Monday, September 22, 2008

Joining Me On the Downhill Slide to Our Thirties

Sergio turns 26 today. I have always thought it was funny that the first day of fall usually (or is it always?) happens on his birthday. Even fetus Sergio knew that he wanted no part of summer and waited around until fall officially began. And nothing has changed on that front.

We had to get creative this year when it came to celebrating since unpaid externs and unemployed teachers don't make good money. Or any, rather. So on Friday we went to a high school football game. In Texas! Between ranked teams! That is like the ultimate in high school football, in case you weren't aware. By the time we found our way to Allen, TX they had already had kickoff and we learned that it was standing room only. And so we stood between stands near the endzones at a gate...the whole time. We could only see half of the game at this vantage point, but it was pretty exciting either way. True to my young self, when I couldn't see the game or just didn't care, I resorted to watching the people. The band, the cheerleaders, the drill team, fans. I even watched a young girl in front of me try to hole up near a gate and read a book. Kindred spirit.

If you are looking for something to do on a friday night, you might just go to a local game. I think we might start making a habit of it. But only at games that have seats available. Happy birthday, Sergio!

Hard at Work

This isn't a political blog and we rarely dabble in commentary on the news, but I have a couple pennies. The current economic situation has been difficult for me to understand and the proposed solution may be even harder to grasp but I heard someone on the Sunday morning news with Mr. Stephonopolis (no idea how to spell that) give a fairly concise description of what is happening. The summary is that the "US government is now privatising wealth and nationalizing the problem", in this case bad loans. That struck me as a good way to look at the issue.
(P.S. The cartoon above was created by Mr. Danziger, who I hope will not sue me for posting it)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Another Reason for Wealthy Adults Not to Like Cartoons

This struck me as portraying, at different times in the film, an ideal for both Democrats and Republicans.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Tropic Thunder ♣♣½
It is not bad at all. It was funny and we enjoyed it.

Hamlet 2 ♣♣½
Pretty much what we said before. Be prepared to have the song "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" in your head for days. And yes, it is stuck in my head again since I wrote that.

Baby Mama ♣♣½
A couple of really funny moments, sweet and enjoyable.

All of these movies are funny and good for an afternoon or rental. We considered giving them threes for their watch-abliity, but went with less because you won't remember much about them a couple of hours after watching. Except that song, of course.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Urgent Care: Still Cheaper Than a Second Car

We all know my luck with bicycles. Not very good. But this post isn't about my luck. It is about Sergio's. After four years of commuting on and off on his bike, he had a bit of mishap yesterday. Well, I'll let him tell you.

I got up at 6:00 and got all of my gear ready, my towel rolled, my shirt neatly folded, a place for everything and everything in it's place. I've got this down by now. I got out the door and onto my bike at 6:40 sharp, I went to the automatic gate, I did a slow clockwise turn to give the sensor time to open up the gate. I was on the street and making good time. A perfect start to a new day. I get to the first stop light; green mean go. I get to the second stop light; red means slowly approach the light and try to balance on the bike without getting off the pedals. I was doing well, this way I can get a quick start when the light turns green, but that light is taking forever. Balance, balance, press the brake, I've got cars behind me, Oh come on, turn. Wait, oh, I'm falling, I'm going zero miles per hour and the light is still red and I'm falling right over on my side in front of all these Dallas early morning drivers who probably think I shouldn't be on their road anyways. Well that was embarrassing, but no harm no foul, just a scratch. I got on my bike and got to work, I could tell the knee kind of hurt though, something about my foot staying in the stirrups and my knee turning the other direction. Anyways, long story short, I'm on the couch right now with my knee in a brace and a doctor's words about sprained knee ligaments in my ear.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

I Swear We Would Have Posted This Even If She Weren't a Woman

While Sergio and I have opinions on Sarah Palin, oh so very many opinions, we are not going to share them. However, this clip is awesome because it focuses on media coverage and not really on her. If we can't all come together to laugh at Bill O'Reilly and Karl Rove then who can we come together and laugh at?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Emma Grace

Dan and Amanda had a healthy baby girl yesterday morning. She was 7 lbs 12 ozs, and 20 inches long. She has quite a bit of dark hair, but I have no pictures of that. I can't get a picture to load right now, so if you want to see her (and you know you do!), click the flickr box on the right of the screen and look for Newborn Emma.