Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Guessing Game

So here are some hints...

  1. I have gained an exorbitant amount of weight (read: not good for the ol' bikini-bod) in the past few months.
  2. Those working the drive-through at Wendy's, Taco Bell, and McDonald's are starting to recognize my voice and ask if I want “the usual.”  I have also "forgotten" my way to the gym (which, in actuality, could have something to do with hint #1).
  3. The passengers sitting near me on the plane home from Florida last week were not pleased when I spent a half hour throwing up into the air-sick bag.
  4. Grey motion-sickness wristbands have become a part of my everyday fashion attire (I'm trying to start a new trend).
  5. Avery is no longer scared of the doctor, since when we go now, it's always for me.

Figured it out yet?

Monday, May 2, 2011

As a Nation, We should Pat Ourselves on the Back (even if *some* of us went to bed early last night)

Apparently a lot can happen after you fall asleep at 8:30...

It is a truly happy occasion for all Americans, that we can sleep more peacefully in the knowledge that such a horrible person is no longer with us.

Bin Laden was killed in a firefight yesterday with American special forces.  There were no American casualties.  Osama Bin Laden was "the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001" (Dozier and Espo, Associated Press).  Read more about the events that occurred yesterday here.

Many people were affected personally by the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, and, as a New Yorker, I do not know anyone who was not directly influenced by the horrific events.  Though we will never forget what happened on that fateful day in 2001, a chapter has now been closed with the news of Bin Laden's death.

This is not a day to divide ourselves with politics, to remember the missteps that the United States has made along the way, to place blame or congratulate figureheads who, suffice it to say, didn't have much to do with it at all; rather it is a day for all of us to be united, that a goal has been accomplished, and that, ultimately, one of America's foremost convictions has finally been realized.

Thank you to the service men and women who made this possible, and God bless America!

"I have never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure" ~Mark Twain
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