too much to write about

I had a hard time deciding on what to write about today… the Palin interview, my knee that is currently in a lot of pain, Sean’s surgery rotation… oh, what to write about.

So… how about a short synopsis about all of the above?

1. Palin interviews

Anyone see the Palin interviews?  I was able to catch some of it on tv, but read most of it online or heard about it on air america.  What is there to say but, “charlie” about five million times.  Wow.  If we put in office someone who is as unprepared and inexperienced as Palin into the white house, I will just scream and pout for the next four years (don’t forget to register!)… as they cut taxes for the rich, maintain the crappy health care system that we already have, and continue to vote “no” to raising the minimum wage (among a whole host of other issues).  Give me a break.  She was defensive and hardly was able to answer the questions; how many times did Charlie have to ask the question about her foreign policy experience, or what she thought about the Bush Doctrine?  (Fact checking after the interviews has been fun!) You know, I think that if McCain and his people had vetted her, they would know how unsuitable she is to be running on the Republican ticket.  McCain seems to not know his running mate very well, as he has claimed that she sold her helicopter on ebay and stated that Palin had not requested ANY earmarks, when in fact, she did, $198 million in federal earmarks.

The argument still stands.  She is inexperienced and needs to go home.  The difference between Obama and Palin running on the tickets?  Obama was chosen by the people of the United States of America (including ME!), Palin was chosen by McCain.  Obama has served as a member of the senate for four years and a was a former state legislator of Illinois (with a total of 20 years of public service experience).  McCain claimed that Obama was “dangerously unprepared”—now that he has announced Palin, those ads have disappeared.  Hmmm… I wonder why?! Because who’s dangerously unprepared?  Palin.  With less than 2 years of experience as Govenor of Alaska and was Mayor of Wasila (population 5,550—basically the size of a SMALL university or a large high school)…  Needless to say, I can’t wait for October 2 (Biden/Palin debate at Washington U!).

2. MY KNEE

Not much to update you here, it hurts.  I skipped out on this weekend’s long run (12mi).  Not intentionally, I actually woke up at 445am on Saturday and got ready to go.  But, with all the rain, my group decided to cancel since none of us particularly wanted to be in pain from blisters for the rest of the week…  Then this morning I got up around 645 to go for the run, it started pouring again (what a waste of an energy bar) and then my knee hurt. Ha.  Maybe it was a sign?  I did get to go swimming Friday and Saturday though… which actually may have agitated my knee… who knows?  Next saturday is the last over 20 miler before the actual marathon.  Say a little prayer for us—if you remember! (www.firstgiving.com/alicewightman)

3. Sean’s surgery rotation

He is loving it! He doesn’t get to sleep, eat, talk on the phone, sit down, watch tv, hang out, do any leisure reading, or anything else that most of us (especially ME) take for granted… but he actually loves it.  I was so sure that he was going to be unbearable, cranky, grumpy and annoying during his surgery rotation (this is usually what happens to him with lack of sleep!), but he’s actually been… what’s the word?  Happy.  Which is amazing.  The other day he called me at noon while I was at work, we talked for about 2 minutes (mostly about meeting with the uninsured guy who hit our car to give him the estimates…another story) and then he said, “ok, gotta go scrub in for surgery”!!!  WHAT.  How did we get here!  What are we, 40 years old! 🙂  It was pretty cool.  So, to continue that surgery story, he did 2 surgeries that day, pretty much back to back and was in the OR (learning cool new words) for 8+ hours!  They did something with removing a gall bladder, and then something with a colon… (I am not really that good at listening when I have no idea what he’s talking about!)

So.  There you go.  Comment if you’d like.

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