Dollar store treasures

April 1, 2008 at 9:05 pm | Posted in Society | 2 Comments

I love going to the dollar store to find new books to read. Once in a while, I’ll find brilliance in between those crossword puzzle books and stacks of Bibles.

I always feel kind of sad for the authors of those books who spent months and years pouring their hearts out onto these pages, only to have their art end up being sold for a buck and six with tax.

I bought six books today –two of them are memoirs (which we all know I love) — including this one by David Halberstam as well as Mike Wallace’s memoir.

I hate the idea that simply because these books were published three years ago, they are no longer readable. Haven’t we learned by now that new isn’t always good?

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Is football season over yet?

January 23, 2008 at 8:17 pm | Posted in Sean, Society, Video | 8 Comments

Having a new house has its advantages.  For instance, friends like to come over and bring homemade cakes and flowers.

On Sunday night, we lit our first fire in the fireplace….

…and Sarah and Greg came over to watch the Giants beat the Packers in the qualifying game for the superbowl.

They baked us a cheesecake for the game and we all sat around for hours, the boys enjoying themselves, and Sarah and I pretending to enjoy ourselves, while football season died down to almost the LAST GAME.  Praise Allah and all that is good.

I don’t understand football.  I mean, I get the game — a bunch of men in helmets and tights run a football down a field and have four chances to make it to the yellow line.  They jump on each other, run into each other, and break each others’ teeth and bones, Yippee — but what I don’t understand is why men feel the success of their team is a matter of life and death.

Watch Sean’s reaction to when the Giants win:

I don’t get it.  Why is the superbowl such a huge deal?  It happens every. year.

A most important letter

January 21, 2008 at 10:05 pm | Posted in family, sisters, Society | 8 Comments

I wanted to share a letter that my sister Carrie wrote to the governor in support of gay marriage. My eyes teared a bit when I read it, because I want marriage and more for Carrie and Laura.

Dear Governor Rell,

I am writing to you in favor of making gay marriage legal
in the state of Connecticut. I am engaged to my girlfriend Laura.
We are anxiously awaiting the state’s decision. I’ve lived in
Connecticut my entire life, but she and I are seriously considering
moving to Massachusetts if this resolution does not pass. What Laura and I want is not a “civil union.” We want what we feel we are entitled to: marriage. We know marriage is hard work, and we want the credit. Semantics are important. People look at her ring and ask,
“Can you even get married?” It isn’t fair that we should have
something separate from our friends, family, and parents.
I was registered to vote when I was 17 years old, and I
vote in every election. I’m 27 now and after ten years of watching,
and pulling that lever, I can feel that the times are changing.
People in Connecticut want to support each other. I urge you to
consider me and my family when you consider this issue.

Let’s hope that the people of our state can find it in their hearts to realize that Love Makes a Family.

Him and Hers

January 13, 2008 at 8:48 pm | Posted in family, Home, Puppy, Society | 8 Comments

Sean has been counting the seconds to today’s Giants football game since last Sunday. Today we had plenty to do and Sean kept saying, “As long as we’re home by 4 o’clock for the game….”Throughout the day we ran errands and saw our wonderful families and while Sean dreamt of football, I kept thinking, “I hope I can go shopping today…” because I had a gift card (!) and I have been craving some retail therapy all week long.

We made it home in almost enough time to watch the kick off and as soon as those sportscasters started narrating and screaming into their microphones, I was out the door and at Pier One.

As much as we love each other, Sean would die if he had to spend that much time in a store, and I can’t stand being in the same state as a football game. I’m glad we spent most of the day together, but I’m even more glad that I went shopping.

In other news, My Uncle John and Aunt Karen gave us their dining room table today. We love it. Here is a picture of the dining room, complete with a new place to dine. Notice that Sammy just had to be in the picture. That dark square object in the corner is his crate. Sam now rules the kingdom of dining room. However, he is an easy king to bribe… just give him a cookie or a pig ear and he’ll let you eat here.

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Let’s have a movie night at watch this:

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Reasons I cannot be considered a lady:

April 12, 2007 at 4:18 pm | Posted in Photographs, silly pants, Society | 17 Comments

In no particular order:

  1. I have sailor mouth
  2. I smoke (gross) and usually spit when I smoke (equally gross)
  3. I own one thong and it is the pair of underwear I wear on laundry day
  4. I can give myself a French manicure, but it doesn’t last one day without getting dirtied in wall paint
  5. I can belch the alphabet
  6. I own one pair of heels and they are in a Tupperware container in our garage
  7. My idea of dressing up to go to out is throwing on jeans and an “I heart John Deere” shirt
  8. I follow the 5-second rule unless the floor hasn’t been washed in, say, at least a year
  9. I use Sean’s Irish Spring body wash and sometimes his deodorant
  10. I’ve let my boyfriend cut my hair

So what are you? In comments, three things that make you or break you as a lady.  Men are free to comment on their ladyhood as well.

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