Monday, October 22, 2012

A revolt (with cats)

Two weeks from tomorrow marks an important day here in the U.S. - November 6th. You know what day that is, right? Of course you do. It's the day we can all stop hiding our friends on Facebook who relentlessly post about the election. High five!


I've been sucked into that vortex a time or two (it's so difficult to not sound off when the 'single mom' card gets played). My most sincere apologies.

However, I'm staging my own private revolt be posting cat pictures every day. It's my way of countering all the dagger-wielding and political posturing going on in the universe. Throwing a little kitty love into your Facebook stream. You're welcome.

Tomorrow marks another important day here in our local school district. It's the day our kids return to school after being home for five days (not holidays, mind you, 'professional days'). Coincidentally, I haven't posted here in just over five days. 

Let's see why that is...

Ohhh... pumpkin farm, train rides, brownies made with applesauce (shhh), cat-shaped pancakes, Halloween costumes, a car made out of a coffee can, two batteries and a rubber band (failed) (thank you Mr. Beakman), homemade paper (moderately successful) (thank you again Mr. Beakman), “picnic” in the living room while watching Shaun the Sheep, shampooing the carpet after an unfortunate ravioli incident during picnic, pumpkin carving, roasted pumpkin seeds, shampooing the carpet after an unfortunate kitten incident, dump truck races down the driveway AND playing in the sandpit with a dump truck while Mom runs around the track.

So while that hasn't left a lot of time for writing (or, um, load-lightening for that matter) it was a nice diversion from the political media saturation.

And just in case you're not my Facebook friend, I've put together a little medley for you.




Totally unrelated to anything else, this is my 400th post. Are you thinking the same thing I am? 

"What? It took you three years to write 400 posts? Step it up, girlfriend!"

Will do. Once the kids go back to school...

So. What's your favorite escape from politics?




29 comments:

  1. Hmmm, I'm sick of your election and I live in Australia. We get some choice highlights across our media here - Romney blaming single parents for gun crime recently did the rounds (apologies if I've misinterpreted that, it was a soundbite on radio news). So, yeah, vote already USA so we can go back to bitching about our own politicians. ;-)

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    1. That's not a misinterpretation. I almost did a blog post on that. You know, about the ones of us who are single moms precisely because we're trying to protect our children from crime. But then I let it go and got on to other things. Like shampooing the carpet.

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    2. Well, I'm glad you have your priorities straight.

      As a product of a single mother, I will give myself a pat on the back now because I've managed to get this far through life without shooting ANYONE. It's all about celebrating the little things, you know?

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    3. Edwina, awesome. I admire your strength and restraint. A lot of it has simply to do with environment. If we can keep automatic weapons and handguns away from the places where we spend most of our time (bed, laptop, refrigerator), we're less likely to reach for them in a moment of weakness. **raises fist in solidarity**

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  2. Congrats on your 400th post and I cannot wait for my news feed to be hijscked by cats!!

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    1. Yes, we should ALL post kitty pictures!!

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  3. Love the kitty pictures - nothing like them to give us all a good dose of reality !!
    Have the best day - I too will be so happy when the elections are over !!
    Me

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    1. Honestly, is there anyone who will be unhappy? Pundits, maybe. But not the rest of us!

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  4. I cannot wait for this all to be over! I hate logging into facebook and having to sadly sigh at my friends who are "liking" political pages that make me want to barf. I'm terrified of cats, but I'd much rather look at your cat pictures!

    val
    www.daily-distraction.com

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    1. I know, I know. I much preferred living with the ignorance that everyone I interacted with agreed with me on political issues. And...you're afraid of cats? Really? But they are so ADORABLE. How can they be scary?

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    2. I feel like they're all secretly plotting to bite my toes with their little razor teeth. Irrational?

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  5. Well at least your President doesn't have multiple wives that us taxpayers have to foot the bill for plus a $35 million renovation for his house that we also have to pay for. Small mercies people:) Still I am also sick of the US election and I live in South Africa. Well its just a short count down now so keep up with the kitty pictures.

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    1. Well, one of our candidates is a Mormon, so I suppose multiple wives is not entirely out of the question.

      A $35 million renovation? Seriously? What a waste. I could totally fix up my house for under $20 million.

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  6. People want escape from politics? I'm in Australia and I am an avid follower of your politics. I've tried to slow down on the posting on FB though, so you don't unfriend me. ;)

    I have to say though - I'm nervous. I mean really, really, really nervous. What happens if Romney wins? How is it possible that that seems possible!?!?!?!?! What is wrong with you people. ;-)

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    1. I would never unfriend you. You and I are on the same side. :)

      And the potential of a President Romney? I don't even think about it. I'll deal with that catastrophe when and if it ever hits.

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  7. Escape from politics? Huh? Nope sorry. Does not compute. I love politics.
    And your election gave us the 'binders full of women' meme which might just be the best meme of all time. Surely you can endure the pain of the election just for that one comment.

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    1. The binders meme is pretty priceless. I have to agree. And I love how it went viral before the debate was even over!

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  8. Escape from politics! Yey!
    I avoid politics by sharing pretties from etsy on facebook. :D
    Pretties!!

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    1. Kitties and pretties. We all do what we must!

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  9. I love your kitty pictures! Yay! :) (I've completely tuned out about your election, because it is even more frustrating to follow politics that you don't get to have any say in!)

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    1. Kelly, I read your comment: "it is frustrating to follow politics that you don't get..." and I thought "Yes! Yes!!!" and then read the rest of the sentence, "...to have any say in." and thought..."Oh, well. Yeah. That too."

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  10. I am proud of myself this time - I have not done a single post about politics. I will tune in every day for cat pics!

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  11. Escape from politics? Lego. Chocolate. Sleep. Out of those sleep is king.

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    1. I tried to sleep through the first debate but Romney kept yelling.

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  12. 400?? How time flies! Love those puddy cats

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  13. You can throw kitty love to me any day! LOVE your own private revolt you're staging. We get a watered down version of your political storm over here. I have many US friends on FB though - so I'm finding the posts all a bit monotonous. Congrats on your 400th post! (That's huge in my world!). xx

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