Saturday, June 26, 2010

Random Cranky (and Otherwise) Thoughts in Recovery

I decided to take some 'me' time yesterday to get some stuff done here before we head south so I left Jeff to his own time. The upshot of it is that I contracted a bit of food poisoning from an 'on the run' fast food supper. Ugh! I am better today but Jeff has ruled that I rest and we will postpone our departure until Monday so I'm at home catching up on my email and what y'all have been up to in the blogosphere as well as my favorite political sites. God knows, with the hectic schedule that man has set for us, when I have time again!!!!

* I got a bit worried about my beach time because of the oil spill and was delighted when checking a realtor's site that there is no oil within 300 miles of Sanibel Island!!!!! Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!! (And I was seriously shocked at the price of real estate there. Jeff says not to worry -- that the prices are actually down -- and that also astounds me.)

* My Media Matters newsletter included this video. The only issue I have with Jon Stewart's analysis is the 'blonde thing'. I started out as a blonde (and some say a brassy one at that) and contend that blondes aren't the only ones who have blonde moments. However, I'm with Jon that Gretchen Carlson's take is what my young friend, Latasha, would call "off the hook" and my reaction was pretty much the same as

* Keith Olbermann weighed in on Sarah's continuing Twitter addiction and her talent for not getting anything right by not checking her facts. BTW, her popularity rating is falling into the the dumper and you can read it here.

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* Please stop by and wish my dear, dear friend Naomi of Here in the Hills tomorrow as she celebrates her 79th Birthday. She is a doll and her blog is a wonderful read!!!

* When I was out on errands yesterday I drove by what was an empty storefront a few blocks from my home. It is now the campaign headquarters for my nice young Congressman, John Boccieri (D-Ohio). I pulled into their parking lot, went into the office and offered my assistance for the November election and met a friendly, enthusiastic group of younguns who welcomed me very kindly!!! This video explains why I'm supporting him along with all the great, much-needed infrastructure projects I saw while travelling last week:

* My dear friends Rain and Hal wrote the best commentary I've read on the McChrystal debacle here and here respectively. Fox news could take a page on "fair and balanced" from both.

Golly gee whiz!!! I have to get moving on other projects -- like packing and other assorted nonsense before Jeff arrives with supper. I'm taking my lil' netbook with me and will try mightily to keep y'all posted. I know y'all are wondering what the future holds for us and I will update you after our sojourn in Sanibel.

Hope y'all are having a great day!!!!!!!

Happy Blogging!!!!!!



  1. Sounds like you have been a busy but delightful little bee :)

    Sorry about the food poisoning, that happens to us too, maybe to much, ugh. Glad you're resting. Looking forward to you posts about your trip. Have fun, see ya when you get back :)

  2. Anonymous4:57 PM

    Re McChrystal: As I mentioned on Hattie's blog, there is a difference between right and being stupid. Bottom line: How much do you value your job? (Don't insult your boss; don't bite the hand that feeds you!)

  3. Have a safe and enjoyable trip. I am glad you will be far away from the oil spill and hope you have sunny fun filled days.

    As to McChrystal, I think he jumped ship in a dramatic way. The war can't be won and now he can avoid the blame.

  4. Thank you so much for the Birthday Wishes and the "shout out" too...How very sweet of you, my dear.
    I hope you have a WONDERFUL trip and that Sanibel is more that Beautful and Peaceful...May it be as Sublime as can be!

    Not familiar with Gretchen..but just from this---She is an Ass Hat...! And I LOVED Jom's "Spit Take"!

  5. Anonymous8:16 PM

    Have a wonderful, relaxing time at the beach, and enjoy every moment. An oil-free beach is rare and special.

  6. Have a grand time and enjoy the trip!!

  7. Thank you for the Jon Stewart clip. I needed something to perk up my morning and this is hilarious!

  8. One of my buddies remarked about how you never see stray cats anywhere near a Taco Bell. I know he was joking... but still, I have been avoiding the fast food place ever since.


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