gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 10/21/07 - 10/28/07

Thoughts From A Diva

Random images and thoughts from a misplaced Minnesota Diva trying to survive in Wisconsin.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Tiger Cruise


Meg and I are off to Hawaii on the 6th. We are meeting up with Anthony and his Marine buddies in Honolulu. After surfing, swimming and being typical tourists, Meg is getting on their ship and sailing back to California with them.

I will have ten days of no children! I don't know what I am going to do!

And then! In December, my parents are flying all of us home for Christmas. It will be the first time all four of my children have ever been together. And it will be the first time I have seen my sister in almost 8 years.

And then! In March, I am going to London, England, for a week. This will be part of an English course I am taking at school.

Whew! So much excitement! So much traveling!

I can hardly wait!!!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Meet The Candidates

I stole this idea from Tommy. He did movies...I'm doing books.

Here is a list of the Presidential candidates - and the last fiction they read:

(List is from Here)

  • Joseph Biden: Runaway Jury by John Grisham
  • Sam Brownback: The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson with David & Heather Kopp (Is this really fiction?)
  • Hilary Clinton: Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Chris Dodd: The Broker by John Grisham
  • John Edwards: Exile by Richard North Patterson
  • Rudy Giuliani: The Beach House by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge
  • Mike Gravel: History and political philosophy (and uses books on tape because of dyslexia)
  • Mike Huckabee: His oldest son’s screenplay
  • Duncan Hunter: The Democrats’ proposal to balance the budget
  • Dennis Kucinich: Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
  • John McCain: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • Barack Obama: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • Ron Paul: Hasn’t read fiction in some time
  • Bill Richardson: The administration’s energy plan
  • Mitt Romney: Term Limits by Vince Flynn
  • Tom Tancredo: An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore

I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't feel comfortable with someone leading this country who does not read or does not read fiction. That just seems wrong to me. And those guys trying to be 'funny' or 'politically-minded' by listing political agendas on here just irk me.

I won't say who I am voting for (mainly because I haven't decided), but I can guarantee it won't be a Republican.