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Friday, June 30, 2006

Justice Is Served

On my drive to work this morning, there was this girl behind me who was in WAAAAAAY too big a hurry, and kept tailgating everyone. I was doing my best to not let her pass, because she was really irritating me. (The tailgating thing is one of my biggest pet peeves.) She ended up right behind me, tailgating again, so I hit my brakes a couple of times to warn her to back off. It didn't work. Then we came to a red light, and as I was slowing down, she passed me on the right, like she was going to turn at the light, but then pulled back in front of me-RIGHT in front of the cop who was sitting in the parking lot driveway. She got pulled over. It was great. I hope she looked in her rear-view mirror and saw me laughing at her. :)
Have a great day-I know I will!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

One-Word Survey

1. Yourself: Quirky.
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend: Goofy.
3. Your hair: Blonder.
4. Your Mother: Artist.
5. Your Siblings: Christogirls.
6. Your Favorite Item: Chapstick.
7. Your dream last night: Shopping.
8. Your Favorite Drink: Water.
9. Your Dream Home: Castle.
10. The Room You Are In: Office.
12. Your fear: Sharks.
13. Where do you Want to be in Ten Years? Elsewhere.
14. Who you hung out with last night: Beany.
15. What You're Not: Hungry.
16. Your Best Friends: Kendall.
17. One of Your Wish List Items: Diploma.
18. Your Gender:Female
19. The Last Thing You Did: Answer.
20. What You Are Wearing: Shoes.
21. Your favorite weather:Fall
22. Your Favorite Book? The Blue Castle
23.Last thing you ate? Enchiladas.
24. Your Life: Slower.
25. Your mood: Happy.
26. The last person you talked to on the phone: Jamie.
27. Who are you thinking about right now? Jamie.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

In my Internet search for my new favorite artist, whose name I still can't remember, I stumbled across a very cool website. My mom, at least, will appreciate it. And if anyone knows the name of the (I believe) French artist who painted fairies and muses with cool borders around them, in the Art Nouveau style (think the poster in Monica's living room on "Friends"), and whose first name starts with an A, that would be great. :) In the meantime, look at this site. It's really neat.

Update: Never mind, I found it. His name is Alphonse Mucha. And he's not French, he Czech. Hence the confusion on my part. :)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

This was my day yesterday:


'Nough said.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006



Monday, June 19, 2006

This is for the ChristoGirls:
http://doihavetocallitablog.blogspot.com/2006/06/wordnerdiness-101.html .

Friday, June 09, 2006

Dixie Chicks

This morning on my morning radio talk show the hosts were talking about the Dixie Chicks, their comments about Bush, their new album, and their new-and growing, apparently-fanbase. The new single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," has been banned from a bunch of radio stations, (which is unfortunate, because it's a great song), so hearing it twice on the same station within 20 minutes was really a treat. Anyway, it got me all fired up, so I'm going to try to be diplomatic, since I know some people who read this blog are considerably more conservative than I, but I'm still going to write about it.
When the Dixie Chicks first made their comment about Bush, (Natalie Maines said that she was embarrassed to be from Texas, because that's where he's "from", although he's actually from Connecticut-don't let the accent fool you), I was really impressed. It took a lot of guts, particularly since, at the time, about half the US supported him. But what I think is really great is that even when people came down on her for the comment, she didn't backpedal. She stood by what she believed. To be completely honest, if I'd been in a foreign country at that time, I probably would have done something similar; I may have been born and raised here, but I didn't vote for Bush, I don't have to agree with the things he does, and I don't have to think he's a great person and that he's doing a great job running the country. This is what America is about. The founding fathers were a bunch of raging liberals, and what they said to England was basically the same thing as what Natalie Maines said about Bush: "We don't agree with what you're doing, and we want the world to know that we're not a part of it."
I'm very lucky right now to be living in a state where almost everyone I come into contact with is liberal. It's extremely validating to be surrounded by people who share your opinions (although how we came to have a Republican "governator" is beyond me). But regardless of whether you're liberal or conservative, standing by your beliefs is really important. (Even though conservatives drive me crazy sometimes, I realize that they're just as important to the future of the nation-and the world-as liberals. You need a balance.) And I don't think there's anything wrong in disagreeing with what the government is doing, particularly if they're not the administration you voted for. We are, after all, a "free speech" country, whatever that means now.
And that's all I have to say about that.