Friday, June 29, 2007

The Birthplace of America

Yes, that would be Pennsylvania for all of you educated folk. Although, I suppose you could also say the UK is.....

Anyways, it's time for another glorious vacation. My Loyal Readers will remember that my last adventures included Sarasota and Iowa. This time, we will be braving the 4th of July (hooray America!) traffic as we burn valuable petroleum rolling 2 worn rubber tires and 2 new rubber tires up the East coast to the relaxing hills of the Pennsylvania countryside. And I DO mean countryside. It takes 20 minutes to get anywhere. Those aren't highway miles, either. Luckily, the miracle of Scotch Tape combined with Alissa's MacGuyver-like skillz have saved our souls. It is through these fortunate series of events that we will be able to play mundane images and auditory pollution over a portable DVD player that has seen better years. How else can you take a road trip with 3 children 5yrs and under? I mean, besides drugging them. THAT's an idea!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Red or Blue? How about Green?

Ok, I admit it, I am politically retarded. I don't follow politics much, and don't know a lot of information I should know to make educated decisions about where I stand on certain issues. This is one of the many areas of my life where I fall short of maximizing my potential. However, Stu's blog piqued (yes, that's the correct spelling) my curiousity and I took the test. Without further ado, here are the results!

Your Political Profile:

Overall: 55% Conservative, 45% Liberal

Social Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
How Liberal Or Conservative Are You?

I guess it's accurate. I don't think the test was very comprehensive, though.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

YouTube pwnz!

So, this kid is pretty nerdy. Not like I was, I was never as nerdy as this kid. I can see a difficult life ahead of him...

I have nothing against home-schooling, but seriously this kid needs to work on social and conversation skills.

So, it's great he can spell and stuff. He obviously understands latin-based word construction. And I'm curious why he sees graphs and math in every day objects. Obsess much? I'm actually fairly certain he has an adoring mother as well. The world needs more of those, too. I wonder what his dad is like.

Aside: This clip will make you ashamed to be an American. It will also make you wonder, "Do I know the answer to that question?". I sure hope you can at least answer 80% of them!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Hot Vacation Spots

Sarasota, Florida. Coralville, Iowa. What do these two locations have in common? Tomorrow at 10:15am, they will have both been host to my Paid Time Off. Traces of my sunburned DNA will be found at both locations. Yes, I'm going on vacation to Coralville! Congrats on graduating Dental School, "little" brother! I'm calling this my vacation, but really it's a quick 2.5-day trip that will most likely leave me exhausted come Sunday.

Wish me luck! Oh, and remind me to post the portrait I finally finished in my oil painting class!

On second thought, wish Alissa luck with the kids.