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Snowing in Jersey

Oct. 29th, 2011 | 09:59 am
mood: peacefulpeaceful

Yes, the snow has already started dammit. I really need to move soon.

Speaking of moving, I decided to create a twitter account. I found and followed some of you on there, and if I haven't found you, feel free to follow me. I'm @_drstacie_. Would love to keep in touch there. I mostly just read here and keep up with communities I've joined.

Also, my little one is growing fast. Here are some pictures of Miss Zoe. She turned one in September and I can't believe how fast the time has flown. She's such an amazing little girl. Of course I'm biased. : )

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Brothers from another mother?

Jan. 30th, 2010 | 09:53 pm
mood: goodgood

I guess we can blame bougiebohemian for directing me to this Steve Harvey pic a while back:

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This image is obviously burned in my head because everytime I see promos for John Travolta's new movie "From Paris with Love", I think of Steve. I don't think I'm far off though - look at him:

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Sans the body oil, I think these men have found their doubles!

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Politricks and such

Jan. 27th, 2010 | 11:05 pm
mood: blahblah

President Obama gave a good speech for the SOTU. Or at least the parts I heard were sound. A little sick of politics right now so I went between variations of tuning in and tuning out, but the optics were the most striking:

1. Justice Alito (I think) shaking his head vigorously when the pres called out the court for the recent campaign finance ruling.

2. Nancy Pelosi getting notes passed to her and I'm thinking - 1) What does she need to know right now? And 2) Who is the sister sitting next to her? Have never really seen a person sitting beside the speaker before, but then again it's been 8 years since I watched an entire SOTU address. Couldn't take watching Bush's glib talk about Umerica and the terriers who wanted our freedoms.

3. Watching senators like Evan Bayh, whom I find incredibly conniving and gutless, standing up cheering and smiling as he is one of the main leaders walking away from healthcare and railing against ending the filibuster. Mitch McConnell's turtle-ish visage and the way that the republican side is overwhelmingly white and male, I realize that I actually hate politics and president Obama is the only reason I'm watching this ish.

4. Finally, the republican response - the VA governor was flanked by an Asian man and a black woman. I read an earlier story that only republicans had been invited to his speech and once word got out about that, his staff went into panic mode inviting folks at the last minute. Not that these two people couldn't be republicans . . .

All the world is a stage.

ETA: And this is why I'm glad I kindly turned off my TV after the speech. This observation about the optics of the speech comes to us courtesy of Chris Matthews:

"You know, I was trying to think about who he was tonight. and it is interesting. He's post-racial by all appearances. I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. He has gone a long way to become a leader of this country and passed so much history in a year or two, something we don't think about. I was watching and said, "Wait a minute, he is an African-American guy in front of a bunch of other white people."

What the hell?!

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Clarity

Jan. 23rd, 2010 | 06:20 pm
mood: contemplativecontemplative

Taking some time to come up for air. Writing has been going okay and I've read a few clarifying things that should help me as I work on the drafts and revisions of my chapters.

There is something relieving about coming to a place where you finally feel you understand something. Or where you feel sure enough in yourself to move forward because you know you're traveling in the right direction. It is one of the ancillary definitions of freedom.

I've been in a bit of a fog on some theoretical issues surrounding my work (mainly because I needed to re-read some long and dense material and felt drowned by all of it). But I'm slowly forcing myself to dig in - block out the distractions and think.

And so today, after all that and some discussions with my advisor, I have a moment of clarity.

Now I must write before it goes away.

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A day in the life

Jan. 4th, 2010 | 07:15 pm

Well, I guess I'm posting more now because I'm not teaching this semester. The next 5 months are dedicated entirely to finishing my project and moving forward towards graduation.

I just want all ya'll to know that I hate facebook and since you are all updating there, you're forcing me to go. Don't make me drag you back here!

