Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Sport of Blogogling...

My wife is a Blogogler (Blog-AH-ga-ler); or in other words, she oogles at people's blogs, even though she does not know them.

I didn't know that she had the habit. But every so often, she would say something like, "I was reading about this one woman who..." and then would proceed to tell me some zany story. At first, I thought she read the story out of the New York Times or the fluffy People Magazine. No. It was some random person's blog. The source of most of her outrageous stories these days.

Although I understand safety concerns, I think it's great that people look at random blogs. I think it's healthy and a fun way for strangers to connect. Enjoy the fruits of life together.

With the age of cellphones and texting, strangers rarely have conversations anymore. I seem to be too busy catching up on what a friend has done for the last 2 hours than to converse with someone who is right in front of me.

So, confession time, are you a blogogler?

Even if you are not, I think it is fun to say outloud...
*Picture courtesy of

Friday, November 14, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Half a Year Already!

Bennett's Stats at 6 Months:
Weight: 15lbs 4oz
Height: 27 1/2"His accomplishments include gut laughing, more grunting, screaming for attention, sitting and last, but certainly not least, kissing.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Day in Paradise

Election time here has been an interesting thing to me. Before living here I can't remember seeing sign wavers for elections. Here they come out in masses and every busy intersection becomes littered with waiving for their candidate. One friend told me she was so caught in looking at the wavers she ran a light. I can totally understand this, since as you approach these intersections you have the awkward decision of to wave, or not to wave. I admit I feel a certain pressure that I should wave back, even if I don't support the candidate they are rallying for. And then, while you are stopped at the light, there is the awkwardness of having people standing around outside your car as they continue to wave. Despite all the awkwardness I look forward to sign wavers. I think it is so fun to see them out there each day. On election day I finally saw one lone waver for Obama. Can you see her there with her little sign? (McCain is widely unpopular here and I doubt there was anyone waving for him).

And here is a typical corner with sign wavers on every corner. For Aaron, I made sure I got a picture of the Mufi wavers--and if we knew how to get a hold of one of their Mufi shirts we would send you one! And just so you know, their waving was not in vain--he won!
And the best part about it all--the day after the election their followers come out and wave (win or lose) to say thank you.

Saturday, November 1, 2008