Archive | 2006

A Sunday Surreal

On December 17th, 2006, my plane from Kansas City left at 7:25am to Miami, Florida, from which I would continue to Bolivia, South America. I was not on that plane. Rewind. Summarized To Do List: – 3 finals – 2 papers – 4 trunks to ship to Bolivia – 1 apartment to pack – 3 […]

Major Disaster of Epic Proportions

VIDEO: This should not be allowed to happen during finals week. I posted that so that my Dad could see what’s happening and could figure out what I need to do. I’m living in Grandmother’s house (she’s in Kenya) while I pack up the apartment. The apartment is a disaster because I’ve been packing it […]

Emma Thompson the Inadvertent Policy Maker

When Emma Thompson was writing Nanny McPhee, she included a wry little political statement. By having Nanny McPhee refer to herself as a “government nanny”, Thompson was making two statements (according to the commentary on Nanny McPhee [always listen to Emma Thompson’s DVD commentaries]): 1) How very ludicrous the idea of a government nanny is! […]

In a Scientology wedding…

“In the old-fashioned language that marks the Traditional version, the groom is reminded that ‘girls’ need ‘clothes and food and tender happiness and frills, a pan, a comb, perhaps a cat’ — and is asked to provide them all.”

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Election

The Official Link! 21% (19,218 votes) was, as far as I know: The third party record for southwest Missouri. The second highest percentage for a third party in Missouri this year, with the highest being 28% with 3,000something votes in a much smaller county (I’m in the third largest city in the State). I’m pleased!