Nothing Gold

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost

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Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

I am a white American middle class suburban housewife trying desperately to tell herself that that is not who she is. One time I was a glowing young ruffian. Oh my God it was a million years ago.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Life's Not Fair

I read this article today and it made me really depressed. People in Haiti are making cookies out of mud because they can't afford food on $2 a day any more. God, that makes me feel like crap. Here I am, on a freaking diet because I'm one of those fat americans people are always talking about. Sitting in my warm house at my computer wishing I could afford one of those iRobot Scooba things that mop the floor so that I don't have to do it. And, what makes it even stupider is that I have credit cards, so if I really wanted to, I could buy 50 of those stupid floor cleaners. And I don't even think Haiti is one of those countries you hear about that we try to help but the corrupt government keeps the aid from getting to the people. There might be more food in my trash can right now than one of those people will eat today. That just really fucking sucks.

I'm sorry about the expletive, but I think it was appropriate here.

Friday, January 25, 2008

My Vote

I voted in the Michigan primary on January 15. Michigan has an open primary, where one need not register under a party and one can vote in either the Republican or the Democratic primary, but not both. The Democratic National Comittee decided not to count Michigan because Michigan broke rules by scheduling the primary too early. So, I decided to vote in the Republican primary. This video from last night's debate sums up, in a nutshell, why I voted for Ron Paul.