October 6th, 2004

little review

Poem for Wednesday

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Had a much better day today than yesterday for no really good reason -- got my work done, took some gratuitous pictures, wrote some gratuitous porn that will never see the light of day. And I got mail: Keeper of Words, the book of Anna Marie Ferguson's lovely Arthurian Tarot deck, for $6 from Discount New Age Books, and the wonderful esteven sent me a chocolate bear! (See photos below.) My children are very jealous. Plus apaulled stopped at Best Buy to get Aladdin on DVD for the kids and picked up the fourth season of Dawson's Creek for me, and although Colin Hay's "Waiting For My Real Life To Begin" and Tuck and Patti's "Take My Breath Away" are no longer on the soundtrack, Eva Cassidy's "Fields of Gold" is and that's what really matters. Yes, the spirit of acquisitiveness can improve one's mood.

Also, I'm loving the online polls so far about the Edwards-Cheney debate (did MSNBC's, CNN's and ABC's; couldn't find CBS's). I voted for Edwards in the Democratic primary because it was already obvious that Kerry was going to get the nomination and I wanted Edwards on the ticket specifically for tonight -- he's the best public speaker of the lot of them, and it's Cheney, not Bush, I expected to make a coherent case for the administration even though personally there are a million ethical issues to throw in his face, as Edwards did. A couple of times I thought Edwards sounded a bit too rehearsed, but Cheney sounded tired of his rhetoric as well as rehearsed and didn't score points on experience that I feared he might because he had to keep giving Bush the credit for everything.

Part of me wants to think it's sad that the Kerry-Edwards ticket is apparently enjoying a surge because according to some pollsters women find Kerry assertive and Edwards nicer to listen to than Bush and Cheney, but most of me just doesn't care why Bush loses so long as he loses. I have to grit my teeth any time Kerry or Edwards opens his mouth about marriage being between a man and a woman and remind myself of the importance of winning the election, but, you know, if it was abortion rights they were fudging like this, I'd have a hard time dragging myself to the polls.

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