Monthly Archives: February 2013

Quick Hit: Calling them Out

138 members of the House of Representatives voted against renewing the Violence Against Women Act. Three guesses which side of the aisle every single one of them came from.

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Aderholt
Amash
Bachmann
Barton
Bentivolio
Bilirakis
Bishop (UT)
Black
Blackburn
Bonner
Brady (TX)
Bridenstine
Brooks (AL)
Broun (GA)
Burgess
Campbell
Cantor
Carter
Cassidy
Chabot
Chaffetz
Collins (GA)
Conaway
Cotton
Crawford
Culberson
DeSantis
DesJarlais
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Ellmers
Fincher
Fleischmann
Fleming
Flores
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Garrett
Gingrey (GA)
Gohmert
Goodlatte
Gosar
Gowdy
Graves (GA)
Graves (MO)
Griffin (AR)
Griffith (VA)
Guthrie
Hall
Harris
Hartzler
Hastings (WA)
Hensarling
Holding
Hudson
Huelskamp
Huizenga (MI)
Hultgren
Hurt
Johnson (OH)
Jones
Jordan
Kelly
King (IA)
Kingston
Labrador
LaMalfa
Lamborn
Lankford
Latta
Long
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Lummis
Marchant
Marino
Massie
McCaul
McClintock
Meadows
Mica
Miller (FL)
Mullin
Mulvaney
Murphy (PA)
Neugebauer
Noem
Nunnelee
Olson
Palazzo
Perry
Petri
Pittenger
Pitts
Pompeo
Posey
Price (GA)
Radel
Ribble
Rice (SC)
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rohrabacher
Rooney
Roskam
Ross
Rothfus
Salmon
Scalise
Schweikert
Scott, Austin
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Southerland
Stewart
Stockman
Stutzman
Thornberry
Wagner
Walberg
Weber (TX)
Wenstrup
Westmoreland
Whitfield
Williams
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Wolf
Womack
Woodall
Yoho
The roll call is here.  Any of these yours?

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Nearly Wordless Wednesday

I’m feeling an impending sense of dread.  I think I may be headed into a bout of the blahs.  Perhaps I need more yoga…

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Ten Things Tuesday

Ten things I did – and didn’t do – on our  mini-vacation:

1.  I DIDN’T bring my fitbit.  I left her charging at home; I’ll hook myself back up tomorrow.

2.  I DID do some reading.  I’m about halfway through The Rage by Gene Kerrigan; I heard about it on Fresh Air on NPR, and I’m enjoying it quite a lot.

3.  I DID enjoy a movie.  The family went to see Warm Bodies, a strange mix of zombie film and romantic comedy that turned out to be just as sweet as the previews led us to believe.  I don’t think it requires a theatre screen for full enjoyment, but it was a lovely way to spend part of an afternoon.

4.  I DID get a date with my husband.  We went out for a light supper and some good conversation.

5.  I DID go down a few water slides, I DID get my hair wet, and I DIDN’T get water up my nose.

6.  I DIDN’T do a whole lot of exercising, but I’m not going to beat myself up about that because…

7.  I DIDN’T go overboard at the table.  I’m sure I took in more calories than I needed, but I didn’t take in so many that I’m worried I sabotaged myself.

8.  I DIDN’T get my favorite dish at The Cheesecake Factory, and I’m a little disappointed about that.  I guess I’ll have to make it myself at home.

9.  I DIDN’T get my nails done.  The girls and I tried to get mani-pedis at the salon in the hotel this morning.  Even though the sign on the door said “open,” the place was locked up tight.  I’m going to have to make us some appointments at the local spa later this week.

10.  I DID wish that we could have gotten properly away – preferably to someplace warm – but the trip was a nice distraction

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Quick Hit: Date Night

We’re away for a quick long weekend.  Since we couldn’t go on an actual trip (we’re a little strapped for travel cash as both girls have big school trips coming up and I’m still technically unemployed), we decided to take a couple of nights at a hotel nearby that features an indoor water park (we went there in 2010 and enjoyed it, though I think this will be our last trip; the girls have kind of outgrown it).

Tonight, the girls kicked Mr. Chili and me out of the hotel room to have a date.  We decided to go to P.F. Chang’s and have a little light supper; bowls of egg drop soup and an order of chicken lettuce wraps to share.  It was perfect.

This was in my fortune cookie.  I have a tile on the wall behind my computer that says “the more we share, the more we have.”  It’s kind of my motto.525185_10151458649139885_1427297662_n

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Quick Hit: Just What We Need…

… MORE snow.482827_10151455284029885_391468468_n

Oy.

This is heart attack snow, too; it’s heavy and wet and difficult to move.  It took me a good 10 minutes to clear my little car, I spent an extra 10 minutes over what it normally takes me to get home from the health club, and Mr. Chili and I worked together to clear the driveway and the steps (upshot; I got some extra exercise in).

I’m so ready for spring.

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Six Word Saturday

Pizza and Indigo Girls with friends!

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Quick Hit: Freaky Friday

I got to teach today, which was awesome.

A was also targeted for an argument that I didn’t really want to have by an overzealous, self-described “evil conservative” whose tactics were decidedly less than intellectually honest.

Talk about yin and yang!

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