Sunday, July 31, 2011

“This deal does not even attempt to strike a balance between more cuts for the working people of America and a fairer contribution from millionaires and corporations..."

This deal is the difference between going into a bank to take money from your account and going into a bank to take hostages. There was no debt ceiling crisis; the debt ceiling has always been raised since it was created in 1917 to allow the government to spend the money as allocated by Congress. The crisis is that Tea Party members want to balance the budget without paying for it

Friday, July 29, 2011

Straight Out Of Middle Earth

John McCain quoted the Wall Street Journal the other day, calling some recalcitrant members of Congress, "Tea Party hobbits." I didn't read the article, so I can't be sure what that means, but I have read the Lord of the Rings a few times, and I'm pretty sure that Tea Party members aren't that much like hobbits. More like jerks.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Have The Slogan, But Do Even I Want The Job?

If I ever decided to run for Congress, I've got the perfect slogan: "Vote for me, how much worse could I do?"

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Below Zero

I'm on google+ and my computer is upgraded to Lion. I haven't felt this cool since I was the only person I knew that was reading "I Robot" in 1966, or ever, for that matter. Uh huh, that cool!

Tobacco Shop Owner Still Expects Mail Delivery

Tobacco shop owner in Southern California still expects mail delivery even though his dog is completely unrestrained.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fluid Dynamics

I listened to a podcast today about "Brain Bugs".  The author being interviewed said that our brains are good at living on the African savannah, but not really well adapted for the modern world we've created. I thought I had more to say about that, maybe finishing up with how hard it is to write permanent memories when our brains are 78% water. As you can see, my brain isn't even well adapted for this blog I've created. A few minutes ago, someone offered me royal jelly, in case I wanted to pretend that I was a queen bee. "I don't have to pretend," I said.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I've Been Meaning To Tell You

Last week we took a chocolate tour of Anchorage. Our tour guide started out by telling us that she'd lived in Anchorage for years, but that she'd grown up in Wasilla. I asked her if she knew Sarah Palin. She hesitated, then told us that Sarah Palin was her sister. Since Sarah (my Sarah, not Sarah Palin; Sarah Palin grew up in Wasilla) and I had both grown up in Anchorage, the tour was probably a little different than it would have been, since we spent a lot of time talking about things we'd done and seen, and eaten.  I told her that Sarah had provided Reese's Cups as an option instead of Hershey Bars for her s'mores, and how at least one person couldn't believe that nobody had thought of that before. I showed her a picture of Sarah's flag cake, and the picture I took of the signs in front of our house. She liked that one, and I sent it to her so she could share it with Sarah (Palin).
The tour included Modern Dwellers. For those of you in Anchorage, or coming to Anchorage, I can tell you it had delicious chocolate.  I bought a mocha. It was delicious, but it was also eight dollars, so I'm not sure I could afford to do that every day. Especially considering that I'm already wearing the largest uniform pants I own.  They're in the size known as clown pants.

Celebrate Freedom

I haven't actually looked at a calendar, but I believe today is Bastille Day, the day the French people stormed the Bastille, setting prisoners free and demanding liberty, equality and something else that I forget. Also, in an ironic twist, it's my first day back after vacation.
I had thought that I could jump back on my diet and exercise program today, too. Unfortunately, I ended up driving to work instead of biking because it took so long to find a pair of pants that I could fit into.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Waiting In Soldotna

Sarah and Sean are on a halibut charter from Ninilchick right now. I'm waiting in Soldotna to drive them home to Anchorage. I just had a waffle and I'm getting ready to go across the street to a bakery. I can only hope that while I'm out of the room they can get the intervention set up.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sarah Palin's Sister Is Still The Next Post. In This Post, We Live And Don't Learn

Quick update, I don't have time to tell you everything I've eaten this month, or how it makes me feel, but you can search this blog for Doritos, grease, and self-loathing to get some idea.
In other news, The Washington Post, is not above using our Community Service Patrol as a subtle, unspoken, metaphor for Congressional blind-leading-the-blind-off-a-cliff.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I Don't Have A Title For This Post, But The Next One Might Be Called Riding In A Car With Sarah Palin's Sister

Sarah and Sean  had their reception as planned on the 3rd of July. There was a lovely mix of friends, relatives, food and pleasant weather. There was no cheesecake, but there was a cake made out of cheese, and a flag made out of cake.
More about the next few days in the next few days, but can you believe this, I'm in Google+, are you? Want to be?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Tuesday, July 05, 2011


I think wearing pith helmets to weddings is really catching on. I just wore mine to a second wedding just this year.