It's Saturday and I'm moving in diplomatic circles -- sorta. The Mexican Consul is in town. We've spent the last month getting everyone's documents organized to help our clients renew passports, visas, etc. The nice part is that they are so grateful -- it makes all the work worthwhile. The down side is that is that it's a very long day. Here are some of the thoughts that have been rolling around my loosely-connected brain all week.
* I'm sure y'all have seen Paris Hilton's campaign ad. I like her energy policy. Some wag described her as "Cindy McCain in a biker bikini. Somehow, I think some of the biker types I've known would take issue with that.
* I'll be interested to see how and what Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty will do in Minneapolis. Yes, in spite of the media ignoring him he is still promoting liberty and common sense which is more than I can say for others I could mention. This issue of his Texas Straight Talk newsletter said a lot that I like. I think y'all have guessed that I'n disillusioned with the same ya-da, ya-da, ya-da from the mainstream. And yeah, I still wanna vote "NO!" for president.
* Ron Paul's The Revolution: A Manifesto made the bestseller's list and now former Independent governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura, has come out with Don't Start the Revolution Without Me. I get a kick out of Jesse even if he is a nut -- he has chutzpah --and according to a friend in Minnesota, they've had worse governors up there. It's on my reading list which will probably put me on someone else's list as if my interest in Ron Paul's ideas haven't already made me suspect. If I disappear, somebody start a campaign to find me.
* Marty of Traveling Oma's Library is sending me a book on fashion! Is it a subtle hint? Noooooo!!!!!!!! She's been having book giveaways at her blog and I won!!!! Stop by and see what she's giving away next! To borrow a line from Ed McMahon: "You, too, could be a winner!!!!"
* Technorati ratings seem to be on a lot of minds of late. I have been registered there almost since I started blogging and never really have worried too much about it -- I just popped the widget in my sidebar and forgot about it after adding most of my blogroll to my favorites. Since it seems to be important to others, I am a good little visitor -- I dutifully click on their widget and add them to my Technorati favorites but judging from my current rating, hardly anyone reciprocates. Not complaining -- just observing. I've watched my numbers grow from just Millie, MaryAnn and Joy commenting to good words from dozens of new friends which is more fun than numbers anyway.
* From my funny-what-happens-when-you're-not-paying-attention department: The other day I noticed that I've had 10,000 visitors since starting this blog over two years ago. I am astounded. And I'm grateful to y'all who keep coming back and commenting!!!!! Thank you from the bottom if my heart!!! May a gracious God bless you and keep you!!!!
* If you enjoyed Thursday's post on my favorite mysteries, there are more here. I love sharing what I read and am delighted to see what y'all like to read, too.
* This has been a less than stellar week with far too much happening -- most of it not very good -- and it isn't over! And yeah, I've been having panic attacks again. Good thing I'm off for a few days after El Consulado tomorrow and I'm seriously considering a week off over Labor Day.