Archive for November, 2008

To JJ, From Gabrielle

November 26, 2008

The First Parent Teacher Conference

November 9, 2008

With Gabrielle’s Pre-K teacher. As it stands, Gabrielle knows most of her letters and sounds, numbers, and colors, etc. Not too shabby. Everybody loves her there and all the 8th Grade girls want to be her sponsor in Church.

I had to ask several times, and for a while she wouldn’t commit one way or the other, but finally the teacher admitted that, yes, Gabrielle is the smartest person in the class. Which, of course, I already knew.

The School’s Advertisement

November 9, 2008

This is the new Flyer and advertisement for Holy Family Cathedral School. It’s actually quite large…


Gabrielle’s First Academic Recognition

November 9, 2008

For Friendship, no less. This was Gabrielle’s first award, complete with a free kid’s meal at Mimi’s Cafe. So, of course, we went to Mimi’s, and it’s a great French Quarter themed restaurant, worthy of return business. Mission Accomplished and Congratulations to Gabrielle.


My thoughts exactly…

November 9, 2008

I’ve always liked reading Frank Rich’s column in the New York Times, but in this one he seemed to nail exactly my thinking on Obama’s win this week.

That lagging indicator aside, nearly every other result on Tuesday suggests that while the right wants to keep fighting the old boomer culture wars, no one else does. Three state initiatives restricting abortion failed. Bill Ayers proved a lame villain, scaring no one. Americans do not want to revisit Vietnam (including in Iraq). For all the attention paid by the news media and McCain-Palin to rancorous remembrances of things past, I sometimes wondered whether most Americans thought the Weather Underground was a reunion band and the Hanoi Hilton a chain hotel. Socialism, the evil empire and even Ronald Reagan may be half-forgotten blurs too.”

Musical Interlude

November 8, 2008

By Richard Cheese, from the album “Lounge Against The Machine.”

Keep ’em Separated:


November 3, 2008

This is the best show on TV, in my opinion. Or, at least, my favorite. Apparently it’s been renewed for a fourth and fifth season, according to Showtime.

From the Showtime Website:

“One of the most acclaimed series on television, DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall (two-time Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominee) as a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department who moonlights as a serial killer. The show was nominated this year for five Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. The series also received a prestigious 2008 Peabody Award and was twice named one of AFI’s top ten television programs. DEXTER is SHOWTIME’s highest rated drama and was the network’s highest rated show in 2007. Additionally, DEXTER has been the most successful SHOWTIME DVD title to date and continues to be one of the top selling titles for the network on iTunes.”

Where’s ToeJam?

November 3, 2008

Mom and Dad, as well as Paige’s OneJam blog, have been added to the blogroll!….Tommy’s the only one missing.

From Our Neighborhood Republican

November 2, 2008

Shannon, in her e-mail, said she was astounded at the signs she saw at the Palin Rally. This guy has new signs out every week. These two are the most recent. By the way, this weird confusion is the real reason McCain is losing, I think.

Sign of the Times

November 2, 2008


November 1, 2008

Gabrielle was Snow White this year.