Nathan Lee. Love almost every soulful song of his. Best one: El Diabolo Y El Angel -- it's a song where he reveals that he is "rainbows and razorblades" and every other contradiction. I think he's Christian, because I've heard a few songs that seem to indicate it, but I can't find proof. His music is not dark, but satisfyingly reflective of the realness of life and humanity, and all the mistakes and wonders that come with it. Give him a listen.
Does anyone else feel like they should go ahead and just co-habitate with their senators? I mean, seriously. Apparently I should be talking to them every hour. I currently have about 7 emails in my inbox from the last few days telling me that in some way or another our country is going to Hell in a handbasket and I should start screaming really loudly so that doesn’t happen.
It's not like I don't take it seriously, or that I don't want to do it. It's just frustrating when you have a mere few hours to CHANGE THE WORLD, and yet you have to get kids to tennis, stop fights, make lunch, etc. Perhaps I should just get a direct line, " Hey Bill, it's me again. So I'm thinking you'd better not vote for that one or I'm going to have to start a smear campaign in this hometown of yours." Yeah, I daydream about scare tactics and big influence. How else is a housewife supposed to keep herself motivated to keep calling when it doesn't seem to do a thing!
I guess getting a good president in can really save you a lot of crap, eh? Go Ron Paul for 2012!
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit."
384-322 BC, Greek Philosopher and Scientist
We met up with friends one of the days in Chicago, but unfortunately didn't manage to get a photo with all of us. If you notice an extra kid in some of the photos, you're not imagining it!
Matt's new passion -- racing go-carts. He won!
The Lincoln Park Zoo was beautiful and FREE! (I hate it that modern culture makes me see 'Linkin Park' in my head ... grrr!)
Family photo taken with our "ancestors" in the background - the zebras!
Our 4 days in Chicago were exhausting and fun, the highlight being the beach for me, of course. It was surprisingly aqua-colored and clean, and for a moment I could pretend I was back in Hilton Head. Is that wrong, fantasizing about one vacation when you are on another?
Points if you can find the "that's so Matt" part of this photo.
OK, I'm very sorry for the eyeball scars on this one, but I just had to document it because it was just so unbelievable. This was the one bad thing about the beach -- families that lack etiquette. She is -- you guessed it -- cleaning and clipping his toenails on the beach!!!!!!!!!!!!! Quick, grab the barf bag! Ugh!