Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Going Rouge/Rogue aka Why Me Not President?

I don't follow many political blogs, but my three faves are Bob Cesca, Michael Tomasky and Robert Reich.

At the moment, Bob (well, his lovely underlings Elvis and Redmond) has a brilliant chapter by chapter analysis of Sarah Palin's tour d'barf, Going Rogue (aka Why Me Not President?) clicky clicky

Elvis and Redmond save me the hassle and headache of actually having to read the thing myself (not that I would anyway), and with far more intelligent (and amusing) commentary than anything else I can find. I have to say, it's people like Bob (and Elvis and Redmond) that make me remember how much I miss and love Americans. I need reminders like this after I see Sarah Palin and the teabaggers faces painted all over the news. Why lord, why?

Anyway, enjoy your Hilarious Liberal-biased Socialized Communistic Fascist Nazi-esque Cliff Notes on Going Rogue - and bring a diaper cuz you'll be wetting yourself!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

I'm still here...

I've been absolutely rubbish on the blogging front. What have I done recently?

*been locked out of Facebook (still feeling the pain...please let me in!!!)
*applied for law vacation schemes
*started on birthday and Christmas pressies
*planned my Thanksgiving menu
*thought about moving to London
*not started on my book group book, Wolf Hall
*saw Up, in 3-D (I'm such a sucker for these Pixar films - tears streamed down my face the WHOLE film)
*comforted my mom when she told me my sister was expelled from school for being a drug transaction stooge

This weekend feels like the kick off to the Christmas season. It's Kate's birthday, so we're heading into London. R has a seminar at uni on Saturday, so I'm going in early and having a wee peek at Christmas Land at Harrods:

Then we have Thanksgiving, James' first birthday party, Christmas lunch at work, The Pogues concert, with a few Christmas meals with friends/family thrown in, then off to Ireland with les parentals. Should be a hoot, and I will be up to my eyeballs in yarn for pressies! I've already started on YOURS!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Halloween come and gone

I had a very lovely Halloween here in Brighton. R and I carved our pumpkins last week, and had fun with that.

my pumpkinR's pumpkinHalloween decorations in our windowbats

For our costumes this year, we decided to go as Kermit and Miss Piggy. I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with our costumes! They look particularly cartoonish with all the bright colours.

While I was cooking dinner, we put out our pumpkins to let trick or treaters know we had candy. Unfortunately, our doorbell doesn't work, but R quickly came up with an ingenious solution, and put a sign on our door, "Dear Trick or Treaters, our doorbell doesn't work so if you want some candy, you have to scream really really loud". The kids loved it ... neighbours, maybe not so much.

We went out for a few drinks with our friends J&k (Elvis and Marilyn), and it was great to see so many people out in fancy dress. Having Halloween on the weekend makes such a difference and I had lots of fun. Next up, I have Thanksgiving planning in the works. I think I might be controversial, and do it on a Friday rather than Thursday. We'll see, it depends on how many people we will have around.

But I have definitely gotten started on my Christmas pressie list! And next weekend, I'm going to take a little visit to Harrods and see Christmasland! Super duper excited :) We've also started working on our list of Christmas movies, which we'll probably have to start viewing mid-November (hey, there's a lot to go through and we'll be busy in December!)