Thursday, November 13, 2008
Why yes that is an "I Voted!" sticker on my shirt (I'm such a dork)
Notice how the cake has orange frosting (leftover from jack-o-lantern cookies) and a tree made of a small portion of the 13.5lb of trick-or-treat booty.
Alec (yellow shirt) was the McCain fan in the family "Because he's more bigger"
The older boys voted against McCain (in their school mock elections) mostly because Palin says "nuculer".
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I was listening to the audio from Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" from yesterday this morning. The "special comment" segment was about Proposition 8 in California. It really touched me for some reason. This jumped out at me:
I keep hearing this term "re-defining" marriage. If this country hadn't re-defined marriage, black people still couldn't marry white people. Sixteen states had laws on the books which made that illegal in 1967. 1967.
I decided to look up which states kept these laws on the books for so long. I found a wikipedia entry for the laws:
I was surprised to find that Filipinos ("Malays")were included in some of the laws for "Races" banned from marrying whites. By my count, in the early '60s, when my parents were married, there were still 8 states that would have prohibited that marriage.
Now my parents have 11 grandchildren. I have to hope that some day they will look back, shocked at how wrong the laws were back in 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
(image from nbc.com)
My wife's cousin is a Gladiator. She was new for the second season and she did a awesome job. It was a bit surreal to see her each week battling the contenders. She's totally my daughter's hero right now.
She's now heading out for a USO tour with some of her fellow Gladiators to visit troops in Kuwait and Iraq. I'm just really impressed she's taking this opportunity to really show support and appreciation for the folks who are serving over there.
Have a safe trip Jennifer!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Originally uploaded by pavasm.
It is so cool to see mushrooms pop up. I missed an opportunity to take a picture of a fabulous mushroom the other day because when I found it I snatched it up and ran in the house to make a lewd joke to my wife. It was a stinkhorn (specifically phallus impudicus - wow!).