Tuesday, February 26

We named the dog Indiana

Sir Sean Connery won't be making an appearance, but Shia LeBeouf (possibly my favorite actor) will, maybe as Junior Jr.

Wednesday, February 6

Dear Republicans,

I'm so sorry that you'll have to choose between two liberals this November. Don't worry too much though. The Demos will be in charge for just a few years before the country gets fed up again and you take back Congress. What's really amusing about your choice yesterday is that McCain is the same guy who lost to Bush, a president who has what, like a 25% approval rating? Does that mean McCain will hover around 20%? Yikes. Good luck with that. Or maybe you can vote for Obama, and we might get out of Iraq before 2108. I'm also sorry that the moderates have killed any chances of nominating a real (read: pandering) conservative. Maybe this is all just a cosmic yin/yang balance.

Sunday, February 3

Some wacky news, and my amended top 5 movies for 2007

  • A groom's mother thinks there should be alcohol at her son's wedding. My favorite line: " I feel very strongly that it's not fair to expect people to attend a reception and tell them they can't drink." Are receptions really that bad, that we have to liquor up in order to enjoy them? Maybe, if they're not your own, in which case you can get by on just painkillers (from all the standing).
  • The Y kicks a baseball player out of school because he only made it to 6 out of 11 church meetings, and he didn't ask for a calling (responsibility) in this ward fast enough. Yikes. What happened is his bishop revoked his "ecclesiastical endorsement," which every student there needs to attend. Could someone have warned this guy after he missed his first or second meeting? I think the bishop needs an "ecclesiastical review." (UPDATE: the higher-ups stepped in and let him back in.  Thank goodness.)
  • Never mind that California taxpayers had to shell out 25k to pay for Britney Spears' motercade to the psych ward, she's helping the economy. Every time she does something strange, the revenue of tabloid shows and paparazzi goes up. Sad. But maybe she's helping the economy more than the rebate will.
  • Fred Phelps' anti-gay church protested at President Hinckley's funeral, because he was a "gay enabler who suggested that God loved everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation." You know you lived a good life when delusional nutjobs are protesting at your funeral. God loves everyone. Even Fred Phelps.

Movies: my amended top 5 movies for 2007...
1 - Amazing Grace
2 - Hairspray
3 - No Country for Old Men - Full of despair, terror, humor, and ambiguity--Not unlike real life.
4 - Once - It will make up for the despair induced by No Country.
5 - Juno - The writing was really good. Not one to see with your mother, however.