Thursday, October 9, 2008

Have logic and proportion fallen sloppy dead?

Mission: Migration

Status: Accomplished!

Whew, what a relief to get that done. I had some problems with Ken's, but turns out his password was case sensitive. Once I fixed that little problem, all went well. I had one hitch, where it created his new blog, but there were no entries there. That could have been my fault, though, for "refreshing" before everything was complete. Anyhoo, it's done! If I hadn't been able to do it, I don't suppose I would have curled up and died, but it would have been a shame to lose all of it. Even just seeing the names of some of my entries made me go, "Hey, I remember that!" I had titled one "He hit it an' quit it," and that was for when James Brown died. It made me sad.

It also made me sad to make what will probably be my last entry over at my AOL Journal. It was merely a repeat of the entry I wrote about the song "Closing Time," and it seemed very fitting. I'll admit that I got kind of choked up when I put it up there, and listened to the song again. I'll leave it up for a while, but I'll probably delete the journal myself. Hey, I think I'll delete it at the stroke of midnight, when October 30th turns to the 31st. Halloween! Yes, I think that's what I'll do. Maybe it's a little silly to get so verklempt over a journal, but I think you all understand. Just the fun I had with it, practicing my writing, but more importantly, all the wonderful friends I made there...I'm just so happy that most are making the move! I love you guys! I am NOT going to burst into tears, so just cut it out!! Ha ha! Just remember, "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."

I even managed to get a few things done today. WOW, I am so proud of myself! (It really has been pathetic.) Finished some laundry, took care of the garbage, and got a pot of chili going. I've had a hankering for chili for a while now, so this should taste good. I've been in the mood for all kinds of soup lately. I've got a recipe that combines tortilla soup with red beans and rice, and I think that sounds delicious. I've also got a package of black beans, so I'll try some black bean soup one of these days, then there's vegetable soup, and maybe some potato soup, and some beef stew...aaaaagh! Yum, it's just that time of year!

The latest feel-good news from the campaign trail comes from a McCain-Palin rally at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. McCain was talking about Obama's tax plan, and someone in the crowd yelled "Off with his head!"

Are you freakin' kidding me? What is this? France in 1789? Maybe a better analogy would be Alice in Wonderland and we've followed the White Rabbit down the hole and through the Looking Glass. I'm going to start looking for a hookah-smoking caterpillar in the audience at these rallies! There is no excuse for this, and with every day that goes by that McCain allows these violent and hate-filled outbursts to continue, his silence is complicit endorsement of violence against a fellow human being. Palin seems to whip the crowds into an even more violent frenzy. How can we condone this kind of behavior? I may be passionate about politics, but there is NO EXCUSE for allowing such attitudes to continue, and anyone who truly cares about their fellow human beings and about our society in general would stand up and say, "Stop this. It isn't right, and this is unacceptable behavior." I cannot begin to tell you how disgusted I am with the sight of fellow Americans shouting such murderous invective, and I'm even more disgusted that no one is putting a stop to it.

See you on the other side of the Looking Glass.

White Rabbit

Jefferson Airplane

One pill makes you larger

And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell 'em a hookah-smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
Call Alice
When she was just small

When men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know

When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said:
"Feed your head
Feed your head
Feed your head"


  1. Migrate-mutilate...both rythme..I jumped the gun thinking I had my journal on disk, when I deleted my journal on AOL. I found out the disk were corrupted. However I did find bypassing a link on Google all of my entries except for one month. So an allnighter copying and pasting (thankfully there were only 2 years there) and they are now safe on my hard drive Doc. Actually they are in copied in several places so that doesn't happen again....
    I got the same feeling seeing some of the titles, I'm relieved I happened on that little discovery. Love the Jefferson Airplane Video and lyrics. I think people might of thought I was off my crock putting a player on my journal being deaf. I knew what the songs sounded like when I could hear so why not. Not surprised to find the B52's and Johnny Cash on yours. I'm still looking for a player I'm satisfied with. I think the one I have is a little hard to turn off, if you don't want to listen to it. (Hugs)Indigo

  2. I'd already saved my journal into e-book document, and now got it migrated eventually, also I now write entires on and copy and doubt this situation will happen again, but it's kind of seige mentality now to make sure everything is


  3. Tanks for hepping get me journal migrated :o)

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  5. such a good wife you are to migrate Ken's journal :)

    dinner sounds delicious!

    enjoy the evening :)


  6. And with Palin being a soccer mom and all...I'd hate to see how she whips her kids into a frenzy to "beat the other team". I wish it was 11/5!

  7. Hey girlfriend! Cool new digs here at Blogger. See related email sent earlier.
    OBTW- how does one rate getting their post deleted by an administrator? Sounds omenous. Perhaps they have not yet learned about netiquette.
    I do love the play list!
    More later! xoxox KKB

  8. One of the biggest reasons I love writting my entries on Live Writer is because it saves every entry I write on my computer. So, if blogger would ever do what AOL has done, I won't need to worry! Have a good night.

  9. I just got mine migrated a few minutes ago. I swear I was THIS close to emailing you and saying here are my passwords Beth, have at it. ;) It was easier than it could have been for sure. My computer was just not in the mood apparently. I nagged and nagged till she gave in. ;)

  10. Mmmmm...chili sounds very good. It is the chili & soup time of year.

  11. well off with his head or whatever they said is just about what some want to happen to Obama because he is black. Millions in America hate him because he is black and that is their only reason to hate him. That feeling is more common than you think, Beth. I hear it DAILY from all walks of life. Sad, but true.
    glad you had an easy time switching. I will not soon forget how awful it has been for me and other private journalers. AOL SUCKS.
    i love chili....Rick hates mine because i use whole tomatoes.

  12. I love James Brown, and It is too easy to remember his talents. Matter of fact I've taught MJ some of his moves. We crank the music, and dance ourselve's into a cold sweat. After we are done, WE Feel GOOD! I love the Jefferson Airplane, and have that album. I have encountered darkness in politics in yeaar's past. In the 2004 election, I put a bumper sticker on our car, and once a car swerved and tried to knock us off the road. As they passed by his bumper sticker had a W on it!
    As usual you have made my stomach ache for food, and now I must eat!



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