Rachel,It’s me again. You and I speak often but mostly without resolution. I know sometimes you grow tired of what seems like my incessant nagging and purposely do things to shut me up. I get it- I can be hard to swallow. However, it’s time for you to listen and not allow the things I say to push you over the edge. In your own words, it’s time to “soldier up.”...more
With your recent VMAs performance and now the release of your music video for "Wrecking Ball", I've seen everyone from mom bloggers to celebrities begging you to stop your destructive behavior. Your family initally stood behind your actions, but now seem to be refusing to comment any further, leaving the world wondering if they, too, have joined the Anti-Miley movement. Well, Miley, I'm not here to ask you to stop. On the contrary, I'm here to tell you to Keep it up!...more
When the Windows Phone 7 was announced I couldn't contain my joy. It brought back the wave of emotions I first experienced when we unwrapped our Windows 95, over two decades ago. I lurked the internet for hours, scanning blogs and tech sites for details on the soon coming WP7. I was met with naysayers, MacHeads, and Android fanatics, assuring me that it would be a waste of money and surely nothing Microsoft does is worth anything at all....more
Dear Mr. PresidentTonight, when you speak to the people of the United States, whom you have diligently, proudly and often times thanklessly led for the past five years, I am hopeful that you will be the example of what we all can be; exemplify the leadership that will heal this great nation’s body and spirit....more
Dear First-Time-College Students,As you pack up 18 years of memories and leave your childhood home to start the next chapter of your life - I have some advice for you.1. Leave a few outfits in the closet at home. You might not believe me now, but you'll miss home, your bed, your mom's cooking and your dad's jokes. It'll also be easier for your mom to have a few reminders that you'll be back when she sits alone in your empty room at night....more
Oh Angelina. I'm going to call you "Angelina" and not "Angie" because I don't know you and it seems rude to co-opt a name close friends and family call you. Besides, you also seem like someone who would take down anyone who violated your space without permission....more
Dear Senator Obama,
Since January of this year, I've been absolutely committed to getting you elected. I've donated to your campaign, I've canvassed for you, I've volunteered to work in the office around the corner, and I've even put my marriage into severe stress by refusing to sit idly by and once again allow my Republican spouse to cancel out my vote.
But I need your help. And I need it now.
I knew it was going to be a rough campaign. I even suspected that Sarah Palin would be the choice for their ticket after seeing her profiled earlier this year. Why didn't you?
I also suspected that the Republicans would use every single weapon at their disposal, including the financial markets, race, war, and terrorism (their little deck of fear) to intimidate voters into electing them.
But I believed you when you called upon us to be the New American Majority. This is what I wrote in February:
Hi, It's me. Your server from last night. After a grueling, thankless night, I spoke with my fellow servers, and we decided that the only reason some of you are so rude is because you are sadly uninformed. I elected myself to give you a few hints. This may not apply to all of you, so if you treat servers like people and tip well- you may want to skip this post.
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