Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Proposal

No, not me!

But the movie with Sandra Bullock is hysterical. she plays Margaret Tate a NYC publisher. There is one scene with a stripper that had me laughing so hard I almost woke the neighbors. It is not exactly and intelligent thought-provoking film but a funny, funny entertaining film that makes you laugh. Sandra Bullock is incredible. She is a class act and this role seems like it was made for her. Ryan Reybnolds who is plays Andrew Paxton is actually Scarlett Johansson's husband, plays the lead across from Sandra Bullock and is hysterical too. they play off each other beautifully, a lot of it without words, just expressions and looks at each other. Betty White is wonderful, amusing, and carries a lot of the movie.

Sandra Bullock shows a lot of skin, a lot of skin, in this movie and damn she is looking good, especially when I checked and she is four years older than me! I wish I had Hollywood money, I bet I could look a bit better with own trainer and maybe a cook?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Product Endorsement

Okay I have a new favorite candy. Reese's peanut butter cups have absolutely outdone themselves, deliciously. New Dark Chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter cups are mouthwatering. I tried to save one for later but it's scrumptiousness kept calling me back to eat it! "Eat me!" "Eat me, I'm delcicious!" So I did!

Not all stores have them yet, but they are worth the hunt. Our Shaws does but not WalMart...

Dark Chocolate's antioxidants are good for you, aren't they? Their deep dark chocolate in my peanutbutter is A Okay with me!

Try one - or two!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fort Hood Memorial

Oh my, the memorial shown on television for the soldiers brutally murdered at Fort Hood was heartbreaking. The President’s speech was poignant and so on point about this horrific situation. I guess we all wish that the people who knew this soldier was in contact with these radical extremists, even if it was for research for a paper as they thought, had told the Army they may have been able to keep an eye on him. Doubt should have been established I think, but it wasn't and only hindsight is 20/20.

All of our prayers go out to the families of these American’s who do a job I never had the courage or bravery to do. The roll call when the soldiers didn’t answer echoed silent loss and shock across the nation. But when they showed the thirteen soldiers boots across the stage with the gun standing behind each one and the helmet on top, I absolutely lost it. I guess this is a common military thing but it was incredibly symbolic. Especially as after they showed color pictures of all of the people who died and our President spoke of their bravery in their final minutes.

My daughter watched it with me because she had heard on the news that it happened, and although we didn’t know any of the people murdered or their families, we know they were soldiers the people who we say “thank you for what you do” to when we see them around our town. And I can’t imagine how scary it is for an eight year old, who so admires these people to defend us and keep us free. When it is terrifying to a forty year old that someone would have the audacity to kill soldiers in their own base. We talk about democracy and I don’t know how much she truly understands about countries that do not have democratic governments, but the magnitude of this heinous act she gets.

God bless the families of the murdered soldiers, wishing them colorful clear memories that will stay with them forever of their loved ones. God bless America too. Obama said in his speech that these soldiers remind us of what it is to be Americans. I think that is true for every one of them especially the slain police officer who ran right into the gunfire at the gunman.

Let's just ponder our President's words "no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks upon them with favor." I have to wonder do these extremist Muslim's really feel that their God is a loving God as I do as a Jewess and others do as Catholics, Christians, Protestants, Methodist, and Unitarians? I think that they can't, that they pray and do all of the evil that they do for a hateful, vengeful Ruler who is nothing like our God. If the God they pray to is just like our God then how can they warp a religion so completely? I always believed that there is only one God. And although our religions are different you may believe God had a son Jesus and I may believe we are all God's children, I can't imagine they could prevert a God out of the God I think we all believe in who requires the taking of human lives at the expense of one's own soul as a good deed. I can't get my head around that, or how that more than one psycopath actually believes that?

