Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search

Rob and I were flipping through the channels and came across this reality show on Country Music Television. I can't believe they are having contests to see who is the best dancer on top of the bar. I'm no feminazi, but this show makes me cringe. Shows: The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search: About the Series: "Beginning in NY, two women are chosen in each of five cities to join a road trip down to New Orleans where Lil lives and where the New Orleans bar needs a grand re-opening. Along the way the women will learn all the Coyote skills - bar flairing, singing, dancing and bartending. Lil will decide who stays on the road trip and who is sent home in regular eliminations until we find five finalists who will compete to be the one to win $25,000 on the night of the bar's grand re-opening."

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

YouTube - Won't You Be My Neighbor?

YouTube - Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Here's a video of Mr. Rogers melting the heart of a hostile congressman.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Note to Self: Don't take a JavaScript course and a Cataloging course Together Ever Again!

I'm done. I turned in my course project for my cataloging course a few minutes ago, and submitted my final project for my XHTML, etc. course on Thursday. This semester has definitely taken a toll on me. I suffered through a terrible several-week cold, my neck completely seized up for a few days, and I have gained at least five pounds.

That is the last time I take two technical courses concurrently. Time for a long, hot bath and a cocktail. (Gee. It's a little early for a drink. Well, maybe a bloody mary.)

Sunday, May 14, 2006

How Being a Mother is Like Being a Marine

Today is mother's day, and I have always thought of this day in terms of honoring my own mother. But for the first time, with all the women I know having children, it occured to me: how do I regard Mother's Day as a woman who has elected not to be a mother herself? Do I feel left out? The short answer is: no.

I think of Mother's day much like I think of Veteran's Day. I am extremely grateful to all the soldiers who serve our country; however, I don't grudge those who decide not to join. It's not for everybody.

I feel much the same way about motherhood-- I admire those who have taken the responsibility seriously, and are doing a great service to everyone by raising the next generation. I admire my own mother for the job she has done. You see, I can admire an occupation that I have chosen not to pursue.

So today, I salute those who have chosen to be mothers, who take the job seriously, because they are in it for the long haul- no matter what. All I ask is that you don't grudge my decision not to sign up.

My goals lie on other fields of battle.