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Archive for September, 2007


Posted by parsingtime on September 27, 2007

I’m pretty sure bad things happen to you the afterlife (if you believe in that) if you attack peacefully protesting monks.

People wonder why I’m such a big advocate of voting, it’s because of things like this. If you’ve only ever lived in the US you don’t realize how few freedoms or opportunities to make change you have in most other countries.  Being able to vote, even in states that always vote red or always vote blue, is such a privilege. Being allowed to freely criticize your government, protest the president, to do what Cindy Sheehan has done (regardless if you agree with her or not) is not the norm.


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Kucinich Cracks Me Up

Posted by parsingtime on September 26, 2007

We need a president who was right about Iraq and was right about the Patriot Act, against the funding. You can have all that or  you have have a president who’s tall.


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That Episiotomy Hurt

Posted by parsingtime on September 26, 2007

Headline: Mom Births 17 Pound Baby.

Just look at the kid on the right. That kid is seriously freaked out. She’s just been born and her eye sight is fuzzy but even that new born kid totally realizes that the kid on the left could sit on her and kill her. I think the 17lb baby’s arms are bigger than the other kids thighs.


Mother of God. These are the sorts of photos that make me take birth control with religious fervor.

Also, what’s up with the lack of umbilical cord? Did knife wielding smurfs cut them off?

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Birds in Nantucket give Economist Hell

Posted by parsingtime on September 24, 2007

This weekend Husband and I went to Nantucket where we biked around the island, ate ice cream and saw lighthouses and houses that all had names like Brandish Point, Mea Culpa and Carpe Diem. We didn’t realize what we were doing and ended up biking about 15 miles, most of it uphill to see that damn lighthouse and the rest of the weekend was spent in pain, moaning about how much our gluteus maximus’ were hurting.

Hell froze over again in the form of the weather in Boston right now. It is 80 degrees and tomorrow they are predicting 90 degrees. I’ve experienced 90 degree weather three times in this forsaken wasteland of cold in the 12 months I’ve been here and certainly not at the end of August. Al Gore, knock yourself out with that global warming speech.

The Economist had several things to say about the American economy post Fed rate interest cut but said that even in America where the outlook is gloomiest, “a recession is not a forgone conclusion.” Economist, despite how much I love your coverage of most things (except when you endorsed George Bush for President in 2000), I say you are wrong.

Lastly,  we have some sparrows that have been coming for months to get the random heels of bread I leave on our balcony. I was only leaving bread because I had noticed the little sparrow family had built a nest in a hole on our balcony.

Today however, turf wars of the bird world broke out on the balcony when the nice little sparrows were eating their bread and some big ass crow came and squawked at them. The squawing was followed by some wing flapping and menacing hops. My poor sparrows were run out of the town named Balcony.  And then the dumb crow had the nerve to bring friends. So no more bread for them.

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Hell has frozen over

Posted by parsingtime on September 23, 2007

Husband has a collection of magazines that he keeps telling me that he is going to read. GQ’s issued three years ago, two years of back issues of Wired and Business 2.0.  I’ve been trying to get him to throw them away for a long time. We had a huge fight before moving to Boston because I didn’t want to move those magazines from our 1300 square foot apartment in Dallas to our 700 square foot apartment.  Husband would not give in and that pissed me off to no end.

But today, hell froze over and Husband told me I could throw away the three years of old magazines that had taken up residence in his study. I’m recycling what amounts to 20 trees. Husband made some real effort to no be a pack rat today, it’s only taken two years of marriage people but we are experiencing real progress.

Just think what will happen after twenty years? I’ll be doing our quarterly financial report and Husband will be cleaning the bathroom!

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Husband Drives Me Crazy: Reason 792

Posted by parsingtime on September 21, 2007

The alarm clock snooze button was hit for two hours today and when that wasn’t going off the snooze on Husband’s phone was going off. Every time one or the other would go off I would say thinking he might be ready to get up…

Me: Husband it’s 6:00
Me: Husband it’s 6:07
Me: Husband it’s 6:12
Husband: Oh, yeah sorry I was getting decent sleep either. I’ll stop.
Me: I hate you, this happened yesterday and you said it wouldn’t happen again.
Husband: Oh, I don’t remember that.

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You heard it here first

Posted by parsingtime on September 20, 2007

The latest fed interest rate cut? Very bad. I know little to nothing about economics but I know that it was a bad idea.  Sure the stock market is up, Cramer thinks Bernanke did the right thing, and sure it does good things for inflation and stuff…

But the dollar is weak and only got weaker in this news. Foreign investment is slowing, that whole subprime mortgage thing? That’s just going to get worse. Spending is going to slow. 

I am telling you that all this is doing nothing for the long term and we are headed for a big ass recession and the bottom falling out of the dollar.

Yes that required it’s own paragraph. I’d also like to point out that I predicted when oil was $35-40 a gallon that it would go to seventy and I was only a month off. I lost that bet with Husband but a month later oil was at $70.  

It will be ugly…and I’m also going to guess that all this won’t happen until someone else takes over the White House.  I’m interested to see what The Economist’s take is on all this. 

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Gym Bunny

Posted by parsingtime on September 19, 2007

It is so awesome to go to the gym and be running behind a woman in tight Lycra. So tight I could see her thong and every time she took a step her cellulite made an appearance. Through the lycra! Ick.

Also, I’ve been working out regularly. Like three times a week since we got back (which is less than India but in India I was only working a few hours a day) and someone told me they thought I had lost weight.  Nothing like a little weight loss comment to keep you going back for more torturous running and weight training.

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So disgusting

Posted by parsingtime on September 17, 2007

There are some really sick people in this world…and this one happens to be a Federal Prosecutor.

Prosecutors said Atchison flew from Pensacola, Fla., to Detroit on Sunday intending to have sex with the 5-year-old girl.

According to authorities, Atchison made contact with a detective working undercover for the Macomb County Sheriff’s department’s. The detective, acting as the child’s mother, allegedly arranged a sexual encounter between Atchison and her 5-year-old daughter, police said.

The undercover detective expressed concern about physical injury to the 5-year-old girl as a result of the sexual activity. Detectives said Atchison responded, ” I am always gentle and loving; not to worry, no damage ever, no rough stuff ever. I only like it soft and nice.”

The undercover detective asked how Atchison can be certain of no injury. He responded, “Just gotta go slow and very easy. I’ve done it plenty,” according to detectives.

Sick. Seriously sick.

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This and That

Posted by parsingtime on September 17, 2007

Why is it that a married woman in her twenties can’t throw up without having every female she knows ask if she’s pregnant? It was food poisoning people. Food not fetus, okay?

Also, in response to my last post Husband said, “maybe it was windy out.” Ha. Men are so delusional. I bet all those ‘dos were sprayed with twelve cans of aquaspray.

And in other news I went to do laundry and there was a turkey sitting on the fence outside my apartment. A real turkey. A fat one with feathers and everything.  It is unclear what said turkey was doing (well other than just sitting there). I’ve seen rabbits and squirrels but this is the first turkey.

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