Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Orwellian overtones

I just went on a long-winded political rant about healthcare in this country and when I hit the publish button my computer went a little haywire and lost the whole thing. This smacks of Big Brother! Maybe W is smarter than I thought he was.

Kansas's electoral votes are already signed, sealed, and delivered to the Republican candidate so why is "the man" keeping this working man from voicing his frustrations?

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Pretention be damned

As I was sitting in my den, wearing my new smoking jacket and ascot, enjoying a perfectly smashing glass of port, I put down my copy Rememberances of Things Past (I find Proust to be so jejune at times but still diverting) and noticed the rain on the window. I couldn't help but think that I was like one of those droplets of water on the pane. Racing downwards, pulled by the force of gravity to the inexorable end of it all. But I was heartened to think that at the end of the race I would join all the other droplets in a sort of H2O heaven at the base of the window sill.

O.K. I watched Monday Night Football and went to bed at ten o'clock never thinking about the meaning of life or anything like that.

Seth...are you going to post the meaning of jejune on your blog?

Monday, September 27, 2004

Succumbed to peer pressure

It appears that this blogging thing is the new wave of communication. I have found myself reading other people's blogs quite regularly. Joining in sounds interesting and if I don't put too much pressure on myself to be erudite and hilarious, and avoid pretention, it may be a good way to bounce ideas around and let creativity flow (oops - already sounding pretentious).

First Entry:
Since I don't have to leave for my job as early during this time of year I have been taking my kids to school on a regular basis. Today was picture day so there was a variety of traumas revolvoing around hair and clothing for the oldest kid. The middle child was truly unhappy due to a canker sore and an injured toe. The youngest was just pissed because kindergarten "is just too loooonnggg." I was going to go tell the photographer to be sure my children were not smiling for their pictures because we should portray them as they really are.

Well, that wasn't too hard. Not erudite, not hilarious and not pretentious.

As Tony Kornheiser says, I'll try to do better next time.