Friday, March 31, 2006

Political Quiz

I found this fun and interesting. It's a short online quiz

The World's Smallest Internet Quiz

My results:

The political description that
fits you best is...



CENTRISTS espouse a "middle ground" regarding government

control of the economy and personal behavior. Depending on

the issue, they sometimes favor government intervention

and sometimes support individual freedom of choice.

Centrists pride themselves on keeping an open mind,

tend to oppose "political extremes," and emphasize what

they describe as "practical" solutions to problems.

I couldn't agree more

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Monday, March 27, 2006


Heard a great show on Diane Rehm this morning..

Monday 3/27

Michael Gordon and General Bernard Trainor: "COBRA II: (Pantheon)
A detailed history of America's invasion of Iraq including intelligence failures before the war, behind the scene accounts of principal battles, and miscalculations that led to the conflict we face today.
Michael Gordon, chief military correspondent for the New York Times.
General Bernard Trainor, retired Marine Corps lieutenant general and currently military analyst for NBC.

I've seen these 2 authors interviewed quite a lot lately and they are both intelligent , non partisan and fascinating. I ran right over to B & N and bought the book.

Check it can listen on the computer.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Movie Buff

That's me. I love movies. I mostly rent them on Netflix which is awesome because I don't have to actually GO TO BLOCKBUSTER..which I hate to do right up there with shopping at Walmart. I don't buy many films because I am not one to watch them over and over...BUT...if I do want to buy one..I usually go to more recently I found MOVIES UNLIMITED and found an obscure title I was looking for.

Just thought I would share the info.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

My Favorite emails

  1. "Your FLORIDA MARLINS tickets are attached"
  2. "Your AMAZON.COM order has been shipped"
  3. "Your VICTORIA'S SECRET order has been shipped"
  4. and of course anything from my favorite friends!!
  5. oh...and a notification that someone has left a comment on my blog!

they're back!!!

they come in strolling like nothing even happened..

How'd it go?? I ask..

fine what's the big deal?? daughter replies..

WELL HOW'D SHE DO??? I ask with hands on hips...

She did fine..husband replies..

So I guess, that's one seemed phazed...cept for me...of course...

oh god.

I'm having heart palpitations..they are not back yet..ok ok..they've only been gone 15 minutes..and no call has come in...cheesh, what will I do when she goes out on her own??? WILL THIS WORRY NEVER END WHERE MY KID IS CONCERNED????

breath...deep cleansing breaths.....everything is ok....

I'm having a moment...

Oh wow, my daughter just drove off in the family car with her Dad. This is the first time I have seen her behind the wheel. She earned her learner's license on Monday and has been wanting to drive. Dad had to run an errand...and she volunteered to drive. I know know whether to laugh or cry..I think I am doing both right now at the same time. On one hand she's growing up, and growing into herself..on the other it's just one more example of how our family is changing. Our only daughter is driving now..soon she'll be off on her own. I am filled with mixed emotions..

whew....I didn't think this would affect me like it is..

Thursday, March 02, 2006

We've got to get in to get out!!!!

When I was in High School in the 70's..Genesis was my favorite group..this song was a particular favorite..I heard it moments ago on XM..haven't heard it in 30 years..I now ask myself..what was I on? I actually related to this song...weirdly enough, I recalled about 80% of the lyrics which means I listened to it until I wore the grooves off the was deep! or on something..perhaps a little of both..
Genesis - The Carpet Crawlers

There is lambswool under my naked feet.
The wool is soft and warm,
-gives off some kind of heat.
A salamander scurries into flame to be destroyed.
Imaginary creatures are trapped in birth on celluloid.
The fleas cling to the golden fleece,
Hoping they'll find peace.
Each thought and gesture are caught in celluloid.
There's no hiding in my memory.
There's no room to void.
The crawlers cover the floor in the red ochre corridor.
For my second sight of people, they've more lifeblood than
They're moving. They're moving in time to a heavy wooden door,
Where the needle's eye is winking, closing in on the poor.
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
"We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out."
There's only one direction in the faces that I see;
It's upward to the ceiling, where the chambers said to be.
Like the forest fight for sunlight, that takes root in every
They are pulled up by the magnet, believing that they're free.
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
"We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out."
Mild mannered supermen are held in kryptonite,
And the wise and foolish virgins giggle with their bodies
glowing bright.
Through a door a harvest feast is lit by candlight;
It's the bottom of a staircase that spirals out of sight.
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
"We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out."
The porcelain mannikin with shattered skin fears attack.
The eager pack lift up their pitchers- the carry all they lack.
The liquid has congealed, which has seeped out through the
And the tickler takes his stickleback.
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
"We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out."



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