Sunday, February 26, 2006


Lynnie and I went to see Transamerica today. I don't know what I expected. I mean I expected Felcity to be great. I have loved her since Sports Night. She is an amazing actress.

But I also expected a big boo-de-hoo - I am a woman trapped blah blah blah.

I did not expect funny. Which is was in some places.
I did not expect a story about a real person with flaws and limits. You know. I almost expected the too liberal - isn't s/he brave. It wasn't that at all. It was a movie about a person dealing with a child they didnt' know they had. The trans-sexual thing made it more complicated - but it wasn't really about the fact s/he was trans-sexual. More about him/her coming to terms with his/her whole self.

It was good. Felicity Huffman is one of the most amazing actresses ever. Finally, in this movie, she lives up to her promise in Sports Night (don't get me started on Desperate Housewives - which she could sleep thorugh).

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

He Shoots - He Scores!

So Trevor likes to chew on plastic bottle tops. It is like a really cheap toy and we love it. He gets them and chews them and all is good.

He munches and throws them around. He has a great time, but every now and then they go under the couch. And then we have to dig them out for him.

Well, this week-end, while we were laying around Eddie and I watched Trevor. It turns out then don't actually "fall" under the couch. Trevor lays on the ground and tries to shoot them under the couch. He gets his mouth along the ground and pops them outside. Sometimes they fly around, but on a good toss, he will shoot them under the couch. Then one of the dads goes and gets it. It is his little game.

Friday, February 17, 2006

The Riviera Witch

So, we have the well-know good weather witch for the Rose Bowl. The Rose Bowl Day is always a nice day. This year the parade was a rainy fiasco, but that is only because the chaotic BCD money-grubbers moved the GAME until 4 days later. The game day was perfect, had they been scheduled together (as it is only right) the parade would have been good too.

Anywho, that is background for the bad weather witch. For some reason, the Nissan Open at the Riviera Golf Club brings bad weather to Los Angeles. Last year it was rain rain rain. This year we have just spent 2 weeks of 80 degree weather. The Nissan Open comes to down and we are going to have a Winter Storm Watch. Now granted, our Winter Storm watch is cold, windy and possible showers - and so we have nothing to complain about (Ed's family in Wisconsin and Minnesota is have highs of zero F). I just think it is weird we always have bad Nissan Open weather.

Maybe the powers that be don't approve of Golf.

Or maybe Nissans.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Grand Canyon Skyway

For those of you afraid on our porch, a glass bottom viewing stand 4000 feet above the Grand Canyon (that is like 1300 Meters for our British friends). (thank you for the link Eddie)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

What you are missing...

... if you are Missing the Daily Show with Jon Stewart
A partial transcript:
Jon Stewart: "Yes, as you've just heard, a near-tragedy over the weekend in south Texas. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a man during a quail hunt at a political supporter's ranch. Making 78-year-old Harry Whittington the first person shot by a sitting VP since Alexander Hamilton.
"Hamilton, of course, shot in a duel with Aaron Burr over issues of honor, integrity and political maneuvering. Whittington? Mistaken for a bird.
* * *
The other player in the drama? Ranch owner and eyewitness Katharine Armstrong.
Katharine Armstrong: "We were shooting a covey of quail. The vice president and two others got out of the car to walk up the covey."
Jon Stewart: "What kind of hunting story begins with getting out of your car? As I sighted the great beast before us, my shaking hands could barely engage the parking brake. Slowly, I turned off the A/C and silenced my sub-woofers..."
* * *
Katharine Armstrong: "A bird flushed. The vice president took aim at the bird and shot and unfortunately, Mr. Whittington was in the line of fire and got peppered pretty well."
Jon Stewart: "Peppered. There you have it. Harry Whittington, seasoned to within an inch of his life.
* * *
Jon Stewart: "I'm joined now by our own vice-presidential firearms mishap analyst, Rob Corddry. Rob, obviously a very unfortunate situation. How is the vice president handling it?
Rob Corddry: "Jon, tonight the vice president is standing by his decision to shoot Harry Wittington. According to the best intelligence available, there were quail hidden in the brush. Everyone believed at the time there were quail in the brush.
"And while the quail turned out to be a 78-year-old man, even knowing that today, Mr. Cheney insists he still would have shot Mr. Whittington in the face. He believes the world is a better place for his spreading buckshot throughout the entire region of Mr. Whittington's face."
Jon Stewart: "But why, Rob? If he had known Mr. Whittington was not a bird, why would he still have shot him?"
Rob Corddry: "Jon, in a post-9-11 world, the American people expect their leaders to be decisive. To not have shot his friend in the face would have sent a message to the quail that America is weak."
Jon Stewart: "That's horrible."
Rob Corddry: "Look, the mere fact that we're even talking about how the vice president drives up with his rich friends in cars to shoot farm-raised wingless quail-tards is letting the quail know 'how' we're hunting them. I'm sure right now those birds are laughing at us in that little 'covey' of theirs.
Jon Stewart: "I'm not sure birds can laugh, Rob."
Rob Corddry: "Well, whatever it is they do ... coo .. they're cooing at us right now, Jon, because here we are talking openly about our plans to hunt them. Jig is up. Quails one, America zero.
Jon Stewart: "Okay, well, on a purely human level, is the vice president at least sorry?"
Rob Corddry: "Jon, what difference does it make? The bullets are already in this man's face. Let's move forward across party lines as a people ... to get him some sort of mask."

