Friday, August 29, 2008

Random rambling asterisks of the beginning of Labor Day weekend

...because I can't formulate a coherent F5 right now.

*Enjoyed the speech last night. I want one of those buttons that says, "My Heart Belongs to Hillary, But My Vote Belongs to Barack."

*I'm even more annoyed at the Republicans than I was yesterday. "Here, pick some random politician with two X chromosomes... OK, this one will do." I mean, I'm sure she's intelligent and capable, but the whole thing just brings out my cynical side.

*My friend Favorite Lurker and I had lunch at one of my favorite restaurants today...upscale interior Mexican. The duck enchiladas, the tiny goat-cheese cheesecake, and the little bitty chocolate mousse cake with the Mexican vanilla ice cream were out of this world. One of the things I love about this place is the fact that they make their own chocolate--they roast and grind the cacao beans themselves, so anything they serve that involves chocolate or mole sauce is outstanding.

*Coping with the realities of caring for an elderly dog: I got one of those black lights that you can hold over the carpet and it shows you where all the pee stains are. Quite impressive. Depressing, though.

*Really depressing.

*We have gathered all of our Gustav supplies (which mostly are our leftover Edouard supplies). Pray for the folks in Lousiana and Mississippi, but please pray for us too. Nobody knows just where this thing might go once it enters the Gulf.

*The Scientist had to travel for part of this week, and will be away part of next week too. Amie seems a bit more confused and distracted than usual when he's gone. (Me too.) It's so good to have him home this weekend.

*We're looking forward to a couple of events in October. Our previous jaunts with Amie have been so enjoyable, we're taking her with us for a long weekend in the piney woods of East Texas, in an area known as the Big Thicket. (We might even take her canoeing with us!) But the weekend before that, company's coming!!

*OK, that's enough rambling. Have a relaxing and restorative weekend.


mompriest said...

Can you believe where I live in SE AZ we are getting remnants of tropical storms - from both the Baja California and the Gulf - a collision of storms...weird...that said - I really hope Gustav runs out of steam and fades away...sigh...yeah, I likely...

and also - any place that grinds it's own cacao beans to make mole and chocolate desserts - oh my - that would immediately be my favorite place on earth...yum!

Songbird said...

Hurray for company!

Stratoz said...

I wonder what human gene allows some folk not to become cynical about politics????

two thumbs up for mole sauce

peace to Amie in her later years and those who care for her... joy to all in the piney woods

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I enjoyed your ramblings. My heart goes out to poor Amie . . . and you for dealing for all her issues. I'm glad you have your long weekend in the piney woods planned.

DogBlogger said...

What a great assembly of random asterisks.... we are looking forward to meeting The Scientist and sweet Amie. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing you again, too.

Praying that Gustav turns out to be nothing so big after all (yeah, I know, but with God all things are possible).

Love ya. Mean it.

Diane said...

love all your ramblings :), praying re: Gustav, agree with you on the VP thing.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Sorry about the black light showing all....I am not about to use it with the pup.