Friday, February 1, 2008

Some Bloggy Love and A Little Political Talk (I promise!)

First things first! I won my first AWARD!!! I've been shown some bloggy love by Girly Mom! She is a gorgeous mom of FOUR ADORABLE little girls. I LOVE reading her blog and all her girly girl adventures. Wanna smile, laugh, and say AWWWEEE a lot? Check her out.

OK, so the rules for this awesome bloggy badge are just for me to spread the love to 10 more bloggeronies. This was tough to pick just 10 since I've met so many awesome people, so here's to hoping for more love to pass around. Here goes . . .
Burgh Baby's Mom
Jamie at Choosing My Own
Nap Warden at Chronicles of a SAHM
Lindsey at Douglas Drama
RJTrue at What a Girl's Got To Do
Tommie at Tuesday Update
Beth at Wicked Flower Girl
Misty at Starting from Scratch
Mama Geek at What Works for Us
Jennifer at Crazy, Magic, Sometimes Hectic, Beautiful Life

I adore these blog authors . . . they are talented, funny, witty, and very lovable. Check 'em out!

Fact Check on ABC's Good Morning America pointed out a lot of inconsistencies in both Hillary and Barack's claims during Thursday night's debates (here are more from the earlier Republican debates). It may seem like just a news blurb on morning TV, but isn't it a little scary that ALL of the candidates have lied or at the very least inflated numbers (still a lie in my book) or exaggerated credentials? No one seems to be making a huge deal about all this--it is all part of the game. It still stinks . . . Guess it is up to all of us to keep our eyes and ears open.

So, it is getting crazy in the political world. Could we have the first African American president? Or female president? Maybe they will run on the same ticket. I'm certain the Democratic party has high hopes for this---it could be an unbeatable ticket.

I have been riveted by these candidates. I could probably write about it all the time, but talk of the candidates, the elections, the debates, and all the other political stuff is ubiquitous, so I've refrained. But WOW, is it gettin' interesting. I keep saying that, but it is so true. The process has never seemed so exciting. Then again, I've only been around to vote in the Bush/Clinton eras.

The "strategery" is so obvious is some cases. Hillary and Barack were involved in a near love-fest the other night during the debates. What happened to all the bickering, the accusations, the sarcasm? They were so NICE. It was like watching American Idol, but without all the bad auditions (which is really the fun part!). The same couldn't be said about Romney and McCain. Yikes! They continue to pick at each other. In this case, it wasn't really fun to watch. Poor Huckabee and Paul were treated like the last two players picked in a round of grade school kick ball.

I really think that the debates are not so much for the discussion of where the candidates stand on the issues (you can find a ton of info on their positions online), but more for us to see how they act, react, interact, communicate, and just plain hold their own in high pressure situations. It is the tone of the rhetoric rather than the content (at least it seems that way at times.) Then again, it is awfully interesting when you "catch" candidates saying something that clearly contradicts their position or contradicts something they had said previously.

This brings me to another point--all of the candidates have accused each other for changing their positions/minds at one point or another. I don't know if this is such a big deal--especially if the candidate clearly states that he/she felt that evidence existed that clearly supported another view--we all have a right to change our mind if we find that our position isn't the best, right? I do think, however, that you need to come clean about changing your mind and not try to sidestep it. I mean, I would rather someone change his/her position than stick with something that would not benefit us. Then again, I guess you have to be careful you don't end up with a flip flopper.

I sure am eager to see where it all stands come the day after Super Tuesday. Should be interesting . . .


Before I go . . . check out what I get to wake up to each morning--

Woo hoo!!! Have a fantabulous weekend!


Kellan said...

Look at that sweet little face - you are very lucky to be waking up to that sweet face every morning - indeed!!

Congrats on the great award!!

I agree about the debates - it serves well to show actions, reactions, personality, etc ... I love the debates for that very reason.

Have a great weekend - see you soon. Kellan

JK said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and I would be happy to wake up every morning to see that adorable face.

Congratulations to you for getting your first award. There will be more to come.

Beth is wfg said...

Congrats on your award and thanks for passing it on! ;) Actually, thanks for taking the time to read what I write!

that babyface is just precious. Man, too precious. I'm not allowed to get babyfever. Not allowed.

Pam said...

What a sweet face!

Congrats on the award! blogging buds are great!

Allie Boniface said...

Love the look of the new blog! You won my January giveaway, by the way...stop by for the details!

suchsimplepleasures said...

cute baby, i wouldn't mind waking up to that...instead, i have a 4 year old who decides it's time to wake up, at 6 and turns on the lights!! hey...wanna switch houses!?
congrats on the award... said...

Oh! That lil face!!! Adorable.

Thanks for the sweet comment! We actually moved even further west than the Chicago burbs and lasted a full 9 months before we came running back to driving distance of the city. We MISSED the traffic and congestion! Sick, I know...

just jamie said...

Oh...Geez. You truly made my day (blushing). Thanks for spreading the love my way. What a blog-mama-honor!

Congrats to you, your sweet little baby J, and your always entertaining blog.

