Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's a Crap Shoot!

Because there is not yet enough excitement or tension in the 2008 presidential campaign, an animal shelter in Ohio has opened up the Kitty Caucus.

What is the Kitty Caucus, you may ask?

The animal shelter has put out two litter boxes in one of their cat rooms, one red and labeled McCain/Palin, and one blue labeled Obama/Biden. The cats place their votes via where they choose to take a dump.

The best part of all of this is either the video of the shelter workers doing voices for the cats asking questions about the caucus, or else the fact that this news item was linked to from THE FRONT PAGE OF WWW.CNN.COM

My only question remains unanswered: is shitting on the campaign a vote for or against?


Thursday, October 9, 2008

In True Younger Sister Form...

In keeping with the long-standing traditions of younger-siblinghood, I have decided to copy my older sister Suz in making a blog. Sure, I already have one blog for my Women, Race, and Media course, but I like to think that I may have something to say to a wider audience. One that, say, includes my mother. (HI MOMMA! Also, Hi Susanna--sorry about copying you. At least you'll always have better stories than me!)

I really want to spend more time writing, which is ironic because the only reason I'm starting this blog is because I'm avoiding my Writing Science Fiction homework. It has occured to me that the process of submitting and editing and approving and fixing and etc. a scientific journal article is painstakingly long, so if I want to get something published before I graduate, it's got to be either a science fiction short story in a magazine like Analog or Asimov's, or a children's book with Suz doing the art. That's right, Suz, I haven't forgotten about your idea for the kid's book about the airplane, and if you aren't gonna get on that, them I'm just gonna weasle my way on in. Or a book about a maggot. Eh? Think you could draw cute pictures about maggots, Suz, or would that be too similar to that fly cartoon movie that just came out? Anyways, I do intend to throw out some of my writing ideas/concerns here, as well as desperately try to make my life sound as interesting as Suz's. Plus, keeping a blog automatically involves writing, so at least this is a step in the right direction.

That is all. More to come at an unannounced date and location.