Random Thoughts

Has anyone else noticed how celebrities and the kidlets on Laguna Beach are always sporting puffy down coats? I have and considering that they all live in SoCal, I find this odd. It’s rarely cold enough in the Mountain/Prairie states to merit the wearing of my down coat. How are these people not roasting? I understand a puffy pink coat can make quite the fashion splash, but in 70 degree weather? It seems to be a little much.

Why is it that single, successful female bosses sans children are always stereotyped as bitchy on television? Lynette’s boss on Desperate Housewives is an excellent example. She’s a single, childless successful career woman who is written as being insensitive to Lynette’s family needs. What a load of crap. I understand that “it takes a village,” so to speak, to raise children, but single people often do end up picking up slack. Often the young, single person is seen as “able” to pull overtime whereas the married, childful ones must be home, or go to a school play, or go to a recital, etc. I just think it should be out there that this goes both ways. Maybe Lynette’s boss is bitter for a reason.

Also, just to keep you on your toes, I have a couple projects coming down the hatch that I will be introducing in the coming weeks. I’m excited, you’re excited, we’re all excited.


Harriet Miers: A Crony Nominee?

Often I listen to chunks of President Bush’s press conferences, and often I wonder how he says the things he does without some sort of self-revelation to the effect that nearly everything he says MAKES NO SENSE.

So let’s talk about Harriet Miers. I could get past the fact that she has no judicial experience. However, her nomination smacks of cronyism. I don’t want a crony given a lifetime appointment to the the highest court in the United States. It really rubs me the wrong way that her proximity to President Bush apparently trumps all other highly qualified legal minds available across the country.

And how does President Bush respond to a direct inquiry about the charge of cronyism in the nomination? “I picked the best person I could find.”

Really President Bush? Okay, so maybe you’ve had some incredibly deep conversation with her in which she revealed a tremendous aptitude for the law and judicial precedence. Perhaps during this conversation, you were blown over by her Constitutional philosophy and amazing legal mind. Then, to my chagrin, Bush continues, “Not to my recollection have I ever sat down with her — what I have done is understand the type of person she is and the type of judge she will be.”

But as Bush noted, “To me, a person’s strength of character counts a lot. And as a result of my friendship with Harriet, I know her strength of character.”

Though character is important, is it acceptable as the one reason to nominate someone? Is this the best we can do? I look forward to the Senate hearings, where hopefully we will learn something about Ms. Miers besides that she has great character.


An Open Letter to the USD Football Team

Dear USD Football team,

We had some good times a few years ago. I would go to your games, you would play horribly, okay, or marginally well. Every once in a while you would pull a State win out of the hat to satiate your public. Yet, I would never go so far as to actually call your play excellent. Because, really, after Jamel graduated, it was pretty hit-or-miss. (I’m sorry, okay, but it’s the truth. We’re still friends, right?)

So, why is it you have to go and be all fabulous this year? Couldn’t you have done this a few years ago too? A 6-0 record, a 270ish passing efficiency rating for your quarterback (um, can you say “unheard of”?), 630 some odd yards of offense per game, and the highest scoring average in DII. Breaking my heart, you are. Where was all of this when I could actually see it?

Yeah, I know this doesn’t really change anything, but I felt the need to air out my feelings.

Well, keep up the good work, boys.

Sighingly yours,