'Well hi there, little ant. Yeah, oh, well I'm Kate.... what's that? Oh, Harry, well, nice to meet you Harry, I mean, um, well, not really, since you're invading my home, but you know, anyway...yeah, so Harry, that's, what, English? Did you, uh, come from overseas then? Really...nice boat ride, then? Good to hear...nice sea winds. Yes, yes, I hear it's quite salty out there in the open seas...' And so on.
Damn I get bored when Jacob has to go into work in the evenings. :-)
- Current Mood: silly
A real post to come, and more posts to come, since I really miss LJ and want to get back into the habit. But 1:30am isn't the time to get into all of that. Especially when my hello kitty mmo has just finished downloading--squee!
- Current Mood: amused
Hey, at the heart of it all, we're all completely alone anyway. Why try to pretend otherwise? Just be satisfied and content in yourself.
- Current Mood: cheerful
This week, on Thursday, January 21st, 2010, a 234 year old dream died. On July 4th, 1776, this dream was born as those who created it declared their right to independence:
‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.’
This dream became a country, which, after re-claiming its freedom from tyranny, secured the foundation of its laws on September 17th, 1787, with the United States Constitution. This document, as stated in the preamble, was designed to protect THE PEOPLE of the United States.
‘We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.’
This country had many accomplishments in its lifetime. However, the accomplishments and the ‘spirit of America’ always seemed to be overshadowed by its darker side. For the Jekyll of America, the American dream of prosperity and achievement, there was also the Hyde of greed, poverty and insensitivity. Perhaps then it is with mercy that this last stroke will drain the last lifeblood from that beautiful dream that had such dark consequences.
For as of Thursday, January 21st, 2010, America is no longer a constitution republic, where the government is elected by the people, for the people, and the rights of the individual are protected from the absolute power of the majority. That America is dead. In its place, the terrible beast of Hyde has risen, as our government is placed on the auction block to be sold to the highest corporate bidder. We mourn today for the loss of the America we had once dreamed we could have, and we fear the beast that has taken its place. But fear not, for the beast has destroyed itself as well. For just as Hyde could not live without Jekyll, so too will this soulless country die without its dream.
We know not yet what survivors this country leaves. We can only hope that those who do survive will live to share the story of the ultimate failed experiment…the United States of America.
- Current Mood: infuriated
- Current Mood: pissed off
So that was Friday. Saturday I did some cleaning at the apt, then I went to Ecotage Salon to get my hair done, since I had a free gift certificate that I had won in a raffle. Well, I ended up getting a cut and color--and I love my crazy, funky, BRIGHT red hair!!! I'll post pics as soon as I get some of the pics from the party--they were a great example of my hair.
Saturday evening I went to Cincy to have Christmas with Jill. We had a wonderful evening, and exchanged our gifts. My last gift from her was in a card--it was the first clue in a scavenger hunt! It was so much fun--she had me going all around the house, looking for clues. Then I eventually made it to the closet, where my final present was hiding--a new LCD, flat screen tv!!! OMG!!! For those who didn't know, my old tv is a tiny, 15inch, 20 year old piece of junk. Now I can actually see my tv, and I can access my cable channels!
Saturday night, we drove back to Lexington to do some cleaning and prep for the party the next day. Then Sunday I woke up early and got started on more prep work, and we spent the day getting ready for the party. And it was SUCH a BLAST!!! (sing to the 12 days of christmas, after 5 golden rings): '20 party guests, 34 gifts, 3 tables full o' food, and a munchkin in a pear tree.' LOL! It was a lot of fun! The party ended about 2:30am, and Jill and I crashed for about an hour, then we got up and I drove her to Louisville to catch a plane to California (yes, my Baby's going to be thousands of miles away for a whole week! **pouty face**). I got back to town at 7 this morning. Had a doctor's appt at 9am, went into work after that.
Oh...if you were at the party...what was your favorite gift idea or foods? I want fresh feedback so I can stick it in my head for next year's party (and all the parties in between). :-)
- Current Mood: sleepy