It's Monday and if we were sitting on the rug in Kindergarten this morning having sharing time, I would totally monopolize the conversation.
"I finally watched Bridesmaids this weekend! SO funny!"
"We grilled steaks and drank beer on the patio, it was so warm!"
"Tuesday is the primary election! I think it will be so weird to vote for myself, don't you?"
"We went to the PS auction night and I talked to Bill Jartz and Mr. D finally won a football helmet--after bidding himself up on it."
"My friend Alice is exactly like the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey. I can totally picture her saying the same lines--like when Sir Richard bids her farewell and says 'We'll never see each other again' and she replies, 'You promise?' Mr. Bates broke my heart, I predict next season will be ALL ABOUT Edith and Daisy--who's with me? I liked the storybook ending for Matthew and Mary, but I fear the writers wrap up too much too quickly and they'll pace themselves into dumb plot lines at this rate. And I shall ever more quote Lady Crawley by saying 'I'll be part of the bucking up bridgade.' Oh--and Daisy and William's dad--who else was deeply touched by those scenes?"
"I finally settled on what to serve for Bumble Book Club on Thursday night--inspired by Mardi Gras, I'm kicking it Cajun-style."
"It's President's Day, but we don't have the day off of school here. I've been thinking about Presidents--you know how everyone's ga-ga over Lincoln? Yeah, not me. He's great, not like JFK who I think was overrated because he was young and martyred, but he's no Washington who, let's face it, was a rock star. FDR strikes me as one of the better ones, much like Clinton in terms of getting stuff done for the people, only he kept his cigars chomped firmly between his teeth--amIright? I'm intrigued by John Adams, LBJ strikes me as exceedingly capable, Hayes was a man of integrity and Wilson deserves a nod. But my personal favorite is Thomas Jefferson. I think it's the whole intellectual appeal--he accomplished SO MUCH in terms of establishing America as a powerhouse nation--he literally DOUBLED our nation's land holdings, really embraced expansion, had so many interests, scientific, political and so forth. He was about people's individual RIGHTS, which is still so very relevant. I wonder what he'd say and write about America in light of that today. Yep, my vote's for Jefferson as most impressive and accomplished president."
"When left to their own devices, Team Testosterone voluntarily shut off the TV and Wii this weekend and actually went outside to start a bonfire and play basketball and shoot Nerf guns at each other. I think we did the right thing not setting up any play dates."
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