Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Betsy's Da-rag of the moment

I don't want to watch any more politics on TV, but I have become addicted. Is there a rehab program for an addiction to politics? Before this election, I was a healthy, happy semi-apathetic person. Now I am hooked. I need HELP!!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hope's Dailure

This is going to sound so Birckenstockie-treehugging-earthy-crunchy-nutty but we haven't had a television for over a month (they've been fixing our roof so the cable is down) and it's been wonderful. I think when there's so much wallpaper noise it's hard to really hear things that are beautiful. For example classical music. It takes on an entirely different nuance. I am really appreciating listening to talk radio so much more and am able to understand (a bit) what it was like BEFORE tv, how one must use their imaginations so much more, picturing the face behind the voice or the different environments from which reports are coming. My kids complain that "we need" a tv. But I don't think so.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Hope's Dailure.

Sometimes there is nothing better than an ice-cream cone. My favorite flavors, together, are chocolate and peanut butter and chocolate and coffee. MMMMMM good.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

NOW they want a bailout???!!!

Sleep da-rag

Why is it that when you're sleepy during the day, you don't have time to sleep. When you finally get to go to bed, you are suddenly wide awake and then you lie around for hours, unable to sleep. Then you're tired all day long, you don't take a nap so you'll sleep at night and what happens? Wide awake at bedtime. It ain't fair, I tell ya....

Monday, September 22, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

It was truly exciting being at the Women For Obama rally yesterday. He is incredibly charasmatic but more importantly he spoke on the issues: The financial crisis, health care, tax cuts, tuition help, education and pro-choice. He's also great looking!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hope's Dailure.

I'm going to see Barack Obama today! He's speaking at UM.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hope's Dailure.

My great pleasure today was donating money to PP in Sarah Palin's honor.

Hope's Dailure

No explanation needed!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

NPR stands for Neo Public Radio

Hope's Daily Drag

What's going on with NPR. I feel like 'they' are turning traitor. All I hear is s--- about the GOP and Sarah Palin. I'm sick sick sick of it. I thought they were supposed to be a "fair and balanced" PUBLIC radio station. I contribute but am thinking of putting that money to better use!

Monday, September 15, 2008


Awww... come on. Wouldn't seeing this face every morning make you happy??

Hope's DA-RAG (Daily Drag).

I have a hard time with people who don't listen, who pretend to listen but are really just thinking about what they are going to say next.

Hope's Dailure.

Sorry vegans and vegetarians but sometimes there's nothing better than a big, fat, juicy CHEESEBURGER!!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Hope's Dailure

One of my true great daily pleasures is a FOOT Massage!

Chuck Netzow's Daily pleasures and Daily Drags:

When The New Yorker arrives.
Dinner at home with wife.
Going out to dinner after a good movie.
The afternoon pot of Earl Grey while reading the current book and listening to quiet music.
Weekly phone calls to distant children.
Breakfast with the newspaper.
Watching the action at the bird feeder.
Planning house improvements.
Winning at bridge.
Seeing friends.
Admirable musical performances.
Old world cities.
Inventive architecture of any age.
The prescription drugs that seem to be keeping me alive.
Country air
Jon Stewart
Stephen Colbert
Bill Maher sometimes

Emptying dehumidifier.
Straightening out Dish network failures.
Trying to imagine what I've done to the computer.
Car repairs.
Junk mail.
Losing at bridge.
Unopenable packages.
Letters from non-profits asking if I've received their "free gift" (a calendar, more
address labels).
Letters from pols including a slanted "questionaire".
Planned obsolescence generally.
Abrupt disappearance of favorite brands.
Ad writers constant admiration of luxury.
The very idea of a chocolate martini.
Wondering why I can't have 50 cent pieces.
Having two drops of salad dressing on every tie I own.
Folk songs and foik singers. Bill
Rush Limbaugh

I have to stop. This list might never end.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hope's Daily Drag:

I really don't like to wake up and read the newspaper, during hurricane season!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Good news!

Ok... I can't think of anything better than receiving good news. In the last 24 hours, there are two examples I can relay:

1. Hurricane Gustav was NOT as bad as had been predicted. THAT is good news.
2. On a very personal level, when someone you love has an aggressive form of cancer and you get GOOD news (the scans are clear!!!)... let me tell you... there just ain't nothin' better than that! Time for a celebratory dinner!

Oh... I need to add "celebratory dinner" to my list of pleasures!

Darrell's Simple Pleasures:

My simple pleasures:
1. California wineries
2. Listening to Van Morrison
3. A well executed basketball assist
4. My wife's pasta primavera
5. Completing handyman jobs
6. Watching my son's changing height
7. Laughing with my brothers
8. Books on tape
9. The gym
10. A cold Kirin lager