One of my bosses has left for a new position. Lots of other folks are taking this three-day week for vacation. So I decided to stage a coup. Click the “read more” link to find out how I took this shot.
Our neighborhood and district are staunchly Republican. So much so that there often isn’t a Democrat opponent in the general election. Therefore, if we are to have any say in who represents us, we have to hold our noses and vote in the Republican primaries. This has had some interesting side effects. We get multiple … Continue reading Who’s Gonna Clean Up After All These Elephants??
Via BoingBoing, I found this YouTube clip of actress Amy Walker saying the same sentence in 21 different accents. I listened to it with amazement. In my mind, she nailed every one of them with one notable exception – her Southern accent from Charleston, SC, sounded like the contrived, overdone version that Hollywood tends to … Continue reading 21 Accents
I don’t get it. Columbia seems to have an unusual number of establishments where you can eat chicken, especially wings. Yet the USC mascot is the Gamecock. Isn’t that a bit cannibalistic?? I mean, it would kind of be like Maryland (Terrapins) having lots of eateries that feature turtle stew. Perhaps it’s a chauvinistic thing. … Continue reading Gamecocks and Chickens
Ralph Nader has once again announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Failing to gain the support of a major (or not-so-major) party, he is running as an independent. This got me thinking about the other also-rans – that extremely long list of candidates that never get the coverage of the Hillaries, Obamas, … Continue reading Vote for Michael
Laura and I decided to brave the mall this afternoon. As one might expect, it was frenetic madness, but we survived, and even managed to make some purchases. This time of year there are seasonal booths set up to nab gift buyers. There is always the Sees Candy booth and the calendar booth, but this … Continue reading Teeth Whitening at the Mall