My Bear....

So Saturday Night Live had a spoof spot, the last time the show was on. It was all about the perfect Valentines Day gift. The little stuffed bear holding a heart. Available at gas stations everywhere. It was funny, because which of us have not picked up a terrible gift at the last minute - like no one is going to know.

So yesterday, Valentine's Day, my honey got me a tiny stuffed bear holding a heart and candies.

It was perfect. He remembers the right things (the funny ones).

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Maybe Cheney was trying out for the Long Beach PD

So, last night in Long Beach, the police spot a fight and a guy being beat up badly. The race to the scene, and follow the assaulter who flees by car. I am unclear if they catch him or lose him (the report wasn't clear), but at some point they go back to help the victim who has lost a lot of blood..

They try to help the victim (by now I am assuming he is in a lot of pain, and a little out of it), when they spot the victim has a knife. The Police tell the victim they cannot help him if he won't drop the knife.

He won't drop the knife.

The Police then command him to drop the knife.

He won't drop the knife.

The Police tazer him, but still; he doesn't drop the knife.

The Police shoot him.

Once he is shot, he drops the knife and they take him to the hospital. Sounds like a job for the Veep after life in the White House.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Mood Ring

So Lynnie forwarded a set of hormonal jokes (which I will not reprint here because there are certain times when women JUST DO NOT FIND THEM FUNNY, and I don't need to cause problems in the MidWest).

But one was too good to pass up.


My husband, not happy with my mood swings, bought me a mood ring the other day so he would be able to monitor my moods. When I'm in a good mood, it turns green. When I'm in a bad mood, it leaves a big red mark on his forehead.

Maybe next time he'll buy me diamonds.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Nice to Oversee you, I'm Tom Delay

The Republicans in Congress voted to put Tom Delay on the House Sub-Committee that oversees the Justice Department. So he gets to approve their funds, and call them to the carpet when they are wasting time with bad investigations.

The Justice Department, lest we forget, is investigating Tom Delay in the Jack Abramof scandal. Gee, I wonder how the Justice Department could get more funds and less oversight. I can't imagine.

Your tax dollars at work.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Polar Bears and Terrorists

One must stand back and admire the Republicans. And, by Republicans, I mean those in power in Washington DC - not the everyday Americans who are registered as republicans. Those who are too busy leading a real life to question the crap the big R Republicans in Washington spew. (And yes, if the Democrats had any power they would be right up there too.)

Republicans are STILL the small government party, who has raised government spending to unknown heights. The gave a prescription drug plan to seniors right before elections that is everything, EVERYTHING they have ever campaigned against. It is like those tin pot dictators in 50's cartoons that throw cash at the voters right before an election.

They told us they hated Tax and Spend democrats. What they didn't tell us was that they hated only the TAX and the Democrat part. They got no problem with the Spend part. That's okay.

And now they are reviewing if Polar Bears are a threatened species because of lose of habitat. This will be an amazing trick, since their habitat is shrinking due to Global Warming - but the Republicans have issued release after release noting that there is no proof there is Global Warming. It is a liberal Hollywood lie. Perhaps you ask yourself how will they reconcile these two different statements.

Well, the same way they get by on every other lie they have told us. They will ignore the lie and... LOOK OVER THERE. Why it is a Hollywood Liberal who hates American who just loves to point out how the terrorist are not that bad. Did you see that movie Good Night and Good Luck. Just another attack on George W. Terrorist Hating Bush. 9/11 9/11. World Trade Center. 9/11.

Still looking at Global Warming? Well.... we are too. We are concerned about Global Warming, but we are also concerned about real American problems. Did you know that the gay agenda would push acceptance of their lifestyle down everyone's throat. I mean we believe that Americans have the right to not be forced to teach about anal sex in kindergarten. That's what is happening today in Mt. Watchmacallit Vermont. Yep, right there in Kindergarten small children are forced to watch gay porno films. Really - here's footage.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Dinner with a Friend

So our friend bridget came to town last week. We all had dinner (that is me, Bridget and Ron, with Eddie standing behind us). She is doing very well. Bridget and I worked at Epoch Internet for a couple years, and then she, Ron and I all worked at Veon. The good old days of the Internet Boom.

Now she works for Microsoft. She has a baby is doing very well. Her husband, Andrew, was in the Bay Area. This was a last minute trip for her.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Back, more later

I was out for a week. I took some time off to get my blood pressure down and to relax. I am all better now (well, for me). More later.