle.com/editorial/101908-President

An excerpt:

Every 20 or 30 years or so, a leader comes along who understands that change is necessary if the country is to survive and thrive. Teddy Roosevelt at the turn of the 20th century and his cousin Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan -- these leaders have inspired us to rise to our better nature, to reach out to be the country we can be and, more important, must be.

Barack Obama is such a leader. He doesn't have all the answers, to be sure, but at least he is asking the right questions. While we would like more specificity on his plans as president, we are confident that he can lead us ever forward, casting aside the doubts and fears of recent years.


Also, while the news is chirping about how Colin Powell is endorsing Obama, there was a great article about Powell's powerful denouncement of Islamaphobia. I really commend Powell for speaking up and can only hope that others follow suit.

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2008/10/powell_rejects_islamophobia.html

An excerpt:

"I'm also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say, and it is permitted to be said. Such things as 'Well you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.' Well the correct answer is 'He is not a Muslim, he's a Christian, he's always been a Christian.' But the really right answer is 'What if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country?' The answer is 'No. That's not America.' Is there something wrong with some 7-year old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she can be president? Yet I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion he's a Muslim and he might be associated with terrorists. This is not the way we should be doing it in America.
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Pete came over for dinner last night, which was a lot of fun. I'd bought him a gag gift of a bevy of weird beverages. He's into weird things. And this shop near my office has these weird bottled sodas like "Kikapoo Joy Juice" and "Torrance Beary Soda" and such.

We caught up on Pete's trip to San Francisco and I tormented him while Jeff looked sternly at me. (Muhahahaha. Look, it's very easy to traumatize Pete, and while I shouldn't be satisfied with shooting fish in a barrel, it is, on occasion, hilarious.)

We watched the debate and I attempted some self control, so I wasn't shouting at the television half the night.

Jeff's artichoke dish was awesome, and as unhappy as I was with the pesto, I was pleased with the simple tomato sauce. I used the last leaves from my basil plant. Summer is now officially over. And then Jeff was going on about my recent baking successes. *preen*

Jeff: I think you should make the apple cake again. I mean, you know, for Pete. It's important that Pete try that.
Me: Oh, really?
Jeff: Yes. *nodding solemnly*
Me: I see. Did you want me to maybe save you a piece, too?
Jeff: Oh, you know. Only if you have some extra left!

*coo*

So, apparently I also need to make the apple cake again immediately, because Jeff is hilarious.

mini update

Oct. 7th, 2008 11:38 am
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You know what's nice?

When you wake up, feeling not so good, with a weird headache, and you walk into your kitchen to find an adorable Jeff who has cleaned your messy kitchen and upon hearing that you're not feeling well, gives you a big warm bear hug. That's really, really nice.

Makes it much easier to face the day, that's for sure.

I think I'm coming down with a little something. Ache-y. Headaches. Sneezes and coughs. Nothing extreme, happily. But it's enough to keep me feeling a little rundown. I went to bed super early last night, which felt glorious. Of course, I was feeling well enough to go out and buy some Frangelico to make a brioche bread pudding. (I'm going to try to snap a photo tonight; Pete's coming over for dinner.) I need to calm down on the cooking. Our fridge is about to explode, and neither one of us eats (or should be eating) enough to keep up. I have to dole things out more. Portions of the bread pudding have been promised to a number of friends, at least.

For dinner tonight, it's going to be simple. I really like the tomato basil pasta sauce from Cook's Illustrated. We have leftover pesto from the weekend, so it'll be pasta two-ways. And Jeff is going to try to make this very cool artichoke dish.

We're going to watch the debates and I'm going to try to not hiss and claw at the screen every time McCain comes on. With the new smear campaign against Obama, I am thoroughly disgusted with McCain and have lost every drop of respect I've ever held for him. He should be deeply, deeply ashamed of himself.

Work is busy, but still good. Fall is officially here, and I need to reorg my wardrobe because it's time to bring out the sweaters and coats. And I totally forgot to buy some firewood last night. I think it's time to have a roaring fire with some hot apple cider.

My bedroom has gotten a little crazy messy, so my goal for Wednesday night is to make some attempt to clean things up. I've promised myself it doesn't have to be perfect, but to just make some tiny start. Here's hoping!

Life, at this moment, is pretty good.

debate

Oct. 3rd, 2008 08:24 am
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My biggest regret?

Not setting up a drinking game where every time someone says Maverick, you take a shot.

Palin, frankly, continued to horrify me. Her fanatical convictions and unblinking regurgitation of talking points seemed to evade all direct questions and led to inane blather about Small Town Wasilla and the Good Clean Fun represented by the Meth Addicts Who Live Therein.

I thought Biden did well. I appreciated that he stuck to policy issues and facts in his rebuttals. Though I could have done without the mutual masturbatory session they had on Israel.

Also, Palin can go fuck herself with her tentpole of fucking tolerance towards gays. They don't need to be fucking tolerated, you stupid vapid bitch. *seethe*

Outside of that, it was interesting to watch and I'm curious what the general reaction is.

[Note: This was supposed to have posted last night, but I think LJ crashed?]
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Am I more pissed off at McCain & Cronies for making such a specious and pander-fucking selection for VP?

Or am I more pissed off at the naysayers (GET OFF MY SIDE, FUCKWITS) who attacked Palin on bogus issues when there was a VAST AND MIGHTY PLETHORA OF GOOD REASONS TO ATTACK HER AS A CANDIDATE FOR VP. Stop giving them actual reasons to dismiss our incredibly valid censure of the candidate. Jesus motherfucking christ on a goat fucking donkey.

AAAAAAARGHHHHHHHH *HEADGOBOOM*

[One should be cautious when watching MSNBC while one's lunch heats up. Now I've left messy bits of smoldering brain all over our nice communal lounge.]

Seriously, everybody OUT OF THE POOL. Time outs for everyone.

*scowl*

I know. I know. I'm joining the ranks who can't STFU about Palin. But OMFG.
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You guys have probably already read about/seen this video in which the Very Awesome Rep. Ackerman (D - NY) speaks some common sense...

While using the phrase "platoon of lesbians" which may be the most awesome thing I've ever heard.

ahhhh

Nov. 7th, 2006 10:50 pm
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I voted a couple of weeks ago, absentee.

YAY for taking the House back, but motherfucker, I'm growing an ulcer waiting for the Senate results to be done. I know it's not looking good, but it's still possible, right?

After the past 6 years of being held hostage by this regime, I just want both of 'em, dammit.
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