Friday, October 31, 2008

Voting advice from TIME

"Before going to the polls, check to make sure your registration is in proper order by contacting your local registrar or going to (There is still time to fix problems.)

If you still have questions about polling-place locations or ID requirements, or if you encounter any problems at the polls, call Election Protection (866-OUR-VOTE), the nation's largest coalition of poll watchers and lawyers. The nonpartisan call center will be staffed through Election Day."

- TIME magazine

Thursday, October 30, 2008

How have I never seen this?!

Trick or Treat!

If anyone is looking for a gift for me, a 6'1 Barack Obama cut-out is just about as good as it gets. Found it at You're welcome.

Joe Biden Interview

I found this on Barack's site. So cute!


I have been following the political news very closely, and even I was taken aback yesterday when my dad told me about "Question 1" which will be on the ballot on November 4th. If you are voting for Barack Obama, please vote NO on Question 1 and click on the site below to find out why:

I am voting NO to preserve gay marriage in CT, and to preserve a woman's right to choose. In other words, a NO vote = keep gay marriage in CT and preserve a woman's right to choose.

I can't really tell you how to vote and I can't force your hand, but I can make you aware of Question 1 and of what it means. Knowledge is power.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Car chases

Here's what I don't understand about car chases. Why don't the cops just back off and let the helicopter track the guy? Once he runs out of gas or stops the car, deploy the troopers in that area. No? Can anyone enlighten me? Because right now in Florida they are endangering EVERYONE.

Also, where does this guy think he's going? I know where he is. If I know, the police definitely know.

UPDATE: Okay, okay, I get it. They can't just let the helicopter do it because once the guy jumps out of the car and hides among the palm trees in a residential area, no one can find him. Fine.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Millionaire Mind

I just finished the book The Millionaire Mind. I started it years ago and kept putting it down to read newer, shinier books. Now that I'm finished with it, I'm ready to become a millionaire. I should have finished this book years ago. I'll see you all at the country club this weekend. My dog will be in my bag.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Raiding the closet

How did Tracy Morgan get Sarah Palin's jacket? I wonder if he can get me Piper's Louis Vuitton bag.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Halloweentown

Senator McCain, quit farting around and get out of the Jack-O-Lantern's eyes. That is not what a stump speech is. Quit asking Palin for guidance. She's got her hands full being the Prime Minister of the United States Senate.


This is the movie that's on the Disney channel right now. This is the least scary scene so far. Most of the rest of the movie looks like a Genesis video. In other words, Reagan mask scary. I'm never letting my kids watch TV.

MSN Money

Click around this site for tips on saving money, investing, retirement, etc. It's still one of the best resources I've found for great tips:

You're welcome.

Silk bag

I just read a magazine article that told me to store my tights in a silk bag instead of all tangled up in a drawer. Right, let me just go grab one of my many silk bags. I store them right here next to my unicorns and my leprechaun.

Recent finds

I collect quotations and little stories like a fiend. I have since middle school. I guess a lot of people do this. I just love words too much not to. Here are some recent finds:

"Hold on to what is good even if it is
a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe even if it is
a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do even if it is
a long way from here...
Hold on to my hand even when
I have gone away from you."
~ Nancy Wood, from Many Winters

"What you put out comes back all the time, no matter what." ~ Oprah's creed

"If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, that will be enough." ~ Meister Eckhart

"Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn't lie." ~Oprah

"Doubt means don't. Don't move. Don't answer. Don't rush forward." ~ Oprah

"When you don't know what to do, get still. The answer will come." ~ Oprah

Okay, there's a lot of Oprah there, but that woman is smart, so I would listen to her :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Change Rocks

Here's an article from re: the Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel fundraiser for Obama in NYC. Best line in the story comes from Barack himself: "The reason I'm running for president is because I can't be Bruce Springsteen."


