Thursday, October 30, 2008

I was having fun on this job! You had all this energy, and all these crazy ideas... and you kept taking your pants off.

In keeping with the squirrel theme...

Again, let's all just assume this has nothing to do with ACORN, k? (And really, I guess this could be a pro or con poster, but it made me giggle and I like to think of it as a pro. After all, I don't know about you, but I want the animals on my side!)

So I had this nightmare last week that I messed up my vote. Where I vote, it's only electronic. But in my dream, everyone was telling me that I was also supposed to fill out a paper one at the same time, but I hadn't! So I had already voted but it wasn't going to count. I like to think of this as a variation on the whole fucking-up-a-college-exam-dream that still haunts me from time to time.

But the tension is starting to kill me. Normally I'd assume it's in the bag, but then again, I once went to bed thinking Al Gore was president, so by god, I refuse to even get too hopeful. So this weekend I'm volunteering. The nearest place for me is at the South Dallas Café, and they're basically trying to help the campaign in battleground swing states. It's mostly getting in touch with Obama supporters who've never voted (but somehow they know they're Obama supporters?) or whose polling places have changed, helping people figure out where to go. I'm not going in til 1 pm if anyone wants to come with!

Well, I'm sure as hell not flying to Ohio, but apparently they're happy if you want to!

I also noticed Zach & Miri Make a Porno is finally coming out this weekend. Fingers crossed it's one of the good Kevin Smith movies. I haven't heard much yet...

This seems to be a post all about How I Have Learned Not To Get My Hopes Up.

Anyhoo. The 2nd installment in the Twilight trilogy is finally on hold for me at the library. Gonna get my fluff on. Right now I'm alternating between Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency by Barton Gellman and Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion. They're both very good. The first one kinda scares the shit out of me. I always knew Cheney was evil (and Jon Stewart's Cheney impression will never not be funny) but it's a scary read about the details of what he managed to pull off. I won't get into it at the moment (not quite halfway through), but so far I highly recommend it.

And The God Delusion is also an intriguing read. Dawkins is a pretty hard-core atheist, and while I'm not really on his bandwagon, I do love that he doesn't mince words and has some really great arguments--plus it's just interesting. I saw Dawkins on The Colbert Report a while back (I think, rather than TDS...certainly seems like a great Colbert guest) but had completely forgotten until Veloute loaned me the book recently. Many thanks!


MacGuffin said...

Okay, regardless of the ACORN nonsense, that's totally cute. And I'm glad you're not posting pics of gorgeous scenery anymore, I was about to commit seppuku.

Ellen Aim said...

Hey, I stopped posting yesterday. I started posting pics of the swelling chick and the cool musician, where were you?


And hey, the day you disembowel yourself (well, I guess seppuku just gets the one inward thrust), you can be pretty sure I'm right there behind you. (Just, you know, apparently, not stopping you. Who knows....)

But it will totally be a trend. It will be on CNN and everything. Word.

Veloute said...

The animal poster made me LOL.

Damn, I know. Just have the election already!!

Triana said...

I had a nightmare last night that they announced Obama never went to high school the day before the election. All the colleges revoked his degrees since he was inelligble to have attended their schools and McCain was having a field day. Obama's campaign tanked and we had McCain for president. I can't believe I didn't wake up screaming, but it was sooooo scary.

Ellen Aim said...

Vel: I already got one other person to vote...hopefully I can sway some more tomorrow when I volunteer.

Tri: LOVE LOVE LOVE your nightmare. Feel so much better. and it's funny.