Thank you from distracting me from my own personal crisis.

Love right back 'atcha Laskigal!

Aliki2006 said...

You ARE so lucky to wake up to that each morning--look at those eyes, so big and round you could swim in them!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Congrats on the great award! And thanks for stopping by my site, great to have you.
And that is one sweet little face you get kiss every morning:)

Cynthia said...

Hey congrats on the award...and thanks for passin' it to me!

Sweet baby face!

Momisodes said...

Congrats on the award!

The political world has been getting rather interesting. I agree the debates are more about "how they act, react, interact, communicate, and just plain hold their own.."

2008 is going to be interesting!

Unknown said...

The love and the tiny human - both killer. Middle stuff, not so much ;) (not into politics) - hey, nice blog to you too!...and, thx for visiting. come back as much as you like, and i'll do the same!

OHmommy said...

Awards, politics, and babies... oh my.

Congrats on the award.
I love a good debate.
Your baby is divine. So cute!!!


Kat said...

Congrats on your award! I have another little something for ya at my site. :)

Kat said...

Wow. We do have a lot in common. Kinda freaky, huh? Yikes.
Thanks for the link. That doesn't really surprise me. It does kinda make me mad though. It kind of takes away from the whole pupose of the show. To give people who wouldn't normally get the chance an opportunity to achieve their dream. Grrr.
It is kind of like cheating, isn't it?

Burgh Baby said...

Congratulations and thank you!

I'm enjoying the debates as well. I think its very smart of the Democrats to play nice while disagreeing. It can only help them in the long run to not over-emphasize each other weaknesses.

You must wake up in a great mood everyday. Your alarm clock is way too cute!

Laski said...

Thanks for all the comments! J sometimes gives me a few treats when he wakes up as well . . . pps (poop, pee, spit-up). Lovely :)

suchsimplepleasures . . . oh boy, he'll be FOUR eventually! He doesn't wake us up at 6 . . . only at 11, 3, and 5:30 :)

chuck--If we were to draw two eyes and a mouth on the back of J's head--he'd look like Charlie Brown. I'm lookin' at him right now . . . yup, Charlie Brown.

Jen said...


Your baby is gorgeous!

Laski said...

Kathryn--I think it is unfair at best and dishonest at worst! It does take away from the show. I thought you have to be an amateur/novice.

I'm putting myself on a strict running program as of tomorrow. I have to break that 1 mile mark :)

tommie said...

Congrats on the bloggy love. Thanks so much for spreading the love. It totally cracks me up that ANYONE besides my family would even remotely be intersted in all my ramblings! So when someone comments, I get all giddy!

BTW, the flip off finger did heal. My fake fingernails probably saved the tip of my finger. Because the acrylic absorbed most of the pressure, it cracked off, saving the nail and tip. The nail grew in fine. I am too scared to throw the bird for fear that the 3 year old will learn a new trick. I can just see the note home from the foofoo preschool she goes too...."Mrs. Tommie, Livi is doing inappropriate hand gestures. Please find a suitable preschool in the ghetto."

Laski said...

tommie--same here. I am always excited to get comments. I had no idea I would love reading about the lives of others like I do.

You have to let me know if you get a note remotely like that. Then you'll have to scan it in and show it to everyone!

painted maypole said...

hey there! I found you! :)

I don't mind if a candidate changes their mind on something over time... I do that, too, as I come to learn more and experience more. It's scary to me when someone is incapable of change. But when it feels like someone is changing according to what they think is the winning side, not the RIGHT side, that is frustrating (and flip-flopping, in my book)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award! Very exciting!

What a cutie!!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

That baby melts my butter! Congrats on the well deserved award. I like it, too, when democracy is civil (imagine that).

Sincerest thanks for the bling love. I sincerely appreciate it friend, I'm so glad I found your blog! It rocks!

kari and kijsa said...

What an adorable wake-up call!!! Congrats on your award and spreading the love!!!
Thanks again for the baby-fix mmm- so sweet!!

kari & kijsa

Anonymous said...

The awards are great. Congrats!

I am so with you on the debates. Can't wait to see what happens tomorrow.

Your little one is adorable. I want another one!!!

Barbara Doduk said...

Such a sweet blog. So deserving of the love.

B @ The Love Blog

Laski said...

Look all--the original "Spreader of Love" (creator of the award--Barbara Doduk) found me! How cool?!?

girlymom said...

What a sweet baby! I'd say that is worth peeling the eyes open for!

I'm glad that you like the award, thanks for making it an easy decision on who to pass it on to! And thank you for all the kind comments about my family and my blog~ I truly appreciate it!

Lindsey said...

First off, what a precious baby!!!! He is absolutely adorable!

Also thanks for the bloggy love. I adore reading your blog as well. You are intelligent, funny, and sassy, and I love those characteristics.

Sorry I have been MIA lately. We were on a mini-trip and I'm trying to recover. I had to get ready and out of my pajamas 4 days in a row AND get two little girls ready. It was ROUGH!

Michelle said...

hi there,what a sweet and adorable face to wake to in the morning,Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog,Have a great weekend.:)

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