White Women's Intelligence are Pal-in Comparison

NEWS FLASH is basically news or thoughts that may be changing over time - an update or an evolution of thought that covers a multiple of topics. It is what makes a blogger tick and it is the reason why we read. So, with that in mind, I came up with NEWS FLASH as an acronym that stands for what is going on in life:

News (or current events)
Entertainment (movies, TV, celebrity, etc.)
Writing (thoughts on the blog(s) or other writing projects)
Spirit (thoughts on God and/or the supernatural)
Family (or friends)
Anxiety (a rant or a trouble)
Sports (also considered should be contests, reality TV, recreation, cards, games), and
Home (house, yard, or even another family type of thought.

NEWS - If I was a white woman, I would be so irritated at how my demographic is made up to look like it is comprised of bubble-headed fools right now with this election. Before the Sarah Palin pick for McCain's VP, Obama held an 8-point lead among white women voters, 50 percent to 42 percent, according to the Washington Post/ABC News poll. After the Republican convention, McCain was ahead by 12 points among the same demographic, 53 to 41 percent. That is a 20 point turn around - for what?? An unknown woman who gave a pretty good speech is now a candidate for an important job and somehow that changes the opinion on how McCain is going to do as president for a party that ran us in the ground for the past eight years. Pitiful.

ENTERTAINMENT - I have discovered a new TV show that has captivated me. When I was married, it wasn't conducive to watch, but now I am catching up on Friday Night Lights. My nephew has lent me his "Season One" on DVD and I can't wait to be able to find time to watch whatever episode is next as I go through them in order. It is a good drama that just happens to be set in a Texas high school football town. There has some very touching moments and most of the storylines do not have much to do with the game, itself. This show gets Psychosomatic Wit's big recommendation.

WORK - My evaluation is coming up next week. I am not too happy with my own job performance. I have been distracted the past couple of months. However, I am sure it will be fine.

SPIRIT - This is pretty complicated thing right now to share in a small blurb. The Reader's Digest version is just that God sees things that I can't see and the more I accept that, the more peace I experience.

FAMILY - I have started a weekly family night at a local eating establishment on Tuesday nights. My siblings and I get together for wing night. It is something that is needed by all of us and the wings are on sale for $ 0.35 a piece on Tuesday nights. My sister finally got her disability and her life has changed around. Praise God!

LOVE - What does my love life and a Hoover have in common? Think about it.

ANXIETY - The lingering pain that is associated with above category.

SPORTS - Fantasy Football has started again. It is a welcome distraction. I am second to last after one week. This is the first year in it that I really don't care about that little fact.

HOME - I may buy my (ex)wife's house as soon as my tenant buys mine. It is complicated, but I think it would be best for everyone.

I don't know how many people still check this. I have my doubts that very many people have hung in there with me after a long wait. If most are permanently gone now, I probably deserve it. For those of you who may happen by, welcome or welcome back.


Michelle said...

Hah! I've checked once a day. :-P *pulls a tongue*

Wing night sounds a brilliant idea. ANd I'm thrilled to hear that your sister finally got her disability.

Don't make us wait this long again - even if you just blog "I'm here, I'm alive."


Sayre said...

I'm with you on Sarah Palin. At first glance, she comes across as a strong, vocal woman with a great deal of different experience, who's made choices similar to the kind that I would make.

CHOICES is the key word here. I do not agree with her idea that shoving something down my or anyone else's throat constitutes choice. Whether it be abortion, working outside the home, or banning books...

What she DID, however, was make me sit up and take notice of this race, which previously had been rather ho-hum and not at all interesting. I realized that I had to care about my vote and start doing some homework rather than going along with the tide. She galvanized this race - and I think what you're seeing might be a temporary swing, such as I felt the night of her speech. She's a very good speaker. Whether or not she's a good liar or truth-teller remains to be seen.

I wish I had enough siblings here to do a sibling night! Four of my brothers are living in ATL now, leaving me with just one - and he's never available because he's always on call.

Good luck with the house shuffle. It sounds awkward, but I'm sure you have enough grace to handle it all diplomatically.

Good to see you back, Jeff. I've been keeping you close in my prayers.

chosha said...

Of course still here. :)

I think Sarah Palin is appalling. Which makes her the perfect running mate for McCain. Of course I don't actually get a vote, so I'm crossing my fingers that America gets it right.

Anonymous said...

I'm still with ya ;)

Don't give me too much credit though, it's not hard to keep you in my RSS subscriptions. You've survived culling though. :P

Family night sounds good. Hope it's encouraging for you all!

Best of luck with your work review.

Brian said...

Welcome Back! My blog updates me when you post, so I knew right away. So, .35 cent tuesday wings huh? Lemme, guess... BWW's? We do the same thing here on tuesdays.

P.S. I'm also next to last after one week. Nearly every one of my players fumbled at least once. Better luck this weekend right?

Anonymous said...

Do not EVEN get me started on that woman. Do people not realize that we would be a 72 year old heartbeat away from having her as our President!?! *shudder*

I've heard good things about Friday Night Lights. I'm glad you've found another favorite show to keep Big Brother company. :) (Isn't that the show you like?)

What a great way to re-bond w/your family. Thank heaven for your sister's blessing.

Glad to see you back, Jeff.

Anonymous said...

Delurking to say I check frequently. Glad to see an update.

Welcome back.

Jeff said...

Michelle: You are sweet and a good friend to check every day - especially this long. I appreciate that.

Sayre: Thanks for hanging in there with me.

What bugs me the most about the whole Palin phenomenon is that it is more important for a lot of women to vote in (for VP, no less) someone they think they can identify with, rather than someone who has similar policy ideas. To me, that is like hiring a guy to fix my car because he likes the same sports teams I like, but is a sucky mechanic, rather than the guy who is known to be a great with engines. It just makes white women, in general, look really shallow and dumb and I hate that for all the intelligent, thinking women (like the ones that read my blog). ;)

Chosa: You are awesome for still being here. Appalled by Palin? That's a little strong, but I can understand why. I am not appalled, I think she represents the whole Republican way of thinking quite well - if that is what people are into after the past eight years.

Jeff said...

Kristarella: I give you props. You included me in your RSS subscriptions - that means something to me! Plus, you didn't weed me out (yet). :) Thanks!

Brian: Glad that I am listed on your blog updates. That means something to me, like with Kristarella.

Nope, not BWW. It is a locally owned business just outside my neighborhood called Roca Bar (pronounced Rocka) . Awesome wings! BWW is ALWAYS WAY TOO BUSY! They need to build a couple more of them around here. We only have two and they are both packed every night for some reason.

Steph: It is scary about Palin to me - especially when she is kind of unaware of things someone running for VP should be on top of - like what the "Bush Doctrine" is.

You remembered Big Brother! Yes, BB10 is grinding to a halt as we speak and it has been a most satisfying distraction for me.

And Thanks! I am glad to see YOU back!

Anonymous Michelle (I think): Thanks for delurking and for checking on me.

Jodi said...

Yay, you're alive!! CALL me!!


Anonymous said...

I like the sound of your family night!