Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I'm Bummed!!!!

John, Cedric, and I were going to listen to Barack Obama at D.U. this morning. When we arrived, the line wrapped around the University. Cedric was getting fussy and so we walked back to the car. After we got back to the car, John decided to walk to the light rail station. I fed Cedric some milk than I headed towards D.U. to go home.

Little did I know while I was doing this that John decided to go back to D.U. as he was walking by...kind of a quick moment type decision. John ended up on the Lacrosse field and heard Barack talk briefly to the crowd. He also saw Barack and Caroline Kennedy's limos go by before his brief speech. Barack then went inside Magness Arena to give his speech...the speech was pumped out through the speakers, so the people on the field could hear it.

Cedric and I really wanted to be apart of this historical event, but we missed out. Although I like Hillary and most likely will vote for her at the Caucus, I do like Barack and his inspirational speeches that he gives. The bottom line is I'm a Democrat, and I support all Democrats...that's why it would have been nice to hear Barack's speech today. So that's why I'm bummed!

Bill Clinton is at D.U. this evening, but it's too late for us...too bad he wasn't going to be giving a speech earlier in the day. I would hope that Hillary has told Bill to stop being so negative and attacking a fellow Democrat the way that he has been with Barack. Despite what you might think, we're all in this together to get a Democrat to win the Presidency to get monkey boy and his minions out of the White House. Now is not the time to turn on each it is making Hillary look bad. I would like to see a better side to the Clintons from now on...I know they are capable of giving their own inspirational speeches. So lets see it, Hillary and Bill!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cedric says Mama!

On Saturday, January 19, 2008, Cedric turned 10 months old. He also said "mama" for the first time consistently...sometimes when he was jabbering I thought I heard him say mama, but I can't confirm this that's why I never mentioned it before. Now he says "mama" a lot more, but no where near as much as he says "dada"...soon enough.

I just have to say it feels so good hearing my, little baby say "mama" to me...I'm not sure if he knows that I'm mama, but I don't care I just love hearing it. The picture above was actually taken on the 19th...Happy 10 months Baby!!!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

First Tooth

As of Sunday, January 13, 2008...Cedric's first tooth broke through. It's his front bottom tooth on his right side. He has been drooling for months and finally on this day he is no longer toothless. His nose has been running crazy lately and I'm not sure if it is from a cold or from teething or a little of both. He is growing like a weed...I still can't believe he will be out of the single digit months and move on to the double digits on Saturday. 10 months!!!! Where did the time go?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Six Years Together!

Today is Saturday, January 12, 2008. It was six years ago on a Saturday, January 12, 2002 that John and I first met. I went through his garage and knocked on his door...unbeknownst to me I was about to meet my future husband for the first time. Here is our first picture together that was taken 3 or 4 months after our first date at Garden of the Gods. Happy Sixth, Boo Boo...I love you!

Look how much we have changed! :)

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Daily Kos Blog....Very Cute!

The Republican debates through a 9-year old's eyes (w/Poll)

Sun Jan 06, 2008 at 01:59:36 AM PST

I've avoided the debates until now because I saw them as little more than exercises in media manipulation. This time, I wanted to watch the Republican debate just to hear the other candidates respond to Ron Paul. Unfortunately, I had a scheduling conflict so I asked a kid to take notes for me. As the debate began, I drew a quick seating chart of the candidates to help the kid keep track of who said what and then ran off. BTW - this is not snark. This is a straight rendition from a 9 year old. The only changes I made were for spelling errors (except the names).

It must have been more difficult thant I thought to keep track of all the new names. That's the only reason I can think of to explain why this reporter devised their own naming strategy to keep track of the candidates. Aside from that, it seems they got all the high points.

Follow me below the fold for the 9-years old rendition of a fight between Sarge, Wrinkles, Bunny Ears, Oily, Beagle Eyes and Carrot Face...

They are rude
Interrupt alot!

Beagle Eyes
Arrogant foreign policy
We need 400,000 troops
Don't let politicians get involved
Leave it to military with blood on their boots.

Carrot Face
President policy good
War good
Patriot Act good
Electric snooping good
Capturing Saddam mistake
Surge mistake
Clinton peace dividend bad
We need more troops
We need more ships

Constitution has 10 Amendments
Immigration is bad
Secure border from immigration

Bush right
America is safe
America is not safe
America is safe
Rumsfeld failure
Petraeus is good
Strategy was bad
Now it is good

Sarge is confusing

Bunny Ears
We are bullies
If not listening we bomb them.
If listening we give them money.

Oily, Wrinkles and Carrot Face are making fun of Bunny Ears.

Carrot Face
Olympics got attacked

Fight. Fight. Interrupt. Fight.

New topic

Healthcare best in the world.
War funds for health care
10% inflation
Inflation needs to be under control

They don't need Hillery care?

Bunny Ears
People go to India for heart surgery
airplane + hotel + surgery = 50% of cost in America.
People don't have health insurance.

Wrinkles is making fun of Bunny Ears again.

Wrinkles and Oily fighting about man dates.
Oily says man dates are ok sometimes.
Wrinkles doesn't like dating men.

Back to health

Beagle Eyes
Get everyone insured!
We have disease care.
Affordability is good.
$1,000 for Kleenex in a hospital (no way!)

Incentives to keep cost down.
The power of the pharmaceutical companies.

New Topic

Republican elephant hate democrats
Temporary work program.
Secure borders

Beagle Eyes
We are all God's children

Carrot face
12,000,000 illegal immigrants
Juliani was a mayor.

John Micane never supported amnesty
Charge $5,000 to stay
attack ads

Immigrants should not be rewarded

Fight.Fight. Interrupt. Fight

Do not sent 12,000,000
Ronald Reagan on some commercial.

New York is a Sanctuary City
Send people to the end of the line to live there.

Beagle Eyes
They can deport themselves.

Bunny Ears
Get rid of income tax
oil costs $100 per barrel.
Inflation bad.
dollar down
gold up
oil up

Oily, Sarge, Wrinkles and Carrot Face making fun of Bunny Ears.
Beagle Eyes is listening to Bunny Ears.

We need wind, solar, nuclear
Reduce green house gases
Reduce gas emissions
Reduce our demand

More about amnesty
Legal immigration good

New Topic

Obama doesn't have the background to lead.

No candidate likes Obama.
Republicans don't think he'll be a good president.
Obama gonna win.

Here is a list in case you haven't already figured out which nickname refers to which candidate:

McCain = Sarge
Thompson = Wrinkles
Paul = Bunny Ears
Romney = Oily
Huckabee = Beagle Eyes
Giuliani = Carrot Face