So, last week, one of our neighbors stopped by to chat and it turned to politics. When he found out that I wanted to put an Obama sign in our yard, he sort of (sort of not) teased me that he would stop talking to me if I did that. Which, you know, made me really want to put an Obama sign in our yard. Dude! Do not, do NOT tell me what I can and cannot put in my yard. So, signs and bumper stickers have been procured. Oh sure, I am just a tiny Red grain of sand in a vast beach of Blue, but whatever. It is my yard!
On my last post, someone asked about Parents as Teachers and how the timelines work. Basically, families are eligible for the program for 3 years total, it is not necessarily based on age. We began the program when Arun was just a few months old and since I had Anjali so soon after, she has gotten to piggyback on that overlap. Therefore, our visits have included her screenings as well. Again, I cannot stress what an excellent program PAT is - and it is free. I simply do not understand why more folks do not take advantage of such a benefit.
In other news, Arun has decided he would rather watch Curious George (his new BFF, as of late) on our bedroom television which, hello! Works for me so that I can actually watch programs downstairs that involve adults and complex dialogue and intriguing storylines. As such, I have to say that Fringe is really getting me - as I never got into Lost or Alias, this JJ Abrams guy is new stuff to me. I even watch it as soon as the DVR has recorded enough so that I can skip all commercials. And True Blood? Has grown on me. I did not like it at first, but I gave it my 3 Episode Minimum and I am now hooked. I am still not sold on Heroes, though. The main issue I have is that there seems to be no "rules" to which the writers adhere. They manipulate storylines that meander all over the place and they seem to have no point. I am also tired of characters "dying", then springing back to life. Bah.
In other news, here is my new favorite book that Masquerades As a Children's Book But Is Really For Mama:
With such lines as "A nation great, a Church and a State. A pair of towers and a balance of powers", what's not to love? I think my two favorite pages are "Goodnight evolution" which has a picture Jesus riding a dinosaur and "Goodnight Allies" which just has a blank page. Damned straight, mama will not mind reading this one over and over and over.
Goodnight Bush. GODSPEED.