Someone asked me today why I don't ever write about politics (especially after having been such a little activist when I was younger). I have thought a lot about this.
There are things going on in this world that I am very passionate about. I am a parent, it is my responsibility to care about what is happening to the world.
I do have my view points and I try to keep up on the news, but frankly I don't feel like I know enough to write about it with conviction. I mean, I could go over the general ideas of what I am for or against or who I am voting for and who I am not. But really there are SO many sides to every political issue and people get so emotional about these things I find it draining to debate with people.
Nothing will kill a party faster than two people on opposite sides of a political issue or a religious debate.
I love reading the news blogs written by people who have made their lives writing about politics, and watching the news, and really consuming everything that is put out there that I can get my hands on. But I hate debating something unless I feel like I have all of the information and with most things political I never feel like I have ALL of the information.
So there is my long winded answer.
Now lets talk about Gerbils... or not.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
My head is stuffy today. So much so that I feel like my head is about three times bigger. I spent all day yesterday hopped up on Dayquil, I'm beginning to think today is going to be one of those days as well. Ugh.
Even though I was stuffy yesterday I still managed to have a fun afternoon. It started with an early morning run to the pet store to pick up stuff for all of my furry friends. Amie found my cart full of gerbil spoils amusing. What can I say?
I came this close to adopting a cat they had there. He was a total sweetheart and seeing him all alone in that cage just broke my heart. He is a big orange and white kitty with the prettiest eyes. When you walk by the cage he meows at you and purrs if you reach in to pet him. He has a great disposition. The pet store lady told me that he is a big sweetie, but so many people want kittens that they have been having trouble placing him. He is house trained and super friendly. She said he keeps getting colds because he has been stuck in that tiny cage for so long. Did I mention that it breaks my heart? If I didn't already have so many kitties I would have brought him home with me.
So if you live in Seattle and have been thinking at all about adding to your family, he is at the Petco in the Udistrict next door to the Mac Store. Check him out. He is a throwaway who is just looking to be loved. Everyone deserves to be loved. (The photo is not him. I just found a photo on line that looks a lot like him.)
Later in the day Jon did an interview and played a handful of songs on air at KEXP with Sean Nelson as host. Sean did a great Q & A with Jon between songs and Jon played some old Posies stuff that I have not seen him do live in quite a long time. It should be in the archive at http://www.kexp.org/streamarchive/streamarchive.asp just look up Saturday 8/19 at 6PM. It is by far one of the best on air interviews Jon has had in a while. Sean really knows his stuff. Do yourself a favor and check it out!
Now I am gonna go take some more Dayquil and pray that I can breathe again soon.
Best things I overheard this weekend:
1- A guy practicing his date of birth and middle name on his ID while waiting to get into the bar. (Let's be a little more obvious people!)
2- "Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left!"
Posted by Michelle Auer at 11:03 AM