Saturday, February 03, 2007

rants and raves v1

RAVE: I am busy, in the middle of my 2nd year of grad school, working part-time at children's hospital and at the externship in Baltimore.
RANT: Trying to keep up with school, working part-time and the externship!

RAVE: My girlfriend rocks my life. Literally.
RANT: I never get to see her (see first rant/rave)

RAVE: DC finally goes smoke free!
RANT: Walking through the clouds of smoke to get in the restaurant.

RAVE: gofugyourself, cursor, mentalfloss, thesuperficial, dailykos, boingboing
RANT: rupert murdoch, bill gates, RIAA

RAVE: Obama, Clinton, Edwards
RANT: Biden, Dodd, Kucinich

RAVE: clear, cold weather
RANT: no snow this season!

RAVE: Less than 30% approval rate for our dear leader!
RANT: another 716 days to endure

RAVE: Old friends rippling back into my life.
RANT: I wish I had time to write more about that

video of the day

Everybody Dance by Chic

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hang in there Molly!


From the Texas Observer...

We Love You Molly

Our beloved sister Molly Ivins is fighting for her life against cancer, and all we can do is try to send her even a fraction of the brillliance, joy and love she has given us for so many incomparable years.
This genuis daughter of Texas turmoil has stood alone for so long as a voice of clarity, wit, common sense and plain-spoken conscience that it’s hard to know even where to start.
Perhaps most important to remember is that she has not been just a writer. From her modest but gracious home in the heart of Austin, she has done anything but sit back and snipe with that unique penetrating wit of hers. She could have done it. She could have just gone to that keyboard every day, blown them all away, and built her national reputation from the sheer genius of an insulated ivory tower.
But Molly has always been a firm believer in hands-on non-violent combat, which in hands like hers is the ultimate weapon. She puts her heart and soul where her convictions are. She’s fought tooth and nail for The Texas Observer and whatever other worthwhile publications there are that can muster an audience in the Lone Star State. She’s worked with the great Jim Hightower in his climb to elected office. She supports candidates. She goes out of her way. She works hard. She makes her presence felt wherever she thinks it’ll do some good, no matter what the personal cost.

More here....