moonlight - illuminates your stare and it's great, captivating you. Does that trouble you? I didn't mean to trouble you...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Meeting Dogs...

My mom got me started on meeting dogs. She takes 10 treats a day with her on her walks...just mini little treats, and feeds the 10 dogs on her route. I thought it was the cutest thing ever, so I met two dogs yesterday.

I met Owen, and Irish Corgi

I also met a dog named Ford.

I don't know what kind of dog Ford was, but I know he was "built strong". Well, that is what his really nice owner said.

However, if I ever met THIS dog-giraffe, I think I would cry tears of joy and excitement...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

just think about it....

Self-Made Man or Mysterious Stranger?
Charles Krauthammer
Friday, August 29, 2008

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama is an immensely talented man whose talents
have been largely devoted to crafting, and chronicling, his own life.
Not things. Not ideas. Not institutions. But himself.

Nothing wrong or even terribly odd about that, except that he is
laying claim to the job of crafting the coming history of the United
States. A leap of such audacity is odd. The air of unease at the
Democratic convention this week was not just a result of the Clinton
psychodrama. The deeper anxiety was that the party was nominating a
man of many gifts but precious few accomplishments -- bearing even
fewer witnesses.

When John Kerry was introduced at his convention four years ago, an
honor guard of a dozen mates from his Vietnam days surrounded him on
the podium attesting to his character and readiness to lead. Such
personal testimonials are the norm. The roster of fellow soldiers or
fellow senators who could from personal experience vouch for John
McCain is rather long. At a less partisan date in the calendar, that
roster might even include Democrats Russ Feingold and Edward Kennedy,
with whom John McCain has worked to fashion important legislation.

Eerily missing at the Democratic convention this year were people of
stature who were seriously involved at some point in Obama's life
standing up to say: I know Barack Obama. I've been with Barack Obama.
We've toiled/endured together. You can trust him. I do.

Hillary Clinton could have said something like that. She and Obama
had, after all, engaged in a historic, utterly compelling contest for
the nomination. During her convention speech, you kept waiting for her
to offer just one line of testimony: I have come to know this man, to
admire this man, to see his character, his courage, his wisdom, his
judgment. Whatever. Anything.

Instead, nothing. She of course endorsed him. But the endorsement was
entirely programmatic: We're all Democrats. He's a Democrat. He
believes what you believe. So we must elect him -- I am currently
unavailable -- to get Democratic things done. God bless America.

Clinton's withholding the "I've come to know this man" was vindictive
and supremely self-serving -- but jarring, too, because you realize
that if she didn't do it, no one else would. Not because of any
inherent deficiency in Obama's character. But simply as a reflection
of a young life with a biography remarkably thin by the standard of
presidential candidates.

Who was there to speak about the real Barack Obama? His wife. She
could tell you about Barack the father, the husband, the family man in
a winning and perfectly sincere way. But that only takes you so far.
It doesn't take you to the public man, the national leader.

Who is to testify to that? Hillary's husband on night three did aver
that Obama is "ready to lead." However, he offered not a shred of
evidence, let alone personal experience with Obama. And although he
pulled it off charmingly, everyone knew that, having been suggesting
precisely the opposite for months, he meant not a word of it.

Obama's vice presidential selection, Joe Biden, naturally advertised
his patron's virtues, such as the fact that he had "reached across
party lines to ... keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of
terrorists." But securing loose nukes is as bipartisan as motherhood
and as uncontroversial as apple pie. The measure was so minimal that
it passed by voice vote and received near zero media coverage.

Thought experiment. Assume John McCain had retired from politics.
Would he have testified to Obama's political courage in reaching
across the aisle to work with him on ethics reform, a collaboration
Obama boasted about in the Saddleback debate? "In fact," reports the
Annenberg Political Fact Check, "the two worked together for barely a
week, after which McCain accused Obama of 'partisan posturing'" -- and
launched a volcanic missive charging him with double cross.

So where are the colleagues? The buddies? The political or spiritual
soul mates? His most important spiritual adviser and mentor was
Jeremiah Wright. But he's out. Then there's William Ayers, with whom
he served on a board. He's out. Where are the others?

The oddity of this convention is that its central figure is the
ultimate self-made man, a dazzling mysterious Gatsby. The palpable
apprehension is that the anointed is a stranger -- a deeply engaging,
elegant, brilliant stranger with whom the Democrats had a torrid
affair. Having slowly woken up, they see the ring and wonder who
exactly they married last night.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Choose your Career by Choosing Colors?

I took this quiz:

It came out strangely accurate...CRAZY...



Key Words: Self-Control, Practical, Self-Contained, Orderly, Systematic, Precise, and Accurate

These conservative appearing, plotting-types enjoy organizing, data systems, accounting, detail, and accuracy. They often enjoy mathematics and data management activities such as accounting and investment management. Persistence and patience allows them to do detailed paperwork, operate office machines, write business reports, and make charts and graphs.

Suggested careers are Administrator, Secretary, Printer, Paralegal, Building Inspector, Bank Cashier, Private Secretary, Statistician, Operations Manager, Financial Analyst, Bookkeeper, Medical Records Technician, Developer of Business or Computer Systems, Clerical Worker, Proofreader, Accountant, Administrative Assistant, Banker, Certified Public Accountant, Credit Manager, Store Salesperson, Actuary, Dental Assistant, Business Education Teacher, Food Service Manager, IRS Agent, Budget Analyst, and Underwriter.

Your very careful, conscientious, conservative nature gives others the confidence to trust you with handling money and material possessions. Structured organizations that have well-ordered chains of command work best for you.

Suggested Organizer workplaces are large corporations, business offices, financial lending institutions, banks, insurance companies, accounting firms, and quality control and inspection departments.


Key Words: Witty, Competitive, Sociable, Talkative, Ambitious, Argumentative, and Aggressive

These enterprising types sell, persuade, and lead others. Positions of leadership, power, and status are usually their ultimate goal. Persuasive people like to take financial and interpersonal risks and to participate in competitive activities. They enjoy working with others inside organizations to accomplish goals and achieve economic success.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


This is bebo norman's love song to britney spears. Not that kind of love song. But the love song that proclaims that we should be lifting up those around us - even celebrities. The video is just clips of britney, which is not the best cut of stuff, but I more so wanted you to hear the song.

Pretty crazy....

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Oh the Nazbo...

Now, I pretty much got dumb chills when I saw this. Is this really what the Pt Loma film program has come to? Now, I am not sure this was put on by a media comm kid from pt loma, but it is from pt loma's campus, and I did see the Dr. Benefield cameo...

Anyway, the more interesting part of this video is where it came from...