Here We Go Again

September 30th, 2013 → 5:54 am

“Now sits expectation in the air.” – Henry V

It looks to me like we’re headed for a government shutdown by the end of the day.  I’ll be on pins and needles waiting to see how this soap opera plays out…

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Dennis Rodman

September 27th, 2013 → 6:10 am

“He is given
To sports, to wildness, and much company.”  – Julius Caesar

On the news feed on my phone this morning was the headline:  “Dennis Rodman Reveals Kim Jong Un’s Baby.”  I’m sorry, but that is one of the oddest sentences I’ve ever seen in the news feed.  I still can’t get over Dennis Rodman’s and Kim Jong Un’s “friendship,” let alone Rodman handling the dictator’s baby.  Something about it all just seems so darn weird…

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians & Stupid/Evil People

Ted Cruz

September 25th, 2013 → 6:19 am

“[Cruz]…that would make his will
Lord of his reason.”  – Antony and Cleopatra

Everyone’s saying it now, not just Democrats but Republicans too.  Senator Ted Cruz is crazy.

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Peeing Standing Up

September 23rd, 2013 → 6:16 am

“It is common for the younger sort
To lack discretion.”  – Hamlet

I always thought my husband would be the one to do it.  To be there the first time my son peed standing up.  But lo and behold, the opportunity presented itself yesterday on the banks of the Missouri River, my husband nowhere in sight, so Mommy stepped in to do the job.  After a bit of fumbling (up, up, baby, not down!), a clear, happy arc my son made, with little discretion as to which stone, stick, or blob of river muck he hit.

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Guest Post – Krugman & The Crazy Party

September 21st, 2013 → 7:22 am

“For ’tis the sport to have the [politician]
Hoist with his own petard, an’t shall go hard.”  – Hamlet

To say someone “hoist with his own petard” is, of course, a common saying for someone who falls on his own folly, or, shoots himself in the foot, or, has his own evil machinations come back to bite him.  This is what Paul Krugman in  yesterday’s op-ed says the Republican Party has now done to itself.  Baited stupidity and fed lies to its own base enough that now even Republican leaders can’t get them to believe reality.  It’d be funny, if it was threatening the functioning of our government and the life pulse of our economy.

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Blowin’ in the Wind

September 19th, 2013 → 5:47 am

“Blow, blow, thou winter wind!
Thou art not so unkind as Man’s ingratitude.”  – As You Like It

I’m having one of those weeks.  Where everything seems to be fighting me.  Where I’m pretty sure I’m losing.  I feel like a wee wisp this morning, blowing in the wind.

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The Senseless Murder of Froggy

September 16th, 2013 → 5:41 am

“A deed of death done on the innocent.” – Titus Andronicus

It was a nice day yesterday afternoon and my son, husband, and I were driving in the car.  All the windows were open, including the sunroof.  Now in one of the cupholders in my car, for months now, has sat a little stuffed frog named Froggy that my son likes to blame whenever he emits a smelly toot. When it happened this time I picked Froggy up, wagged my finger at him in reprimand, and threw him towards the backseat.  But I overestimated the distance and we all watched as Froggy arced up in the air and sailed right out of the sunroof.  It was awful and hilarious and completely incomprehensible to my son all at the same time.  “Mommy, why did you do that?”  I’m afraid I couldn’t answer I was laughing so hard…

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Too Much Shakespeare?

September 14th, 2013 → 7:01 am

“[The] Man delights not me.” – Hamlet

OMG, there was a hilarious article in the New York Times yesterday titled, “Too Much Shakespeare? Be Not Cowed.”  It compared Shakespeare’s plays to The Wire, 24, 50 Shades of Grey, and The Book of Mormon.  It talked about hating Shakespearean prose, not always understanding the actors, and being a Shakespeare skeptic, but in the end, admitting that while Shakespeare is hard, so is life.  It was a fun, satisfying read.  Yeah  🙂  Argh  🙁  Shakespeare.

Filed under: Blog & Literature/Theatre/Art

A Bit of British Humor on the Syrian Situation

September 12th, 2013 → 6:06 am

“Britain’s a world by itself, and we will nothing pay for wearing our own noses.” – Cymbeline

A friend of mine forwarded to me the following bit of British Humor, care of John Cleese:

“The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be ra…ised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.”

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Van Gogh Painting Discovered

September 10th, 2013 → 5:59 am

“O beauty,
Till now I never knew thee.”  – Henry VIII

How exciting, the experts have confirmed the finding of an authentic Van Gogh painting, “Sunset at Montmajour.”  I wish I could happen upon one of those hidden away up in my attic!  Come to think of it, when was the last time I’ve even been in my attic??

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