Friday, August 21, 2009


It was so sweet. My 11 year-old niece needed help with her homework this past week. She's learning integers! Remember integers? It's all those positive and negative numbers--brought it all back to me in a flash even though I haven't used that kind of basic math in ages! That was cool. I hope I explained it to her correctly, but I think she got the gist of it. I feel like such a smart uncle now. HA! Math has never been my strong point, but I guess I do know some of my stuff. I successfully completed Algebra II, so it counts for something I hope.

Rachel Maddow is a trip
. I try and pay attention to what she's saying, but she is one weird-looking person! LOL! Call me naive, but I had no idea she was a lesbian, but always looked at her as a very masculine mannish kind of girl--even with that make-up, or in spite of it. Turns out of course, that she is lez, and the first openly gay person with this kind of news/political talk show. Anderson Cooper of course, already has his program, but he is not OPENLY gay. We all know Anderson is into men, but like Ricky Martin, it is considered an open secret. Everyone knows, but does not mention/speak of it I guess. This is kind of what occurs with me most of the time I believe, but whatever. I'm getting distracted here, but my point being is that Rachel Maddow is one fascinating character! I'd love to see a debate between her and Rush Limbaugh! That would be classic! I must say, Rachel makes for one pretty boy (kinda of Peter Pannish as my friend said), and is much easier on the eyes I guess than Greta Van Susteren. GRETA! EEK!

A shout out to my mother. Mi querida madre is to me, a fantastic cook! She can make canned soup taste like a true feast! Her basic sandwiches and other easy-to-prepare meals are so delicious and I genuinely love her creative skills in the kitchen--I've been meaning to compile a cookbook of some sort with my mom's recipes to have for future posterity, but I never get around to it. She truly does make some good simple meals.

I wish thee a tremendous weekend. John Lennon wrote songs that really spoke to you, that expressed how he truly saw the world, and reflected what many were thinking but never admitted back in his day. A political/social genius ahead of his time:


sttropezbutler said...

I finally found RM after the elections. I like her calm, cool approach to what is going on and she seems to be the only major network star to actually investigate and report on things of importance. Her piece on Rove last night was brill. Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

I have Algebra II this semester. Wanna tutor me?

RG said...

Math tutor huh? How many times does 34 go into 48? heh, heh, heh

Palm Springs Savant said...

love that shout out to mommy. So cute. just like you.

alice said...

My mom was an excellent cook too. She was never afraid to try something new, yet she had the wonderful old mid-west Americana dishes that were handed down from her grandma, and I loved them all. The next time your mom serves you something amazing, have her tell you, step by step, the preparation and ingredients of it, and write it down. You will establish a habit of recording her genius, and she will have left a bit of her legacy behind. Cool for you to appreciate her efforts. You are a good and kind son.