28 October 2009

I Just Don't Get It!

Today I was behind a truck that had a huge fleurs-de-lis sticker on it's rear window. This sticker was of a duck, fish, and deer shaped to look like a fleurs-de-lis. I know it's popular and almost everyone has it, but I just don't get it! Where do you even find these stickers? Wal Mart? Really?

So, in honor of the wildlife fleurs-de-lis, I present my list of things I just don't get.*
  • Jon and Kate Gosselin
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • The Bachelor/Bachelorette
  • Ed Hardy
  • Hummers 1, 2, and 3
  • iPhone
  • Fake nails
  • Nike
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Pastalaya
  • Iced Tea
  • Tom Cruise
  • Dane Cook
  • Camping
  • Rims
  • Country Music
  • Eminem
  • The Notebook
  • Sponge Bob Square Pants
  • Texas
  • Tattoos
  • Movie Remakes
  • Dr. Phil
  • Crocs
  • Man Jewelry

*list can and will change at any time.

09 October 2009

A Few Words From Our President

This was in my e-mail today:

Friend --

This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word that I'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize -- men and women who've inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.

But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it's also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.

That is why I've said that I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations and all peoples to confront the common challenges of the 21st century. These challenges won't all be met during my presidency, or even my lifetime. But I know these challenges can be met so long as it's recognized that they will not be met by one person or one nation alone.

This award -- and the call to action that comes with it -- does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace. And most of all, it belongs to you, the men and women of America, who have dared to hope and have worked so hard to make our world a little better.

So today we humbly recommit to the important work that we've begun together. I'm grateful that you've stood with me thus far, and I'm honored to continue our vital work in the years to come.

Thank you,
President Barack Obama

Well said.

01 October 2009


Yes I'm still alive.

It's been a while, huh?

I could blame it on my hectic work schedule or my busy social life, but that would be a big fat lie. The truth is that nothing fun and exciting is happening for me to write about. If I had it my way, I would lounge around all day reading books and surfing the net. Is there any way I can get paid to do that?

Yeah, that's what I thought.

So, I guess it's back to the daily grind of fake smiles and forced enthusiasm.


At least I have a vacation coming up. Not really going anywhere, though. Maybe a couple of nights away. Not sure. One day I will be able to write about my big trips. England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Puerto Rico, Hawaii............
I would like to see all 50 states. Check out the view from the top of the Statue of Liberty. Gaze at the faces on Mt Rushmore. Visit Alcatraz. Visit Forks! There is so much I want to do. I still haven't been to Vegas and I'm dying to go to LA!

I wish I would have done more when I was younger. So many opportunities were missed because of silliness. Because of selfishness. Because of ignorance.

If I only knew then what I know now.