Well they executed John Allen Mohammed tonight; after this bastard gets better I hope they'll give him a fair trial and execute him too...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Health Care Bill Passes House - Now for the Senate

As you may or may not know I am in support of change to improve health care in this country. I am also in support of the democratic plan, which I read Republicans are in favor of 80% of it as well. To the people who state that we can't afford to change, who must have completely employer paid insurance and I wonder how many people in the country have that anymore probably 2%. Just as one example - A friend of mine has a small business employer who had to stop paying the constant increases in health care premiums and had to take more and more out of his check. He now can barely afford to live and can't afford his presciption deductibles every month. We do need change. I wrote to Congressman Paul Hodes to thank him for his support of the bill and received this response. I thought I would post it so all could read what he wrote. I think the part about the money is very important for naysayers to read!

November 9, 2009

Dear My Favorite Constituent, (Ok I changed that up! The rest I did not...)

Thank you for contacting me about H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act.

I was proud to vote for the Affordable Health Care for America Act. After reviewing and reading the full text of the bill, I determined that the plan will help to provide affordable health care to working New Hampshire families and will put new rules on insurance companies to protect people's health care when they need it most. The bill will not increase the deficit. In fact, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that it will reduce the deficit by 100 billion dollars. In addition, the bill preserves and strengthens Medicare for senior citizens, lowers costs for seniors, and avoids any increase in taxes on working families.

The legislation includes strict rules on health insurance companies to protect working families and to keep families' costs in check when people get sick. The bill ends discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions so insurance companies cannot discriminate and deny coverage. The bill ends lifetime caps on coverage, so that when Americans gets sick, they can get the care that they have paid for. The legislation also prohibits insurance companies from dropping coverage for Americans when they get sick.

The Affordable Health Care for America Act creates a public health insurance option to compete with health insurance companies. This competition can help to lower costs for New Hampshire families.

This legislation will strengthen employer-based health insurance and lower the crippling health insurance costs for small businesses. This legislation will allow an estimated 18,800 small businesses in New Hampshire's Second District to get affordable health insurance and provide an estimated 16,900 small businesses in the Second District with tax credits for providing coverage - a proposal that I introduced to help our small businesses.

The Affordable Health Care for America Act strengthens Medicare, lowers costs for seniors, and adds years to the Medicare Trust fund so that Medicare can continue to be there for seniors. The bill closes the "donut hole" for seniors' prescription drugs, a gap in coverage which can cost seniors thousands of dollars. It also eliminates cost-sharing for primary care services and gives seniors' doctors incentives to coordinate care. The bill also prevents a 21 percent pay cut for physicians who treat Medicare patients, which helps to ensure that Medicare patients can continue to see the doctor of their choice.

The Affordable Health Care Act passed the House of Representatives on November 7, 2009. The Senate will also consider this proposal. I will continue to work to provide affordable health care for New Hampshire families and to create competition and fair rules on insurance companies.


Paul Hodes
Member of Congress

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 11 Back to Work

Well back to work, exhausting day because my abdomen was killing me. I think it will go away soon, perhaps I ate too much too soon? I had two scrambled eggs and a piece of turkey bacon for breakfast. I was gassy too all day. I came home and passed right out! Apparently my neighbor rang the bell but I didn't even hear it.

Other than that not too much to report. My daughter has a favorite youtube song if you go to youtube and search for bat echolocation, it is a pretty catchy tune. (At least it won't get out of my head!)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Day 10 H1N1

Okay second day on the antibiotics. Starting to feel better. Back to work tomorrow. It's a good thing I decided to check the gas in the car cause it's been sitting so long it had a flat! Crazy.

My tummmy really hurts. I woulda thought I would have lost so much weight during the last ten days but I haven't only like six pounds. Damn it. I was hoping there would be a little silver lining. Well maybe the teacher I share a room with will hook up with the sub who took my place, who everyone says is cute. Kids emailed that he was chill. She's young she needs some fun! That would be good if something positive came out of all this mess.

Well I am going to walk around my block now and try to get my muscles back in order a bit. Maybe my daughter will ride her bike next to me...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Day Nine

Had chest X-rays today, fluid in lungs and have developed a secondary bacterial infection. I'm not quite sure what that is but it is contagious. Started on antibiotics today, can't go to work tomorrow the Dr. said, but then I'll be fine. He also gave me some superpowered cough syrup, so I can sleep.

This H1N1 just keeps giving ~