October 19, 2008

Another Update?

I am debating letting my blog die a quiet death, it's true that most of my linked friends have been slowly not updating... I can understand why, life catches up with you. So I'll try and come up with a few more blog ideas and we'll see how it goes I guess...

I am getting really sick of the election information, I am just ready to go to the polls (metaphorically, as I am an absentee voter) and vote - as I hope most of you will do as well. I am fully convinced that those who say they don't know who they are voting for yet just don't want to say. I am sure they have an idea of who they are going to vote for, they just don't want to commit yet.

However, one bright spot (usually) is SNL, they are pretty hilarious. I loved the 'rap' they had for Sarah Palin this weekend on Weekend Update. I won't link it, but I am sure you can find it on YouTube if you didn't catch it. Also, Mark Wahlberg making fun of himself was a bonus, as were the 'MacGruber' mini-episodes.

The new TV Shows are starting (that's why you all have been missing isn't it?) and I am not watching anything new - just the same old shows. I did drop Heroes already though, it lost me at 'hello'. One show that seems to have really developed into a great comedy was 'Big Bang Theory', it's managed to hook my hubby who doesn't really like sitcoms.

Have a wonderful week!

Posted by 10lees at October 19, 2008 07:42 PM

hey wait, how can you be an absentee voter? that's ILLEGAL!!! i'm reporting you to... the... auhoritae!

and yeah, i agree... people should have their minds made up by now b/c the campaign has been going on for almost a year now. remember the jib jab stuff from the previous election? i am digging the SNL stuff MUCH more!

Posted by: dr gonzo at October 20, 2008 09:55 AM

Wait - how will i keep up with you??? Oh yeah - the telephone and the trips we make to see each other. It was nice on Saturday - hope it didn't tire you out too much. Make the bran muffins and see if you like them. IF you HATE them - just give it back to me and I'll make them EVENTUALLY. I also add some cinnamon to them - yummm!
Hey - those MacGruber were funny and the resurrections were AWESOME!! He was pretty self-centered - don't chu think?
Ya - you'll spend so much LESS TIME ONLINE if you quit this blogging ... ;)
The rap thing was funny! I liked it and did you see Alec Baldwin insulting Gov while she was standing there. SO FUNNY!!! ;)

Oh - in Washington state it's VOTE BY MAIL Dr. Gonzo - so I think that she's just talking about having her ballot in HAND right now. ;) I have mine ALMOST filled out. I am voting against the transportation taxy thing! UGH - how many TIMES do we have to tell them NO more TAXES???
Love you!

Posted by: bevy at October 20, 2008 11:04 AM

Yes, Dr G we here in WA can vote Absentee/Mail-in just by saying that's what we want. It's pretty awesome. In Pierce County (where I am) we also have 'ranked voting' this year - that is where you select a candidate and then you have a SECOND BALLOT where you select them again.

For example: you want to vote Perot (God knows why) and you know he won't recieve 50% of the vote, so on your second 'ranked voting' ballot you can vote for Bush or Clinton (this is apparently still 1992 in my mind). Except that the ranked voting only applies to Piece County seats (we can't do it for President)

I'll admit it's wierd, we'll see how it goes. Enjoy your trip to the polling booth - there are some counties in the West that ONLY do mail in ballots... to which I say 'AWESOME!'.

Although I don't get the little 'I Voted' Stickers anymore, sniff! But I still have the TWO from my first trip to the voting booth when I was 18 :-) (They gave me two because it was my first time voting)

Posted by: 10lees at October 20, 2008 11:20 AM


At least, I hope you don't. Every once in awhile, I wonder why mine isn't as cool as it used to be, and then I realize that it's because I'm not as cool as I used to be. I'm really a girly home-body these days. I'm into making house. Less beer, more china=less funny.

And it's also because I'm older and more reserved and I gave the address to too many people. And in some cases, those people found it without my help and gave it to too many people.

Anyway, I love reading. I hope you don't quit.

Also, I have been watching The Daily Show, which has been making the claim that the undecided's are stupid and that's why they can't pick one. I'm not sure if I agree, but it's been funny. I think I'm with you that the undecideds have probably decided and just don't want to say who they're voting for. I've enjoyed The Daily Show. They're also doing a segment called "Clusterf*%ked to the Poor House." I find that funny.

