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Miscellaneous thoughts and ramblings
Sunday, January 14, 2007
It's 36 degrees F right now. This is not why I moved to Los Angeles.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Judaism-related hipness
I may be a little late to this party, square that I am, but did you know that Christina Aguilera has a tattoo on the small of her back that reads, "Ani L'Dodi v'dodi li," in Hebrew? (This phrase, a quote from Song of Songs, means, "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.) Apparently she's engaged to a Jewish dude.

I caught a glimpse of it while channel surfing - it was on a program such as "Entertainment Tonight." I almost spit up my coffee. It was pretty disturbing.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
House raises minimum wage
That didn't take long. Why do the democrats want to stick it to small business owners?
Mass resignation from Carter Center
It's nice to see (or at least read about) people standing up for their convictions.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Pink Camo
My 7-year-old daughter's favorite fabric pattern these days is pink camoflauge. And it seems to be pretty popular - I've seen just about every article of clothing in the stores available in pink camo.

My question is, Which branch of the military uses pink camoflauge? I can't seem to recall. One thing's for sure - whoever's got it has pretty much thrown "don't ask-don't tell" out the window.
Monday, January 08, 2007
Tigger Gets Tough
Foxnews hasvideo of Tigger hitting a Disneyland patron. This brought me back to a childhood visit to DisneyWorld... when Mickey Mouse hit me.

I was a little over five years old, and it was Mickey's 40th birthday or something. My parents thought it would be cute if I played "Happy Birthday" for Mickey on my violin. We somehow got the violin into the park, and spotted Mickey greeting kids. I whipped out my fiddle and tried to get his attention, but I couldn't seem to drag him away from his adoring hordes. So I tugged on the overgrown rodent's ear - and he gave me the ol' backhand right in the kisser. I screamed and cried, of course, and Mick played it off as an accident.

Through my tears, I managed to get off a rendition of Happy Birthday. I'm not sure what we did with the violin for the rest of the day.

I have to give my parents credit. I can't imagine schlepping my kid's violin across the country to entertain some sweaty loser with a part-time job.
Most predictable response in recent history?
Dems + Press: We need more troops. Why doesn't Bush send more troops? All the generals say more troops - why is Bush ignoring them? More troops!

Bush: I think it's time to send in more troops.

Press + Dems: Whoa, whoa, whoa. What's the rush? We're not sure that's such a good idea...
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Bakery, Coffeehouse...
So I'm at the bakery this morning, buying some whole wheat bread (delicious, I'm telling you). They have a TV to entertain the customers while standing in line, and this morning it was tuned to the Today Show on NBC. Meredith Viera was talking to Chris Matthews (I think) about an apparent Bush plan to send more troops to Iraq.

Matthews was pooh-poohing the idea, saying that it's just playing with numbers to get an advantage in the press. I thought, that's funny, I thought that's what the antiwar crowd was doing when it prepared responses and events to commemorate the 3,000th U.S. death in Iraq. Sure enough, Matthews brings up the magic number 3,000 to emphasize his point about getting out of the war. So in practically the same breath he says that sending more troops is just a numbers game, but then plays the same game himself from the other side of the court.

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