Thursday, November 20, 2008

I wanna be snarky about this

but I'm just too tired.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced yesterday that they are temporarily suspending foreclosures and evictions during the holiday season in an effort to keep people from losing their homes.

Okay, so maybe I'll snark a little.

Awwww, isn't that nice of them. They're going to double-check to make sure people aren't spending more then 38% of their pretaxed salary on their mortgage. And they're going to lower the interest rate. And they're going extend the mortgage term to 40 years. And they're going to possibly delay payback of part of the loan.

Awwww, they're finally doing what they should have done from jump. You know, as part of that whole responsibility thing.



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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Peanut, the 9 year old who knows all

Yesterday, while brushing our teeth, Peanut looked up at me and said, with great distain, "My school doesn't know anything."

Me: Explain.

Peanut: Isn't Daylight Saving Time over?

Me: Well, sort of.

Peanut: My school set their clocks ahead an hour! (now scowling)

Me: (chuckling) Do they have it straight now?

Peanut: Yeah, but it took them a while.

Me: You didn't say that to anyone who works at your school did you?

Peanut: (laughing) No....

Then I thought to myself: "Wow, he's been hanging around me way too long 'cause I just saw myself only 2 feet shorter." And then I also realized it was very likely his school forgot to turn their clocks back at the appropriate time.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

this is old, but....

appalling nonetheless because I'm sure they aren't the only ones to have done this nor will they be the last.

Maybe someone should remind him that black people aren't really black. *sigh*

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Overheard at Work

I'm going to start a new series titled Overheard at Work because some of the stuff heard here would crack you up, leave you appalled or gross you out. Heck, sometimes all 3 might happen.

2 of my co-workers were standing at the copier talking about a referral source who, according to them, isn't very nice. The part I will be repeating is only the section my brain began to listen in on.

CW 1: She isn't very nice! (whiney voice)

CW 2: Be nice to me massah. (southern twang added for emphasis)

CW 3: Seriously, she isn't nice at all.

And I stopped listening because I was too busy texting my co-blogger Charlie to see if he would have the same reaction I did. Yep.

Both co-workers are white and staunch republicans though CW 2 wouldn't be able to tell you why. Being a republican doesn't have much to do with the racist comment, I know, but the whiteness of their skin and lives does.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Return of the Peanutism

A group of us, 5 very liberal women to be exact, hung out in my kitchen last night, eating, drinking and being merry while awaiting the results of the election. We had no doubt Obama was going to win, but it was nice seeing the results as they strolled in. It confirms in your mind what you knew all along: America is ready for a real change, one we can actually believe in and stand behind. Obama is who I staunchly believe Jesus would vote for.

The pinnacle of the evening was when Virginia, in a very close call, went blue for the first time since 1964 when Lyndon B. Johnson was elected.

That was when we left the house, after opening the first of the two bottles of champagne we had been saving just for that moment, to shout into the streets. Apparently we attracted attention because a few of our regular cops showed up!

When the election was called for Obama and we shouted even louder.

So where does the Peanutism come in you ask.

I was upstairs checking Facebook because I’m addicted and wanted to know what my other friends were thinking/feeling, when Peanut popped up.

Peanut: Mom.

Me: Yes?

Peanut: Who won?

Me: Who do you think?

Peanut: Obama

Me: Yep! And guess what else?

Peanut: What?

Me: VA went blue.

Peanut: Yes.

Then he went back to sleep.

And I went downstairs to wait for Obama’s acceptance speech, which was gracious and very Presidential if I do say so myself. Those girls have definitely earned their puppy, : ).

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