Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dear Lucy,
I love my country, but sometimes I fear my "fellow Americans".
Oak Harbor, where Katie lives, is a Navy town. They can't help that.
We tried out a little restaurant for dinner and once inside realized it was decked out from stem to stern, floor to ceiling with military memorabilia. Spam, yes that gelatinous mystery meat, was proudly served.
We ate, paid our bill, saluted and got the hell out of there.
Everything in that little town is geared toward the military, especially the Navy. Even the Goodwill has used military clothes for sale, though no grenade launchers which I really would have considered buying...for apple season...
Now, I love that we have a strong military mostly because if we were taken over by a foreign country with a foreign language and, gasp, the metric system, I'd be screwed.
But I am a hippie at heart. And gay. Two things the military frowns upon.
So I wonder, if Oak Harbor is this bad, what's San Diego gonna be like?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Four Days, no Coffee

Dear Lucy,
Yes, it is a record for me; 4 days without coffee.
Blame it on the stomach flu.
Awoke Wednesday morning to spend the day on the toilet with a puke bucket in my lap, expelling every single bit of food and fluid from my GI tract.
By the end of the day, I could have had a colonoscopy I was so empty.
Thursday, I had a half a bowl of soup and a glass of Gatorade.
Friday, four Saltines and several glasses of Gatorade.
Saturday I managed real food, though not much of it.
Today, my first cup of coffee.
I think I'm gonna live!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Join the Coffee Party!

Dear Lucy,
The Tea Party scares me. I mean, Sarah Palin? Give me a break!
I found this through Facebook and it looks interesting.

COFFEE PARTY MISSION STATEMENT: The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to
Americans who want to see cooperation in government. We recognize that the
federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our
collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order
to address the challenges that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots
volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold
accountable those who obstruct them.

You can check them out on:


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cab In Fever

Dear Lucy,
So I am driving a woman from the airport yesterday. She just returned from Chicago where she works one week a month as a specialized accountant.
One project they had worked on was to lay 10 inch water pipe in a neighborhood in Chicago. To do so, they had to get all the city permits.
One form they had to fill out concerned the racial makeup of the people in the neighborhood they were laying pipe in.
HUH? What's that got to do with 10 inch water pipe?
Our government, in it's infinite wisdom, is paying some yahoo to print, mail and peruse these forms.
It was so ludicrous I just laughed my head off. Till I thought about it...