Monday, September 29, 2008

Regarding Mrs. Palin, I'm sure that she's a nice person, but come ON! Vice President? This is a joke, right? I saw the SNL stuff as well as the actual interview with Katie Couric. I wonder if Sarah is quietly mortified. (I would be.) I don't think that she's an idiot, just ignorant. It just seems that she doesn't know a lot about the country and the world. AND it seems that she doesn't know that she doesn't know. Girlfriend is in way over her head.

I guess that the best news is that in these times of such political uncertainty we at least have Tina Fey to keep us laughing.

Tina for President!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Multitasking may be my new favorite topic. Ok, maybe it’s my second favorite, because piracy is still on my mind.

On occasion I actually listen while I sing. I don’t mean listening to the sound of my own voice (boo). I mean really listening to the song lyrics. Given my affinity for 1980’s cheesy love songs, I frequently belt out these ballads as I drive. I’ve heard most of these songs hundreds of times. And due to the fact that you can’t put too much thought into a cheesy love song I rarely think about the lyrics or the “storyline”.

Doing two things at once can be productive and sometimes insightful. And last week my insight came via one of these singing sessions. I was driving and I heard a classic: Heart's “All I wanna do is make love to you”. I won’t get into the morality of it all, but suffice it to say a woman’s one night stand leaves her with child and when she runs into the baby daddy at future date she's got some explaining to do. She tells him that she’s in love with someone else, but that there was one thing that her true love couldn’t give her. Here’s where the insight comes in…. I realized that this is a song (at least partially) about infertility. Her true love couldn’t have children! Can you believe it? How many other songs about infertility are out there? I want to know.

Fascinating in a who-in-the-world-cares sort of way!

A few years ago this same multitasking brought me to the realization that “The Gambler” died at the end of the song! Who knew? I was shocked.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

As Sarah Palin (er Tina Fey) reminded us on Saturday night, global warming is just “God hugging us closer”. I’ve got to believe that something with the earth is out of whack because I spent yesterday evening wearing, among other things, socks and gloves. Given that we’re sub September 21st it’s still technically summer. And even if it were “early fall” what is happening to the time honored California tradition of the Indian summer? Has that been canceled, just like TRL?

I want my MTV, I want to have my cake and eat it too (seriously, I made some cake a day ago and it’s delicious and I haven’t had breakfast yet), and I want my summer and my Indian summer too.

Don’t get me wrong. I love hugs. But, perhaps this hug is a little too tight.

PS: An update on the multitasking from last weekend. It was sexcessful! And no, that’s not a misprint. The 10k took a little longer than it should have, but it was completed without stopping and so I get a gold star. I had questioned whether I really had it in me to listen to Spanish tutorials for 6.2 miles. Apparently I did and it was fantastic except for one word: la palabra. While listening to the vocab section I knew all of the words except for this one. I racked my brain trying to remember the word. La palabra, la palabra, la palabra. What could this word be? What did this word mean? I’m a slow runner and with every step my desire to know this word and my frustration at not knowing this word intensified. Perhaps I’m being a bit dramatic, but I really could not remember this word.

It turns out that the word “la palabra” means “the word”. Sheesh.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dos thoughts

1. It seems like bloggers (or at least the ones I’m aware of) usually fall into two groups: 1. those who are recently-ish married and quite possibly baby mama’s and daddy’s and 2. those who blog for money and book deals.

I guess that I’ll fall under #2 by default. And I guess I’m ok with that.

2. I was going to write a bit on multitasking (tonight I'm doing to 10k by moonlight while concurrently doing a Spanish tutorial. Which reminds of the time I did a wardrobe change while doing a race in Central Park on a winter night, no less....that's serious multitasking!). I think I'm a pretty good multitasker, but unfortunately I need to leave and driving a car and simaltaneous typing is beyond me. . . at least right now.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I want a recipe for homemade jelly beans.

I suppose that I'll have to settle for Turkish Delight.