Saturday, November 29, 2008

TG08 Photos

Elias and I hosted this year.

Pork prep -- I made a pibil style pork dish with a complicated marinade and banana leaf wrapping.

John John took lots of photos when he wasn't busy playing Kung Fu Panda.

Brother Tommy surprised us by coming out from Atlanta. Here he is setting the table with Delaney and Elias.

The finished pork. Not photographed was a 1/2 turkey breast that I made in a similar preparation.

Eating in this photo are Tonya, John John, Anna, and Thomas.

Along with the pork and chicken, we had squash souffle, spicy cranberry relish, citrus salad, green beans, beats, and a few other things I can't remember. Today, we're headed out for round two at a friend's house. We'll have turducken and some of the traditional stuff we didn't have on Thursday like mashed potatoes! Mmm.

Friday, November 14, 2008

It's Time

Friday, November 07, 2008


It will be soooo weird to like my president. I hope it will last.

On Prop 8, Anna pointed out to me that the Mormons might have been acting out of bitterness in their efforts to pass Prop 8. Given the rejection of their preferred marriages of yore, they felt the need to lash out. Also, as I commented in my last post, there are perverts out there who bought the idea that Prop 8 was not about marriage but about teaching children about gay sex.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

We Did It!!!

I know it looks like Omar in this photo. It's not. But it's good enough. Omar is thrilled! So am I . So is Elias and so is Pac'a.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Barack The Vote!

Monday, November 03, 2008


We're almost done with this! I'm so excited and plan to GOTV tomorrow. I have to refrain from wearing eye make-up because win or lose (yeah, right), I'll be in tears for sure.

You've seen my list. Now here's a message from Brother Ed:

Of course tomorrow will be the biggest election in modern history. For this reason, I have put together a sample ballot "Cheat-Sheet" that you can take along with you to the polls. Know that I am completely comfortable with the positions I have taken, and for your own piece of mind, I think you should just trust me on these matters. I assure you, we'll all sleep better at night if you do. Also, feel free to distribute this list to as many people you know. Be sure to let them know that this is how I intend to vote tomorrow. This should give them peace of mind.

I guess you should also know that my ballot decisions are not based on logic, political insight, thorough knowledge of issues, or even common sense. No, no… not this year. Tomorrow's election is all about the young voter, and one thing is certain; young voters love sex and sex appeal. Because there are so many sexy issues and candidates on tomorrow's ballot, I have based all of my decisions entirely on the “sex factor.”

Here are my sexy picks:
Barack Obama & Joe Biden
Two Sexy MFs. If they were R&B artists, they'd be Barry White and Michael McDonald. You got it, damn sexy. McCain, on the other hand has absolutely no sex appeal. We do know why Palin was picked as McCain's running mate, though. She is every Young Republican’s wet dream. Just imagine a Budweiser bikini-clad Sarah Palin draped over the hood of a Nascar. I know I have, but that’s a scary thought in and of itself.

* Remember, I only vote for the sexy people

6th District: Lynn Woolsey, sexiest 71 year old hottie in the House

1st District: Mike Thompson, he's got a Vietnam Vet kinda sexiness working for him

9th District: Barbara Lee, "Barbara Lee Does IT for Me"

? District: Democrat Candidate of Choice, they're all just so sexy


State Assembly: District 7: Noreen Evans, dare I say, I have a sexy boss

State Senate: District 3: Mark Leno, if I wasn't a straight man...

State Assembly: District 1: Wes Chesbro, got that whole Tom Selleck mustache thing going on

State Assembly: District 6: Jared Huffman, member of the 1987 World Champion US Volleyball Team, how sexy is that


District 5: Rue Furch, West County sexy environment friendly naturalist, yeow

District 3: Shirlee Zane, one sexy redhead

District 1: Valerie Brown, oh, baby... don't even get me started


Santa Rosa City Council, 4-Year Seat:

Michael Allen, the naughty nurse

Lee Pierce, think Shaft, without the hair

Gary Wysocky, sex on wheels

Marsha Vas Dupre, Cougar

Santa Rosa City Council, 2-Year Seat:

Judy Kennedy, sassy bitch

Petaluma City Council:

Tiffany Renee, she only looks innocent

David Glass, the bookworm type

Spence Burton, don't really know him, but i've been told he satisfies the ladies

Sebastopol City Council:

Kathleen Shaffer, the naughty librarian

Jen Thille, will give you thrills

Cotati City Council:

Janet Orchard, ahh...if I were only this Diva’s type

Windsor City Council:

Debora Fudge, better than chocolate

Healdsburg City Council:

Mike Mcguire, "Hott Damn!"


Cotati/Rohnert Park Unified School District:

Ed Gilardi, makes you want to stay after school, if you know what I mean


1A High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century.

YES, c'mon baby, do the loco-high speed-motion with me

Prop 2 Treatment of Farm Animals

YES, being locked in a cage is only sexy for so long. I wouldn't want to spend my whole life that way

Prop 3 Children's Hospital Bond Act

YES, more hospitals, more hot nurses

Prop 4 Teen Safety

NO, ain't nothing sexy about endangering the health of young ladies

Prop 5 Nonviolent Offenders Rehabilitation Act

YES, rehabilitation, think of it as a "safe word"

Prop 6 Safe Neighborhoods Act

NO, this is definitely not the "girl next door" kind of Prop.

Prop 7 Renewable Energy

NO, this is a scam. if you want to save energy, just do it with the lights off

Prop 8 Marriage Inequality

NO, hate ain't sexy, neither are the Knights of Columbus "vote No on ha-8"

Prop 9 Victims' Rights and Protection Act

NO, if you're into "Caged Heat" save our State’s tax dollars by going to the video rental store

Prop 10 California Alternative Fuels Initiative

NO, sounds inviting, but T.Boone Pickens is not at all sexy.

Prop 11 Redistricting

NO, a Republican power-grab is NOT sexy. stick with the reacharound

Prop 12 Veterans Bond Act.

YES, help veterans do things in the privacy of their own homes

Measure Q

YES, just imagine all the sexy things you can do while commuting