Saturday, August 30, 2008

just because she's a woman...

I received this on facebook today and thought you might dig:
Let's make this clear: It is a historic victory for ALL women that Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, has become the first woman to ever appear on a Republican presidential ticket. We congratulate her and applaud the addition of another female voice to the national political debate.

HOWEVER, just because Sarah Palin is a woman does not mean her policies and politics are good for women. In fact, she fits in quite well with More of the Same McCain and the neo-conservative base of the Republican party.

Sarah Palin is anti-choice and a member of the anti-choice Feminists for Life, opposed to gay marriage, in favor of capital punishment, a card carrying member of the NRA, in favor of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and a favorite of Rush Limbaugh himself. This is not change - it's just more of the same.

John McCain obviously thinks American women are stupid - that women are interchangeable and that they vote on the. basis of sexual anatomy alone. His pick is more tokenizing and sexism from the Republican Party. We want a president and vice president who offer more than failed policies and empty promises.

Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joe Biden both have solid records on the issues that are important to American women; they are both solidly pro-choice, they support equal pay and responsible sex education, and environmental legislation that will protect our children from big oil companies. There is only one ticket that stands up for American men and women this election season: Obama/Biden 08.

Friday, August 29, 2008

haiku friday

Watched Obama speak
He went for the jugular.
No McCain, no way.

Now we're in Denver.
Looking for the delegates.
Or just hanging out.

Last night, saw the speech
From harlem. I have to say,
Kinda poetic

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday

It's Friday for me, because Babe and I are off to Denver tomorrow to see the folkses. That will be lovely and nice. Just have to make it through today. Work sure has been crazy lately. Lots of proposals due and crazy people asking me questions at all hours of the day. Well, maybe just during the work day.
Tonight I'm ready to be WOWed by Barak Obama's speech at the DNC. I'm walking up to Harlem to get a few extra miles in. Still training for the Boob Walk (you can still donate if you haven't!) Been walking home from work at least twice a week, which is a nice four mile walk, over the Manhattan Bridge. I dig it, but I still need to update my music selection.
Going to walk at high alitudes this weekend at the folks's house. Or just use the elipticle. Ha!!
Is that really how you spell elipticle? Wild.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Last night's speech

was so good.

totally slammed at work, but just wanted to give a shout out. It was incredible!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Old Skool

I received a written thank you note today from someone I had over for dinner the other weekend. How's that for awesome? I'm going to start leaving my calling cards for people.
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Yesterday I had a funny, Seinfeld like footrace with this woman on the Manhattan Bridge. We must have passed eachother no less than 4 times each on that bridge which is only a mile long. She won, in the end.
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Tried making my friend's Chicken Adobo recipe last night. It was good, but not great. When she made it I couldn't stop talking about it for ages. Last night, I only talked about it for a few minutes.
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Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday

Today is my niece's first day of kindergarten! How bout that huh? Do you remember your first day? I think I remember mine but it might be that I just remember because there is a picture of it. How excited. The kindergarten is just a block from their house which is sort of the way things ought to be. My kindergarten was also a block from my house. Marina West in Oxnard California. There you have it.
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Had a beautiful weekend at D&B's sister's place in Point Pleasant. I do have a picture of the view which I'll give you soon. It was so beautiful - in-ground pool, hot tub, right on the water with a pier. Absolutely the height of relaxation. I literally sat in the jacuzzi (cajuzzi) for an hour on Sunday, reading. We also checked out the boardwalk with it's somewhat famous Tiki Bar, where they feature the should-be-famous screwdrivers, made with fresh squeezed orange juice. I recommend.
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So, Joe Biden, huh? Alritey then.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Haiku Friday

Obsessed with walking.
Cuz it's all I ever do.
Good weather for it.

Need some maintenence.
Manicure and pedicure.
I'll go during lunch.

No plans this weekend.
Just hanging out in Brooklyn
Should be really nice.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

More Vacation Momentos & Why the Olympics DO rock, despite all the annoying Bob Costas Moments

My nephew Ben is a professional tricycle rider at the age of 3. He can both go forward and backward.
That's the ocean in my hometown Oxnard California.
That's Randi and Dr. Brad's puppy. Isn't she sweet? That's Randi's pillow she's laying on, BTW.
This is a pig I met at the mall. His toes are painted pink. My five year old niece Nava said, "I was very disappointed to see that pig at the mall." You weren't the only one Nav. Ha!

