Thursday, November 6, 2008

Gotta take the highs with the lows

I still find that I am elated at the election of Barack Obama as our new President. I see pictures of his acceptance speech in Chicago, and it just brings tears to my eyes. I read an article on Huffington Post and it validated exactly what I was thinking that night. . . he seemed grateful, tired, humble and sad all while maintaining his steadfastness in his belief that we, the American people, are what makes this country great. And he will lead us as a nation to set high standards for ourselves and for the global community. As Oprah said, "Hope won!" And I am VERY hopeful now.

I am also elated that right here in Colorado and in South Dakota voters did not pass amendments which would strip away women's rights, and doctors' rights to take care of them. The implications of how far reaching the law would have been taken had they passed was frightening, indeed. So, good for you Colorado and South Dakota!

And yet, I am holding all of this in the same space of feeling very disappointed at the outcome of the elections in other states. Specifically, I am talking about Florida, Arkansas and California, of all places. Once again, people are being scared into believing that if "the gays" were to be treated like equals (i.e. humans) and given the same constitutional rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that somehow society will fall apart and before you know it, we might as well let people marry their dogs! Try to follow that logic! 

I like the line of thinking that the Boss said in her blog, that (and I'm rephrasing a bit) in Arkansas, these children who are basically being tossed away like garbage and being thrown into an already overwhelmed Foster Care system are too precious to let unmarried couples adopt. WTF?! Hello?! The F-ing President-elect was raised by a SINGLE MOTHER!!! He went to Harvard F-ing University, no less! Tell me, all you intellectual pro-lifers out there. . . if you had your way and abortions were illegal, who would take care of THOSE unwanted children? Hmmm???

OK (stepping off of my soap box now) Basically, what I wanted to say is that we have had a few setbacks in this election, but overall we are headed in the right direction. Obama won by a landslide, both the House and the Senate are majority Democrat and I think the American people know there is a long road ahead for recovery. Let's not lose sight of the Hope of this campaign. I'm going to link you to Tammy Etheridge's blog. . . she is an amazing writer, and has summarized her feelings better than I can. 

Here's looking to the future.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Amazing! That's how I feel about Obama's win over McCain. I am filled with hope. He seems to me to be a man of courage, strength, persistence, humor, integrity, hard work, compassion, and commitment to making the USA a better place for ALL. There is something to be said for this man, this campaign, to have created such interest in the political process again. I heard that his campaign helped register over 4 million NEW voters. Amazing!!

As CNN (or was it MSNBC?) projected that Obama was the winner, I sat in front of the TV crying. Then we went out into the street whooping and hollering (just as we did the first time the Broncos won the SuperBowl.) 

The first black man to be the President.  His strong, educated wife, and his two young daughters (and their new puppy) will bring new life into the White House. I am in awe. Just 4 years ago we were only beginning to know this man, and now he is going to be our next President!?!!! Wow!

I'm not even writing that well. . . I'm just so thrilled. . . and hopeful.

Please, please do not disappoint us President Obama. Let's bring thinking, dignity and reasoning back to the White House and leave the ego for those other guys. Let's truly reinstate the USA as a bright spot in the world, helping others and fighting the GOOD fight. Let's save the planet and ALL her inhabitants. I have faith in your abilities now. Please don't get tainted by those good ol' boys, or get pushed around and bullied. We have a tough road ahead, but I do BELIEVE that you will lead us in a better direction than the last 8 years.

Barack is in the HOUSE!!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I just love Obama-RALLY I do!!

What a glorious day it was! It was a brisk fall morning that quickly warmed into a beautiful fall day here in Denver. And to top it all off. . . Barack Obama was in town speaking at a rally in Denver. I got myself up, rode the light rail into downtown Denver and joined over 100,000 of my closest friends to cheer on Barack Obama, as well as other Democratic candidates. I didn't have my camera with me, but I was able to get a couple of good shots from my cell phone. 
I couldn't see the podium where he spoke, but if you look in the first picture, it was located just beyond the American flag. That flag, by the way, was GIGANTIC. The picture really doesn't do it justice.

The news station estimated the crowd to be at about 100,000. It was really amazing to be in the middle of this huge crowd. The crowd was very mellow and very excited to be there. Amazingly I ran into a few friends, too. 

We listened to Representative Diana DeGette, Senator Ken Salazar, Mayor John Hickenlooper, and Congressman Mark Udall, among others. They all spoke of change, getting out the vote, working together and electing Barack Obama for President! Woo-hoo!

When Obama spoke, I felt even more hopeful and excited. He didn't say anything "new," really, from any of his other speeches or debates I've seen. It was just "cool" to be at this huge event, listening to him speak, unedited, interjecting humor, and just being himself. (OK, himself at a big rally on the campaign trail!) :)  Anyway, it felt reassuring listening to someone (who is much smarter than I) who has some good, solid ideas for how to move forward on some important issues. . . big and small. 


Monday, October 20, 2008

Supporting the GIRLS

Since Roni brought it up. . . let me just go there! ;-) Basically, I've always been well-endowed. So, when I was pregnant and reading all the books and magazines, they kept talking about how wonderful it would be when the baby was born and your boob increased in size. 

GREAT! That's JUST what I need! 

They kept saying to enjoy the voluptuousness (gag me!) while it lasted because soon, after you lose the baby weight from breast-feeding (HA!), your cup size may actually shrink (please, oh, please!) Let me tell you, I was certainly looking forward to THAT part. 

Wrong! Just the opposite happened.

