Salmonella cookies

Every year for Valentine’s Day, my husband and I make cookies. We’ve done it now seven times. Of course, with each anniversary comes a recounting from the husband about the previous year’s events, including the cookie-making extravaganza. Twice when we lived in the Garden District bungalow and now five times in our current house. This Valentine’s Day our cookies came…

More on Ann Coulter

I really dislike Ann Coulter, as I have stated on this blog before. Like others among the right wing, she insists on referring to Barack Obama’s middle name, Hussein, which is just petty and stupid. And she attributes the media hype and public attention about Obama to white liberal guilt. WTF is that supposed to mean. Obama’s identity is in…

George W. Bush – Chimpanzee

  I am not the first to think that George W. Bush looks like a chimpanzee. Smirkingchimp.com raised that idea ages ago. As has Bushorchimp.com, which has been up since 2000. But I do think that a quick review of Bush’s simian-like visage as displayed on Netscape’s front page over the past month will demonstrate that A. he does indeed…

Truthiness

The #1 word of the year is Truthiness, as voted on by the Merriam-Webster online community. The word comes from Stephen Colbert, of course. Merriam-Webster defines truthiness as: 1 : “truth that comes from the gut, not books” (Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” October 2005) 2 : “the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be…

More on Hillary’s Campaign

Commondreams.org trashes Hillary for skipping town on the day of the big anti-war protest in order to launch her presidential campaign in Iowa. They suggest she would make a terrible president because she is behind the times and too centrist. And, most critically for Hillary Clinton, a desperate yearning on the part of Americans of all political stripes not for…

Gratitudes

Gratitudes: Under the Rocks and Stones

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

1. The heater in my car (brrr)
2. Louisiana School’s SEF system, which they use to inform the parents about their child’s progress. The kid didn’t turn in a lab this week (bad girl!)
3. The clothes I bought at the beginning of the semester. I really needed them. They were a good investment.