December 26th, 2009


[links] Link salad flies to San Francisco

Don't forget the latest caption contest voting poll

Vader in the Park — (Thanks, I think, to icedrake.)

Calvin and Hobbes on how the rules work — Boy do I kow how that is...

Myths of the American Revolution — Interesting history. (Thanks to my Dad.)

Rep Michele Bachmann takes in a lot of money via farm subsidies — Pretty nice position for someone who rails constantly against socialism. I realize most conservatives don't define farm subsidies as socialism, but that's just logic chopping to soothe their consciences.

Tidings of Comfort — Paul Krugman on healthcare reform. Though I really like this bit: In the past, there was a general understanding, a sort of implicit clause in the rules of American politics, that major parties would at least pretend to distance themselves from irrational extremists. But those rules are no longer operative. No, Virginia, at this point there is no sanity clause. :: waves to conservative America ::

?otD: What the heck *are* comfits, anyway?

Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 6.25
This morning's weigh-in: 225.6
Currently reading: (between books)


[personal] The Day After Christmas

'Twas the Day After Christmas
jaylake and the_child
Were setting out for a trip
On a flight hoped to be mild

Novels in the flight bag
Nestled safely unread
While visions of vacation
Danced in the traveler's heads

Outside on the runway
A wind blew so hard
That jaylake wondered
If the flight could depart

While inside the airport
He thought about things
About cancer, and writing
Shoes and sealing wax, cabbages and kings

the_child sat close by
A concentrated look on her face
Computer on her lap
She was in her own space

They knew they'd be off soon
To see calendula_witch
In faraway California
From Oregon quite the switch

jaylake and his trusty the_child
Want everyone to have a happy holiday season
Travel safe or stay home happy
Whatever the reason