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Boy has this year flown by

Posted: December 10, 2007 in Misc

It's been two months since I've written anything here, which has no doubt made a pretty boring blog. Not that it wouldn't be boring in any case, but it makes it even more boring, I'm sure.

Things are finally settling down for Jess and I. We're pretty much settled into the new home, with most of the "indoors" stuff done. Next spring will bring all the outdoors projects - landscaping, a new address sign, new mailbox, and maybe a new front walk. The current front walk is a "sidewalk wannabe" and it's not very tasteful. I'm considering just dropping some slate on it and calling it a day. We'll see how that goes.

Xmas is closing in, and it will bring a few firsts. First Xmas in our new home, and our first Xmas without Jessica's dad, who passed away in May. Still, we plan to make the most of it, having Xmas dinner here with our immediate family.

We're cutting our own tree again this year, and it'll be a challenge to keep the cats away from it. I'm thinking about placing a few Scat Mats at the base and seeing how that works. The last thing we need is a cat with an ornament in its tummy. Not to mention a tipped-over tree.

Jessica's job is going well, and mine's the same as always. Poor Jess keeps getting sent on trips to different cities, where she's expected to drive around in a rental car and meet clients. Not small cities either! Places like Boston, Dallas, LA - places that are notoriously difficult to drive in. Poor girls only been driving for around 2 years. Talk about a baptism by fire!

On the political front, I've been keeping a wary eye on things. I think Hillary is the front-runner, which I see as good and bad. Bad because I think she's a middle-of-the-road corporate shill, and good because I think that unlike our past two candidates, she might actually put up a fight if there's some "fuzzy math" on election day. I'm amused by these comments from republicans about how they are looking forward to running against her. They're not, of course, and are in fact shaking in their shoes because they know she'll hand them their asses. But somehow they think the reverse psychology card will work and we'll fall for it and not nominate her. Fat chance.

In a perfect world, I'd have a real progressive on the ticket, like Dennis or Howard Dean. But I don't think the country as a whole is smart enough to know what's best for them, so we have to take baby steps for now. As for me, I'll be "pulling the lever" on the Green candidate. Might as well, eh?

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