Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I’ve had some interesting conversations lately. As our country tries to decide which person will be the best leader for the next four years, I find it interesting to get the take of people who aren’t from our country. Working at an institution of higher learning, I am privy to many international students.

I have spoken with three international students lately on the subject of who they would vote for if they were allowed to vote in our elections. They are a male Venezuelan, male South African and female Latvian. Granted I only got three responses, but the responses were quite interesting.

The Venezuelan simply said, “Anybody but Chavez” … in reference to his country’s political climate. Apparently the constituents don’t really like the regime in charge.

The other two, whom I asked on different days in different places with them nowhere near each other both said: “I definitely would not vote for Hillary.” Their reason was the same also. Neither one of them think she is trustworthy.

I have to admit, this is exactly the way I feel about Mrs. Ex-president, but it was really interesting to hear that from a couple of International students around 21 and 22 years old.

… and for the record, to all those weirdos who are clamoring for an Obama/Clinton ticket, do you really think that Clinton would ever accept the position as vice president? She would do everything in her power to be the main figurehead and would probably do whatever she could to alienate Obama within the party and to sabotage him at every turn in order to advance her own political agenda. She has no desire to be vice president. She has already been vice president. And she is way too narcissistic to accept second-place to a junior senator.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Random thoughts

Just some random thoughts …

 I was on the treadmill the other day. I finished my morning jog to Building 429’s Carry Me. A few days later as I pushed a little harder, I completed the time to the Wings classic Live and Let Die. I’m starting to wonder about the choice of music on my mp3 player.

 Jimmy Dean gave our school $1 million dollars a few weeks ago.

 Yes, that Jimmy Dean.

 I went to the store the other day and bought sausage. I bought Jimmy Dean sausage. Thought it was the least I could do.

 It’s youth softball season. I don’t know why I put myself through this every year. I would much rather spend my evenings being lazy.

 My socks are too small. Why do they come in sizes 6-12? That’s a huge difference. But what do you do if you have size 12 feet? The next size up is 13-sasquatch. Do you want your socks too small or too large?

 Our softball team is the Jackrabbits. It’s a cool mascot. I’m trying to get all the college kids excited about using the jackrabbit as our unofficial school mascot.

 We don’t really have a mascot. We have a couple of nicknames for our women’s and men’s athletic programs, but no mascot.

 It's rained here the last two weeks. I like rain. Except that it makes my grass and weeds grow and now I have to mow the lawn. Oh well, I still like the rain.