Wednesday, December 14, 2005

•We have a new puppy!

This week we welcomed the cutest little puppy into the family. She was given to us by a family who had too many puppies.

She's looks kinda like the RCA logo dog, ya know, the one with a black spot over one eye that looks at the old fashioned record player. We named her Ariel.

I've already had people ask me if that is a reference to Ariel from the Little Mermaid. No. I've never even seen the Little Mermaid.

The name actually come from two references: Ariel, a character from Shakespeare's The Tempest, and Princess Ariel the Sorceress, a character from Thundarr the Barbarian.

•In other news, we went to two movies on Saturday: the new Harry Potter, and the Chronicles of Narnia.

Both were excellent movies. I'm not going to waste time writing about why they're both worth seeing.

If you are reading this and you haven't seen either one of them yet, well, go see them!

•There's going to be lots of interesting Iowa political stuff to watch over the next month. I'm going to be working on getting some petition sigs for Mom this weekend. I keep watching the blogs and the news...there are some blogs that are pretty okay. The best one I've come across so far is Iowa Political Watch. It's a very thorough blog. The John Deeth Blog is also a solid place to find good info from time to time, especially the Iowa City viewpoint. Speaking of Iowa City, I'm going to be there Saturday to visit the guys.

•I'm starting to use bullet points in my blogs, just because it is annoying to some Iowa bloggers and I happen to like them. Maybe it's the news writer in me (Journalese really is an altogether different language from the Queen's English).

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