Friday, August 29, 2008

GOP VP Surprise

Or so it would appear.
Update: 10:50 AM EDT 8/29/2008
This is a game changer.

2nd Update: 1:00 PM EDT 8/29/2008
Just as she has been in the few earlier media appearances I've seen, Sarah Palin was poised, confident, and articulate during her remarks at the Dayton VP rally.
This has now become a very interesting campaign.
Governor Palin brings an odd quality to the campaign rhetoric: common sense. It worked for Ronald Reagan, and I think has the potential to give the Republicans a shot at a landslide victory in November. Why? Because her message is about something, not about making us feel all warm and tingly inside.

Want more? All Palin, all the time here at the "Draft Sarah Palin" blog.
And all the regular suspects over there in the blogroll on the right side of the page are all full of OMFG happiness. Go ahead, check them out.

Music for the occasion:

Friday, August 22, 2008

Im going to my room to think

Another one of those bloggy poll things:

Your Personality is Somewhat Rare (ISTP)

Your personality type is reserved, methodical, spirited, and intense.

Only about 6% of all people have your personality, including 3% of all women and 8% of all men

You are Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Perceiving.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Courage + Believe = Life

"Courage + Believe = Life" was John Challis' motto. He joins Dr. Randy Pausch as another Pittsburgh area inspiration, not just for cancer patients, but for all. John Challis showed us how to live a full and rich life. His life ended Tuesday at the age of 18.
KDKA-TV has this story and a slideshow.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette offers this article.
And Pittsburgh's best blogger, PittGirl sums it up as well as can be done.

Wise decades before the wisdom should have kicked in and mature years before the maturity should have shown up, he was truly an inspiring teenager who faced death, admitted it scared him, but was more worried about how it would affect his family when he was gone.

He was a selfless kid who instead of dwelling heavily on what he could not change, looked to using his reaction to the inevitable, to change those around him. And it did.

Her entire posting can be found here.
ESPN had a touching tribute on SportCenter.

His battle with liver and lung cancer was inspiring, not because he overcame adversity to live his life to the fullest, but that he did so in such a positive way.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Where does the time go?

Wow! It has been awhile since I've last posted here. "Real Life" has a way of doing that. Most of my creative time has been devoted other things; production of a DVD for my town's 100th anniversary, and taking on some propaganda writing assignments for an online community I've joined.
Then, there's been yard work, the Olympics, a week at the beach where I managed a hefty dose of sun poisoning, and a flurry of projects at work.
Meanwhile, the bloggers on the roll over on the right are worth checking out. Go ahead, I don't mind.