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Inauguration Day [Jan. 19th, 2009|01:39 pm]
yertlegirl
I am excited about the Obama Inauguration tomorrow and the Obama presidency that comes after. I feel good about being an American. I feel like better times are on the horizon for our country. I especially appreciate Obama's assertion that people need to stop being so "me"-centered and starting helping others more. I mean, is it so hard to help someone out? Do most people have so much that they can't give something/anything to someone else who's having a rough time? Some of the people I know that give the most are ones that have the least.
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wheeee!!! [Nov. 25th, 2008|10:56 pm]
yertlegirl
i bought chris a Wii for his birthday (and christmas and other holidays for the next few months). he absolutely loved it. and wants to get up early friday morning to buy guitar hero during the black friday sales....what's awesome is....his sister already bought it for him and he will get it tomorrow when she arrives!!!!!
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Obama [Nov. 6th, 2008|09:47 am]
yertlegirl
go Obama!!!!! I am beyond excited that he will be our new president. I thought McCain's speech was very gracious. And I cried during Obama's speech. I remember how devastated I was 4 years ago when Bush won and how great it felt to wake up yesterday and know that America got it right. I had a great time talking with all the kids on my caseload yesterday about how wonderful it was that Obama won.
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Poll [Sep. 29th, 2008|07:47 am]
yertlegirl
I read today that the McCain camp is thinking of moving up Bristol Palin's wedding to prior to the election to boost the campaign. I hope that's not true. That's disgusting.
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(no subject) [Sep. 18th, 2008|03:26 pm]
yertlegirl
Things they should add to a social worker's job application:
1. can you successfully execute a u-turn while talking on the phone to your supervisor and looking at a map?
2. will you be able to handle hours of only talking to people with mental health diagnoses and not need mental health treatment yourself?
3. are you okay with eating lunch at 3 PM? (maybe...)And then eating it in your car on your way to somewhere else?
4. are you okay with only getting say 1 or 2 things on your to-do list done because 900 other things popped up?
5. can you conduct an interview while sirens wail in the background and/or the neighbors are having a domestic violence dispute in their front yard?
6. are you willing to overlook the gun on someone's dining room table while getting paperwork signed?
7. are you able to follow directions like "you turn left on the first dirt road past the city landfill, cross two cattle guards, and it's the only double wide in the trailer park on your right"?
If so, do we have the low-paying job for you!!!!!
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independence vs dependence [Sep. 16th, 2008|06:32 pm]
yertlegirl
I feel like since Chris and I started dating, I have gotten a lot more independent as far as fixing things, solving work crises etc. I mean two years ago, I hardly knew what a phillips head screwdriver was. And last week, I was working late and Chris was two beers into happy hour when I swung by the other house to discover that the security alarm wasn't working. So I fixed it using a pair of tweezers (and yes, I am way proud of this considering I had a hard time changing my NC tags to TN ones). But today, I got a speeding ticket and was so upset I called Chris and had to get him to call me down. I feel like I rely on him more to regulate my emotions than I did two years ago. Like, I'm a grown-up, I know getting a speeding tickets isn't the end of the world but somehow hearing him tell me that made me believe it. I hope this is normal.
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news flash [Sep. 11th, 2008|09:52 am]
yertlegirl
after 8 1/2 long months of renovation, WE ARE MOVING IN NEXT WEEKEND!!!!!

the house is not done but done enough to be lived it. Hallelujah, praise the lord!!!
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what bothers me most [Sep. 1st, 2008|09:04 pm]
yertlegirl
...about this sarah palin thing is this: She knew if she accepted the VP nomination, this news would become public on a national and global scale. I think that when you become a parent, your first duty is to protect your child. With that in mind, why would anyone choose to have their daughter put in that kind of scrutiny? Why not just decline the nomination and let her have her baby/marriage in relative obscurity? Is Sarah Palin so blinded by her own ambition that she sacrificed her daughter? Is that the kind of person we want one heartbeat away from the Presidency? And the Republican party has the nerve to issue this statement, "The Palins asked for privacy around their daughter and we hope that will be respected." really? if you wanted privacy you should have stayed in Alaska.


And on another note, I hate the religious right hailing her daughter's decision as 'brave, courageous'. If Barack Obama (or Joe Biden for that matter) had an unwed pregnant teen, they would be skewered alive. They would say things like "if a man can't control his child, how can he control his country?"
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Please Sarah Palin, tell me more about abstinence only education [Sep. 1st, 2008|02:52 pm]
yertlegirl
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/01/palin.daughter/index.html
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please share your opinions [Aug. 29th, 2008|02:54 pm]
yertlegirl
PLEASE!
I need some insight on this whole McCain/Palin thing. Granted I don't know much about her, just what I've heard in the past couple of days and read on the internet. This is what I get from the internet: The Republicans seem to think this is the most brilliant choice ever and the Dems seem to think McCain is desperately trying to court Hillary's voters while appeasing social conservatives by picking someone who is soooo vocally pro-life. I mean surely there are other Republicans (male and female) who are more qualified to be vice-president? Is she a dynamic speaker? Anyone? Is she being offered up as an alternative to Hillary (like vote Republican because there's a woman on the ticket) or the antithesis to Hillary (a relatively inexperienced pro-life conservative)?
I'm not sure I know what I think yet though I kinda like this comment from cnn.com


Christine writes:
I am a true-blue Hillary supporter, but I am sure Hillary did not mean to put 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling so that a pro-life, pro-gun, home-schooling nobody from the frozen tundra of Alaska could slide in. Go Obama.
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