Thursday, September 04, 2008

New Camera??

I am wanting to get a new "big girl" camera soon. I've been trying to read reviews but I find the best way to really find out about something is by asking. I don't want it so expensive that I'm afaid to use it or take it anywhere but I want something that you can change the lenses out if you want.

I got a recommendation from a fellow blogger of a Nikon D40 but if anyone else has any suggestions please let me know.
I love a lady that can throw some ZINGERS!!!

Ok just a little recap of last night.... I would post my favorite quotes from Sarah Palin's speech but I would end up posting all if it so I'll spare you.... just google it if you missed it.

I've never been a feminist or an activist for women's rights or anything like that. I think it's ignorant for people to vote for anyone based gender or race but I must say last night I was proud of the fact that she is on the ticket and she is a woman. When McCain chose Gov. Palin I had some reservations like everyone else, but the more I know about her the more I really like her. She's real and she's living the American dream!!
Also, Mike Huckabee, Arkansas favorite son, (or whatever they say) also had a great speech with some great quotes.

Great night overall at the RNC!!

p.s. if anyone reads this that has any pull please tell Ms. Palin her hair looks better down! :-)

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I know, I know... never talk about politics or religion

I've always kinda been into politics just because of certain issues that I find important to me and my value system. Since living in DC though, I have come to love it and keep up with it on a daily basis. Many of those who know me can guess that I am a staunch conservative. No, I don't think that GWB has done a perfect job by any means but I do think that he has accomplished many good things that have been overlooked on by the media and others because of either a) the war has sucked bad news always comes before good, b) they are extremely liberal and bias or c) a combination of the 2 and I tend to lean toward C.

One of my goals is to never to look down on anyone because their views are different than mine. I may get frustrated but many of my good friends are Democrats and I love them just the same :-) (you know who you are!!) Yes, I might role my eyes at some of the things people say on TV and want to throw the remote through the TV (especially Keith Olberman....errgghh!!) or think how in the world can someone who was raised here in the good 'ol USA like me think the complete opposite as I do on so many important issues. I do find it intriguing and have to remind myself that they may be just as passionate as I am about the complete opposite view.

So I know it will come as no surprise to you then that I am supporting John McCain. I think that he is the only choice we have, but then again that's me. And no I don't think that Barack Obama is a muslim or he's unpatriotic or anything like that, it just comes down to the issues for me... and you can't blame a girl for that!!
I have been enjoying the RNC convention tonight and thought I would post some of my favorite quotes from tonight's key note speakers....

Fred Thompson:

"Some Washington pundits and media big shots are in a frenzy over the selection of a woman who has actually governed rather than just talked a good game on the Sunday talk shows and hit the Washington cocktail circuit."

"Being a POW certainly doesn't qualify anyone to be president. But it does reveal character. "

"But a man who never quits is never defeated. Because John McCain stood up, our country is better off."

"Our country is calling. John McCain cannot raise his arms above his shoulders. He cannot salute the flag of the country for which he sacrificed so much. Tonight, as we begin this convention week, yes, we stand with him. And we salute him. We salute his character and his courage. His spirit of independence, and his drive for reform. His vision to bring security and peace in our time, and continued prosperity for America and all her citizens."

Joe Leiberman:

"Sen. Obama is a gifted and eloquent young man who can do great things for our country in the years ahead. But eloquence is no substitute for a record — not in these tough times."

"Vote for the leader who, since the age of 17, when he raised his hand and took an oath to defend and protect our Constitution, has always put our country first. So, let's come together to make a great American patriot our next great president."

Oh, and one of my modern day heros:

Love, love, love her -- I know if we hung out we would be best friends

(if anyone knows how to get tickets to "The View" let me know :-))

First day of school.... kinda

Finley embarked on her first day of Mother's Day Out today at our church. She has been having a little bit of separation anxiety lately so I was worried about it last night and this morning but she marched in there like a big girl and immediately stole one of her friends dolls so I knew she was A-okay. (we are working on sharing right now :-) ) We had a photo shoot before we left and the pictures almost made me tear up cause the little stinker looks like such a toddler and not a baby anymore... can I get an amen!?!?! Anyways here are a few....

BTW- I sent these pics to some of my friends earlier and my friend Jordan wrote this back:

"I was worried that her backpack looked a little overwhelming, but remembering your no-textbook rule in college, I'm sure you didn't have it filled too full for her :)"

I thought it was funny and those who knew me in college know just how true that is!!