Archive for October, 2008
This is a very politically charged Halloween for a lot of Americans this year! One of my fav sites at the moment is here, where I like to go and see the artistic pumpkin carving skills of my fellow Obama pals!
Below are some of my favorites!
I’m sure there’s been no mention of the fact that this guy didn’t pay his taxes last year…tax evasion is something I view as un-American but let’s not forget, he lives in the part of the country that Palin dubs as the “Real America.”
So if you’re hoping to get your Joe Wurzelbacher poster signed…you better hustle up to one of those battleground states and get in line! Hopefully he’ll be there…he seems to not be the most reliable plumber at times!
The next time you need some quick inspiration for tonight’s meal…go here!
This past Friday Alex and I met up with our newly engaged friends Rosemary and John for date night. I picked our favorite Italian restaurant in all of Austin, the one that we compare all others to, La Traviata!
Alex discovered this place a little over a year ago on 360.com and we hadn’t been back since. We would try new Italian place after new Italian place and at the end of each meal say, “eh, I still don’t like it as much as La Traviata!”
So now we vow to not waste our time with any other Italian restaurants in Austin that vow to be authentic and “the real thing.” Because in Austin…La Traviata is the closest you’re going to get to the real thing!
We started off the meal with a beef carpaccio salad that featured fried radicchio, pine nuts, and arugula. The bottle of wine that was chosen was amazing (one of my favorite merlots to date) and paired well with my spicy rigatoni with lamb meatballs. I’m usually one to be picky about lamb, but there were no complaints with this dish. Alex played it safe with his regular favorite of Pasta Bolognese.
For dessert we all shared profiteroles stuffed with chocolate mousse gelato!
I can’t wait until we make our next trip back. I’m always thrilled with the food and the atmosphere is awesome. It’s tucked into a small space on Congress Avenue and always attracts a lively crowd!
The first, is by far the most deranged and in need of immediate therapy and a padded cell. A resident of College Station (of course) and a volunteer of the McCain campaign. Ashely Todd claimed she was robbed at knifepoint by a tall, black man in Pennsylvania last week because of her political beliefs. Even worse, she sported a backwards “B” on her cheek that the attacker supposedly carved onto her face.
When I first saw the story on CNN I was shocked and horrified…luckily, no such thing ever happened…she made it all up, including mutilating her own face by carving a backwards “B” onto her cheek…maybe next time she does this she won’t rely too heavily on her mirror!
This next guy didn’t fake any attack, he however, named his newborn daughter Sarah McCain Palin Ciptak. Sheesh! And what’s worse…he did it behind his wife’s back after they agreed on the name Ava Grace. In an interview, Mark Ciptak of Tennessee told reporters that he wanted “to get the word out about the McCain/Palin ticket!”
Whatever happened to a good ole yard sign or bumper sticker?
In the end…two more Republicans jump the shark!
I get down at work…supposedly.
Today I went on my lunch break to vote in my first Presidential Election. Back in ’00 when Dub-yuh was elected the first time I was too young to vote…and in ’04 I was in Italy and was too lazy and unfortunately didn’t care enough to register for an absentee ballot.
There were no lines at the location I chose on the first day of Early Voting here in Texas and I was greeted and helped by the elderly :-) They were so sweet, one lady even proclaimed to me, “Dear, I won’t be here much longer, I came to vote today for people like you!”
awww, how sweet…hopefully that meant that she voted for change!
Another lady said, “Thank you Love!” when i pointed her in the right direction for voter lines!
Now if these sweet oldies can make their way to the polls then so can you, get out and Bar-rock the vote!