Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Takin' care of business.

Yes folks, I finally got around to ordering my business cards for work...we have to choose words to describe give people a sense of who we are...I think mine are pretty accurate? What do you think?

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Who should I vote for for president in 2008?

Bill Richardson - 66 match

You must be looking for a moderate liberal with impressive credentials. If you live in Iowa or New Hampshire, you could have voted for Bill Richardson. Otherwise, you're out of luck. After finishing 4th in both states, Richardson dropped out of the presidential race.

Experienced in state, national, and international politics, Richardson has been a Congressman, an ambassador to the United Nations Security Council, and is now the governor of New Mexico. He is pro-choice, strongly favors rights for the LGBT population, advocates for affirmative action in government contracts, and even championed the idea that Congress should revoke the original authority it gave to go to war with Iraq. Richardson also supports the death penalty and gun ownership rights.

Ron Paul - 63 match

Congrats, you have very socially conservative Libertarian...err... Republican points of view. Ron Paul, who is known in Washington as "Dr. No" because of consistently rejects proposals that do not adhere strictly to the original constitution, was once the Libertarian Party's pick for President till he changed sides a few years ago. He's a favorite of technologists and the Internet community mostly for his hands off approach to... well anything.

Barack Obama - 58 match

You must be ambitious and idealistic, like Barack Obama. Obama is a liberal democrat who, unlike his rivals, opposed the Iraq war from the start. With only 3 years in the Senate, his inexperience worries some and sometimes reveals itself in the debates, but he also has the charisma and popular support that the others lack.

Take the test.

Monday, January 21, 2008

and the winner is....

American Cities That Best Fit You:

60% Atlanta

60% Honolulu

60% Washington, DC

55% Austin

50% San Francisco

Sunny and Warm?

Well, it has been a cold one here in Atlanta. Believe it or not, we got snow. That's right folks, snow....the white stuff. I don't know about you, but when the temperature says "feels like 3 (degrees)," that is a signal to me to stay inside, cook pot roast, make stuff on my sewing machine and read blogs which is precisely what I did yesterday. For the dogs, however, snow means something else entirely. Fox and Pfeiffer thoroughly enjoyed racing around in the snow, getting completely soaked and frozen while Red (the coveted Beagle) was more into lounging on the couch, sipping on some hot cider and protecting his smoked pig's ear. Per usual, the cats were unimpressed. Does anything ever impress a cat? I think not. My lady, being from the great state of Montana very much enjoyed the snow and thought my snow-ball snowing skills were a bit sub-par. Well people, that's what you get when you combine a Louisiana Native with no sporting skills or eye-hand-coordination.

Fox, playing in the snow.

Our cozy home, covered in snow.

All of the kids in the backyard....I think Red is looking for his buried rawhide.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I heart Diane Keaton

Let me just say, for the record, I want to have Diane Keaton's spirit when I am in my 60' doubt, if I ever get the chance to be interviewed on national television, I will drop the f-bomb, too. She F@#*kin rocks!!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Real Age!

Busily working today, my co-worker and I took this test to determine our "real age." Happily, I discovered that I am really much younger than my years suggest. It appears that wearing one's seatbelt, multiple pet ownership, a happy "marriage" (albeit illegal in most states in our united states of america), eating breakfast, flossing, education level and NOT drinking and driving can contribute to a healthier state of being. Who knew? I guess opting not to sip a dirty ketel one martini while maneuvering my gas-guzzling beast of a vehicle through the congested streets of Atlanta has a health pay-off.
Mondays are so exciting.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


This is my word for today. Wanderlust. Lately, I have been ready for an adventure. I realized I was suffering from a little appears to be a common condition. Its signature symptoms are low-grade depression along with a feeling of "is that all there is?"..."now what?"..."I'm bored." I believe it is caused by the sudden halt of momentum that goes along with being in a program where there is constant stimulation and pressure to think and create. And it is all on YOUR shoulders. At times that is overwhelming and entirely too stressful, but mostly it is fuel for doing really good work once you determine a strategy for good time and stress management. Now here I am. I have a job I love and life has really settled down which is wonderful, but I find myself sniffing out a new challenge. Will it be taking a class? Teaching a class? Joining an organization? Volunteering? Going on a trip? Setting myself on fire? Who could know? I certainly do not. I recently joined the gym so that, on my lunch hour, I can get out of my office and move. Movement is very important to creativity. Sitting all day, breathing in the same recycled air, looking at the same screen, listening to the same music is a recipe for creative death. So that is my immediate cure for digging my way out of my PGDCM (post-graduate-degree-completion-malaise). Does anyone else have any good suggestions?