Both Will and his sister, Nicole, have September birthdays, so we celebrated last night at a big beach bonfire in Santa Cruz. We were sitting in the sand, making s'mores and drinking punch. Somebody was playing a bongo drum. It was all very laid back and cool.
Nicole: This birthday is so chill.
Will: It is pretty chilly out here. I'm gonna put my jacket on.
Nicole: Dude, chill. Not chilly.
"I've got plenty of training," Ledbetter said. "What I don't have is the right to fight for what I deserve."
K-Y sponsored one of the parties at BlogHer in July. The party was in the lingerie section of Macy's, where they served deliciously sweet macaroon cookies and equally deliciously sweet hot chocolate shots. They also gave away free flash drives and lots of free samples.
Attached to the purple bow was a little card. It said:
I want to preface this by saying that I worked in the White House. In the White House during a Republican Administration. I'm right there, standing right next to my old pal Dubya. No joke, people. Right there wearing a J. Crew skirt.
Her beliefs on the environment, foreign policy and sex education are not those of someone with a worldview, but rather of someone with a closed mind. That is the world of the 1950’s, not the world of today. --Annemarie H., 51, Scottsdale, AZ
She did not even bother to be prepared for her first full media interview with Charlie Gibson (How embarrassing). She bobbed and weaved, avoiding any direct answers to the very direct questions she was asked (Possbily out of ignorance). Then, when the questions became just too difficult for her, she answered her interviewer with a cute smile and a wink (What political savvy). What are we to think about a Republican candidate, who when asked about a specific Bush policy on terrorism, gave an answer that clearly proved that she had no idea what Charlie Gibson was talking about? If this is what John McCain and the Republican party think the American people want and will follow, I think that they have made a very, very huge mistake. --Barbara V.
It was clear watching her with Charles Gibson that she has a deep lack of knowledge and ignorance of international concerns. Nor does she truly understand what democracy is and how it works in a world wide scheme. Her canned answer on invading Palestinian countries either showed her lack of diplomacy, her lack of knowledge or her willingness to be a world dictator. All of which reflect that she is unfit to be a leader in the USA. What a bummer, out of all the women that could have been...--Patricia M, Denver, CO
I worry that in our country's media madness to see an attractive young face, many voters will not listen to the 1950's message that Sarah Palin brings. If she were a Democrat, the Republicans would say, "stay home and take care of your young family." For our sake, I wish she would have made that choice when asked to be the VP. --Mary O., 53, Green Oaks, IL
Palin is a gimmick sent out to energize the Republican extremists who swarmed the polls and ignorantly gave George Bush two election victories. She is the gun-toting hockey mom sent to shine a blinding light over the party's own distaste for McCain, once the most moderate Republican but now a puppet for the conservative base. She is protected and coddled by her "handlers", a direct imitation of the similarly invisible and unreachable current President. She has no business being anywhere near the second highest office in the land. The McCain camp cries "sexism!" anytime her views or qualifications are questioned, but it is more sexist (in reverse mode) to elect such an extreme and unqualified woman to high office, merely because she *is* a woman. I don't think even the hardest of the hard core Hillary backers are falling for this ruse. I too would love to see a woman elected to high office, but I want her to be legitimately qualified and legitimately vetted and legitimately chosen for her supreme knowledge of democratic government. Not because she is folksy, trash-talking arm-candy for a foundering candidate. --Sue U., 42, Milwaukee, WI
I have nothing against Sarah Palin but she is the EXACT opposite of what the followers of Hillary respected about her long run for the White House. We won't vote for an empty skirt. –Marcia B., Mamroneck, NY
Guest Post by Brian
Recently I have been taught that edgy blogs are the ones that sell. After reflecting on my last one, and trying to think of a new one, I noticed that I am like a basketball; Rough, round, full of pimples, non-edgy, and always getting played with. Not to mention that all of my previous ideas didn’t get me started on the right pathway to a sharp blog. I’ve noticed that there are few that actually know how to talk gangster, even less know the rules of which.
Take “Boo” for example. Which can be lamemansly translated to homie or loved one….kinda like mijo in espanol.
A sentence in which this can be used is “you straight trippin boo.”
Here is a minor dictionary of the newly founded religion, “Barquanism”
1) Think of a word
2) Slurr the words a little
3) Add izzle to the end
4) Place a mild accent over a random letter
5) Flex da voice (it makes you seem like you know what your talking about)
Two important notes on my professional life: