Random Thoughts From a Confused Mind
, Saturday, November 29, 2003
      ( 2:24 AM ) marybeth  
I decided to try out MT so I've moved to http://www.findercreations.us/randomthoughts/.
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Friday, November 28, 2003
      ( 12:09 AM ) marybeth  
I was just looking at my StatCounter report of recent referers to my cooking site, Mom's Kitchen. The top of the list were visitors who don't show a referral but right below that, my number one referer, was JoeAnt.com. There were also referals from JoeAnt searches and from site info pages. In total, they make up more than a quarter of recent visits.

When I check Webalizer, which has stats for the whole month, I show more visitors coming from MSN, Google, Yahoo, and other search engines. Still, I'm pleased with the visits I'm getting from JoeAnt and expect it to only get better.
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Thursday, November 27, 2003
      ( 10:33 PM ) marybeth  
Mark Morford gives thirteen reasons to be thankful today. Reading it has made me thankful that I'm not that bitter and small-minded.

For it really is all too plain: G.W. Bush is one of the most reviled and openly disrespected major world leaders in modern history. America has never been so embarrassed and reluctant to send a president abroad.

I admired the President before and after today's visit abroad, I admire him even more. Guess I'm just not part of the America he was talking about.

In Bush's defense, it cannot be easy to be so undeservedly powerful, yet so bumbling and inarticulate....

Once again someone thinks being glib is the same as being intelligent or capable. Just as being good at public speaking only means you speak well in front of a crowd, not excelling at public speaking doesn't mean you don't have the skills necessary to do your job.

Thanks, you might want to give, that you are not Iraqi. Be grateful you did not go from brutal scowling despot who at least kept the damn lights on to brutish occupying army no one asked for that is right now laying waste to whatever remains of your once semi-proud oil-rich nation.

Sure, the lights were on in Baghdad but the rest of the country wasn't so fortunate. They had frequent blackouts so that the lights could remain on there. I guess it's harder to torture people in the dark. What's hundreds of thousands of people tortured, killed or just gone missing compared to having electricity?

I must have missed the news about our "brutish army". I was probably too busy reading about the new schools and clinic that are being built, or repairs to the infrastructure, or about the wide variety of new Iraqi-owned businesses that are opening, the kids who were freed from prison, or about the mass graves that have been found which may finally begin to answer some questions for people wondering what happened to a loved one. Or could it be that I was spending too much time buying toys for Iraq and reading about others who have done so...and those that are doing even more.

Read the rest and be thankful that you didn't have to spend the holiday with Morford. I know I am.
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Monday, November 24, 2003
      ( 11:21 AM ) marybeth  
Sgt. Mom at Sgt. Stryker has a post called The Cowboy Way/or That's the Way They Do It in Texas. It's about the way people make assumptions based on how someone looks or talks. I want to add that I've noticed people often confuse glibness with intelligence, especially when it comes to politicians.

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Sunday, November 23, 2003
      ( 8:22 AM ) marybeth  
Today the high temperature here will be around 70 degrees. By tommorow at noon the temperature is supposed to drop to around 30 degrees. Lovely.
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Saturday, November 22, 2003
      ( 8:58 AM ) marybeth  
Amuse yourself with the Church Sign Generator. (Found via Badly Declared)
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      ( 8:54 AM ) marybeth  
The Gender Genie says I write like a girl. (Found via Little Bits of Kitty Litter)
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Friday, November 21, 2003
      ( 1:06 PM ) marybeth  
I found a link to Let Them Sing It For You via A Small Victory. It's the most fun I've had all day.

OK, so far I've napped all morning, but it still would be the most fun if I'd actually done something.
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