The three amigos! And beach volleyball is the reason that the Olympics totally rock despite all the crying athletes and the annoying moments featuring Bob Costas.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Morning!

Well thats two count them two days in a row I've gotten here before 8:30. What's come over me? I think its just California time. Ha!
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We ate at The General Greene in our neighborhood in Brooklyn the other night. It had the best review I've ever read from NY Magazine, so we decided to give it a try. It's also right down the street.

It was delicious. I'm not sure if it was as hype-worthy as the magazine suggested, but it was delicious. I wondered if it was surprise that led them to such a stunning review - a restaurant this good on Dekalb? Perhaps.

Either way - I've got two words for you: Candied Bacon. Like the sound of it? You'll love the way it tastes. This restaurant is a small plate type of place so you get to order a lot of things and share them. Super fun, because you get to try so many things. We had:
  • a salad made of edamame, asparagus and mint. YUM!
  • a twice baked potato (hello candied bacon, my old friend.)
  • Red couscous with walnuts and something else.
  • the steak with chimichurri sauce.
  • the baked beans (skip em, they weren't that good).
  • the deviled eggs. (for free b/c we had to wait so long for our table. Thanks a lot NY magazine!)
  • ooh my favorite - an iceberg wedge salad with blue cheese and, yup, you guessed it, candied bacon.
  • the prawns (I didn't eat them.)
I'd say go. Check it out. It's worth it and it wasn't that expensive. You go DeKalb!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Vacation Momento

How much do I miss Cali?
Let me count the ways...

I'm back

Let the regularly blogging resume!

I'm back to work - I have a new office and a new desk. Everything looks nice but I have no idea where anything is and I'm using someone else's computer.

They did a nice job though moving my stuff. Looks much better than if I had dome it myself.

I have so much to tell you! So many things to share. Recipes, restaurant and movie reviews, long winded discussions about books you're never going to read and that you maybe even haven't heard of. Are you excited? Good. You should be.

Now I have to get back to work.

Friday, August 15, 2008

haiku all over the place friday

Leaving the retreat.
Ready to chill in brooklyn.
Be with big ole babe.

Happy birthday to
Omar! Hope your day is great!
Maybe we'll hang out?

So behind on stuff!
Emails, phone calls, finances. I need some calgon.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

san diego

I have learned a thing or two about San Diego while I've been here. What better place to tell you about them than the San Diego airport?

*San Diego loves the Foo Fighters. Every day on multiple stations you can hear them.

*San Diego really does have the best weather in California. Look- I have lived all over Cali and I can tell you. This is the best. Cool breeze and hot sun along with zero percent humidity. What more could you ask for?

*San Diego loves the military. Semper Fi Highway? Need I say more?

*I have also learned that I love San Diego. Love it.

*Regular blogging will resume next week folks - thanks for sticking around through the break.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Ben Ben!

Happy 3rd Birthday Sweet Ben Ben!!! I love you so much.

And, happy birthday to little Scooter too!

Friday, August 08, 2008

haiku live from oxnard friday

My hometown: oxnard.
More than just a pretty name.
So good to be back.

Randi's house is sick.
Two minute walk from the beach.
Big ole fluffy dog.

Babe's coming soon, too!
Hope your plane is not delayed.
Can't wait to see you.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Booty on the wall

Ever heard of it?
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Check out the lines for the red hook taco trucks!
Almost an hour we waited in line for delicious food with real actual home made tortillas. Cool picture of the Manhattan Bridge from Dumbo. Can you see the Empire State Building? Can ya?

Brooklyn Navy Yards. Sort of scary. Sunset from the pad last night.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Wahooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday, Ranaldo!


Happy Birthday, Ranaldo!!!!!!

Newsy

Babe passed his exam! He's now a licensed architect in the state of Washington, too! Go on, Babe, with your bad self!
Finally hit up the Red Hook taco trucks - seriously? Absolutely worth the hype. Honest to goodness real Mexican food. I could not be any happier.
Spent some time at the Habana Outpost, just the best place to be in Brooklyn in the summer.
Almost finished the book I'm reading - so good! Walking 9 miles - awesome.
What else?
Going to Cali on Wednesday! Holla!!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Haiku Friday

Good morning dear friends.
A special layer of hell -
the conference call.

9am, Friday.
Conference call with seven.
Please. Let me just rest.

Whatcha up to next?
Me? Walking for miles, dudes.
Takin it easy.