Thursday, November 27, 2008


Hey folks, Happy Thanksgiving. I'll be spending the holiday at my friends' house, with their family. Menu includes a roasted fall vegetable galette, green bean casserole, potatoes, squash, stuffing, and turkey for the meat-eaters. I will also be bringing mushroom gravy for the vegetarians, and homemade Ginger-Lime Spiked Cranberry Sauce. In addition, we will have apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies. Mmm, nummy.

I'm at work this morning, but I'll be off tonight. Maybe I'll finally get some sleep. They've been doing construction outside my apartment for the past couple of days, so I'm really, really tired.

So. Everyone go give thanks for family and friends, eat well, and celebrate fully. Cheers!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Can't talk. Wrath of the Lich King is out. Must get 500 more gold for riding training. Bye now!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I totally want to give Barack Obama a hug right now.

This is the first election where I got to vote for someone I truly believed in, and it paid off. I've never been so proud or pleased to be a part of this country as I am today. To quote one of my favorte TV/movie characters, Malcolm Reynolds, "We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty." George W. Bush has been in office the entire time I've been eligible to vote (despite my best efforts), and I've been disappointed in him since long before then. I am so, so grateful to see change coming, and I am so very excited for the future.

As a nation, we did something great today, something monumental and historical. Not only do we have our country's first African-American President-elect, but we also have a liberal candidate who won even though he didn't run a moderate campaign. Obama has proved once and for all it is not necessary to compromise your ideals in order to be elected. As my sister likes to tell me, ethics are sexy. More importantly, ethics, and the willingness to stick to them regardless of popularity, are the mark of an outstanding person.

Maybe one of the coolest things about this election is that it made me want to be a better person--to find out what I believe in, find out what is most important to me, and to do everything in my power to make it happen. To that end, I've recently made a personal decision to find a way to go back to school part-time (while working, of course) and get my license to teach high school English. I want to have some part in making a difference in peoples' lives. To put it briefly, I'm inspired.

My final words for tonight: Yes we did. Yes we can.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008



Just got back from the polling place. When I got there at 7 a.m., there was a long line, but by the time I was done at 7:40 or so, there wasn't a line at all. So, no excuses. Get out, cast your vote, get a little red sticker.

They're not just stickers, people. They're badges of honor. They let everyone know you care about what happens in your city, your state, your nation, and the entire world. When I was a kid, I would go to the polling place with my parents and I was always proud and a little jealous when they got that sticker and put it on their coats. I've been eligible to vote for three elections now, but I've always voted absentee, and I'm always disappointed when they don't send out stickers along with absentee ballots. But I've got one now. It'll probably be stuck on my purse for a good long time.

Finally... that good news I mentioned last time? I finally got hired by the company I work for (as opposed to the temp agency). This means that I get benefits now. Pretty cool, no?