So, Mark Mallory is the new mayor and council got four new members. I'm so pleasantly surprised I don't know what to say...I literally did a double take when they called it for Mallory. Jedd was laughing and I'm saying, "What? Did they say Mallory? Did he really win? No fucking way!" When City Beat endorsed issues 2-5 they basically said, "we know we're ruined the way we're going so let's at least try this new thing." That's sort of what I was thinking about Mallory. He's the guy who DIDN'T say that Price Hill didn't look that bad to him.
First, I have to say that I am devastated that Anne Rice will discontue her vampire books. The last two were SO good. Had Kenai been a boy, we thought we would name him Tarquin after her newest vampire. Anyway, it drives me absolutely CRAZY to hear the media acting SO SHOCKED over the new subject matter! If you've read her previous books, it should come as no surprise that she would go this way. She's always had a kind of religious romanticism in her books, a struggle between good and evil and the Christian God. Memnoch the Devil is, of course, the best example of her religious streak. She returned to the Catholic church in '98 so this wasn't some sudden, "I'm a Christian now, no more vampires!" I'm kind of excited that Christian literature has a great new author, someone I actually want to read, someone who thought The Davinci Code was "a scream". Thanks, Brad, for reminding me about this. This is not a response to your comment.
Two Drunken Moose Invade Home for Elderly November 08, 2005 8:38 AM EST STOCKHOLM, Sweden - They rarely have problems with drunks or rowdy animals, but residents of an elderly home in southern Sweden had to deal with both when a pair of intoxicated moose invaded the premises. The moose - a cow and her calf - had become drunk over the weekend by eating fermented apples they found outside the home in Sibbhult, southern Sweden, said Anna Karlsson, who works there. Police managed to scare them off once, but the large mammals returned to get more of the tempting fruits. This time the moose were drunk and aggressive, forcing police to send for a hunter with a dog to make them leave. Police did not pursue the culprits, but made sure all apples were picked up from the area, local police chief Bengt Hallberg said. No one was hurt. Copyright 2005 Associated Press.
I went trick-or-treating for the first time last night. My ultra-bizzaro-pentacostal-burn-your-smurf-dolls-religious family did not celebrate Halloween. Instead, we scared the hell out of each other "learning" about how witches will sacrifice your cat and cast a spell on you if you so much as accept leftover Halloween candy from your friends. No kidding, last year my mother was horrified that E was in a little Halloween outfit. I told her the demons wouldn't get her via her outfit...my mom says "You don't know!" Can you believe that?? So in yet another example of "I would do this anyway, it's just a perk that it pisses off my parents" we celebrate Halloween in all it's druidic fun. What I did, of course, is take my daughter trick-or-treating. It was scheduled from 6-8 pm in our neighborhood and I had a last-minute job interview at 6:30 pm. So I got home and raced around getting Elliet into her cowgirl costume and didn't think to change out of my boots with the five inch heel that are too small since I had kids but too cute to get rid of. So, I learned that I LOVE trick-or-treating now and would have LOVED it even more as a kid. The beauty of it now is showing off your adorable cowgirl to all the neighbors. Our neighborhood is full of old folks which makes it that much more fun; one couple gave her two dimes instead of candy. This is what I learned: (1)the shyest of toddlers will bravely do anything to get candy from strangers, (2) get out there early, little girls get grumpy FAST and, (3) never, ever wear a heel, you will inevitably become the horse to your daughter's cowgirl for the long last leg of the journey.
I stumbled across this funny blog and realized we went to school with this guy. Unfortunatly, I get my Justin's all confused so I don't know which one he is. At any rate, the theme is "Thank you, _______, for making me embarassed to be a Christian." You can see the potential right?