when your wife asks what type of pillows to make, and you tell her any part of the Mandelbrot set will do nicely.
You know SHE'S a nerd when she considers actually doing it (but settles on the Heighway Dragon curve instead).
Edit: Cara, if you're looking for a challenge -- an epic quest to prove that a former cheerleader can truly become a nerd -- incorporating the Mandelbrot set into your next craft will surely suffice!
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Monday, May 19, 2008
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.
I keep saying that I'm not particularly fond of John McCain. And it's true. But if it helps keep Barack Obama out of the White House, I will, quite literally, crawl over broken glass to vote for McCain.
Obama perpetuates the worst stereotypes of Americans. For your information, Senator, I drive a Mazda 3, one of the better cars out there for gas mileage. My husband walks to and from class, about three miles each way. I don't say "Supersize me" at the drive through. And one of my dearest wishes is that my house would stay under 85 degrees in the summer and above 67 in the winter, but it doesn't. But you know what? Even if my husband and I each drove and H3, ate McDonald's out of business, and blasted air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter in our drafty house, it wouldn't be any of your business. Not even a little. Let alone the business of the UK, or Mexico, or Iran, or Venezuela.
Maybe, Senator, since you live in a tasteful (if ill-gotten) mansion and are so far above us all, you don't hear very many vernacular expressions. Here's one you should learn: IT'S A FREE COUNTRY. I don't care if you think how I live is irresponsible (thanks for libeling me in front of the entire world, by the way), because you know what?
I don't answer to you.
Good heavens, when did we reach the point that a man like this could even be considered a serious candidate?! When did it become acceptable for the president to meddle in ANY aspect of our everyday lives, let alone how much we eat, or what we drive, or how warm our homes are? And when, WHEN did any president of the United States of America try not only to get involved in the day-to-day running of my home, but then try to involve other countries in it as well?!?
That is wrong. Plainly and simply wrong. You talk about energy independence, Senator, and then you give people on the other side of planet veto power over my thermostat. How is that independence?
You tell people they can't eat as much as they would like. Let me guess: you'll create a government agency (tax-funded, of course) to create rules about how much people in every given circumstance should eat. Every one will have to go into a doctor at tax-payers' expense (but wait, you already wanted to do that anyway) and get measured, and poked, and invaded so you can tell them how much the world thinks they should eat. Are you going to give them a little government issued card that only allows them to buy so much food per week?
You talk about the greatness of the country and its people, and then you give control of its families to the U.N.
Expect a lot more political posts around here in the future. I know all of 5 people read this blog... but like I said, I'll crawl over broken glass to help prevent a President Obama, and this is as good a place as any to start.
Posted by Denise at 10:44 AM