Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween!

Samuel Alito

Samuel Alito - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

While Samuel Alito is a much better choice for a Supreme Court nominee than Harriet Miers, I still have some reservations about him. Several of the opinions he has issued in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals have completely disregarded precedence. While this would be counter-balanced by the other Supreme Court Justices, it leaves my uneasy.

By the way, the reason many Republicans were against Harriet Miers as a nominee was not, as it has been put forth in several media outlets, that she was not conservative enough. It was because she has never sat on the bench. Personally, I was very disheartened that President Bush would proffer such an unqualified candidate.

Friday, October 28, 2005


Yes, I love movies. I love to watch them, I love to talk about them, I love to watch them over again. Anyway, I am looking forward to seeing Jarhead next weekend. I am hoping it is not too political. I was looking forward to Saw 2 (Because the first Saw was excellent!), but Saw 2 got bad reviews. Maybe I will wait until it comes out on dvd. I've already seen Wallace and Gromit and Doom. Loved Doom! Yes, I know, it is not a great movie, but it is fun! If you love the game, you will not be disappointed! I enjoyed Wallace and Gromit, but I would have liked it better if it had more claymation in it. It seemed that just the faces and hands were done in claymation. If you have kids, go see it at the theater! Otherwise, you can just wait for it to come out on dvd.

Of course, dunt-dah-dah-dah...November 1st, this Tuesday, Starwars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith comes out on DVD! I can't wait!!! And then, on November 12th, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire comes out to theaters. This one has a new director again, so it will be interesting to see how it comes out.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Wisdom Tooth

I am having my second wisdom tooth removed tomorrow (we only get two wisdom teeth in my family). I am having it removed at the dental surgeon's office under local anesthesia, because I have never been under general anesthesia. I'll let you know how it goes.

What I'm Reading

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Our New Puppy

Originally uploaded by hollesdottir.
We brought home our new puppy on Sunday. His name is "Sunny". We are house training him. The hard part is keeping him from chewing the furniture.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Getting Tired of Glenn Beck

OK, I guess I go through this every few months. He starts going on and on about something. His latest obsession is Intelligent Design. He is talking about it, because there is opposition to teaching it in some school districts (this has been in the news lately). The first day that he brought it up, he was making fun of people who endorse the theory of evolution. The next day he was saying that he is tired of people making fun of the people who believe in intelligent design. His main point is that he thinks the public schools should teach Intelligent Design along with Evolution in school (what little bit that is actually taught of evolution). Every time he starts talking about science, uh, I don't know what to say. People can believe whatever they want to believe. If you don't understand science, fine. But don't go on and on about it when you don't know what you are talking about. I can't believe that the pseudoscience of Intelligent Design has gotten as far as it has. The fact that it may have to be taught in school is outrageous (unless it is being taught in sociology or religion). Then he says that we need to give people a chance to hear about another theory. Well, Intelligent Design is not a scientific theory. If someone wants to teach their children about Intelligent Design, so be it. But don't try and pass it off as science in a science class.

Some Links:
Article-Intelligent design or simple political agenda?
Article-Gov. Rendell backs evolution
Wikipedia on Intelligent Design

What a Day

Whew. What a day I had today. I drove my kids all over the place, well two of them at least. The youngest wanted to spend his allowance. So, we went to this big mall about a half hour from our house (I had to drop my husband off in the area, anyway, or we would have just gone to the little mall near our house). I took him to Toys'R'Us, KBtoys, the candy store and the arcade. After two hours or more, he still didn't buy anything. Oh, well. I'm glad I don't do that every weekend.