Sunday, September 28, 2008

I need your help!

Cupcake wine glasses I painted for a Craft Swap.

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet." -- William Shakespeare

I don't like the title of my blog. I need a new one.

I am usually very good at titles. My papers have good titles, my made up sorority position has a good title, my theoretical electronica band has a good name. Erik has a good name...although that took close to the whole 9 months to decide on.

So I could call it just Bluemopitz, which is my "web-handle" I guess. It's what I go by in most online places and I made it up when I was 15, so I'm quite used to it. But it isn't descriptive of anything.

I could call it Syd's blog, which was what it was originally...when I never posted anything.

I want something that is clever, or at least semi-clever. Some of my favorite things are (in no particular order): being a mom, the color pink, cupcakes, shoes, make-up, crafting, sugar, books, Hanson, musicals, Mountain dew, chocolate.

So, I'm not leaving the title as is, but what should I call it?

I will listen to any suggestions. It doesn't have to include any specific things that I listed above either, I was just hoping it would provide some inspiration for you...all three of my readers. :)

Please help me find a name for my poor blog!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Political comparisons

This is something that was shared with me by a friend. I am not sure who the original author was or where it is from. That said, I wholeheartedly agree with it and thought I'd share with my friends.

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....

If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic, different."
Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, a quintessential American story.

If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're a maverick.

Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.
Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.

If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience
If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising two beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.
If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a good Christian.

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.
If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible... Never mind that you & First Dude eloped because of your own out-of-wedlock pregnancy...

If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America's.
If you're husband is nicknamed "First Dude", with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now.