Sunday, February 26, 2017

If I moved to Florida, my vote would really count. It's definitely the most palatable swing state.

Friday, February 24, 2017

I'm reading Eleanor & Hick, about Eleanor Roosevelt. Very interesting.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Edward Hopper drew this on the back of his report card when he was 9. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I have a lot of admiration for Elizabeth Warren. We basically have an "emperor has no clothes" situation, in terms of Trump and his lies. A lot of people (mainly, the GOP) are nodding and pretending he has clothes. But not Elizabeth. She talked to the Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen, about the lies Trump spread because he wants to dismantle Dodds-Frank. Basically, he was saying it's hard for his buddies to borrow money, and the regulations put American banks at a disadvantage vis-a-vis foreign banks. Both statements are completely wrong; in fact, banks of all sizes are more profitable after the regulations. I like how she speaks truth to power.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Zoe just told me she wants to be Batman for Halloween. She always decides in advance. Last year, she was broccoli.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Music has to be 20-40 years old for me to appreciate it.
I just learned a Danish word:

Hyggebukser [hoogabucksr]: That one pair of pants you would never wear in public but are so comfortable that they are likely to be, secretly, your favorites.

(from The Little Book of Hygge)
Eric tells me, "I'm reading a list of Disney characters who broke the fourth wall." I bet many adults don't know what the fourth wall is.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Just finished The Bertie Project by Alexander McCall Smith. I really like him. If you haven't read him already, go out and do it!

Monday, February 06, 2017

I like Barbara Kingsolver, but she is not prolific enough. 
I saw a short clip of Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse dancing on Facebook. It's from the movie The Band Wagon (1953). Wow! Really talented.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Zoe and I were talking about kindergarten. "My teacher was named Mrs. Tipert," I told her. "She liked to wear red and yellow." I added, "She's probably retired or something."

"Or dead or something," said Zoe.

I said, "No! Retired."

Zoe said, "But that was, like, 50 years ago."

I explained it was, in fact, 36 years ago. Sheesh!

Friday, February 03, 2017

I made a slipper for Zoe without a pattern. She said, "You're a master of knitting." Now I'm working on the second slipper.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

This administration is pissing me off. I thought a small silver lining was that Trump did not do anything to weaken gun control. It turns out he just didn't get to it yet; he was busy banning refugees and handcuffing 5-year-olds at the airport. Then I saw this tweet:

"House votes to roll back Obama votes on background checks for gun ownership."

I hate this administration! Every good thing that Obama did, they are undoing it. I don't blame him for leaving the country (temporarily).