October 2nd, 2008

Ceci n'est pas une personne.

(no subject)

With pay day being tomorrow, and rent already covered, there are a few things I need to get...

  • New Hiking Boots - Showing a cmplete disregard for fashion norms, I wear my hiking boots daily. Because of thewear and tear they are made to take, one pair will often last me 2-3 years. Let's see a pair of Nike's do that... Unfortunately, it is always a challenge trying to find a pair that get close to fitting. I have a high arch, b-width, and on foot is a US size 12 1/2. and the other foot is a 13 1/2. As most boots seem to come near flat footed and in a d-width (obviously for those who genetically went agrarian before my ancestors, as narrow feet, long toes, and high arch are considered more of a hunter-gatherer trait). Anyway... The tread is almost gone and mine, and inner lining is worn out in spots. It's time.
  • Vet visit for Lilly - Time for a check-up. She hates it, but I want her to have a long healthy life. She especially hates having her temperature taken... O_o
  • Fabric for new curtains - My sister said that if I got the fabric, she would sew new curtains for the front room. Stick with the shear, or go with a pattern?
  • New jeans - Mock me if you must, but Carhart's fit great, take a lot of abuse, and are cheap. Unfortunately, the one abuse they don't hold up to is stain. I ruined two pair staining the tables for the art show.
  • New Shirts - Same story as the Jeans. I might get a Ralph Lauren button down shirt. I've had these in the past. It's super strong cotton and yes $50 for a shirt is spendy, but I've had these shirts easily last 5 years. I'm also craving a rugby shirt and maybe a bowling shirt of some sort.
  • 2 Wii Fitness - One for me. One for my Mom's b-day. Winter is coming with it getting dark before I leave work so walks with be harder, this will give me one more weapon in my weight loss arsenal.

I think that about sums up my "I need" splurge before I start having to get people Christmas gifts in a month or two.
Ceci n'est pas une personne.

(no subject)

The rules are simple. You take a drink....

If Biden:
• refers to John McCain as "a friend" or someone he respects just before trashing him.
• tries in any way to justify the complete failure that is Amtrak.
• has to explain what his son did for a living after law school.
• says any of the following: "climate change," "biofuels," "green," "ethanol," "drilling," "Big Oil," or "Bridge to Nowhere."
• refers to Palin's recent interview with Katie Couric.
• exceeds his time limit.
• mentions the number of years of experience he has.
• makes any allusions to the pregnancy of Palin's daughter Bristol.
• displays righteous anger.
• suggests a title for Larry Flynt's Sarah Palin-themed adult film.

If Palin:
• invokes McCain's POW history
• mentions her husband or any of her children by name (make it a double if she says "Track in Iraq").
• says any of the following: "pitbull," "lipstick," "hockey mom," "Joe Six-Pack," "maverick," "barracuda," "glass ceiling," or "plagiarism."
• says "gosh," "gee," "golly," "darn," "heck" or any other homespun curse euphemism.
• evades answering a question.
• cries poverty.
• is actually carrying a firearm.
• cites Russia's proximity to Alaska or talks about her great love for the state of Israel in response to a question about foreign policy (been there, done that!).
• mentions by name any animal species native to her home state.
• is wearing a suit that costs more than her plane.

If either candidate:
• says any of the following: "change," "God," "hope," "Beltway," "insider," "lobbyist," "energy," or "Bush."
• says "Delaware" or "Alaska" in a funny accent to sound folksy.
• invokes the specter of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
• actually curses.
• says "Wall Street" and "Main Street" in the same sentence.
• uses hyperbole to talk about the current financial crisis.
• says, "Let me finish."
• mispronounces the name of a world leader.
• milks the crowd for applause.
• mentions Tina Fey.

If Gwen Ifill, the moderator:
• betrays her mainstream-media bias (warning: may cause blindness).