Anyway, maybe we should start a joint blog somewhere else and talk about being newly/nearly weds. :)

But then, I am the queen of the blogs. I have many that I don't keep up with.

Posted by: Lo at October 20, 2008 09:03 PM

yeah - keep the blog - it's a good way to post your pix with commentary that you dont want ALL of your 137 friends on facebook to see... at least, that's what i say. i dont wish to show how nerdy i am on facebook (ie how many books i do/do not read each month; my garden adventures, etc).

but i agree, its much harder to keep a blog up these days. i think part of it is facebook. i'm too lazy to post mundane things b/c i can simply state it on my tag on facebook. i'm definitely NOT boring (and neither are 10 & lo!) - adult life is just different.

can i join the blog as a post-wed? ;o) hahaha...

Posted by: dr g at October 21, 2008 08:00 AM

I agree on the facebook thing. I don't want everyone to know my business. Also, I've recently joined Twitter, not that I keep up with it. Is anyone else on there? I find that I know too much about all this stuff from my students. Who can perhaps find me on there. Perhaps I have made a mistake here. (If I remember right, I was on facebook like 4 months before everyone else in my group because my sis was on it and wanted to add me as a friend.)

You know what else bugs me about facebook? All the people from high school who want to be my friends. I do enjoy most of the people who find me from college, though, so I suppose it evens out.

Posted by: Lo at October 21, 2008 08:29 PM

Twitter seemed slow when I initially joined, but then after I got a couple friends on there it kinda cascaded to a large portion of my friends (although it took over a year). Because you're not even really encouraged to publish your real name, can't search by things other than account name, and can lock down all updates, I'd say it's relatively easy to hide there. Although using a known alias and following/being followed by friends could give it away.

Posted by: Jeremy at October 21, 2008 09:51 PM

I was a twitter hold out for a long time too but it has now pretty much replaced blogging for me. It is so easy to just write a quick 140 character piece from my phone a few times a day for things I find interesting. And it is a bit of dialog with friends.

I totally agree with the HS people on fbook. It bugs me too. If I haven't talked to someone in 5 years, automatically ignored. I just wish they would get the hint before the 4th or 5th attempt.

Posted by: jeff at October 22, 2008 05:27 AM

See and I am the one on Facebook finding people I lost touch with after high school and saying hi. I mean, if I used to ride the bus everyday with you to school and wonder how you're doing what's so bad with asking to be friends? But then I moved to MN and my family moved away from CA, so I didn't have the opportunity to keep in touch a lot.

I haven't joined Twitter, mainly because I am not typing in updates from my phone.

Posted by: 10lees at October 22, 2008 09:51 AM

I'm more talking about the people I wasn't friends with then and will ignore the requests now. I'm not being snobbish but I just have nothing to say to them.

Posted by: jeff at October 22, 2008 11:14 AM

What does your phone have to do with Twitter? It's an option, but definitely not necessary and not even near the most commonly used method of interacting with it.

Posted by: Jeremy at October 22, 2008 07:48 PM

That is also what I was meaning about high school people on facebook. I went to a class reunion this summer, and some of these people couldn't say three words in a row to me, but they just HAD to be my friend on facebook. There is only one person I've rejected, though, so I suppose I'm just as bad. That person also cannot get the hint. Some people's children.

So you see, 10, we are saying that we think you are different because you do not suck. :)

Well, feel free to add me on Twitter. I will have to play around with it and beef up my privacy settings. If I do end up having to change my username, I'll let you all know. You are all cool.

I don't think Twitter will replace blogging for me because my blog has pretty much replaced my journal. I was an avid journal keeper. I probably filled one a year since high school until the last year to two years.

Posted by: Lo at October 22, 2008 09:37 PM

Ah, see and I thought Twitter was more from your mobile phone, hmmm maybe I'll have to check it out.

Well it's good to know I'm not the crazy facebook friend :-) haha.... maybe???

Lo, I don't think our hubby's would like the things we would blog about. Or maybe just mine wouldn't...

Posted by: 10lees at October 23, 2008 10:46 AM

No, they probably wouldn't; it's true. Well, it probably depends on what we wrote. If we wrote about how good they are in the sack, then they'd probably like it. If we wrote about how much they bug us in the grocery store, then they probably would not like it. :)

Well, you are not the crazy facebook friend for me, anyway.

Posted by: Lo at October 23, 2008 10:13 PM
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