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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Glamour Pander

Glamour magazine released an "American Icon" issue. They had young famous women photographed as legendary women. This is a fun idea and will probably introduce a younger generation to these icons. The women range from Amelia Earhart to "Rosie the Riveter". It also includes this surprising choice:



Alicia Keyes as Michelle Obama. Who's been in the public eye for about 2 years. She is now an ICON. Why you ask? Here's what Glamour says:
Not only is Obama the first African American filling the position, but she’s already making best-dressed headlines for a style that ranges from couture to J.Crew.
That's right, she's an icon because she's black and dresses well. Interesting that there is no Condaleeza Rice- she's black and has actually accomplished something for America. But that's just not hip right now, is it?

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At 8:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely agreed. It'd be nice if she accomplished something before being labeled an 'icon.'

 

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Insert Eye Roll Here



Our new attorney general, Eric Holder, was gracious enough to share his thoughts recently:

"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards," said Holder, nation's first black attorney general.

Race issues continue to be a topic of political discussion, Holder said, but "we, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race."

Mr. Holder is right. I had not even thought about the issue of race at all until he brought it up. There has been no discussion of it by any media source over the last 2 years. It is never brought up in the classroom and there are no months dedicated to the issue. I mean, it has been virtually forgotten!

I am so thankful that we finally have someone courageous enough to take a stand on this issue. Wake up, America! We need to START talking about race.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ranty Ranterton


This is a bar of soap. It is the perfect shape for holding in your hand while washing in the shower or bath. Do you know what this is not for? Washing your hands in the sink.

I'm not sure why, but I have had several guest bath experiences lately where a bar of soap is the only cleaning product available. Here's the problem: you either grab for the bar of soap and it's stuck to the counter (because the same soap-bar-in-bathroom people do not use a soap holder), or else it hasn't quite dried and you have to feel the soap slime on the bottom. Neither situation is desirable.

This is what you should be using:


It comes in a variety of scents, there are decorative bottles available, and it's only about $2. Please...make sure you have some the next time you have guests over!

And while we're on the subject of guest bathrooms...can you please have a hand towel out? There is nothing worse than washing your hands and turning around only to discover bath towels. I feel bad washing my hands on the towel you shower with. Besides...it has your germs on it. And if you're having a party with a lot of people, please have 2 towels. Because it's no fun to dry your hands on a wet towel that 10 other people have already used either.

I know you can't WAIT to have me at your next party now...

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At 10:31 PM, Blogger Marcia Z said...

Hooray! You're posting again!

I completely agree with the gross factor of bar soap. I won't use it in the shower either. Dirt on soap is still dirt.

Bar soap may possibly have a higher ick factor than the unwrapped candy in the candy dish.

 

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Memory Lane

I was talking to a co-worker today about how much fun it would be to dive into a pile of your own money. She thought it would probably hurt if it was all coins. I disagreed. After all, it never hurt Scrooge McDuck!



That got me to thinking about the good old days of cartoons. I can still sing this theme song:



And the fam still references this gem:



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At 7:14 PM, Anonymous Mom said...

That was a a lot of fun going down memory lane. Dad says "I hope no one kicks your can."

 

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I Love Email Forwards

This was sent with this title: "What brought down the plane in the Hudson River?"





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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Stop The Chicken Counting...They Have Not Hatched!



I have read several articles on Obama lately, and quite a number of them have had lines like this:
"But they know they're in a fight now. And it probably won't let up for eight years."
Is the president now elected to an 8 year term? Or are we already assuming, after 4 days in office, that he's a shoo-in for re-election?

I also heard that someone has suggested that we eliminate the 22nd amendment. REALLY? Again, 4 days in office and we already need him longer than the (possible) 8 we could get him?

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

FYI








If you are not voting for Obama, you are a racist. There can't possibly be another explanation.

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At 1:13 PM, Blogger Will Fraser said...

It really sucks that either side uses race as an issue. Plenty of people have solid reasons not to vote for Obama, just as plenty have solid reasons not to vote for McCain. For either side to abuse the 'race card,' or to knowingly allow their aides or supporters to do so, is an insult and deplorable.

 

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Mother Country


Please refer anyone you hear complaining about being taken from Africa to this story. Feel free to head back there- they're not really more advanced than they were 200 years ago.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Words Of Wisdom

With all the talk by the democratic candidates for President promising bigger and bigger government, I thought this quote was amazingly relevant:

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.

-Thomas Jefferson


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Al Gore? Untruthful? Couldn't Be!


ABC news' 20/20 did a piece on Hollywood's portrayal of weather events. Turns out some footage AlGore passed off as real was actually not. He used a clip from "The Day After Tomorrow" to show evidence of polar ice caps melting, but failed to mention the footage was entirely CG. Just add this to the long list of inaccuracies in his "documentary".

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At 1:15 PM, Blogger Will Fraser said...

Although you and I completely disagree (if I remember correctly) on the issue of global warming, I completely agree that falsified information should not be used by either side. And, if purposeful or accidental inaccuracies are found in ANY presentation's like Gore's they should somehow be rectified, via press release, web release, mass email, or the like.

On another Gore issue, I thought you might find this interesting:

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.asp

 

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Warming Means It's Supposed To Be Warmer, Right?


It snowed. In April. In Washington State.

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At 9:58 PM, Blogger Marcia Z said...

Awww...Momma's garden! :)

 
At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

but WHERE did it snow? Stop being a global warming hater Zak ... it is the truth. You can always find some wacko "scientist" to say it isn't true. It ALWAYS snows somewhere in April. Grow up!

 

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Shameful



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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

H-I-Larious


From my friend Kerry...

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At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Mom said...

We've have whole families of those cats roaming through our back yard. Their cousins with the ringed tails and black rings around their eyes also show up on a regular basis!

 
At 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like cats.

 

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