Sunday, April 30, 2006

Lack of posting, a forgotten Meme, and a weird news story.

First off, let me start by finally doing the "Simple Pleasures" meme. Gayle tagged me about 2 weeks ago, and I kept forgetting. It's been so long that her original post is already archived. Sorry 'bout that.

OK, here's the thing, really, well simple. I have to list 10 of my Simple Pleasures, so here goes (in no particular order):

1: Playing with my dog

2: Picking wildflowers

3: Singing in church with my twin sister

4: Playing the piano (still learning!)

5: Listening to old time Southern Gospel music

Ummmmmm.... did I say this was simple?

6: Going for walks down an old country road

7: Writing

8: (This is getting cheesy) Reading a good book

9: Going to Church

10: (I got it!) Swimming

Alright, I'm supposed to tag 10 more people, but I'm pretty sure that everyone I "know" has already been tagged. So I'll just say that anyone who comes across this and wants to, go right ahead.

Second, my lack of posting. Nothing much to tell, I've just been really busy lately. Schoolwork and activities have been taking a lot of time. And I also found this online game. It's a detective role-playing game called Slueth. Ooops, I think I just revealed my maturity level :) It really is fun, and I've been playing it a lot (too much.) But anyway, I'll try to start posting more.

And lastly, here is a news headline that caught my attention. The story really isn't funny, but I liked the headline: Pennsylvania Vet Accused of Faking Dog's Death.

I'll try to come around to y'all's blogs and comment more, too.


Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Tony Snow to Be Named White House Press Secretary

"WASHINGTON — Tony Snow will be named new White House press secretary on Wednesday morning, FOX News has learned. Snow is expected to be at the White House for the announcement. He has been mulling the offer for the last several days."

Yes! I wasn't overly dissatified with McClellan, but he did sorta have the tendency to look like a deer in the headlights. Either way, I think Tony Snow is a great pick!


Monday, April 17, 2006

Chalk one up for enterprising, or laziness.

I saw this on ABC News World News Tonight, and found this link.

One Red Paper Clip:

"My name is Kyle MacDonald and I am trying to trade one red paperclip for a house. I started with one red paperclip on July 12th, 2005 and I am making a series of trades for bigger or better things. My current item up for trade is one year in Phoenix. Do you want one year of FREE rent in Phoenix?"

If you go to ABC's World News Tonight page, you can find a video link, but as of yet, there isn't any story link.

All I can say is Good luck, Kyle!


Sunday, April 16, 2006

Ray Nagin up for re-election.

"Angry Voters Prepare to Pick New Orleans Mayor."

"...Some people in New Orleans are angry about the government response to Hurricane Katrina and want to render judgment as the city casts ballots for mayor, city council and most every other elected official, from sheriff to assessor. Many want to look ahead.

Any verdict on Mayor Ray Nagin's leadership, or any of the proposals to move forward, has been swallowed up by recriminations, paranoia and anger. There is fear — and hope — that the city may elect its first white mayor in three decades.

[When] Nagin won in 2002... his toughest opponent was the black police chief. Now, his most serious challengers are two white men.

Nagin says he's convinced 'the black vote is definitely coalescing' around him."

Ahh... could that be racial lines forming in the vote? I hope we can expect more from NO voters, but everybody knows that Mr. Ray-Chocolate-City is all to eager to invoke race (probably because that's all he's smart enough to do.) What I don't understand is how anyone could want Nagin again, black or white. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.


Thursday, April 13, 2006

Computer help.

I haven't been able to publish comments on my site or go to for several days. I can see other peoples' comments, I just can't respond. Is it just my computer or is it my site? If you can't comment, you can email me at Thanks for the help!


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

What I see....

What I don't see:

The rest are here.


Clinton, Gore Reunite at Democrat Fundraiser.

NEW YORK — Bill Clinton invoked Scripture and Al Gore warned of the looming calamity of climate change as the former president and vice president appeared onstage to honor an outgoing Democratic Party official.

Democrats sentimental for a return of the Clinton-Gore political era saw their wish briefly fulfilled Monday night at a dinner for Democratic National Committee official Maureen White.

Aaaak!! Can't we forget about these guys? Who wants the Clinton days back?

And I am going to absolutely die if another liberal uses scripture. Talk about playing politics. 6 or 7 years ago, Bill Clinton would've practically called the ACLU on a politician who used (GASP) scripture in a speech. Now we have them talking about God's love. Give me a break.


Sunday, April 09, 2006

This is quite disturbing....

I am no longer doing these quizzes.... :D


Friday, April 07, 2006

Ahh... that wonderful French culture...

Motorist Runs Down Student Protesters in Paris.

PARIS — A motorist drove through a crowd of students blocking the road in protest of the government's new youth jobs law Friday, injuring seven people. Furious demonstrators overturned the car and tried to pull out the driver before police intervened.



Saturday, April 01, 2006

Where were you when the world stopped turning?

I was 11. The above picture is me (left) and Rebekah about then.

I was sleeping late and I heard Mom turn on the TV and exclaim. She had turned it on a few minutes after the second plane hit. I still remember the towers smoking. I remember very clearly when they fell, one right after another, and how mad I was, and how much I wanted to get the people responsible. I watched the news coverage for the next week. I saw when we declared war on the Taliban, and later Iraq. I saw our President standing in the rubble.

My question is this; Does anybody else remember this? All I hear on the media is complaining that the war is taking too long. And what really makes me mad, I hear our soldiers compared to those same terrorists who knocked down those towers. And mocking from liberal circles when Bush dares mention September 11th. And all I can think is: Do they remember?