Thursday, September 25, 2008

"...I-I-I had a feeling that I belonged..."

Tomorrow night is the grand opening of Eyetique's sixth store location.

Say hello to store number six - Eyetique South Side Works.

Come to the party from 7-11 for free food, wine and live music.

Who could say no to free wine and couture eyewear?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"...even if you cannot hear my voice I'll be right beside you dear..."

Proof that you're never too old for a stuffed animal...

While browsing today with Mr. Eric, I came across a sidebar advert for - a website that retails "giant round fuzzy stuffed animals."

I'm not feeling well today - a little bit of the blues and a little bit of a sore throat are making me a little weepy and whiney.

All I can think about is crawling into bed and snuggling with either my Bun and/or one of these Squishable Buns.

It's so hard to resist the urge to buy one of these!

I mean look how cute they are!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

"...I lower my eyes wishing I could cry more and care less..."

So it's been seven years since the September 11th attacks on the United States. We all remember where we were. We all remember how it felt... how afraid we all were. The most poignant memory I have of that day happened just as I was realizing what was going on.

I'll always remember that September 11th, 2001 was a Tuesday because I had a 9am - 10:15am class, my first feminist theory class at Pitt. I never turned the TV on or fired up my laptop before that early class. I walked to class not knowing anything had happened at 8:45... No one sitting in class had any idea something was going on either. I got back to the dorm room Sara and I shared just as the North Tower was falling at 10:30. Sara was sitting on her bed with her laptop, white as a ghost. As I came through the door, she didn't say anything, just pointed at the tv. I started to cry and looked back at her. She turned her laptop around to show me the screen - the front page. It was completely white with one picture of the damaged New York City Skyline and one headline that read "Under Attack." There was no other copy, no advertisements, no other pictures.

Alot of things went on that day. I'm sure the rest of classes were cancelled. I'm sure I talked to alot of friends who were at other college campuses around the country. And I do remember that after we knew it was all over and after we talked to our parents, our Dad came and picked us up from our dorm and took us home for the night, where we sat and cried and watched CNN for hours.

But the look on Sara's face and the look of the frontpage are most prominent sensory memories about September 11th that sneak up on me sometimes. And even after seven years, when those memories flash through my mind on another anniversary of September 11th or when someone talks about where they were.... those memories still make me weepy.

Today is no exception.

Last night, Keith Olbermann made a special comment about September 11th and what the Republicans have turned it into... "9/11(TM)." Click here to read or watch Mr. Olbermann's amazing emotional and firey special comment. This man gives me goosebumps and consistently moves me to tears.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

"...there's a fire just waiting for fuel..."

Yes, I saw Palin give her speech last night.

No, I will not be voting for McCain now just because she is on the ticket.

Why? Because I'm like all of the other RATIONAL women in the United States: I would never in my right mind vote for a woman just because she is a woman.

Palin's positions on social issues, foreign policy, domestic policy, off-shore drilling....etc, etc, etc are the exact opposite of my positions.

I am hoping with all of my might that the Republicans don't find a way to win this election. If they do, I'm moving to Italy once and for all.... or at least Toronto...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

"...put a smile on your face..."

Sarah who!?!?!?
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"...yeah everything will be fine and I will stay with you..."

I've been trying to form thoughts about McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate....

...thoughts that are more than just a lot of swear words....

... I'm not there yet. But I will say this: if by some miracle McCain gets elected and then kicks it while he is in the White House, I'm going to go batshit crazy if Palin gets to be the first female president.

And that's all I have to say about that.

In other news... I just realized I'm wearing a white dress after Labor Day. I hope Clinton and Stacy from TLC's What Not To Wear aren't taping secret footage of me...

When I got dressed this morning, I felt motivated to get a little more glammy than I usually do...

Last night my guy and I went for a walk in the park after dinner that ended up turning into a hiking adventure over brush and rocks and hills. There was dirt in my shoes and hair. My legs were scratched and bruised. I was so flithy and sweaty when we got home. But it was fantastic. Being dirty and outdoorsy is fun. And it's been forever since I've been that yucky.

...but that was my motivation to be extra girly this morning when I got ready for work. :-)