Tuesday, January 08, 2008

New Years Resolutions and Tears

Your New Year's Resolutions

1) Get a pet hedgehog

2) Eat more gummy bears

3) Travel to Russia

4) Study finger painting

5) Get in shape with capoeira

WTF is "Capoeira"??? Apparently some brazilian martial arts thingy, according to Google/Wiki. Yeah, right. Like my knees and back would allow that. And I hate to travel. However... finger painting, gummy bears and a hedgehog sound do-able. LOL


Patricia Schroeder - former Congresswoman from Colorado.
Been trying to remember that name for ages.

I bet almost nobody remembers her. In 1988 she ran for President - briefly. If I recall correctly, she also had a tearful breakdown, sobbing that she couldn't manage to run for President and also take care of the concerns of her district, as she quit the race.

Didn't work for her - won't work for Senator Clinton, methinks. The whole "emotional female" routine pretty much fucks things up for women in government - in fact it's been 20 years since one ran for President, thanks to Patty's little tantrum. I suppose it will be another 20 years now that Senator Clinton has done her crying female act. *sigh*

Interesting side-note:

I own the metal-frame trundle bed that Pat Schroeder's kids slept on when they visited Grandma. When I was preggers with Manda, I had been scouring the classified ads to find a used trundle bed. I loved the idea of being able to pull out an extra bed if Manda had a friend sleep over or if I needed to stay close when she was sick.

There was an ad in the paper for one, about a month before Manda was born - and we went to see it and pick it up. The people there had this great huge plate on display in the china cabinet that was US House of Representatives commemorative type deal. I asked about it and they said their daughter was in the Congress.... Only after I got home did I make the connection.

Still have the bed. In fact, it's in one of the quilt photos, I think - under the quilt, of course.

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Sunday, January 06, 2008


Mindi and Kili are two old kitty ladies that live with me. Old in kitty years. Over 15 yrs old now. Mindi has some trouble with a hip - I suspect arthritis - she's rather fat and lazy. She is, however, a snugglebunny and manages to get up onto the sofa whenever I sit there and snuggle in the crook of my knee.

Kili, on the other hand, while looking "old and wise" - actually still has the physique of a young cat, thin, muscular - she still plays "string" with an old shoelace, and bats her stuffed-felt mice around and tosses them into the air.

Kili, however, has developed a very strange habit the last few days. I don't understand it.

She has taken to sleeping with her head and shoulders (only) under my "Rubbermaid©" plastic stepstool. It's the oddest thing in the world - rather ostrich-esque.

Cats. Go figure.

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