Benefit at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom brings together Bruce and Billy -- and Barack

At the "Change Rocks" benefit concert in support of Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel joined forces, the favorite sons of New Jersey and Long Island meeting in Manhattan to co-headline a show that also featured John Legend and India.Arie. Caroline Kennedy introduced the artists, and Bruce had a few more words before the performances began -- first of all, about the undercard: "Billy and I thought we could sing until we heard India and John rehearsing earlier. We're just pretending." As for the main event, Bruce described it as a historic meeting of New Jersey and Long Island, suggesting (as you might imagine from this old demi-rivalry) that it wasn't the smoothest of collaborations: "I like to rehearse, Billy doesn't." He went on to joke that the whole affair was somewhat Palin-esque: "A lot of last-minute cramming and confident presentation... faking it like you really know what you're doing, but you don’t. Hopefully no one will leave the room screaming like in rehearsals!"

Legend opened with his majestic solo piano take on U2's "Pride (In the Name of Love)," and was soon joined by Bruce, Patti Scialfa, and India.Arie for his new song, "If You're Out There." After short sets from Legend and Arie, Bruce was back for a little acoustic set of his own, with solo readings of "The Promised Land" and "This Hard Land." In between he gave a version of his recent Vote for Change stump speech, saying that electing Obama was just the beginning to "taking back our country," and that it would take everyone "from Jersey, Long Island, and all points west" to rebuild this hard land. Joel followed with his band (which would be the backing band for the rest of the evening) for two of his own songs, "Miami 2017" and "Baby Grand."

The main event featured the Boss and the Piano Man together. Backed by Joel's band, along with Patti and E Street pianist Roy Bittan, Springsteen and Joel traded off songs from their deep catalogs, opening with "Tenth Avenue Freeze-out" and closing with "River of Dreams." On "Tenth," Bruce sang, "They made that change uptown and the Piano Man joined the band..." and "when Jersey and Long Island bust this city in half!" Joel dedicated "Movin' Out" to George Bush and Dick Cheney. On "Thunder Road," simultaneous piano action from Billy ("I like this one!") and Roy. This was truly a blended set -- not only trading off songs, but trading off verses as they sang on each other's songs. Bruce was surprised that Billy didn't know "Spirit in the Night" -- he called out chords throughout -- but was really into his own verse on "New York State of Mind," a highlight of the night. Legend and Arie joined in as well, singing on "Spirit," "The Rising," and "Glory Days."

In the encore, one more Bruce tune: "Born to Run," Bruce leaping onto Billy's piano -- with permission! -- and the pair sharing a hug, Billy giving Bruce a kiss on the cheek. "People Get Ready" spotlighted all of the evening's performers, who then brought Barack Obama to the stage. Some inspiring words from Obama himself, who also offered plenty of praise for the night's artists:

I want to thank John, India, all the wonderful musicians, and especially the two giants -- Bruce and Billy -- that I grew up listening to, and whose songs give a voice to ordinary folks that go to work each day wondering how they are going to pay all their bills and afford healthcare. They write inspiring songs about the problems of everyday heroes that have been ignored for far too long by those in Washington, and that is what this campaign has been all about. I thank them for bringing all of you here together tonight. We have a lot of work to do in the next 18 days. So call your neighbors and e-mail all your friends and keep this great spirit from this room going until election day. One voice can inspire and change the mood of a room, can inspire and change the mood of a city, can inspire and change the mood of a state, can inspire and change the mood of a country, and can inspire and change the mood of the world.

Obama also revelaed that, backstage as they were listening to the show, he told his wife: "The reason I'm running for president is because I can't be Bruce Springsteen." The night closed with "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," Legend taking lead, with Obama and his wife Michelle dancing and clapping along.

Steal Back Your Vote

Once their server calms down, go here:

I haven't actually seen it (because the server is overloaded since Rachel Maddow had Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on her show promoting it) but it's worth looking at in order to make this a truly democratic election. And by democratic I mean democracy, not necessarily the party affiliation. Fairness is key.