Today I was scared straight at the Princeton Municipal building. I got a parking ticket before xmas and it was due today. I went directly to the place to pay it because I knew it wouldn't make it in the mail. Why was I in line behind two drug addicts (well at least one of them appeared to be - they were definitely frequent offenders) paying fines for arrests? One of them had a cell phone with the ring tone - "I shot the sheriff". Not a good idea when the payment desk is right beside the police desk.

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Hrmmm

Sep. 7th, 2009 | 11:02 pm

Can I just say that Van Jones is a fine specimen


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and he can work in my administration anytime. Over and out.

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Writing Break! Woot!

Feb. 27th, 2009 | 03:20 pm
mood: dirtydirty

I'm coming up for air. *Miss America pageant wave*

Okay, nothing but frivolity to follow here:

Stuff Stacie doesn't get - in no particular order

Twitter - lots of folks on my f-list do it and I feel like my mother-in-law trying to do an email attachment. Where the hell are the tweets coming from and why does it feel like I'm at a dinner party where no one is talking to me?

Republicans on deficit spending - So you just now got concerned about that?

Why American Idol is still on the air - Hasn't that show become inane and predictable ever since Sanjaya almost won?

Skinny Jeans - Why? Didn't we learn from the horror that was the tight roll about that ish?

Yogurt - Some of you might eat that stuff, but to me it's just slimy pudding - in which case, I'll take pudding!

PS, what the hell is "Pingback"? It's on my screen right under adult content. It sounds sexual. LJ Gurus, what type of perverted mess is going on around here?

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Productivity

Jan. 23rd, 2009 | 12:00 pm
mood: busy

I woke up ambitious this morning. I worked out. I henna'ed my hair. Started washing clothes and now I'm about to clean. Go ME!

I got my hair pressed and curled last week. It was kind of cute, but I felt grandma-ish. Here's a picture anyway (one that makes me look less church lady):

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Classes started this week so I'm back at the teaching thing. I like my schedule and it leaves me open space to work on

Thatbigbehemothprojectthatismydissertation.


I won't lie, everytime I think about the fact that I'm finally writing this darn thing, I get giddy. I'm ready to get beyond this phase and start living. I've been feeling like I'm in a holding pattern for the past two years at least. I think I need a good, solid, restful vacation in a sunny, tropical climate or something.

So, of course the inauguration has happened and we are entering a new phase in this country. What a day. I know I won't agree with everything President Obama does or every decision he makes, but I do know that I am hopeful and that he is definitely a breath of fresh air from the past 8 years of hell. You wanna talk about torture?

I was going to go the big event, but chickened out at the news reports of the hardships with parking at train stations and the overwhelming cold and crowds. Thanks to the folks on the f-list who documented your experiences. I'm jealous, but at least you made me feel like I was there.

But my main feeling about the inauguration is that these two little girls make my womb tingle. lol! How precious they are!

aww

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For Me

Nov. 9th, 2008 | 10:58 pm
mood: impressedimpressed

My Grandmama's Responses to Obama's Election

Grandma #1 (around 80 - would kill me if I gave her actual age): "I sure am glad I had my new flat screen tv to watch Obama win this election. I got a good look at it and I've seen a lot of history, but I never thought I would get to see this kind of history!" 

Grandma #2 (83 years young - don't care who knows - still works and cooks her bootay off): "And baby, I heard that on the INTERNET somebody was praising Obama saying he's gonna be good for this country. He needs to be because Bush got us so low we can't see the bottom."

I love them so much.  I love how hip they are to the Internet and Flat Screen TVs. I can only hope to be as fly as these two ladies when I get to where they are.

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Yes!

Nov. 5th, 2008 | 01:49 am
mood: jubilantjubilant

I just got in from watching the returns and saw all these beautiful posts on my f-list. I want to add to your wonderful voices and just say,

YES HE DID - YES WE DID!

I have never felt more proud or optimistic about the future of this country. May God watch over and bless the Obama family and all those it takes to make up this great big world of ours.

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