Monday, October 31, 2005

New SCOTUS nominee

Good deal! Not my first pick.....but I am happy.


The more I read, the more I don't get it. no one in the Bush administration could have been indicted for outing Plame. Why did Scooter lie. It's driving me crazy!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

October 30th

Today is a picture perfect fall day in New England. Warm, sunny........I could never live anywhere else. Today is what we slog through the snow, rain and damp for.

John Adams

Today is the birthdate of the 2nd (and best) President of the United States.

Scooter and Cheney

I'm not getting something here..........Scooter is a nitwit for lying about telling the truth. But why is Cheney supposed to apologize for this? Scooter wasn't found guilty for speaking to the reporter. He wasn't found to have leaked classified info. He got into a grand jury room....alone....and was stupid. He is by many accounts a smart man. He had the trust and respect of Cheney, another smart man. I am sure the Vice-President is shaking his head just like I am. How does Cheney word this apology............."Sorry Scooter had a brain infarct."?
I caught Tony Snow on Bill Maher last night..........excellent!!!! Shot down all Maher's misinformation. Told the comedian Billy Connelly to read the Senate Intel report on Wilson and then come back and talk. Awesome!

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Saturday night

I have been neglecting this. I have been too busy reading what everyone has to say about Harriet and Scooter, lol. No kids.........M& National Intelligence Strategy from the DNI.........a hot Saturday night for Maggie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Judith Miller

Judith Miller can not remember who told her the name "Valerie Flame" (that's how Plame's name appears in her notes). Big smile.

Iraqi elections described as "bloodless". Bigger smile.

Knowing that when I do eventually get home the boys will be out and I will have the house to myself.......indescribable happiness.


I am trying to leave work and run errands. However, I have locked my key in my car.

Stop! I don't want to hear it!

It's been a long day. There was a power outage in the wee hours and with no alarm I overslept. The wait to donate blood because I had missed my scheduled time was more than an hour. I am back on Atkins and crashing. Now, I am stuck here. I am suffering enough without any further comment.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Newport and the US Navy

I am just in from a lovely evening in Newport. I am exhausted!

Tomorrow is the 230th birthday of the Unitd States Navy!

Monday, October 10, 2005


Finale is one of the best places to have dessert in Boston. Tonight I had the molten chocolate cake and tea. I'm not a big fan of coffee flavored ice cream and I should have asked for something else. Still it was fabulous!!!!!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Saturday night

Once a year my mother and sisters come down to the family cottage and spend a "Girl's Weekend". Tonight we went to the Sun Tavern and had a very nice meal.....lots of laughs.

My parents are trying to clear the house of all the useless crap they have accumulated over the years as well as all the stuff their four children have left. Every item they mention throwing away, one of us objects. LOL. They find us very frustrating.....some things never change. A few weeks ago my mother mentioned a "buttonholer" that had a belonged to her aunt. I was close to Aunt Helen growing up and she has been gone for nearly 25 years. My mother mentioned that it was of no use, but it was a really nice one and she didn't want to throw it out, plus it had belonged to Aunt Helen. She mentioned that she should give it to me....I would appreciate it. Now, keep in mind, I don't sew. Even so, I immediately agreed with her, because I am the repository of useless family knicknacks. I had to go into work the next day and ask what the heck a b uttonholer was. My mother and sisters can sew, knit, crochet, embroider........everything. I have no talent what-so-ever. They made fun of me all night for wanting the buttonholer. They finally concluded that they would put ten craft type things on the table. If I could figure out which was the buttonholer, I could have it.


I will let you know how I do.


Donald Trump has reportedly entered into a deal with a U.A.E. firm to build a "tulip shaped" hotel. How do I get a job with him? I would sell the boys for medical experimentation to live in I would be willing to work for Donald Trump! Seriously, all I would ask was a living wage, Dubai is the most fabulous place on earth!


The New York Times reports that Mayor Bloomberg spent 46.6 million of his own money on the mayoral race. I can't think of anything in life I want that bad.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Presents to myself

Got my new sweatshirt from CafePress today..........Uncle Sam in front of the UN logo saying "I Don't Do Global Tests".
People who aren't political junkies like me won't get it........I don't care......I amuse myself.

October 7, 2005

Happy Birthday, Lt. Col. Ollie North!!!!!

Overcast but not raining

Last Wednesday, I was at my son's soccer game where it poured rain. It was very much like standing under a garden hose. I, of course, had nothing in my car to deal with this situation. There were books........and my emergency bag (packed for any last minute stay in a hotel room).......bottled water............CDs..........gym bag with workout clothes.........nothing that was of any use in the rain. I then did something that insured it would never rain at another soccer game for the rest of the season. I bought a giant umbrella, a poncho, and handwarmer packs. Now that I am matter how overcast the day is, how threatening the clouds will not rain.

Aren't I powerful!!!! LOL


Ok, I can't be the only one who yelled at the radio when the Nobel Peace Prize was announced. Everyone I brought this up to either didn't know who he was (the sad majority) or didn't care because they felt the Peace Prize process was unimportant. I know there have been picks in the past that I didn't agree with, but this is just ridiculous. When I brought this up to someone whose opinion I seriously respect, he countered with......."Hey they gave one to Arafat!". He said the issue wasn't important enough to get upset about. I disagreed and told him I would talk to people until I found someone who "felt my pain", lol. His answer was that I would be on the phone all day!

Please, please...........someone has to be angered by this. I can't be in this alone.........can I?

Sweet History

Tonight I went to a Bostonian Society event, entitled "Sweet History: Dorchester and the Chocolate Factory". It combines all my favorite things......chocolate, history and Boston. There were interesting speakers, fabulous chocolate desserts. Overall, a lovely evening.

Also, today the electrician showed up to talk about rewiring my house. Lucky me! I have been trying to get someone for months!

Interesting stuff out of New York. When I left the event tonight, there was a transit cop outside. The Old State House in boston is above the State Street Blue Line station. I have been to many events there and I don't ever remember seeing a transit cop there. But is that because they usually park elsewhere (he was parked in the pedestrian mall) or because the news stories had this on my mind?

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Rough night

The Red Sox lost.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


I am too tired to type anything coherent, much less insightful.

Monday, October 03, 2005


WTF, she is 60! Even if he thinks she is going to be great, she's still 60. Plus anyone who gave money to Dukakis, jeez! I couldn't even face my reading tonight, I was so depressed. I was rooting for one of the Ediths.
So I took myself to the movies. I saw Flight Plan with Jodie Foster.........I pronounce it, entertaining.
Going out now to The Corner OnLine and read all their opinions. Then on to The Voice of the Taciturn......I love the Captain.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Just a quick note

Lot's of work lately.......not a lot of time to be here.

Tried to listen to most of the Galloway/Hitchens debate online. It was recorded last month. As a good Irish Catholic girl from's hard to side with the guy speaking in the snotty British accent over the scrapper with the thick Irish brogue. However, Galloway is reprehensible. It's an interesting two hours if you get the chance. The British Newspaper "The Guardian" has a link and you can watch it in Real Player.,,1571538,00.html

Once you click on the link, scroll down to useful links.

Sadly, the Red Sox lost. I am off to my sister's house.........where I will console myself with chocolate.