You know...

I agree with a lot of the things John McCain says. I also read his Wikipedia page out loud to my parents yesterday and my dad said, "What do you think of him now?" and I said, "I think that man deserves to be the damn President."

I have the utmost respect for John McCain and believe you'd be hard pressed to find a man who has served our country better. I think he made a very bad choice picking Sarah Palin as his running mate and that's why I can't vote for him. I am amazed at the things Palin has accomplished as a woman and as an American, but I do not believe she would be an adequate replacement for John McCain should something happen to him.

I am still amazed by John McCain and if Obama wins I hope he has the brains to tap McCain for an important post in his cabinet. Even more, I hope McCain will accept, because I don't believe he's done serving our country yet, nor will he ever be. His blood runs red, white and blue and it would be a travesty to lose his expertise and courage.

Losing Palin, we lose nothing. Losing McCain, we lose an American hero, and I don't care what your politics are... that's inexcusable.

-- Sent from my BlackBerry

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Superstition Part Getting Ridiculous

Here's our new line-up. A sleeping elf holding a daisy, a pumpkin, a Santa dog, an angel and a green monster. When I told mom I didn't think it was working she said, "Maybe we need a different pumpkin."

Now she's running to go get the rabbit's foot because she's "just about had it."

Superstition Part 3

And now an angel has joined the fan base. Mom instructed me to "turn her on her side so you can see the wings." Desperate times call for desperate measures. Also, these are the times that try men's souls. Now she's talking about adding a stuffed pumpkin and an elf to the mix. It's starting to look like Yankee Stadium in here.

Superstition Part 2

Okay, we had to call in the big guns. Now this Santa dog has joined the green monster. Mom was concerned about whether or not the dog "could see the screen." I'm wondering about when these animals are going to start demanding beer and hot dogs. I think one of them might have a foam finger.


My mom puts this in front of the TV and she swears this one item watching the game will mean a win for the Red Sox.

Friday, October 17, 2008


This was actually a very cute moment from Wednesday's debate. Looks so funny in freeze frame! :)

One semester of Spanish

I had never seen this, and I was practically peeing my pants I was laughing so hard when I did see it the other day. Now you have to, too.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Please visit this site every day! Hilarious!

Crazy In Love

Not only is he EVERYTHING else, but he's also the President you most want to have with you at a dance club.

Among The Porcupines

I love memoirs. I can't get enough of them. I would write one myself if I didn't think it would hurt so many people. I just read Among The Porcupines by Carol Matthau. She was married to writer William Saroyan twice and then to Walter Matthau. I knew nothing about her until I read the book. Best friends with Gloria Vanderbilt and Truman Capote. Fascinating person. My favorite parts are below:

"He knew the truth and was looking for something better." ~ a line from William Saroyan's play Jim Dandy

This is Carol writing about leaving Bill Saroyan:

"I knew that when I finally left Bill, it was not because of anything he did to me. It was because I realized what I would have had to become to remain his wife and that created a head-on collision with all that I had always wanted for myself. I knew I would have to put the knife in him before he got it in me. I knew that I would have to be alert and armed with poison. I had to get there first.

But the thought of spending a marriage being ready with my dagger in order to defend against the dagger that was ready for me made me know how much I had to leave him, how quickly and suddenly.

I don't think marriages break up because of what you do to each other. They break up because of what you must become in order to stay in them."

The book is very "old New York" and old Hollywood and deals with a lot of the themes I like. No one should have to become anything less than everything they are to stay in a relationship with anyone. This includes friendship, work, love, everything.

Leo Buscaglia once said "Accept me for myself or not at all. Any other arrangement is cheating both of us." I would hate to cheat anyone out of knowing the real me :) so I won't.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


This is exactly what a child wants out of one of these machines... Crazy dentures by BDwayne. Imagine your child begging you for crazy dentures? You're a crazy denture. Also, that handmade sign is truly remarkable.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Not to be confused with "Scotty Doesn't Know"

I believe this really sums up a lot of what I'm trying to say here...

