"Folks, I didn't major in math. I majored in miracles."
-Mike Huckabee's response to being behind in the delegate race
Listening to: Tegan & Sara - Walking With A Ghost
"The people I respect--heroes of mine would be Bob Hope, um Abraham Lincoln, definitely Bono, and probably God would be the fourth one. And I just think all those people really helped the world in so many ways that it's really beyond words. It's really incalculable."
posted by sara d @ 10:41 AM
I love that I'm forced to read the Times every day this semester. Pretty convenient that I'm taking this PoliSci class during the highlights of the biggest election in our history (or so they say). I feel that I am an informed voter this year and have been looking at the candidates more moderately rather than at the point-of-view of one wing or the other. I'm now very secure with how I believe our country should be allocating its time and money.
With that said, I'm really happy with the tight Democratic race. To be honest, I kept flip-flopping between Obama and Clinton in the past month, but in all reality I would be happy if either candidate was on the presidential ballot in November since their ideas are so mirrored. Although I think Obama would fair better for international relations since gender equality doesn't exactly run evenly across the board in the Middle East among other places. But I do love Clinton's determination to get things done with health care and the housing markets more than Obama's. It's really too bad that the hopeful Republican nominees didn't present more revolutionary ideas (despite that crazy Huckabee). I didn't actually read that article yet but I'm going to assume it's consistent. When you're a Republican trying to enter the office after a projected 2008 $3.1 trillion budget and a $9 billion deficit, you can't really sit too comfy in your conservative tactics (or Iraq for that matter) when people are craving change. McCain's "more of the same" won't cut it in November. Too bad para mis elefantes.
My baby kitty just had a 2-minute seizure last night. That was the scariest thing I've seen in awhile. Prayer that everything goes okay for her?
Listening to: This Beautiful Republic - Right Now
posted by sara d @ 9:01 AM
I ran into a desk in class last week (an armrest to be exact). What are those things made out of these days? Steel? The armrest went into my thigh but I could have sworn I was punched in the stomach simultaneously, as I was doubled over and gasped for breath immediately following. The bruise has made a transition from black and blue to yellow and green. I'm counting it as a blessing that it's winter though and not summer right now.
In other news, the lack of an eighth of my bumper is a constant reminder of a failed attempt at a U-turn the other day. For the record, this is the only time I've ever been hit/hit something in 5 years of driving. Cheers to five years of skillful driving! Let's just say, this pole came out of no where. Unlike the armrest, this pole actually was made out of steel when it should have been made out of... Nerf.
Got out the door right on time this morning to start up my car, turn on the defrost, and begin to shovel the 8 inches of snow off my car with my baby car scraper. Fifteen minutes later, I declared my car drivable but forgot something in mi casa. Went back in, came back out, yanked on my door handle. Locked.
Unfortunately, I don't have any spares on me. Fortunately, I have an amazing mother that cancels meetings to drive her spare out to me. I missed class, but I'm okay with that today.
Listening to: Flogging Molly - If I Ever Leave This World Alive
posted by sara d @ 10:39 AM