I Really Shouldn’t Read the News
My chuckle of the day. [B][url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-ex-presidents-gather-to-dedicate-george-w-bush-library/2013/04/25/a2f0200e-adb6-11e2-a986-eec837b1888b_story.html]Obama, ex-presidents gather to dedicate George W. Bush Library - The Washington Post[/url][/B]
First, is it appropriate to dedicate a library to someone who most people figure can’t read? Even he laughed at the idea in this quote:
[quote] When it was his turn to speak, Bush opened by saying, “Oh happy day.” He joked that there was a time in his life when he “wouldn’t have been found at a library, much less found one.” [/quote]
Second, EX presidents? Holy shit. The Washington Post uses writers and apparently proof readers who are clueless. Once a person is President, s/he is always President. At least in the body of the piece, they used the term “former” which I guess is sort of all right. Funny how I never hear retired Generals being introduced as “Ex-general.”
No big, really. Just keeping the bitch in Bitchapalooza.
I also read a little blurb about spirulina and TypeII Diabetes. [url=http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nutrition/Supplements/spirulina_helps_type_2_diabetes_mellitus_0424130639.html]foodconsumer.org - Spirulina helps type 2 diabetes mellitus[/url] Maybe I should check this out. (Not diabetic, just paranoid because of Mom.)
More tidbits if you want to check them out:
[url=http://www.freep.com/article/20130417/NEWS07/304170165/Catherine-Kieu-penis-California?odyssey=obinsite]California woman severs husband's penis, throws it in garbage disposal | Detroit Free Press | freep.com[/url] (A much more permanent solution than Lorena Bobbit’s.)
[url=http://www.freep.com/article/20130412/NEWS07/130412015/Beaver-kills-man-trying-to-take-its-picture?odyssey=obinsite]Beaver kills man trying to take its picture | Detroit Free Press | freep.com[/url] (Only the headline is funny, really.)
[url=http://www.freep.com/usatoday/article/2084483?odyssey=obinsite]Homemade explosives blow up California man | Detroit Free Press | freep.com[/url] (And the Darwin award goes to… )
Primary lesson of the day: [I]Don’t make beavers angry.[/I]
They’ve re-made [I]The Great Gatsby[/I]. I’m guessing to improve on the lackluster cast of Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, and Sam Waterston. [/sarcasm] Although, maybe the people who loved the 1949 version were offended by that one.
Children and boogers.
I was sitting outside reading the other day, when my neighbor’s daughter came up and started talking to me. She’s about six. She’s that question kid. What are you drinking? Do you have any more? (No.) You should make more. (No.) I wasn’t trying to be mean – it’s just that it was an artificially sweetened lemonade, and I wasn’t sure if her mother let her drink that kind of thing.
Anyway, she had a big plug of green snot in her left nostril. Okay, she’s kind of the booger kid too, so I’m almost used to the fact that she often has something in or hanging out of her nose. But that day was special. Not only was she sporting [I]The Booger That Ate N.Y.,[/I] but then she started telling me how her head hurt and her throat hurt and her stomach hurt. I could feel myself recoiling away from her. I didn’t mean to make her feel bad, and to be honest, this child is way too self-involved to notice unless you actually tell her, “Get the hell away from me,” but all I could think was that she was going to infect me with gruesome child-ick that she caught at school.
While I often refer to children as little petri dishes, I hadn’t realized that my paranoia about their little infections had grown that much. Just one more neurosis. Yay me!
Yesterday I ate: Coffee with ˝ ‘n’ ˝. Avocado/tomato/sardine salad. Fried green tomatoes. Two small bananas. 15 olives.
Cooking with lard is fun.