The solution would be to go to yoga with more consistency, but AMERICAN IDOL STARTS TONIGHT. I don't know if I'm going to get to watch it or not, since for some reason my TV won't pick up Fox in my new apartment. ALKJFLKSAJFLSKDJFLSKDJAFLSKJFAS. The lowest number channel it picks up is 29, I figured out yesterday, and Fox is 4, I'm pretty sure. I need an antenna for it.
I've spent all day (after Glenn Beck ended, of course) listening to Playing For Keeps and the author, Mur Lafferty's podcast I Should Be Writing and getting all inspired to write and shit. I've just realized, after listening to a bunch of episodes, that even though I don't identify myself as a writer, I know a lot more about being a writer than I thought I did. Not the whole publishing crud, I'm not terribly interested in that, but in the whole "getting shit written" thing. I even know more about editing than I thought I did.
So I'm all inspired to write, now! What's funny is I actually DID write yesterday, I've decided to challenge myself to write with an idea. I know, I've said that before, but I'm trying again. One of these days, I'll actually do it, and I'll prove to myself that I CAN do it, and then it won't be quite as daunting anymore (here's hoping). I'm not going to blather about it for fear of talking myself out of it.
So instead, enjoy today's POLITICALLY CHARGED WORD OF THE DAY:
Jerusalem-pony: A donkey or ass, evidently allusive to our Savior's entrance into Jerusalem on an ass.
Which Came First? Chicken Or...
In a cartoon (shown above (except it's not because you can't see the calendar, SORRY!)) drawn by Thomas Nast and published in Harper's Weekly on this date in 1870, America's democratic Party was first officially represented as a donkey, at a time when Democrats were also symbolized by the rooster. The informal use of that animal as a mascot appears to date back as far as the administration of Andrew Jackson in the mid-1830s. J. H. Nowland's Early Reminiscences of Indianapolis (1870) suggested that another emblem was also used before the donkey was finally chosen: "It was during this canvass [in 1840] that Tom gave to the Democratic Party their emblem, which they have claimed ever since - the chicken cock, or rooster." Writing of the 1888 New York Democratic National Convention, in which soon-to-be-president Grover Cleveland was nominated, the Boston Journal reported, "Literally acres of roosters have nodded and bobbed about. Some men pinned roosters and brooms on their hats and shoulders until the streets resembled a masquerade."
AND ALSO: A POLL!
Is a chapter a day too fast?
What would be better?
Do you love kittens?