1.20.2005

Fire!

HA! That really does get your attention. I've moved. Come to this site.

1.14.2005

The Black Cloud Over Our House is Back !

On Thursday afternoon, I got a call from the 2yo's school to say that he was sick and could I come and get him. ooooo! I wasn't sure how long that we'd be able to hold out. He had a cough but no fever, no cold. Wouldn't you know it he came down with all of that stuff during the 4 hrs that he was at school. I always feel like the bad mom when he doesn't get sick on "my watch." No biggie. There's MLK day so we have lots of time to recuperate.

It was nice to spend the day just hanging out and cuddling. I always feel bad when the kids are sick. Partly because I hate having them feel bad but also because odds are that we have been kept up the night before. I think that I have watched more kids DVD's than I care to share with you.

UGH!

1.13.2005

Clooney's the Man!

My beloved was so concerned that I had run into writer's block that he E-Mailed this to me from MSNBC:
January 10, 2005
Mr. O’Reilly,

In response to your lead story on January 6, where you attack the Sept. 11 telethon, it is incumbent upon me to help you get your facts straight.

First, to clarify, it was not the Red Cross but the United Way that sponsored that telethon... an easy mistake to make... if you're 3.

Second, contrary to what you claim, no one objected to you investigating where the funds were going, but we strenuously objected to you insinuating that it was a fraud (which is what you did) as we were still waiting for a list of names of the dead. 6,000 was the number when you broadcast your attack (some 3,000 was the real number), that is simply a fact... no spin. There's no question, sir, that you have become quite powerful. The panic that you started that week scared other charitable organizations into simply handing out money to anyone who walked into their office. I suppose the threat of a Senate investigation would scare most anybody. It was an interesting week though... you showed up on the Today Show to talk about the telethon, but when pressed by Matt Lauer, admitted that you would only talk about the scandal if they hawked your new book. Fact... no spin. You said your tactics weren’t about ratings, and that same week took out ads bragging about beating Larry King for the first time, all while Eliot Spitzer and Frank Thomas and Josh Gotbaum were weeding through the difficult task of who was dead and who was not.

I don't make as much money as you, Mr. O’Reilly (a fact that's easy to check), but I'm fascinated by your use of the word CELEBRITY as if you're not one... you put on make up, you do Leno, The Today Show, go on book tours, and do junkets, so let’s be clear... you are a well paid celebrity. Period. No spin. And, to quote you last week, "with power comes responsibility"... people canceled their pledges because YOU told them that the telethon was flawed... a lot of money that should have gone to a lot of needy families didn't, because you wanted a controversy... and controversy has made you a celebrity... remember, sir, that this is me you're talking to publicly. I was the one you called several times the day before the telethon to say that we “had to include ‘The Factor’” in the press interviews, and that it "wasn't fair to leave us out,
we’re a news program”. Fact... no spin. I think people should know that.

Now, here's the only important fact: the 9/11 telethon was an unqualified success from the beginning to the present and we make sure of it. (I say WE because I'm on the board of directors of the United Way).

Your report last Thursday was a preemptive strike... NOT to protect the families affected by the tsunami, but to create more controversy for your own personal gain. Because of it, fewer people will donate money to help truly traumatized victims; they'll be afraid that their money will do no good.

So all right, Mr. Journalist... come on in. I'm booking the talent for the Tsunami event... and you, Mr. O’Reilly, are now officially invited to be a presenter... (at this point, not one of the people I’ve invited to donate their time has said “No”)... this way, You can personally follow up on our fundraising... this is your chance to put your considerable money where your considerable mouth is... show up... help raise money... and if we're doing something wrong, point it out. I believe firmly in the check and balance system... you'll get nothing but a handshake and a “Thanks for helping out” from all of the rest of us “celebrities”.

So what do you say, Mr. O’Reilly... either you ante up and help out AND be that watch dog that you feel we clearly need... or you simply stand on the sidelines and cast stones, proving that your January 6 TV show was nothing more than a “box of lights and wires” designed to make you wealthy.

We do the show this Saturday, it’s across the street from where you shoot “The Factor”.

I'll need a quick response.

Your fan,

George Clooney
I like... no love Clooney. It's takes a really big guy that can attack the United Way. Bill O'Reilly needs to shut up and stick to the loofahs that he knows best!

1.06.2005

Check Yourself Mark Burnett!

CBS and Mark Burnett are THISCLOSE to losing an Amazing Race fan. I watched the show last night. (We tape so the 7yo can watch) I realize that CBS might have the bright idea that Jonajackass might be pulling in viewers because they want to know what will he do next. I can't be the only one who thinks that this show is unwatchable because of him. I can't be the only one who is physically sick watching him abuse his wife and receive NO consequence for it. I think that these rich bastards have a responsibility to maybe step in and penalize/kick these two the hell off the show. I have seen this guy hit his wife on the show. You mean no one thought to yank him?!?!??!!!??!?! With all the talk of responsible media programming, this NEVER entered anyone's mind?

I'm disappointed that it has sunk to this level. By and large, it still is a good show. It's cool watching the different cultures and I think that the 7yo benefits from that. Even the Ugly American couple who showed how ignorant they were in Africa are tolerable because they just are stupid. This one jackass and his wife though bring a "Jerry Springer" quality to the show. I don't know if that was intentional. It does feel like CBS and Burnett are selling out.

God help us all if these two win the race..... If that happens, then the terrorists win....

1.04.2005

Happy Yew Nears!


This was just how I felt after the party that was held in my neighborhood! Flattering, no?

1.01.2005

Seriously?

I found this on the Slate website. They have a whole section related to Bushisms.
"It's a time of sorrow and sadness when we lose a loss of life."— Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 2004
Who writes for this guy? Maybe someone should SUGGEST to Bush to fire Rumsfeld AND the speechwriter. Hmmmm, maybe Bush messes this up all his own. I'm just saying!

12.31.2004

Friday's Feast 12/31/04


Appetizer: Using only 5 words, describe how 2004 went for you.

Not that great. Pretty crappy.

Soup: Name something you did in 2004 that you'll probably never do again.

I will never again eat the Turkey Wrap at Barnes and Noble. Not ever.

Salad: What did you learn about yourself in 2004?

I'm a stronger mom than I thought I was. There's that saying that goes "God never gives you more than you can handle in a day's time."

Main Course: What notable news event from 2004 will stand out most in your memory?

Um. Hmmm. I can't think of anything really..... Maybe it was the one about Bush winning the election. I STILL don't understand it. Makes no sense...

Dessert: Name something you purchased in 2004 that you really, really like.

I like the Gym membership that I purchased for myself. I really suprised myself that I have stuck to it this much. I feel a lot better and I expect that I'll look cute once the warm weather comes.