Yay, technology- and other randomosity.

This morning got off to an interesting start. My husband has his cell phone set to function as an alarm clock. That plays loud music. And demands answers to math problems as evidence of awakeness before one can dismiss the alarm. I felt like I was back in first grade doing speed drills or something. What the world.

Today I learned of the death of former Oregon Governor and US Senator Mark O. Hatfield. He was respected by just about everyone as a politician who actually worked for what was best for the people he served. He was also known for being able to work with members of both parties to get great things done, while standing up for his beliefs. I sure miss those kinds of politicians, because the ones we have now… Another post for another day.


The current political climate in our country is unacceptably hostile and both parties have a hand in the situation (which is why I’m an Independent and super glad), but when you mark a political opponent’s district with cross hairs, and they end up getting shot, you might want to rethink your stuff, whether your name is Sarah Palin or not.

I’ve never been so glad to see an election day

and the end of a campaign cycle. I ¬†know I probably said that two years ago, but there was so much negativity that if a candidate from either party had told me that he or she was going to run on a platform of what he or she ¬†would do as opposed to all of the skeletons in candidate b’s closet, I would have voted for him or her without blinking. Twice.