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A little something to remember...

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says,
"I will try again tomorrow."

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Death of a dictator...


Saddam Hussein is dead. I, for one, am not a supporter of the death penalty for anyone. I think it's inhumane and barbaric. Furthermore, I don't feel like it's up to humans to decide when a person dies. For someone who commited crimes against humanity, I feel a much worse punishment would be to lock him in solitary confinement for the rest of his life. Lock him away so he can spend every moment of every day thinking about his life.

And really, in the day and age we live in now, do we really need to hang someone? Lethal injection would have to be a much easier death than hanging. And who are those masked men? Why do they look like they could jump into any WWF ring at a moments notice?

What I found astonishing was his attitude of 'no fear, I'll meet you in paradise' throughout his trial, etc. The machismo act of being above the law and fearless of dying. But, when it came down to execution time, I read that he was hanged with 'fear in his eyes.'

Now, I suppose we wait to see where the terrorists strike next. I'm sure some place will be attacked soon, and this will be added to the list of reasons to hate America even though the trial and execution was carried out by the new Iraqi government.

Friday, December 29, 2006

My two favorite sights at work...

These are the two things that greet me on my way to work each day.

I love the festive neon Stage Door sign! Doesn't it feel kind of retro?


This gun sign made me cringe a bit when I first saw it, but now it brings a smile to my face. We often joke about checking our guns at the door. Apparently people can carry concealed weapons in Minnesota. I'm curious why someone would need to tote a gun around. It's not like we need them to shoot an animal for dinner...just walk to Chipotle on the corner. Nevertheless, we see signs like this everywhere around the Twin Cities. Now, I find myself watching people a little more closely...you never know if the person shopping beside you at the Gap might have a shotgun in their back pocket.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas Day at Dove Hill


I obtained a copy of the invitation posted on the callboard. Please note the food selection under the 'Evening Dinner' heading. Mashed potatoes aren't even listed.

The more I think about it, the more I'm able to laugh it off. While it seemed a major inconvenience on Christmas Day, I have to stop and be thankful that I at least had a place to go and food to eat.

It still doesn't excuse the blatant lack of hospitality by Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson though.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Mashed Potato Christmas

So, the cast of 'White Christmas' was invited to a mansion for Christmas Dinner today. We all got there expecting a grandiose occasion. Many of us dressed up to celebrate the day. We arrived at Dove Hill and were whisked inside to gaze at the many pretty things that none of us can afford. The bell was rung. 'Dinner' was served.

Martini mashers
- mashed potatoes with a meat or tomato topping, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, and sour cream.

Yes....that was dinner. We all thought it was a joke....we were, afterall, invited for Christmas dinner. We were given gifts, but in a white elephant style. Then we were sent upstairs to the ballroom to 'perform' for the hostess. She got a group picture, and that was all.

Insulted and amazed by such audacity we went and bought our Dreamgirls tickets. Christmas dinner consisted of chicken strips and French fries at Gameworks this year.

Clearly....money doesn't always buy class.

Thursday, December 21, 2006