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Sick of snow

January 31, 2010 | D.C.,Friends,Iowa,Weather,Winter

I know some smart and funny people. My friend Bob, who lives in Washington, D.C., wrote this delightful ode to snow. Thanks, Bob! I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Oh, the weather outside is flaky,
And my nerves are kinda shaky,
And since I’ve no place to go,
I am so sick and tired of the snow!

It doesn’t show signs of warming,
And the drifts are slowly forming,
The temperature’s way down low,
And I’m so sick and tired of the snow!

When I’ve shoveled it all at last,
And the driveway is finally clear,
The plow once again comes past,
Piling it all up to here!

It’s certainly not too pleasing
When melted snow’s refreezing,
And I really want you to know:
I am so @&#^ sick of the snow!!!


You think you’re driving anywhere tonight? Ha!

Crazy snow drift from the last storm.

Posted by Becky @ 5:50 am | 4 Comments  

Employers cut 651,000 jobs in February, but wait! Look over there! It’s Brad Pitt with Nancy Pelosi!

March 6, 2009 | Barack Obama,Brad Pitt,D.C.,Economics,Journalism,Media,MSM,Nancy Pelosi,Politics,U.S. government

Headline: “Capitol Hill goes gaga over Brad Pitt.” Read the breathless AP copy and you might think the press went a little gaga too. I mean, dig the photos. One mug shot isn’t enough. Here’s an entire montage, showing Pitt looking left, then looking right, then raising his eyebrows … you know, in case you want to rip it out of the pages of Tiger Beat and tape it to your bedroom wall.

What was Pitt doing in Washington, D.C., other than getting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to congratulate him publicly for being in Washington, D.C.?

Pelosi mentioned Pitt’s work in New Orleans and how he “serves as a model for the rest of the country.” Model … how? What exactly has he done? What does he plan to do? How does it all work? What does this have to do with what’s happening in Washington, D.C., today?

Pelosi didn’t explain any of those things. Neither did anyone else.

In addition to some air time with Pelosi, Pitt met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and he had a “secret” meeting with President Barack Obama.

I don’t know what’s going on, but I just can’t shake the picture of Elvis in the White House with Tricky Dick.

Posted by Becky @ 2:15 pm | 3 Comments  

Oprah: I KNEW it!

January 26, 2009 | 2008 campaign,Barack Obama,D.C.,Ethics,Fundraising,Politics,Television

OK. She wasn’t technically on Obama’s short list, but she apparently was on Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s short list. And that’s the next best thing to being there.

Taking his defense to the airwaves rather than his impeachment trial, Gov. Rod Blagojevich lashed out at his accusers Monday and revealed he had considered naming Oprah Winfrey to the Senate.

Posted by Becky @ 11:27 am | Comments  

Auto executives plan to carpool to D.C.

November 24, 2008 | Airlines,D.C.,Dignitary visits,Economics,Iraq,Politics,Traveling

You know what that means.

Road trip!

Think they’ll blog about it? And take pictures of the Kum & Go? And pick up other execs along the way?

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., was the one who asked the executives if they flew commercial to Washington, D.C. None had.

I suppose Sherman had a decent question. So when will he get his D.C. colleagues to start road-trippin’ in and out of the city? Or maybe he’ll convince them to hitchhike when they go on their PR junkets to Iraq.

Posted by Becky @ 7:23 pm | 2 Comments  

Mom Road Trip, aka Devra and Sarah’s (and Meagan’s and Aviva’s and Jill’s) Excellent Adventure

July 10, 2008 | Blogging,D.C.,Traveling

I know some crazy people, y’all.

So there’s this little conference in California called BlogHer.

And this blogging group called the Silicon Valley Moms Blog, which includes Moms Blogs in eight other cities, including DC Metro Moms Blog, which is where two crazy people I know — Devra and Sarah — blog.

And they’re taking off on the Mom Road Trip of 2008 this week in a brand-new vehicle with wireless Internet, cameras and constant blog updates. They leave Washington, D.C., on Saturday and head for California, hitting Chicago, Omaha, Denver, Salt Lake City and Reno on the way.

My family just returned from vacation where we drove straight through from Florida to Iowa … and back. I only have one wish for the Mom Road Trippers:

On the road of life, may you enjoy Smiley Face Pancakes along the way.

(That’s what we had for breakfast on our road trip.)

Happy trails!

Posted by Becky @ 10:17 am | 3 Comments  

Hello, old friends, I’ve missed you

October 11, 2007 | D.C.,Shoes,Traveling,Weather


Had I known a heat wave would follow me to D.C., I’d have taken you instead of my wool sweater and turtlenecks. This was not just any old heat wave. It was a week of record-high temperatures — oh, say, 90-something degrees — that started the minute I landed at the airport and ended the minute my departing plane left the ground. I think I even heard on the radio, “… we will have hellishly hot weather this week, and we expect a cold front to move in when — and only when — Becky leaves town.”

But back to you, dear sandals. I have three sets of blisters all over my feet from each of the three pairs of other shoes I took with me. Yes, even my tennis shoes. Maybe they’re just mad at me for not wearing them unless I leave the state. Whatever the case, my feet have never been happier to see you.

Posted by Becky @ 5:19 pm | 4 Comments  

Meeting the peeps in D.C.



Devra and Rhonda


Tracy Thompson, me, Devra, Ann Crittenden ~ I have three autographed copies of Tracy’s book, The Ghost in the House. Now I just have to come up with some clever Blogland Games so you can win your very own copy. (Thanks, Tracy!)


PunditMom stops by for a visit with Sarah, her Goon Squad and me (photo by: PunditGirl)


Mommy at Work, Devra, Mamma Loves, me, Sarah, Lumpyhead’s Mom ~ As they say in the weekly hometown newspapers in the Big Square State I come from, “A good time was had by all.”

Oh, yeah. I also attended a conference while I was there. I’ll write more about that later.

Posted by Becky @ 11:06 am | 4 Comments  

Seeing the sights in D.C.














Posted by Becky @ 9:09 am | 1 Comment  

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