Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Note to Self...

This has been one hell of a week and I want to make sure in 1, 2, or 30 years from now (even though in 30 years internet will be about as obsolete as the abacus) that I totally remember it and here's why:
It's been fantICEtic!  ExICEting!  
1.  SNOWPACALYPSE 2011 BABY!  It's been a very exciting week of end of days snow and ice across the U.S of A. Apparently Naptown 'dodged a bullet' because we got mostly ice but it was enough to cancel schools for 3 days and even the museum closed for 1 day and that event happens like once every 20 years.  Chicago and Madison got almost 2 feet of the powdery stuff and even my beloved Texas is on the their third day of school cancellations.

Bring it Steelers!
2.  Speaking of Texas, how about a little shout-out to my GREEN BAY PACKERS IN SUPER BOWL XLV this Sunday in Dallas!!  Like my Rangers, I'm proud of them for just making it this far.  Plus it's nice to have the past 15 years of sometimes solo cheering finally pay off.  Cross your digits folks.  PS - Favre can suck it.  PPS - Ticket prices are now averaging 5000 bucks a pop.  Jerry Jones can suck it too.

Dear Mubarak - Know when to say when.
3.  All hell has broken loose in Egypt.  Last week, the Egyptian people were inspired by the uprisings in Tunisia to end the 30 year Mubarak dictatorship and bring democracy to their country.  They began to 'peacefully' demonstrate in the streets and that soon lead to a ground swell of support and demonstrations on all sides of the globe.  Hundreds of thousands gathered in Tahrir Square and even the government's attempt to disable internet and phone service could not suppress the movement.  Sadly looting and messed up mob mentality has emerged as Egyptian citizens and military are left to protect priceless monuments and artifacts.  I admit I got teary eyed earlier in the week when Zahi Hawass spoke about the looting that happened in the Egyptian National Museum.  2 heads were ripped off of mummies.  What the eff y'all??  Foreign citizens have already been evacuated and news crews and journalists find themselves being beaten and Mubarak announced yesterday that he would not run again when his term is up in September but that still wasn't what the Egyptian people wanted to hear.  They want him gone today.  Turn the page to today's headlines and apparent Mubarak supporters have crashed the Tahrir crowds on horse back and camel back, armed with guns and machetes in order to beat back the crowds.  Awesome.  I stopped searching for headlines (you know, because I don't have the luxury of flipping on my CNN) when I read that the National Museum had caught fire.  Mubarak has flat out refused to leave and swears he'll die on Egyptian soil.  I wish I could fast-forward a year from now and add the update to this post - Note to my future self:  Please post an update 1 year from now.  Thanks.

That's right, I said change my diaper people!
4.  Kev changed a real live diaper y'all.  Not quite as dramatic as the above bit but monumental none the less.  While I was one of the only people in the country who had to work yesterday, Kev pulled some last minute baby-sitting duty for the neighbors.  Little Cici is almost 2 and has Kev wrapped around all 10 of her fingers.  By the time I got home Kev had successfully changed a diaper and was just in the middle of trying to get her into her footie pj's.  Honestly one of the cutest damn things I've ever seen.  It was awkward as she stood there and tried to help him maneuver her into the arms and legs, not sure which to do first.  Priceless.  

I will conquer you!
5.  Today I started following Jesus Christ and then God started following me!  Ok, ok, so it took me a bottle of wine and maybe a xanax or two to finally join Twitter.  I've been fighting it for years, I know this, but can't a woman change her mind?  I'm still not totally sure what I'm doing but like FB, I'll have it down in a year's time at least.  I also have no clue how to find people or how they start to follow me, and really, I'm not even sure I want a whole bunch of people 'following me' because that sounds kind of creepy but whatever.  I joined.  I've managed to sniff out a few friends like @maddow, @sarahsilverman, @Jesus_M_Christ, @andersoncooper, and my new favorite @kanyewest.  Consider my soul sold.  At a glance it seems low maintenance and has thus far proven entertaining, but I have no idea what the @'s and #'s do, let alone the 'M' in Jesus Christ's name.  Oh well.

This is all I've got for now.  Hope you are all safe and warm and well stocked with wine - or 'Cole Juice' as Cici calls it.  Yes world, you can trust us with your children.

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