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I’m in the process of switching blog hosting from wordpress to squarespace. While the changeover is happening, it may be a little quiet here – depending on how motivated I am after Wednesday’s exam. ;)

The current url is http://yogagrrl.squarespace.com but the yoga-grrl.com should redirect soon. If you read via rss, once the redirect hits, you should see everything as usual!

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Where has this been all my life? How come no one told me about it!? I’m very disappointed in you, internets.

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Mostly AWOL

I’ve been NotPosting because I’ve been trying to get things sorted out with our house sale – not fun and definitely not anything I wanted to blog about. Still have some things to add about Santa Fe but I’m also making a trip to Michigan this week. In related news, I’m also working on a different hosting solution for the blog so we’ll see how that shakes out.

With any luck, posting returns to normal this week!

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I don’t watch The View very often, but I enjoy their hot topics shows because I think they do a good job of covering the gamut of reasonably expected responses (considered/intellectual: Whoopi, Barbara; ignorant/emotional: Sherri, Elizabeth; going for the punchline: Joy). Today they were talking about the rumor of Joe Biden’s daughter having snorted cocaine and one of her dirtbag ‘friends’ shopping it around to tabloids. They were saying that you can’t tie the actions of a child to the parent, with which I absolutely agree.

Kids come into this world with their own personality and ability to make their own decisions. Ideally, the way that they are raised will influence some of their decisionmaking processes but ultimately they are their own person.

That shook round to the political spectrum and how it’s potentialy MORE unfair to hold these kids up because the press implies their parents aren’t good at their JOBS rather than at parenting (which is the more logical conclusion). This, of course, brought up the issue of Bristol Palin. I think there’s a difference in that particular case.

If Sarah Palin had refused to comment about the pregnancy (Biden has yet to comment on the drug allegation), or simply requested privacy, that would  have been just fine. Instead she started crowing about how proud she was of her daughter’s “choice” and turned it into a pro-life wictory. This would also be fine, if Sarah Palin wasn’t actively campaigning to take that exact same “choice” away from everyone else. She SHOULD have been talking about how there wasn’t a choice, of course Bristol was having that kid because it was the only right thing to do – because that’s what she believes.. Instead, she MADE it a political issue by discussing it in those terms,  precisely because she’s AGAINST a woman’s right to control her own bodily functions, and that is why it became okay to talk about it. You’ll notice that Bristol’s “choice” was a topic of conversation but her decision to drop out of high school was barely a blip.

Being a politician doesn’t hold you to a higher standard of being a parent. It doesn’t hold your kids to a higher standard, because your kids are entitled to make their own mistakes and learn from them. It DOES require that you occasionally shut your mouth and put your kids before your own political agenda.

The View was also hilarious today talking about Twitter. The whole ‘not getting it’ is easy to see. It’s sort of a mindless occupation, though it can be entertaining.

I was kind of interested to see Bill O’Reilly on the show and see if Joy Behar or Whoopi were going to call him out. O’Reilly *did* make a good point about shopping with your dollars – if you disagree with something, use your money to make your impact. It was also hilarious that Bill suddenly wanted to “move on”  when they began discussing WHY we were in Iraq. Oddly, he rarely wants to “move on” on his own show. Speaking of which, I wanted to link this particularly heinous story. It’s especially nice because he has frequently spoken out on the rights of ‘celebrities’ to not be stalked. I guess famous people get more rights than everyone else.

Last political note: when the economists say you’ve got to keep spending money in order to fix the problem, people like Bill O’Reilly and Sherri Shepard should STFU. We’ve already spent into what most average people would consider to be imaginary numbers (as in, we can’t IMAGINE how much money it is) so if the people who study this FOR A LIVING think it’s the right path, I’m okay with it.

In unrelated news, I’m finally posting my CO snowpocalypse photos!

 

The trees outside my house, when I left.

The trees outside my house, when I left.

 

 

 

 

 

Merging onto I-70, believe it or not.

Merging onto I-70, believe it or not.

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Totally awesome.

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Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows ever. 

1. Bold the shows you watch/used to watch. 
2. Italicize the shows you’ve seen at least one episode of. 
3. Underline the shows you own* on DVD. 
4. Post your answers. 

 

50. Quantum Leap

49. Prison Break 

48. Veronica Mars 

47. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 

46. Sex & The City

45. Farscape 

44. Cracker 

43. Star Trek

42. Only Fools and Horses 

41. Band of Brothers 

40. Life on Mars

39. Monty Python 

38. Curb Your Enthusiasm 

37. Star Trek: The Next Generation – saw every episode

36. Father Ted 

35. Alias – right up until the last season, which sucked it.

34. Frasier

33. CSI Las Vegas

32. Babylon 5

31. Deadwood – much to my friend Sarah’s chagrin. She loves this show.

30. Dexter – however, we BOTH love this show so I think it works out.

29. ER – I watched it up until 2 or 3 seasons ago, when Grey’s became the better medical drama.

28. Fawlty Towers 

27. Six Feet Under 

26. Red Dwarf 

25. Futurama 

24. Twin Peaks 

23. The Office 

22. The Shield 

21. Angel 

20. Blackadder

19. Scrubs 

18. Arrested Development 

17. South Park 

16. Dr Who 

15. Heroes 

14. Firefly 

13. Battlestar Galactica 

12. Family Guy 

11. Seinfeld 

10. Spaced 

09. The X-Files 

08. The Wire -Possibly the best TV series ever.

07. Friends 

06. 24 

05. Lost – Okay, I watched this up until they had that weird season break that didn’t line up with anything else and I haven’t watched it since.

04. The West WingNo lie, the last season sucked it.

03. The Sopranos 

02. Buffy the Vampire Slayer -Despite the controversy, loved it all the way through.

01. The Simpsons

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