Monday, September 1, 2008

The Red, White and Blue Edition

Wow. Wowwww.

Not only has Sarah Palin, in 72 hrs., managed to look like a train wreck that collided with the McCampaign, but she has also managed to do so as a fully endorsed -- and fully vetted (?) -- VP candidate.

OK, I am not even going to link to anything here; just look up your favorite news site, political blog, etc., and you'll find plenty of info.

All the latest "developments" aside, I can't really picture this woman meeting with heads of state all over the world. She just doesn't seem polished enough. Or capable enough to handle it if she ascended to the No. 1 spot.

My theory is that McCain wants to look good for selecting Palin, knowing that soon enough she'll bow out, of her own accord (maybe with some pressure), and then he'll go with his real choice.

Stay tuned. How exciting!

(And someone please tell her husband that the overgrown goattee thingy needs to go. And while they're at it, maybe they could tell Cindy she should really consider a black arm brace rather than the hot pink number she's sporting. I mean, I know it just enhances the whole Barbie image, but let's show a little decorum.)


In other news, I can't help but think about how grateful I am that I will never have to move again!!

"Aren't you about to embark on a career-long around-the-world tour?" you ask?

I mean that I will move, but I will not have to perform the move myself. One major perk of working for (edited) is that they will send movers to my house to pack and ship and unpack on the other end! I am so very happy about that, as I hate the feeling of huffing and puffing in an awkward position in a narrow stairwell, under the weight of a couch that is threatening to shift, slip and squash me between it and the wall. Plus I will live in furnished housing, so I won't have to worry about moving couches anyway!


In other (edited)-related news, I am also so very happy that I will have the option of outsourcing child-rearing duties when the time comes. Half kidding.

I am extremely worried that I would be an unfit mother, but I am in a quandary because I desperately want to see what my flesh and blood would look like. Cute, of course, but I want details. So I realized the solution to this will be built in to my new lifestyle: Hopefully I'll live somewhere where live-in nanny help is affordable and I will be able to rely on a professional to steer me in the right direction. My mom always said children don't come with instruction manuals, but hopefully mine will have their own caretakers. Of course, all of this is a long, loooooong, LONG way off, I hope. But it never hurt to start early on managing anxieties.


My Labor Day weekend was glorious, how about yours? The weather was beautiful (well, don't ask any Louisianan) and we went down to visit Neil's family at the lake. It started with having Fri. off and going to a tea party/"North and South"-watching/treat noshing/fingernail painting/ girl-talk filled night ending in a slumber party. Then waking up to a 12-hr. birthday party. It was a lot of fun hanging out and feeling like I was on a mini-vacation. We toured the lake on a boat. I swam -- well, floated in a life vest -- in the lake. I got some quality time in the sun, which is always a high priority. I got to ride their jet ski, which was exhilarating. I haven't driven a jet ski since high school, so it was great to have the chance. It reminded me of another favorite pastime, snowmobiling. But back to sunny days, I had a great, fun-filled weekend and hope you did, too. God bless America.


Aly said...

I am so dying to talk to you ...PLEASE CALL ME!

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

this was a nice collectiojn of interesting subjects- but of course (you know me... i am a little too predictable) my mind is spinning around this "unfit mother" business and live-in nany crazy talk... yo ucan do it. neil can do it. you are perfectly fit. you are the best person to raise your child. ok, this is all i will say. :) oh, except for, that tea party-girly business sounds wonderful!

modestmuse said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence :) Wish you could've joined in the girly fun! This distance is getting in the way!

Tara said...

god bless you megan. i love reading up on your fascinating life! oh... and you WILL be a fabulous mom!

Lincs and Ali said...

you crack me up. PS I never read Harry Potter because I didn't want to get on the bandwagon either...

echo said...

i agree with steph- you will be a great mother! you are one of the funnest people i have ever met. you will be the cool mom on the block and all the neighborhood kids will want to hang out at your house.

modestmuse said...

Wow, Tara, Echo -- thanks. I hope I can be successful at the terrifying task of motherhood :) Glad that time is far in the future, I have a lot to learn!You both are AMAZING moms, thanks for the encouragement.

Iggy Bloggit said...

interesting idea about palin... i'll put stock in the views of someone who works for a big time news agency especially since i can't figure out what could possibly be going on with that pick!