Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wadda Man, Wadda Man, Wadda Man, Wadda Mighty Good Man

So I'm gonna take a moment to brag on my man. We just found out that two of his photos were selected for the Photos for Health contest at Clarian to be displayed at Arnett Hospital in Lafayette (he already has one at the IU Cancer Center and the contest for Riley hasn't been announced). Way to go!

On another photography front, one of my recently-delivered co-workers, Erin, asked Ryan and I to come and take some newborn pics of baby Tripp. Oh, he was sooo cute and we had a great time. I am impressed, though, how well Ryan did. He has come a long way in two years. Here's just a few of my favorites, but you can check it out on Ryan's flickr pages.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Separated at Birth or Soul Mates?

Lots of people have heard me sat that Jack reminds me of Olivia when she was a baby. Well, here's my proof. Blonde hair, blue eyes, chunky cheeks... they could be related.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Waxing Political, Again

Funny pic, huh? But seriously... a thought has crossed my mind that I feel I must express here. I listen to the Republican rhetoric and think... Do they think I'm stupid? Then I hear other people saying the same thing. Even Jamie Lee Curtis has said, "They think I'm stupid." The ah-ha thing that occurred to me is: Yes, Jennifer, they do think you're stupid. And not just me, all of America. And why wouldn't they? What have We, The People done to make anyone think otherwise? We elected Baby Bush twice... or rather, allowed him to steal the presidency twice... And then did nothing about it. We allowed congress to do nothing when he began a war without congressional approval (hello... unconstitutional). The Patriot Act passed without so much as a blink at the revocation of civil liberties. Hell yeah, they think we're stupid. So do we prove them wrong, or what?

Which brings me to my second thought. People are talking too much about Palin for my liking, and it worries me. And it's not that anyone is saying anything that I don't disagree with. Most people find her as scary as I do. My worry is the excitement level for Obama isn't what it used to be. We need to be talking about him... not Satan. They have got to do something to generate some enthusiasm again... get people talking again. He's got my vote, but unfortunately, I don't get to pick. (Wouldn't that be great if I could?)

Friday, September 12, 2008

If the real think don't do the trick, You'd better think of something quick, Your'e gonna burn,burn, burn to the wick.... Oooh, Baracuda

Wednesday night, Ryan and I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Heart Concert on Wednesday night! Sure, Cheap Trick and Journey were there too, but I was there for Heart, and they completely stole the show. Ann and Nancy Wilson are Rock Gods! The first hard-core chick rockers, and few have been able to follow. I mean... who else could cover "Goin to California" and "Reign over Me" and it not be considered blasphemy? I actually want to be Ann and Nancy when I grow up... if only I could sing and/or play guitar. Special thanks to Kevin for saving us space at the front of the lawn!

P.S. Does anyone else suspect that the new "Steve" for Journey doesn't know any English, except for the lyrics and "Thank you Indianapolis!"?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Best Bug in the Whole World

I'm sad to report that Audie the Preying Mantis passed away today. She was 6 months old and was survived by a few hundred daughters that are yet to be born. Very sad, but we are handling it well. For anyone wanting to adopt one of her orphan daughters, they should hatch in March. Farewell, Audie!

Excited about the female VP candidate... until she spoke

Few things inspire more rage and frustration within me than the Republican National Convention. Usually I try to avoid it... like the way I avoid onions and green peppers... I just can't stomach it. But this year is a little different. I had never heard of this Palin person before and was rather impressed with the Republican Party for nominating a female (although I'm sure her salary will be 25% less than Cheney's), so I wanted to check her out and see what she's about. My conclusion:

She's the devil.

(Pretty big statement given my neo-Pagan roots and not believing in the devil and all). Let's see... exploiting her special-needs son, trashing civil rights as well as the economy and the environment.... I could go on. With all of the talk about the controversies of her past, I wonder... What the hell were they thinking?

But I think I have figured out the real scheme behind her nomination. I think the Republicans figured out that there is enough Bush-hate to spill over and ruin it for the rest of the party... they also are against women's rights in general... so, why not name the devil as veep and blame her when the campaign tanks? That way they can later say.... Look, this is what happens when you let the little girl run with the big dogs! Sneaky... but would they really do something so underhanded to further their agenda? Wait. They have... like in Iraq.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Blog Make-Over

Special thanks to Steph... After noticing her gussied-up blog, I saw a link to "the cutest blog on the block" and now have a fancyfied blog too!