Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The Daily Ten (minus 5)
One: The loneliest number, or so I’ve heard. Also, we’ve hit the 100-day mark for Mr. Obama. I know it’s a shameless plug by his people for his work, but it’s also a pretty cool interactive graph. Check out how your state’s been affected by his intro in office by clicking here. And if you want something that's not from the Obama camp, and you don't trust MSNBC, check out the latest from the WSJ (yes, the Wall Street Journal; not exactly known as the beacon of liberalism.)
Two: Swine Flu… chalk it up to “the next great pandemic,” or is it? Add this one to SARS, Bird Flu, West Nile, Killer Bees and the like. My cousin, avatar “Darth Spencer,” is always just one (or more steps) past the line of political correctness. You may recall the piece he wrote about developing a clone army of Nancy Pelosi’s to fight in the Iraq war? (Truly fun for the whole family.) Check out his latest op-ed piece, and then repent because if you find his humor even remotely enjoyable, you're most likely sinning.
Three: Just so everyone doesn’t think I’m writing a blog strictly based on how perfect my family/life is (my friend Becca Winegar nee’ Whipple hates those kind) Holden went from one “wake-up” during the night on Friday to a 12:30, 3:50, 5 and a 6:15 "fun time" this morning. Although, he did keep going back down until his "good morning smiles" at 9:45. You win some, you lose some.
Four: Can you dig it? I couldn't ... really. Volleyball on Monday night was a trip. My body did not move how I remember it doing so in college. My hands barely graced the top of the net when I'd jump (if I had the strength to do that) and my "soft hands" were more like bricks. My serving was sporadic at best, but truth be told... it was awesome to play again. Even for all the drama, there were a few times when I'd "connect" with the hitters and it reminded me why I loved the game so much. Hopefully I'll get a chance to redeem myself again someday.
Five: Number of articles I was a allowed to check out of the county library with my “new” account. I haven’t checked out a book/media from the county library in over 20 years. You might think, “Oh because Libraries, like public schools and roads, are clear evidence of this country’s early start towards the slippery-slope/downward-spiral of socialism and must therefore be avoided at all costs?” But actually, it’s just because I really like to buy books so I can underline and mark them up. Plus Barnes & Noble has a barista where I can get a hot chocolate if my little heart so desires. And the carpet’s newer too…
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