Sunday, November 23, 2008

Almost Home for the Holidays

And by "almost", I mean two days from Thanksgiving break and less than a month from Christmas. My, how time flies.
(My fellow RENTheads should have thought, muttered, or shouted "Time dies!" in response. I hope you didn't let me down.
And yes, you know who you are.)

Hopefully, I'll have a better update in a couple of days. Probably Wednesday or Thursday. It wouldn't be a Milton-family holiday if I didn't blog about it, after all... and the best news: the second-cousins who demand their annual Land Before Time marathon aren't coming this year. That's right: we are controlling transmission this year.

And because it's an exceptionally nerdy day, I'm gearing up a month in advance for the New Year's Eve marathon of Twilight Zone on SciFi. Oh SciFi, have I told you lately that I love you?

To tide you over until my next post, have some fun with this little ditty. It's the short from my favorite Turkey Day special of MST3K, "Night of the Blood Beast".
You'll have to search for the second part on your own, though. =)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Apparently, We're Changing.

It's official.

I know I wasn't very politically-minded on my blog during the drawn-out, dramatic, and ridiculously publicized build-up to tonight's election. This was intentional. It's wearisome to hear friends, families, co-workers, fellow students, or anyone else arguing the same old trip over and over again. It's a lot of wasted energy to get so angry about it. Even now, I'm just thanking God it's finally over; as of last month, I made my voting plans and stopped caring for the "right" outcome -- any outcome would have been, and is, a welcome reprieve.

Nevertheless... the finality of it all is odd. I kind of expected an outcome similar to the last election. I knew deep down that Bush was going to be re-elected, no matter what. This time, though, my hunch was off. Way off. It's the first time I've had to deal with being on the "other side" of the political realm.
I think there's a quote in Firefly that is something to the effect of: "It may've been the losing side... [I'm] still not convinced it was the wrong one."

So next time, I'm moving to England so I can Vote Saxon. Or, if I stay here, Denny Crane. He piloted his own starship, you know.