Friday, February 29, 2008

Brilliant Minds at Work

Yesterday, the Georgia House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow for cars to be confiscated from people whose crime is that of having no immigration papers. During the debate, Rep. James Mills made obvious his deep understanding of geopolitics:

"The state of Georgia's door is being kicked down," Mills said. Immigrants are coming from "Iraq, Iran, Irania, Jordan. We don't know where they're from," Mills said.”

I'm taking my post-session vacation in Irania. I hear it's lovely there this time of year.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Total Lunar Eclipse

10:38 pm, Grant Park. The next Total Lunar Eclipse will not happen until 2010.

Monday, February 11, 2008


I'm excited to find out that there's a new Atlanta blog dedicated to keeping track and publicizing all things radical. According to creator Kiki Slaytana, Radlanta was created "as a way of keeping track of all the cool radical stuff happening in Atlanta, and to create more connections among our many radical, underground, subversive, queer and ally communities here"

I particularly like hat they are not only looking for info on political gatherings, but also fun events too. Check them out, support them, send in what's happening in your world!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


The little girl whose family lives next door to me been riding her bicycle in circles all weekend. Ashley clearly loves every moment of the 60 degree Atlanta weather. Just as evident is her frustration with her parents' rule that she can only ride as far away as one house on either side of theirs. This means she and I have a whole lot of interaction every time I leave the house because all of a sudden I'm the most exciting thing within her 50 feet of playground.

The hilarious thing is that she calls me a different name every time she sees me; I've been called Cindy, Nancy, Lisa, today it was Sally. This is despite the fact that we have lived side-by-side for two and a half years and I tell her my name every time she calls me the wrong one. She also can't tell the difference between me and and several of my girlfriends, all of whom when they pull up at my house get similarly excitedly greeted by one of the many names on the list. All dark curly-haired girls look the same I guess.

When I got back from the grocery store earlier Ashley showed me a couple "tricks" that she had learned on her bicycle. Basically she would take her feet off the pedals and glide for a few feet. The second trick was the same but she bent her knees a little more.

I asked her if she was happy that it was warm enough to play outside and not have to wear a jacket. She nodded vigorously and said "It doesn't feel like summer. It doesn't feel like winter. It feels wummer though so I call it Wummer."

Wummer it is.

Meantime in Madison, Wisconsin, my poor sister perseveres while inches pile upon inches of snow. She details it in her wonderful blog post, Snow is Moveable. Be sure to check out the amazing pictures of her car covered in feet of snow, and the spot cleared on her windshield so that parking enforcement could write her a ticket.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Nuclear Spine

Nuclear Spine, 24" x 12", acrylic on canvas.

It was really nice to spend some time painting this weekend.

Last night I had a dream where all my teeth were falling out. I was so freaked out and kept telling myself in my dream that if I just woke up it would be okay. I have weird teeth dreams every couple years.

In the middle of the dream I look up from my handful of newly lost teeth and see Barack Obama was there. Interpretations are welcome.

Friday, February 1, 2008

New Carnival, New Blah Girl

The 28th Georgia Blog Carnival is up! Go on over to Georgia On My Mind and check it out all the great Georgia bloggers.

My Possum story is listed on it- if you haven't read that yet be sure to check out the comment from "Robert of God", quite possibly the most hilarious comment I've ever gotten on a blog.

And what better way to start the weekend off than a new Blah Girl.