Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Book #25

It's been a month tomorrow since I finished my last book. I'm not sure that kind of time off is the best strategy for completing a reading goal, but oh well.

The political references in this book made it a fun read.

Barry, let me give you a history lesson, Ladybird Hope-style. When the Vietnamese got kids hooked on drugs and we had to fight a war to stop it, did we give in? No! We said, “Crack is wack!” and we made sure everybody could have guns instead of drugs. Back before the British were our friends, and they had a mean king who made us pay too much tax instead of just having hot princes who go to nightclubs, they wanted to keep us from bringing freedom to the people of Mexico and making it a state, and George Washington had to chop down that cherry tree and write the “Star-Spangled Banner,” and that’s the reason we fought World War II, and why we keep fighting, because those freedom-hating people out there want to take away our right to be rich and good-lookin’ and have gated communities and designer sweatpants like the ones from my Ladybird Hope Don’t Sweat it line, and they want us all to learn to speak Muslim and let the lawyers stop us from teaching about Adam and Eve and that will be the day that every child gets left behind.

Ladybird Hope, presidential candidate (Beauty Queens by Libba Bray)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Not So Extreme Couponing

I've spent the last few days working on making a binder for my coupons. Long story short: I had a job, then I hated the new job, then I ended up quitting the new job for a variety of great reasons I won't get into. So, I needed something to do with my time in between writing cover letters, sending resumes, and generally feeling useless. Coupons seemed productive.

So I made a binder.

Today I couldn't bring myself to take it with me into Kroger. I know that might sound silly but I've never been so obvious with my couponing before. It feels weird.