I am sick and in the throws of feeling sorry for myself today (smart move volunteering in the school library) and adding insult to injury the boys are off thanks to Yom Kippur.
So here are a few things I would have posted about if I had the energy:
1) Remember the article about the growing fertility gap between the DNC and GOP? It seemed the article was based on the fact that the majority of people follow politically in the footsteps of their parents. Now I know that isn't always the case (AB and I have two lib brothers), but as I was reading through this thread by the Kos Kids ("Where You Ever a Republican?") it definitely seems that almost all of these FAR lefties were spawned and reared by lefties....giving more credence to the article and giving me a sense of calm amidst my illness.
2) Al Gore is now blaming cigarettes for the increase in Global Warming. He gave the speech at the U.N. and then used the opportunity to hock his new book. Will people honestly vote for this looney tune?
3) For those of you in Pennsylvania that are still vacillating over the Governor's race and think you may vote for Union Thug Boy Rendell... know that he has put on seven pounds since in office, has an enlarged prostate, acid reflux and high cholesterol. The man obviously loves him some Philly cheese steaks. (source) Libs love all those crunchy granola initiatives --this is hardly the man to be an example of that...
4) This was my favorite story: Jared Leto (do most people even know who he is?) hates blogs... "I think that blogging should die a sudden death. It's just ridiculous. It's like a playground for four-year-olds. People say and do things in the world of blogs that they would never do in real life, and I think it's a false experience. You know, it's, like, eating too much candy…Times have changed. It used to be, to be a writer you had to have experience and talent, and learn a craft. Now anybody with an opinion, which is anyone and everyone, feels that it's worthy. Technology is allowing people to have access to things where before it required very great skill. So there will be some interesting developments from that, and also some things that are pretty worthless. Pretty soon anybody with a cell phone is going to be able to be a news reporter. The blog is yesterday's parachute pants. It's here now but it's gone tomorrow." (source) The author of the article thinks Leto's band must have gotten slammed in the blogs. Poor baby.
5) This article is awesome... it goes through a bunch of crazy names people give their children. Such as "people with first names such as "Gouda," "Almond," "Cappuccino," "Veal," and "Bologna."
"... the number of strange names on the Social Security Administration's list is getting longer. There were 17 boys named Ventura (as in Jesse), six boys named Timberland (as in the boot), 49 named Canon (spelled like the camera), and 27 Blue (as in little boy).
The girls' names were equally bizarre. Thirty-five were named Vanity. Another 29 were named Whisper, while 54 sported the name Sincere. And 24 were positively Unique."