Friday, September 26, 2008

....and then....it was Friday.....

....and what have I gotten accomplished this evening? hmmmm...dinner? check. (taco salad on rice). dishes done? check. boys to bed at reasonable hour? check. (10:00) bath? check. (actually, I took a shower) spend two and a half hours organizing pictures on hard drive? ~~sigh~~check. (but look how nice my folders look!!)


So here it is, almost 1:00 in the morning and am I ready for tomorrow's classes? No.
Have I posted anything on my blog yet? Working on that right now.
Will I get to bed before 2:00? Probably not....but I'll try! (outlook unclear...try again later!!)

Tonight on Yahoo news was this tidbit:



McCain will attend debate.

John McCain says he will be at the first

presidential debate with Barack Obama.


I don't know about you, but when I read that I was like "Well....du-uh. Isn't that the whole point of this? I mean...if he didn't go, could we actually call it a debate?"


And for heaven's sake...why wouldn't he go? By not showing up, would that have been some kind of sneaky "Statue of Liberty play" in the campaign game?




And then...well....gosh...as my darker hair started taking over the blond, I wonder who else is running for president? I mean, other than Ralph Nader, right, because doesn't he always run? The media has been focusing so much on the Obama/Biden and the McCain/the AlaskaDisasta Palin tickets....there has to be others.....




A quick check on Wikipedia (the place with most of the answers) and I found that there are indeed more people running....There are 14 candidates actually running in this presidential election. And yes, Ralph Nader is a candidate....representing the Independent Party, among others...his list of affiliates is pretty long...he's a busy man!!! And really....how old is Ralph now anyway? I haven't heard anything about him or his age so he must not be much of a threat.



My favorite party in the Wikipedia list, which I had never heard of before, in this context that is, was the Boston Tea party. I wonder how long it took them to think of that one. That's a good one.




Did you know that Sarah Palin is NOT the only woman running? She just happens to be the only one being focused on in the media. The Socialism & Liberation party has Gloria LaRiva running...and the Green Party has Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente (gasp! another woman!) as her running mate!




Now, I know that being in Japan puts me at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to being up on all things current in the news....but, have you heard of these women? I wonder what they have to offer us, the American people? Lord knows it wouldn't take much to be more than what Palin has. (IMHO)

Interesting stuff in the news.....it's all making me kind of tired...so....moving right along (The time is now 1:31...)
The K-man is a very nice man. The other day he brought me this.....

He knows that I have a soft spot in my heart for pretty much anything hula....and seeing this container of mint flavored gum, he bought it for me....just because he's that kind of guy.

It's a great container and the gum is pretty good, even though I don't really chew gum anymore, it's the thought that counts, right?

What I found on the inside was something I thought was actually very cool for a company to do....take a look... You can see in one compartment are the pieces of gum (They look like Chiklets to me!)...but do you also see the smaller compartment? Those are little pieces of paper....one for each piece of gum...when you are finished chewing the gum, you can use the paper to wrap the gum in to throw it away. Yeah, I know...it's easy to find a piece of paper or tissue to use...but how cool is that for the company to think of something beforehand?

And being that I am my mother's daughter....I'm thinking that if I don't use those little pieces of paper to throw away the gum, I could always use them as little, bitty memos...'cause you can never have too many of those!!!

Flamingo Friday.....
Hula and Flamingo...together...what more could I ask for?? *Thanks Google Images!!*

I wish you a day full of things you like!!


(The time is now 1:44 and I...am...outta here!!!)

7 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

How do you get by with so little sleep? It boggles my mind.

That's very interesting info--I didn't know any of it.

Janet said...

I wish you the same :-)

smalltownmom said...

Go to sleep!

Mary Alice said...

Ummm. No. Actually I did not know about any of the other famale candidates you mentioned.

Laura/CenterDownHome said...

You accomplished so much more than I did. I did manage to stay awake long enough to watch the debates. I was hoping Obama would say something that would make McCain's head explode. It twitched dangerously a couple of times, but no explosion.

My husband made dinner and cleaned up the kitchen. Hmm. Did I do anything at all? Oh, yeah, I took Jesse to his 5K race at Maymont, a beautiful, historic park in Richmond. It was rainy, but a nice place for a race, anyway.

Almost 10 years ago now, when Walmart came to our little town, Ashland, VA, the town preservationists chose the pink flamingo as their sign of protest. There were flamingos everywhere. Many people had dozens in their yards. PBS made a documentary about a small town's fight against the Big Box store: "Store Wars: When Walmart Comes to Town".

Walmart won, eventually. Every once in a while I see an old, dingy flamingo left over from the protest days. It's cool to watch the doc, 'cause it's peppered with my friends and neighbors.

Stumbling toward Saturday morning coffee. Have a good weekend!

phd in yogurtry said...

funny, I spent a couple hours this afternoon organizing photos on my hard drive (and sending quite a few to the trash can).

I did know there are always a variety of candidates running from seldom heard of parties but not the specific candidates (I'll see those in the voting booth). I knew a guy who voted for the candidate from the socialist party because the platform pushed for a 30 hour work week. Single issue voter.

3rdEyeMuse said...

You definitely have a keeper - hula AND a clever/practical container? The shape is great and the papers are an awesome touch. I would have bought it just for the container, too. lol. Anyway, I think the K-man deserves and honor, so I dub him King UberSpouse of the Day!