Friday, 31 October 2008
When my sister Alie and I were growing up our favorite hairdo was "Dorothy braids." Sure they were just 2 french braids, but to us it meant we were just like Dorothy. Perhaps that's why Alison decided to send Emma this costume for Halloween. NBH is sick so I don't think I will be dressing up tonight, but at least someone in our house got to celebrate!
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
We had a great time wandering about London and an amazing time at the game. Special thanks go out to my good friend Bonnie's mom, who since she got into a suite gave us her tickets which were way better than ours and 20 rows back on the 25 yard line.
NBH's Mom was nice enough not only to babysit Emma, but also to loan us her camera. Here is our weekend in pictures:
Dinner at Cafe Dos Sol in Clapham High. It was the best Mexican I've had since living in the UK and I'd highly recommend it!
This has to be the coolest Wetherspoon's pub ever. It's in an old cinema and it still has a lot of the original features. I really wish the big screen was still there though.
Tailgating next to Wembley. There were people in just about every NFL jersey. It was pretty gross and rainy though and the lines for food, drink, face painting were super long.
I didn't realize there was a Bengal one on the other side of the room so I'm a Raider.
NBH couldn't find the Pats either so he was an Eagle.
All the Saints fans around us had flown over from New Orleans.
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Monday, 20 October 2008
You can find an abridged version (without Fox News scroll) here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7675927.stm
Friday, 17 October 2008
Since when did women's health become extreme?
What's really extreme here is that John McCain doesn't understand that women's health matters.
What John McCain said Wednesday night, in front of millions of viewers, was belittling to women. He not only mocked Barack Obama for supporting women's health, he mocked women across the country. The debate last night was just the most vivid example of what we've known all along: John McCain is out of touch on women's health.
The simple fact is that we need a president who wants to protect and promote women's health, not ridicule it. If John McCain doesn't understand that, then he's not prepared to govern this country.
Remember, this is not the only example where John McCain doesn't get it when it comes to women's health.
Just a couple months back, McCain had the deer-in-the-headlights look, and couldn't answer whether he thought it was fair that insurance companies that cover Viagra should also cover birth control.
And, remember the time when McCain was asked whether he thought condoms helped stopped the spread of HIV? McCain's response, "You've stumped me." And there's more.
Let's count the ways that John McCain is out of touch on women's health and women's rights:
*He's voted 125 times against women's health.
*He wants to overturn Roe v. Wade.
*He opposes funding to prevent unintended and teen pregnancies.
*He opposes requiring health care plans to cover birth control.
*He opposes equal pay legislation, saying it wouldn't do "anything to help the rights of women."
*He's proposed a health care plan that will be worse for women.
Barack Obama, on the other hand, gets it. Obama talked about commonsense proposals to prevent unintended pregnancy. He talked about a woman, along with her family and her doctor, deciding what is best for her health care. The simple fact is that Barack Obama is a passionate advocate for women's rights, and has a long and consistent record of standing up for women's health care. As president, he will improve access to quality health care for women, support and protect a woman's right to choose, support comprehensive sex education to keep our young people healthy and safe, and invest in prevention programs, including family planning services and breast cancer screenings.
Watch McCain's statement during the debate...
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Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Monday, 13 October 2008
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Every year Busken's, an amazing bakery in Cincinnati, sells cookies with the Republican and Democratic candidate's faces on them as a sort of preliminary election poll. They've been doing it since 1992 and supposedly have predicted every Presidential win. I really hope so and I'd love some cookies sent my way please!
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
For those who don't know I now work for an alcohol awareness charity who are committed to improving the quality of people's lives by changing Scotland's drinking culture-promoting responsible drinking behaviour and discouraging drinking to excess.
I'm off to a local shopping mall to man a stall for Alcohol Awareness Week this afternoon; my specific remit is for children and young people, so I thought I'd spread a little awareness here, too.
Plus this video made me want to go home and do an experiment Mr. Wizard style.
Technically it's not cooking, because cooking implies an application of heat, but its cooking (in the sense that lime juice can cook meat) the egg by changing its chemical composition.
Sunday, 5 October 2008
Thursday, 2 October 2008
I'm going to get mine done on Saturday, but I don't really know if I will go for a chop, because I don't think short hair works well on me. Case in point, Hayden over here.
I've been told she resembles me...I think that's bullshit, but we do have similar face shapes. I much prefer her hair on the left.
What do y'all think? Just a trim or should I try something new? I'm also open to the idea of extensions. And yes I am aware I can't make these sorts of decisions on my own.
I'm registered and have ordered my absentee ballot. If you don't vote, you don't get the right to bitch...I don't know about you, but I like bitching, so vote, k?