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election.

Today included elections that were important to several people I know. But really…what I want to highlight… CNN’s new election pundit: Ari Fleischer My love for him is huge. Like the man may have been the reason I went into politics. I may have also admitted this to my roommates tonight when Ari’s fantastic bald head appeared on screen. I may also be mocked for quite sometime about this now, because as my roommate said “most kids loved JTT, but not [W] she loved Ari.” Fact.

procrastination, in review

So like has been lamented time and time again, last week was bad and my focus was shot. Needless to say, my procrastination level went way, way up. And so, we will have procrastination in review…a time to tell of the amazing things on the internet that can only be founds through mindless surfing, facebook and gchat links. 1. “Are You A Christian Hipster:” I mean this one about made my day (although I will admit it’s been on the “to blog about list for almost 2 weeks).  It’s been all over the internet including a shout out on the “Daily Dish” from Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic. My favorite paragraph: Christian hipsters love thinking and acting Catholic, even if they are thoroughly Protestant. They love the Pope, liturgy, incense, lectio divina, Lent, and timeless phrases like “Thanks be to God” or “Peace of Christ be with you.” They enjoy Eastern Orthodox churches and mysterious iconography, and they love the elaborate cathedrals of Europe (even if they are too museum-like for hipster tastes). Christian hipsters …

The week just keeps getting better

Let’s just hit a quick highlight on my week, and all the joy the internet has brought my way. First: The Bacon Explosion. I have never seen something fly around the internet so fast in my life. Legit, two or three days ago I made the discovery via a link in a friend’s gchat window. Now it’s all over the internet, being featured on CNN, and clogging arteries everywhere. It is pretty much a heartattack on a plate, like whoa. Second: The CNN following of the Freshman congressman. They have selected two different congressman, Jared Polis (D-CO) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and have given them cameras and a blog-sphere to add to. It’s about the most adorable thing ever, and while it doesn’t highlight my favorite freshman (cough Aaron Schock (R-IL) cough), it doesn’t mean that I am not totally loving CNN’s coverage. And Chaffetz, is a twitter happy person…like whoa, and it’s wonderful. And in case anyone was wonder, I want to be the Congressional version of an RA (yes, an RA from college) …

The VP debate begins

M and I may be freaking out on my couch, cause this absurd debate may be the most watched debate of this cycle (sad to say)… 9:01 = I joke now, the Republican party dressed her in a hot suit. I mean, love her I do and I wish I looked like that in my stereotypical Republican skirt suit. 9:05 = Talking about the economy…are we shocked? 9:08 = Palin responding on the economy, and she winked. I wonder if that was on purpose. 9:10 = Predator lenders. There was an up-tick when that line was uttered. 9:17 = Taxes, shudder 9:19 = Apparently she just rolled her eyes on television. M may have had a giddy note in her voice when she pointed it out. She also may not have answered the question 9:22 = “characterize, characterize, characterize” and “eliminate those wasteful spending” 9:28 = Oops, Palin faux pas with the Wall Street/Main Street analogy. Better luck next time. Kind of like the In the world/Of the world analogy at bible study last night. …