Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Lauren, Dave and I have developed a strategy that has enabled us to enjoy Thanksgiving a little bit more. Anytime someone says Happy, Turkey, or QVC we drink more champagne. I highly recommend trying this at home.
Happy Turkey Day everyone! (yes, I got you twice)
Posted by Meaghan at 7:59 PM
Monday, November 20, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
But it wasn't evil. I had to turn up the volume a bit for it to be evil.
Photo Friday entry for Evil.
Posted by Meaghan at 11:37 AM
Friday, November 17, 2006
I have to few housekeeping notes for you:
1. Embarrassing birthday photos have ended. I have had no upset people, but I want to stop before I get any upset people.
2. My very good friend Catherine launched her website today! Cat runs her own design business, and has produced some amazing work. I know this because a. I used to live with her and our apartment rocked, b. I used to work in the restaurants she designed, and c. She redesigned my office at work and I have the coolest furniture in the building, by far. So check out the website: Catherinehaileydesign.com The pictures are fabulous, so go and admire her design aesthetic. Then hire her.
3. Lastly, cheers to my friend Lis who designed Catherine's website! Lis did a beautiful job capturing Catherine's style. For her first full fledged web design job, she killed it. Lis also has a very cool blog that you should read, Inchoate Debate. She is also available for more web design work, so hire her too.
Forgive me for gushing, but I introduced Catherine and Lis, and I am a very proud friend today! Good show ladies, good show.
Posted by Meaghan at 9:46 AM
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
There is a link on kottke today to the wikipedia entry on Boston slang. I use those words, they are very familiar to me. Like just the othah day I put my directional on and banged a u-ie so I could go this spa in Dot. I bought a frappe, and it was wicked good. When I was done I threw it in the barrel.
Your own sentences with Boston slang are encouraged.
Posted by Meaghan at 2:32 PM
Monday, November 13, 2006
When I played Little League Softball, after every game, we sang a chant. "We are the Red Team (we had red shirts, come on we were softball players and not cheerleaders for a reason) we couldn't be more prouder, and if you cannot hear us we'll shout a little louder." Poor grammar yes, but we were badasses. My point is, we were wrong, I could be more prouder. And I am.
So here is to the first year of being smoke free David, from the proudest former little leaguer out there.
Posted by Meaghan at 11:35 PM
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
I love voting. Every time I go to vote, and step inside the polling place, I get a little verklempt. Call me lame, call me over emotional, call me late for dinner, I don't care. Voting causes me to consider my time and place in this world, and that is a good thing. There are no men with guns intimidating my vote, no clause saying that my grandfather had to be a registered voter, nowhere am I required to pass a literacy test, and I don't even need a penis to be able to cast a ballot. People have fought for my rights, and I enjoy taking advantage of them. I feel lucky.
Never has my vote mattered more than this year, where in Virginia the Senate race is down to a difference of 7,000 votes. That's it. 7,000. There are more people in my small little neighborhood then there is a difference in votes. Those 7,000 votes will probably also decide the balance of power for the entire U.S. Senate. I am used to my vote not mattering so much. In the last two Presidential elections, the states that I voted in, Massachusetts and Virginia, were so strongly leaning in one direction that my vote did not sway anything. This year is different. I like to think that I am one of those 7,000 votes. In fact, I am sure that my ballot is not with the other 1.2 million votes for my candidate (And it should be a surprise to no one who I voted for). My vote is in that 7,000 pile. Essentially, after all this counting and recounting, I will be the one deciding whether the Democrats take over the Senate. Me. Well, me and 6,999 of my friends that voted for Jim Webb, but still. I am important. See how cool voting is!! We really are lucky. Especially lucky that I voted. You can thank me later.
Posted by Meaghan at 9:56 PM
Sunday, November 05, 2006
I am sooo fired up for tonight's came against the Colts. I have been all week. Peyton Manning is probably one of my least favorite people. But I have blogged about that before, so I won't bore you again with why I think he is the heir apparent to Voldemort. Tom Brady was on fire last Monday night against the Vikings, and it better carry over to some serious ass whooping tonight. Tom is the unquestionably the greatest quarterback playing in the league today. You will not win that argument with me, so don't even try. Peyton on the other hand...The Sports Guy wrote a great article about this in his column the other day, and he explains it much better than I could:
"Getting constantly bombarded by those insufferable Manning commercials makes me want to throw my remote against the wall. And after seeing him choke like Aurora Snow against Pittsburgh last January, I thought everyone would realize he was the A-Rod of football, someone who couldn't deliver in the clutch, someone who routinely shrunk from the pressure. How many more seasons of evidence did we need?"
I can't wait for tonight!! I am looking forward to reports from NTS tomorrow about how the crowd reacted to Vinatieri. This is gonna be good.
Posted by Meaghan at 3:03 PM
Friday, November 03, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
A few months ago I wrote a post detailing my concern for the sad state of the national mall. Well it looks as if the National Park Service also believes that there needs to be something else on the mall besides vacant dirt patches. They have launched a site called the National Mall Plan, which lacks much information at the moment. According to an article in the Washington Post, the Feds are looking for our input, and we can leave our suggestions on the Park Services web site. My excitement upon first reading this has waned into caution. I would love to see better open spaces on the mall, and I would love to see the Park Service succeed in this endeavor. However, this will take massive amounts of cash, which hasn't always been flowing towards our National Parks. I am worried that corporate donors will step in, and we will start to see things like the "New Martin Luther King Memorial by Target." Or, the ever popular "Home Depot Gardens." If the scandal with the Smithsonian and Showtime has taught us anything, it is that our federal property should remain in the hands of every American, not corporate America. I know that seeing our Federal Government pony up for a project as large and important as this will cause some people's temperatures to rise, but it needs to happen. Hell, if we can finance a giant six billion dollar wall, we have the money for this. The Mall is important. It is our backyard, our frontyard, our museum space, our open space, and our memorial space. It should be nurtured. I really want this to work.
Posted by Meaghan at 11:04 AM