Random thoughts about this week

it’s been a while, I’ve been busy and distracted and whatever. Here are my random thoughts in no particular order.

  • I watched the inauguration at my dad’s place since he has a tv and all that.
  • Could Aretha Franklin’s hat been any more awesome? Seriously! From the moment she stepped out there I fell in love all over again. I want that hat. I love that hat. That hat was amazing.
  • It is a SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS when a leader has to promise to bring science back. I almost wept when I heard that. Bringing science back. How crazy is that? This THIS THIS is what brings me hope. I find hope in knowing that leadership and decisions and education will once again be based on fact and study, based on the empirical rather than ‘faith’
  • While we’re at it, can we have a one hour tv special explaining to the general population the difference between a theory and a hypothesis? These terms are NOT interchangeable and they do not convey the same idea.
  • When he mentioned Khe Sahn I really wanted to believe he did because he loves The Big Lebowski. I want to believe my president is that awesome.
  • “we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals” This is how I learned it in elementary school, in junior high, in high school. I learned that it is precisely our ideals that keep us safest. I learned that you may lose sometimes because the constitution does not allow you to go as far as you like in prosecuting or interrogating or spying but precisely because of that we will win in the end. A criminal might go free because he was not read his miranda rights, on the other hand the rule is in place so that every person who is arrested knows and understands their rights. A prosecuter may ‘know‘ that a person committed a crime, but they cannot just jail that person indefinitely while they try to find evidence. That keeps all of us safe. No one will be jailed indefinitely until ‘evidence’ is found. No one will be tortured, no one will be treated as less than a human. This is what I learned, this is what has always made me a committed advocate of the constitution. It is a document that says that it is willing to err on the side of the individual in order to maintain the safetly of the masses.
  • I thought the ‘non-believer’ thing was a bit of an obvious play, but still I appreciated it. It would be nice to know that laws and rights can be crafted to encompass everyone, not just the people who believe certain things. That a bible says that I can only marry a man means about as much to me as the pink unicorn in my garage telling you that you can only eat beef on sunny days. Your book is not the boss of me and my unicorn is not the boss of you and the law should reflect that.
  • I am sad that Ted Kennedy is dying. He is one of the last truly great liberal orators. Obama is getting close, but I fear the office will take a toll on him. I listened to a retrospective of TKs speeches and I was riveted. Is television killing our ability to write and speak truly great things?
  • What does it say about my faith in humanity that I was terrified every time the Obamas got out of their limo during the parade?
  • This is really one of the most touching photos of the evening


  • on the crafty front, I’ve been making headbands for sale on etsy except people buy them before i have a chance to list them!




  • I have a cold and I am tired a lot, but you know! eat lots of fruit or something.
  • Just a reminder: 15% of all January sales at Bubbo Designs will be donated to Darfur Stoves. I wish I had a way to truly express how important this is to me. A woman should not have to risk rape, torture or death every time she tries to care for her family. If you don’t want or need yarn or felted accessories, please consider a direct donation.
  • If there is any justice in this world this Nurse Practitioner will be charged with assault and battery. Provider Conscious rules cannot apply here as they can only exempt a professional from shirking their sworn duties in the dispensing of devices and medications that go against their ‘beliefs’. PC rules don’t cover the blatant attack and theft of these things. This is why I want science back in the forefront. I don’t give a good goddamn what your skyman tells you about my uterus! If you cannot uphold the professional obligations you have to my health and welfare then find another job. At the very least, Don’t lie and trick and assault your patients. Also, a nurse practitioner that DOES NOT UNDERSTAND how an IUD works needs to get her hands out of the vaginas and get her ass back to school. An IUD is NOT an abortifactant. Sloppy psuedoscience does not change this. Your magic skyman does not change this. My pink unicorn does not change this.

infinite universes? infinite possibilities!

i just looked around me in the living room and dining room. There is not a single flat surface with open space on it except for the top of the lizard cage and that’s only because we have to open it daily. I swear to god there is a quantum universe of crap just waiting for me to introduce an open area on a flat space so that it might become reality in my house.

Late night in my house

I gathered up my yarn and tools and put them away. I closed my laptop and put it down. This is the signal that I’m heading to bed. David saw this and put his guitar down and started to get up.
David: Okay, it’s time, my fingers hurt.
Me: are you coming to bed too?
David: Yeah.
Me: Oh. Cuz I was going to bring the pie to bed.
David: You’re going to bring the pie to bed?
mmm peach pie.