Excellent article about the state of things

This is a great, short article summarizing some of the things that suck so much about today’s Republican party and its leader: http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0325-26.htm.


Matthew McConaughey

OK, I don’t usually go for the Southern/Texas guy thing. I mean, really, a suit turns me on more than a sweaty t-shirt. However, I watched How to Lose a Guy in 10 days yesterday, and um, Mr. McConaughey just made me swoon. He’s beautiful. If you put him and Brad Pitt next to each other I’d have a hard time choosing…and I love Brad Pitt (and Antonio Banderas).
He takes off his shirt in the first 10 minutes of the movie and I could barely contain myself.
Yes, silly movie, yes, not the finest acting ever, but my gosh, he’s amazing.


The “West Wing” Republicans

Yes, I still watch West Wing. I watch it because it highlights some of the best parts of what America could be, if it were being run well. Their Republican candidate for President represents what Republicans could be. I was watching last night with tears in my eyes (as I often do), as a religious Republican was truly religious, and not an asshole, and their non-religious candidate for President basically said that his religion has nothing to do with running for office.

If only we could really have candidates like that–or, for that matter, existing people in office like that.

An even better twist on the show is I don’t like one of the Democratic candidates.

Also, I think I’m rooting for the Republican because he’s Alan Alda, who I’ve loved for decades. But then again, I’ve always been hot for Jimmy Smits too. I had an erotic dream about him once…but I digress.

Speaking of what Republicans could be–I was always taught by my Conservative mother & stepfather that Conservativism is about small government, and states rights. Well, what’s going on with Schiavo proves that NeoCons only believe in small government when they’re not in charge of it. I can’t believe Bushie deigned to come back to DC from Texas for this when he wouldn’t even come back when imminent threats of terrorism were put on his desk. Or maybe I can believe it.

Also, isn’t it odd in how the NeoCons are so hyped up about the “sanctity of marriage,” and yet, the husband in this case, who clearly has legal rights here, is a “murderer.”

Evil, hypocrytical, stupid bastards. Every last one of them.

Silly, yet alarming, liquor knowledge test

I think frodo_jim put this in his journal just to bait me.

Bacardi 151
Congratulations! You’re 148 proof, with specific scores in beer (80) , wine (150), and liquor (121).
All right. No more messing around. Your knowledge of alcohol is so high that you have drinking and getting plastered down to a science. Sure, you could get wasted drinking beer, but who needs all those trips to the bathroom? You head straight for the bar and pick up that which is most efficient.
My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

You scored higher than 87% on proof
You scored higher than 93% on beer index
You scored higher than 99% on wine index
You scored higher than 99% on liquor index

Link: The Alcohol Knowledge Test written by hoppersplit on Ok Cupid


I just got out of the hot tub, and I have a glass of red wine (A Russian Valley Pinot) in hand, so this entry may seem a little woozy, but hey, I think I’m at my best this way. Ah, the hot tub. I went out alone, which is unusual for me, but the Sweetie is not home and my feet were screamin at me so I needed to go. We have great jets on our tub: in addition to the one that is a girl’s best friend (oh come on, you know about those right?), there are two excellent ones made specifically for massaging the feet. As I have not had a reflexology massage in a long, long time the foot massagers were greatly appreciated (I didn’t even need a girl’s best friend).

Read on

I packed my grandmother’s trunk

And in it I packed:

An Abacus
A Barnyard
A Cactus
A Dirigible
An Evergreen
A Fatwah???!!!!
A Gargoyle
Some Iodine
A Kickball 
Lemon tree very pretty
Mamma Mia Pizza
Nancy Sinatra
An Olfactory Sensory Organ
Pepper Sauce
A Quilt
A Rodin Statue
A San Fransisco Treat
The Texas Two Step
The Undersecretary of the Interior
A Vector graphics software program
A Water buffalo
Xavier Cougat
The Yellow Rose of Texas, and
Zagat’s Guide to Dallas Fort Worth