I'm not for sure what I believe, or believe in. I can say for sure that I do believe in people. I believe that there are many more people in the world who want to do the right thing by their fellow man, their planet and their pets. Of course there are bad apples. There are people who set out in the morning to harm others. But in general, I think people want to get along and want others to help them get along. Well, what goes around comes around. If only others (and who am I kidding, myself as well) would do a little extra to help the person next to them, or the person on the other side of the world, we'd all be in a much better place.
What to do to get the collective "us" off our our collective asses?
Why do we spend so much time and energy trying to puzzle out the existence of god and what "He" would want us to do or be, etc. If there really is a god, don't you think he's have already figured all of that stuff out? What we do, or think would have little to do with the outcome.
I got to "talk" to my husband today in real time chat. He's in Bahrain for a little while and has some access to WiFi. We couldn't do the webcam thing (which was a shame because I look pretty cute today), but we sent some pictures back and forth via email.
Sometimes I think about military wives who didn't have ready access to their sailor, or soldier, or marine. Even 15 years ago the internet was not what it is today. A lot of people didn't have email or webcams or cell phones. Snail mail was the only option. How depressing!
So I know that I have it good - even compared to others in the military today. I get emails from Jes almost every day. He gets my emails every day. We can send pictures back and forth. It makes it so much easier to be apart when I can still feel a little together in spite of the distance between us.
In honor of the holiday, I'm turning my hand at a craft project. I'm making a hat shaped like my favorite food.
This will be sushi when it grows up.
So far it's some hard foam, ribbon and felt. I've got some more bits to add in order to fill it out and make it wearable. I'm jazzed though. I've been saying for awhile now that I'm going to do this, so it's good to finally get around to it.
Dental work is on the agenda for tomorrow. This makes me sad.
I've got to get a crown started/drilled/detached/probed/tap danced/whatever it is happens when the dentist says you need a crown. We tried a filling to see if that would fix the problem and I'm still having off and on cold sensitivity, so apparently the problem is not fixed. Le sigh.
At least it's not hurting me that bad and this isn't emergency dental work, which is a term that makes me cry. I'll go, have a numb side of my mouth and move on with my life... hoping that the crown lasts forever.
I was just thinking this morning that I don't really care about the VP Debate tonight, other than it's potential humorous material, because I know who I'm voting for. Nothing they can say tonight will sway my vote, honestly.
But having said that, I just saw this hilarious drinking came for tonight's debate:
AVP Debate Drinking Game
brought to you by CL
September 30, 2008
This Thursday! A debate for the ages! Two contestants, one vice presidency! Who will earn the honor of succeeding Dick Cheney?
In the blue corner Joe "I take the train home" Biden.
In the red corner Sarah "I can see Russia from my house" Palin.
Blue Team Rules:
- For every mention of Scranton, PA: Take a sip.
- When Biden begins the "I take the train home everyday story" begin drinking. Don't stop 'til he finishes.
- When Biden questions Palin's inexperience: Drink something you've never had before.
- When Biden makes an obvious gaffe: Spill your neighbor's drink.
- When Biden uses X words when Y will do: Drink for X-Y seconds.
- When Biden patronizes or self-identifies with the working class: Down some brew. (Bonus points if you use Miller High Life.)
- When Biden lambastes Washington Insiders: Make a toast to his 35 years of experience in the US Senate.
Joe Biden checklist; if he mentions all of the following, finish your drinks: Blue Collar, Golden Parachute, Little Guy, Washington Insider, Working Class.
Red Team Rules:
- Every time Palin cites Alaska's proximity to Russia as "foreign policy experience": Take a shot of vodka.
- When Palin claims she said "Thanks but no thanks" to the Bridge to Nowhere: Demand a new drink from your hosts, say "thanks but no thanks,' and then when no one's looking, take it anyway, then claim you never wanted it.
- When Palin recounts putting the governor's jet on eBay: Auction off a beer to your friends.
- When Palin insists that governing a small town in Alaska is, in fact, experience: Give your friends a shot glass of beer when he/she asks for a pint, and insist that it's the same thing.
- When Palin points out that Biden thought Obama was too inexperienced for the job: Finish your drink and say, "Oh SNAP!" If you're a democrat, follow this by crying.
- When Palin claims that Washington's problems can be solved by small town know how and common sense: Drink a Labatt's Blue as your read up on how to become a Canadian citizen.
- When Palin talks about being the most popular governor in the country: Go to a room by yourself, realize you're the most popular person in the room, then finish your drink.
The Sarah Palin checklist; if she mentions all of the following, finish your drinks: Bush Doctrine, Snow Machine, Moose, Lipstick, Hockey Mom, Family Values.