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(Image Source) Last month, my mom was admitted to the hospital for a list of reasons: kidney stones, a urinary tract infection, dehydration, anemia, and the flu. When my brother Joe called to tell...
Confession, I might be one of the few Americans left who has not bared witness to the degradation of childhood, innocence and television entertainment known as "Honey Boo Boo". In fact, I hadn't even heard of it until a few months ago when my friend Aja mentioned it in an email (I didn't even get the reference).
So the following excerpt, penned by a fictional Honey Boo Boo and published by The Onion, is for all of you who watch, week after week. Smh, people, smh.
"So as me, Mama, Glitzy and eleven-fingered baby Kaitlyn gear up for the next chapter of Piggly Wiggly and pageantry, I want to take a moment to thank all of our fans out there and to remind them that this charade is, of course, going to end very, very badly.
This. The lovely Erin of "And Sometimes Tea" has an excellent post breaking it down.
First up, I highly recommend this piece by Jack Hunter at The American Conservative, with the provocative title Pro-Life Means Anti-Drone:Barack Obama has never claimed to be pro-life. As the Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney writes: “President Obama has killed hundreds of civilians, including women and children, in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia through a drone war aimed at exterminating the suspected terrorists on his unprecedented and ever-expanding ‘kill list.’”
The drone strike program that was controversial during the Bush administration has grown dramatically under President Obama. The logic behind drone strikes is plain—the ability...
So we've got a state of emergency, many places are shutting down starting tomorrow thanks to Hurricane Sandy, also known as Frankenstorm. While I'm not worried for our family too much, I have friends and extended family members who live by the shore and/or low lying areas. So, prayers are very welcome!
Hi! We're okay! Yay! Thanks to those who were concerned and prayed. We really appreciate it. Here's a rundown of how this week went:
While the sky remained ominous all day, things were quiet. We chose not to flock to ShopRite because the crowds were ridiculous. Instead, we felt okay to ride things out with what we had: bottled water, a couple of flashlights, candles, and canned stuff.
Still, I felt uneasy. I wasn't sure why. To lift my mood, I watched the best "bad movies" we have. "Snakes On A Plane" and "Pineapple Express" were two of them. I also exercised, something I've found helps channel my nervous energy into productive activity. K showed me some exercises, and let's put it this way: my legs are just finally returning...
The following are a few pictures I took following the hurricane.
Outside a home in Roselle, NJ.
Trepidation, but no tears.
Thank you, David. There's nothing like paper and ink with no electricity.
Bathing by candlelight...
... Ave Regina.
Our place... at five PM on Wednesday.
Our shining light.