Thursday, July 31, 2008

doing our part

talked to me mum last night; my parents are soon off to a hiking trip in austria.

- we got waterproof covers for our backpacks. we got crampons. oh, and we got our stimulus check.
- sweet. just in time.

- just in time - she agreed - and you know what we did? we took it to the bank and cashed it for euros.

- way to stimulate the economy, mom.

- i just despise that man.

i cannot disagree and i'm just back from the bank after doing the same.

speaking of patriotism, take a gander at
this Dark Knight review which submits the following:

the Batman film "The Dark Knight," currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war.

it's no wonder then that ledger is stealing the show.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

pretty much sums up the week...pt2

thought of you - the mayor wrote when he emailed me this pic.

-- instead of camping in the poconos over the 4th of july holiday, i will be working. still.
-- instead of watching the last day of swimming and track & field olympic trials on sunday night, i will be entertaining an infant, a 3yr old and a bipolar retired history teacher whose favorite subjects are hitler, napoleon and US presidents i've never even heard of.
-- there was no Scenery at the gym this morning.
-- i am listening to 3 Doors Down.
-- i am out of kumquats.

so, you see things are pretty dire.

OTOH, i did run 4miles on the treadmill this morning. i'm expecting the monty python foot to drop down and crush me at any time today or tomorrow, but the fact remains that i did run.

and, i know where i can find more kumquats, 3DD is better than Daughtry, he will be back, maybe the 3yo will throw up in her lap again and at least i'm working on the Lapple. so this too shall pass and it shall do so after some jameson tonight and no mistake.