This cat has a secret...

... and he only wants Ferg to know what it is. Although I did overhear him saying something about Obama being awesome. But that's no secret.


This is a little something I like to call "The Table I Was Sitting At Last Night." Also known as: Our Economy.

I don't know what this is...

... but when I saw it on the train this morning I knew it belonged. right. here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Connecticut Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage!

This is a good thing. I'm glad they did the right thing for everyone who really just wants to be able to love each other and have equal rights while doing so.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My friends and "that one"

McCain said "my friends" 22 times in Tuesday night's debate. He is not my friend on facebook, myspace, twitter, or in real life. I'm beginning to think it's just something he says to buy time when he's not sure how to begin his answers.

A lot of attention has been paid to the "that one" remark that McCain made toward Obama. I don't think it was racist, but I do think it was unnecessarily disrespectful to address a fellow Congressman that way. Also, it was creepy.

In other news, Sarah Palin is also not my friend.

Holy disturbing

Wed Oct 8, 10:03 PM ET

NEW YORK - In a sign of the times, the National Debt Clock in New York City has run out of digits to record the growing figure.

As a short-term fix, the digital dollar sign on the billboard-style clock near Times Square has been switched to a figure — the "1" in $10 trillion. It's marking the federal government's current debt at about $10.2 trillion.

The Durst Organization says it plans to update the sign next year by adding two digits. That will make it capable of tracking debt up to a quadrillion dollars.

The late Manhattan real estate developer Seymour Durst put the sign up in 1989 to call attention to what was then a $2.7 trillion debt.;_ylt=AvuG5JqrBLm9v4c0ui1lLBADW7oF

Monday, October 6, 2008

Love and Barack

This is why I love Teeny... Because she sends me this email:

"I know it's only Mon. but I'm addicted to you and want to hang this weekend. What are your plans?"

If only a man would say this! Teeny, will you marry me?

Vote for Barack.


Match Critique

I just saw this intro on someone's profile and I can't stop laughing. I feel bad doing this, but it just has to be done. My notes in blue:

LET ME START BY SAYING THAT THESE ARE VERY BAD PICTURES OF MYSELF (yes, that does seem like a great start - I especially love the ALL CAPS, very serial killer, ransom note-ish) MUCH BETTER IN PERSON... (clearly) I HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR..I HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE ABOUT EVERYTHING IN LIFE. (except about your pictures, apparently.)


Register to vote - Election is November 4th

"Democracy is…the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people." ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

Two words. Barack Obama.

Friday, October 3, 2008

I hate banks

I ordered new checks from my bank last week and they arrived this week. I had to put the box that holds the checks together myself. I guess these really are tough times. Also, it cost me almost $25. To build my own check box.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The big debate

I'm very excited for tonight's debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. If I had any friends in Connecticut who gave a crap about the debate, I would have a debate party. Instead, I will have a party in my pajamas with Chubby Hubby ice cream. I hope they ask Palin about abortion, the Supreme Court, Russia and gay marriage. She is an IDIOT.

Also, our "roof dwellers" are back. For those of you who don't know about the roof dwellers, these are kids that somehow climb onto our roof and look into our bathroom skylight. Needless to say, I'm afraid to shower until it gets dark out. Not because I really care all that much if they see me, but because when I see THEM I freak out. I have no idea why they go up there, but apparently ours is not the only building they climb on. This is a huge problem in Greenwich. This is our crime in this town. Peeping Toms. Insane.

When you take your next shower, imagine the possibility of Peeping Toms watching you. I bet you suck in your stomach and contort a little differently than you would in a "windowless" bathroom. I hate trying to look like a supermodel in my shower. It's hard enough to come close hours AFTER my shower. Then I look like Gisele. Or was it a gazelle? I can't remember. Probably the first one.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It's official

I'm 30!