So, think about this. . . before pregnancy, size DD. Pretty good size, right? Still manageable. After pregnancy, G's!! Are you kidding me? I didn't even know they made REAL boobs that big! So, that explains my frustration/dilemma these days. I cannot find a bra that fits me and feels comfortable. I was an underwire gal before the baby (who is in Kindergarten now!), but with all this extra weight on my chest (OK, it's all over my body. . . baby weight +10-15 lbs) the underwires dig into my ribcage or they poke under my arms. Yes you read that right, they bow out and actually poke me in the arm (as in my biceps, not my armpits). These girls are so big and cumbersome, I actually have to wear a bra to bed to keep them from flopping around when I toss & turn. No lie.

So, Roni posts this contest to win a new sports bra (see link below), and I gotta tell ya (OK, now I sound like Sarah Palin-yikes!) I'm a little skeptical that this will help me! I'm always hopeful, but I have yet to find a truly comfortable, everyday bra for these big, heavy girls. And, sports bras? Anything faster than a brisk walk, and I'm getting black eyes from all the bouncing. I have to run with one or both of my arms holding the girls in place. (Stop laughing. I DO run every so often! I have a 5 year-old, remember?!) 

If I were any good with sewing & fabrics, etc. I could invent a really good, supportive bra for big gals (kinda like the Spanx gal!) I really don't care about cleavage. I just want to wear a plain shirt and not have to worry about showing a "double bubble," or illustrating my very large uniboob with my incompetent bra. And don't get me started on showing nipples! ACK! There has GOT to be somebody out there who can do a better job!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Free Game

Just so you "all" know. . . there is a free, fun, ADDICTING (fair warning!) game you can play at the bottom of this page. I couldn't figure out how to get it closer to the top without half of the playing "screen" being cut off. . . maybe Roni could tell me how to do it. (So glad you read my blog the other day!)  :)

Have fun!

Hot Nanny

There are those who you meet in your life who you find attractive from afar, those you can look at objectively and think, Hmmm. Nice skin, nice smile, great hair, nice body. . . etc. . . . just an observation about their general good looks. WELL, there is a difference between, that "hmmm" feeling and that "take your breath away" feeling. 

A nanny of a family from my classroom evokes emotions in me that I haven't felt in a while. When I see her, I literally stop breathing for a moment and gasp. She is so HOT! Just thinking about her right now, I'm starting to breathe hard. I find myself totally infatuated with her. She has a great smile, she is physically attractive, she has great eyes, she is great with the kids she nannys, and she is totally easy to talk to. (Plus she smells good.) Now, I am a married woman, and I have no intention of straying. But, DAMN, if this woman were to move in to kiss me, I do not think I could stop myself! Holy shit!

Word on the "street" has it that she is gay (BONUS!!!), so I am totally hoping to run into her one day at the bar and strike up a conversation, and maybe a dance. (I hope, hope, HOPE, she can two-step!) OMG, she is so beautiful! I wish I had a picture of her to post (obsess much?!) Interestingly, too, she is a black woman. I have never been attracted to black women in general (now black men, that is another story!) so this is new for me. 

Sadly, she is no longer nannying for that family, so I haven't seen her in 3 weeks. (sigh) 

My co-workers totally know of my infatuation with her, and on her last day I was trying to prolong the conversation with her. They were giving me such a hard time. ;-)

WHAT?!!! I just want to be her friend so I can look at her some more!

Lust. . . it can be a wonderful thing. . . 

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Yes, I am a procrastinator. I have good intentions, and then "other" things get in the way. Usually it goes something like this: 

I should update my blog. OK. First I'll check my email, clean some of the junk out and then I'll update my blog. Oooh, look at this email. A link to see what Brangelina's twin babies look like? Oooh, while I'm on this site, I should look to see if there are any pictures of Melissa and Tammy's twins. Oh, yeah. Ellen & Portia just got married. . . what about those paparazzi who were flying overhead. I wonder if those pictures are anywhere online? Holy shit, what is Palin up to now? I need to see what Palin is really all about. Oh, wait, I know someone who lives in Alaska. I should email her to see what she really knows about Palin. Hmmm, now where is her email? (Spacing out on her name, right now, too. . .) Oh wait, she has a myspace page. I'll just login to my myspace and send her a message that way. Now where is she. . . huh? She doesn't have an account anymore? That's weird. Oh, look. Tara has a new picture up. Let's see what's new in her life. Oh, new email. Facebook? WOW! Look at all these people on Facebook. OMG, I went to college with a Jack Nxxxxx! I wonder if it's the same guy? I think he was gay. . . Let me see if I can gather anything from his Facebook friends. OK 90% of his friends on Facebook are men (with hot looking pictures, I might add.) Could that confirm that he is gay? He also has the comedian Ant listed in his friends. Ant is SO gay! Would a straight man have Ant in his friends (along with all the hot men?) I so think Jack is gay. . . I should work on my budget. OK, after I check Laura's blog. . . after Rodney's blog. . . after Rosie's blog. . . after Tammy's blog. . . after Roni's blog. . . after Lynn's blog. . . I should just see if there are any of those awesome, late night, get 'em while they are hot tickets to Hawaii for Christmas. Maybe we should open up a lesbian B&B on the Big Island. . . family friendly, of course! I'll just do a quick google search on opening up a B&B. Oooh, Amazon has lots of books about it. I'll check the reviews of just a couple and see if I should buy one. . . 

Man, it is late. I need to get to bed. I'll update my blog tomorrow. . .