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Friday, November 12, 2010



I guess you can take the guy out of DC but you can't take the DC out of the guy. Elections just have that way of following you...

Happy birthday to your wife!


Our wedding anniversary is November 4, so it will always fall close to election day. I'm thinking my husband and I should start going on a long weekend trip every year to a place where there's no TV or internet so our anniversary can't be ruined by election fatigue.

Even though I vote democrat, I feel oddly zen about this recent election. Disappointed, sure, but not bitter. I think Americans feel comfortable with gridlock. You wouldn't think so, to hear the cries from all corners for a sweeping reform of this, that, or the other. Yak yak yak. I'm convinced that most of us are perfectly happy when our congresspeople bicker, posture, play procedural tricks on each other, and get involved in a scandal every now and then for our amusement--as long as they don't actually DO anything.

So, don't worry. On the downside, nothing is going to get done. But the good news is, nothing is going to get done.


I think the key to enjoying Thanksgiving to is to celebrate it with friends. I've been doing that for years, and it's an opportunity to cook together, drink wine together, be grateful together, and simply enjoy being together, along with the kids. Of course, that's what happens when you come from a bitterly broken family and no one claimed the holiday, so there's that to contend with.

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