I know this look a bit strange. The Husband moved me over to another webserver and I am using the default template until I get the new one up and running. Hopefully that will happen in the next day or two. In the meantime:

Full Moon
Mrs. Cardinal
pear blossoms

Why twitter will either be our savior…

or bring about the end of the world.

Virginia GOP Chairman’s Twitter Outreach: Massive Fail

Yesterday the Virginia GOP came very close to taking control of the state Senate, nearly luring a Democratic Senator to switch parties and put them at a 20-20 tie, which would have been broken by the Republican Lt. Governor. Then Jeff Frederick, a state legislator and the party chairman, ruined it all by Twittering …

Just imagine how different our world would have been if we had had Twitter:

q1356837637_3398 BenedictArnold Ya know, I am beginning to think the British aren’t such bad guys afterall.
229 years ago from web

japan#1Nakajima_B5N The sunrise in Pearl Harbor is beautiful. Cell service is great too.
68 years ago from mobile

images2AjaxtheLesser Waiting in this huge wooden horse waiting to ambush these dumb Trojan motherfuckers sucks monkeyballs. Smells like wet ass in here. PS Athena is a bitch.
3203 years ago from mobile


The mini retro media centre by Thomas Thomassen for his Final Major Project in BA (Hons) Modelmaking for Design and Media at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth.

Question: How much would I love to have a box like this?

Answer: I would punch a baby penguin in the face…that’s how much.

via boing boing

I’m a Grace.

I know I haven’t posted in quite a while, but the holidays always take a lot out of me. I had to share this quiz I got from Mom.


You are a Grace — “I need to understand the world.”

Graces have a need for knowledge and are introverted, curious, analytical, and insightful.

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Pretty much the cutest thing on the internet ever.

Once upon a time… from Capucha on Vimeo.

A breathtaking story by Capucine. Starring baby monkeys lost in frightening trees, a witch, crocodiles, a tiger, a “popotamus” and a lion, and even a “tremendously very bad mammoth”. There are also magic powers and an orange ring, but sometimes, “something goes amiss”.
Bring your popcorn and enjoy the show.

via boingboing

74 days, 19 hours, 10 mins

(REUTERS/Jim Young)

Seventy-four days until a new President, our first non-white President, is sworn in. A President for whom I voted*, for whom I am proud I voted. I am under no delusions that as soon as he repeats the words “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” that the sky will open up and the angels will sing on high. There is still a long road ahead, we’re still tangled up in two wars, still in what could end up being an economic catastrophe , etc etc.

But I have hope.

*Which will be a first. Not the voting part, but the winning part.

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Yes we did!

The Husband and I just got back from voting! Fortunately, we had no problems, no lines, no nothing. Unfortunately, that means no good blogging fodder.

Well one small thing, apparently I am registered to vote under my married name and my picture id is under my maiden name. I have no idea why I am registered under my married name, I guess that’s what I filled out when we last moved and they didn’t check it against my id? It didn’t prevent me from casting my ballot but they did suggest that for clarity’s sake, I probably should have it changed one way or the other match.

The ironic part is that when I called after we got married to have it changed on my Social Security card, I was told that I would need it to be on my ID/Driver’s license and then the next time I went to get a new ID I was going to change it, but was told it would have to be on my Social Security first. So I just never got around to investigating it further. I just wish that I had gotten the names of both of the people that I spoke to, because obviously one of them is an idiot who is giving out false information to the public.

I can’t wait to start seeing the numbers start coming in this evening!

Blue + Red = Purple

The Husband just sent me this link.

NEW ORLEANS – An exclusive new WWL-TV statewide poll shows the contest for president may be closer than many had predicted among Louisiana voters.

In the telephone survey of 500 registered voters, conducted by pollster Ed Renwick, Republican Senator John McCain earns 43 percent of the vote, while Democrat Senator Barack Obama receives 40 percent. Renwick said that amounts to a statistical tie, since the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 points.

Seriously, if Louisiana ends up going to Obama, I am going to literally R-O-F-L and I might have to put a sign in the yard that says “Yeah…it did….that just happened”.

I’m not going to get my hopes up though, all the other polls have McCain in a comfortable lead. However, the fact that anyone is even saying it’s a remote possibility is pretty shocking.

The one thing all these people possess? Sin


via PopCrunch

I don’t know where to begin. I guess first thing that comes to mind is how much I love that this guy hates Loud Mouthed Women, Muslim’s, Homo’s, Effeminate Men and Racist’s so very much. He also hates Catholic’s, Mormon’s, Jehovah’s Witness’s (Witnesses’?), Bahi’s (by which I assume he means Bahá’i’s), Pagan’s, Scientologist’s, Atheist’s, and Agnostic’s, New Ager’s, Buddhist’s and Idolater’s…but apparently is fine with the Jew’s? Loud Mouth Women, Feminist’s and Wifebeater’s. Sport’s Nut’s or maybe Sport’s/Nut’s? What in God’s name (no pun intended…ok maybe a little) is a High Fullutent, mayhaps someone in the act of being high falutin’? Do you think Jesus minds that he apparently thought of Goverment Recipient’s before Idolater’s and Adulterer’s and Thieve’s and Liar’s, the latter four being a Commandment’s and all?

Seriously, you could hold a class on just this picture…if you could figure out what subject. English? Typography? Philosophy? Theology? Graphic Design? Adult Education?

Definitely check the comments on PopCrunch out, there are some gems in there. There is also much discussion about what a P.K.’s could be. Preachers’ kid’s, Player Killer’s, ?

Reemerging, now with a totally awesome living room


Ok first of all a few things I have learned since my last post:

  1. No matter how liberal your estimate, it will take at least twice as long.
  2. Dust is my least favorite substance EVER.
  3. I am pretty sure manual labor isn’t my bag.
  4. I have a tendency, when working on a project, to lose all perspective. Sometimes good enough really is good enough.
  5. A decent ceiling fan is a magical thing.
  6. A few house plants really do make a huge difference.
  7. Whoever invented acoustic “popcorn” ceiling should have their sack nailed to the ceiling.

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