** Past 'Skeleton Action Figures" and sources can be found on my flickr.com page. Credit where credit is due.
50 New Things
This year I'm going to try to do at least 50 things I've never done before (I did not come up with this idea...but they say imitation is the highest form of flattery ;-). If you have ideas, feel free to make suggestions. I'll document them on the list below, with links if possible.
36. Played craps and roulette for the first time at a casino.
35. Visited the world's largest bead store (Shipwreck Beads).
34. Drove over a floating bridge
33. Flew in a helicopter!!
32. Visited Mount St. Helen's - wanted to see this for the past 30 yrs
Over the past 8 years, I've been mad, infuriated, bemused, and flabbergasted by our outgoing President. But today's final press conference was nothing short of disgusting.
The man is utterly divorced from the pain he has caused, seemingly oblivious to how inept most of the country finds him. He claims it's just the "elite" who think our moral standing has suffered under his reign...never mind that he's from a wealthy family, went to Yale, just bought a multi-million dollar home, etc...all of which I think qualify as elite.
His "life lesson" today about the lack of a "burden" to being president, followed by his patronizing follow-up about how self pity is disgusting, actually caused me to spontaneously throw something at the TV. The whole press conference was him sitting on a giant pity-pot!! Admittedly my outburst came after listening to him discuss how the lack of WMDs was a "disappointment" (dare I suggest "catastrophe"), accepting no blame for this pointless war or the economic crisis, etc, so I was primed.
God it will be good to have a someone in office who recognizes the world is a complex place. In case you missed it, here is the full conference: