Friday, October 3, 2008

What debate?

I found I just couldn't deal with politics last night. Honestly, I don't much like any of the candidates for president or vice president. No, I'm not enamoured with Obama at all, nor am I a big fan of McCain's. How I long for a normal person, someone who is fiscally responsible, has a social conscience (let's take care of things like poverty, unemployment, homelessness, feral cats and other unwanted animals in humane and caring ways), believes the environment and earth are worth preserving, and can do it all without leaning towards socialism or embracing the religious right. "People say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one" to quote John Lennon. Let's face it, I think the type of people I want to run have enough sense not to.

Let's look at something much more fun. I have today off, so I am militantly staying home to get some things done around here. I'm plan to finish clearing out some space in my office (I'm a very cluttered sort of person) to install my new Billy bookcases from Ikea. I have the perfect small table for an aquarium, so I may venture out late this afternoon to buy Fishy a new home. Keith went to Wal-Mart yesterday, and they no longer had any fish supplies in their pet department. What I really thought was cool was the BiOrb from PetSmart. However, it looks extremely unstable when taking Lily into consideration. I think I'll do best with an old fashioned sort of tank with a nice stable, large base. Lily loves to watch Fishy eat every day outside, so I can only imagine how many hours she'll spend by the aquarium. FishTV is what someone said to me yesterday. I imagine that's what it will be when she's not watching the birds at the 3 - 4 feeders we have by the front windows.

Off to breakfast and some cleaning.


Anonymous said...

I fell asleep before the debate even started. I wish they wouldn't run them all at 9:00!

I think it probably just would have made me angry and failed to change my mind anyway.

Honi said...

I posted about that today too.. I watched the debate in between napping.. ( pain and crap) anyhow.. I feel like you .. I am so annoyed with our choices.. or lack there of. Good luck with the fish tank.. That winter garden sounds interesting.. would love to hear more about that..