Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy holidays!!!

We are back from Christmas in Seattle with Mom, Lib and Colin. Now Lib and Colin are in Chi-town through New Year's. Yea!

I have to steal some Seattle pics from Libby. So in the mean time, here's a recent one of Rob that I think is hysterical. He was sick last week for the first time in ages, so he was sitting around with a hat on. Awww.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

What I'm reading

Sara suggested I try to post here the items that I tag for sharing on Google reader. (I loved shared items on Google reader!)

So here's what I've tagged lately. Probably reflects my great appreciation for all things Melissa McEwan.

-- This sums up my disappointment from earlier today. I particularly like the line, "Obama is playing the same game that anti-choicers and homobigots have been playing for decades, which is pretending that both sides of the abortion issue and the same-sex marriage issue are equivalent, and they are not."

-- I love when sexism is just "silly" little stuff we shouldn't get worked up about.

-- Ah, Bush v. Gore.

-- An Alderman with some sense. Whoa.

-- One of my heroes.

And here's one I starred for my own re-reviewing pleasure, but haven't shared.

-- A book review.


On a side note, I think I have decided to make my blog password-protected. I'm not sure exactly how that will work yet. I'm sad to do it. But I think I need to either keep my blog more on the innocuous side (read: no political thoughts) or I need to make it private. Details to follow. I hope you'll all still keep reading. I'll be sure to make sure you know how.

Oh Lordie

Suddenly I feel like it's a good thing we decided not to go to DC for the inauguration. I would probably cry. Not just because I'll be happy to have a new president. Also because of this.

What a disappointment. Reaching out and setting a new tone does not include endorsing those who spew hate, let alone giving those hate-spewers a platform. I keep shaking my head hoping this will go away.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Colts pics

Indy Weekend

We had a very fun weekend in Indy. We hit the road on Saturday afternoon for Nadine & Roger's house. We arrived in time for a little bit of chill time before the four of us headed out for dinner with Liane & Michael and Sara & Jon. Dinner was remarkably good sushi... especially given that we were in, uh, Indianapolis. After dinner we all headed to a party at a friend's place in Carmel. (Emphasis on the first syllable, for all you non-Indy folks.)

Sunday morning we got to spend some time watching Nadine & Roger's little girls frolic, read books, and other good things. They might be the cutest kids ever except for our nieces and nephews.

Then it was off to a COLTS GAME at the brand new Lucas Oil Stadium. Thankfully the Colts won. Phew!! Our seats were fantastic. We were right next to the tunnel where the players run on and off the field. Awesome. I was jumping up and down like a little kid when the Colts first took the field. We saw three touchdowns in the endzone right in front of us. I have no idea when I last saw the Colts play live. What a treat.

Monday, December 08, 2008

I'm working like a crazy person

Which is why I am MIA.

Lots of work travel too.

I should be back by the end of this week though. I'm also looking forward to Indy next weekend. Whoo hoo!!