1. Sometimes a bit of happiness comes from a couple of chopped up link sausages fried with potatoes and scrambled eggs poured into a warmed flour tortilla, covered with melted sharp cheddar cheese.
2. I can't do this all the time, but today I devoted hours to national blogs reading more about the election, about the candidates. I admit it. I succumbed to Palinmania, except I came out of it admiring her less and less; I find her more and more dispiriting. It's difficult for me to write this. I recognize Sarah Palin as a fellow small town, North Idaho born, former North Idaho College student. In ways, at first blush, she reminds me of girls from Kellogg I like a lot. But underneath that first blush of charm is her small town bred insecurity and feeling of inferiority (I relate to this) which she masks with bravado and her forced folksiness. I find her ugly. She resents intelligence, she's petty, defensive, and vengeful, lacks compassion while mouthing words of compassion, and tries to make verbal and flirty bullshit cover her lack of knowledge and curiosity. I'd love to be able to support her and I tried. I can't.
3. Pounding rain refreshed the air and helped green up the brown of our lawn.