Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Pity Party is over. This morning, I enjoyed celebrating with Molly Flynn and her family at Temple Kehillat Chaim, and now we're off to North Carolina. If you know me then you know my special connection to all of the outdoors; the trees, the mountains and the water, especially the water. I will take pleasure in the opportunity to spend time with my family doing the things we love, and to do some healing.

Wishing all of you a safe and fun holiday weekend.


Lenore & Scott said...


Gail H said...

Hope you and your family have a wonderful trip. Take care.

Anonymous said...


I knew you could do it. Keep on going!!!!

Roberto C.

Steve Beagle said...

Ali - lt's reflect on on my chamops favorites -- “ Survivors aren’t made in gyms. Survivors are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision, They have to have last minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

You are in some tough middle rounds but I know your faith, testament and desire to beat this thing will prevail..

Enjoy nature, breath it in and come back vitalized for these later rounds...

Love hugs and blessings..

Some topical chuckles from our unique world...

Barack Obama has accepted the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. He gave his acceptance speech on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech. And just two days after Hillary Clinton gave her “I Had a Dream!” speech.

They had a Mount Olympus backdrop with columns on it . . . a little over the top. Like when they introduced him as “Barack — son of Zeus!” That seemed over the top.

Bill Clinton promised to do everything he could to help Barack Obama win the election. Hillary said, “That’s nice — but you know Bill . . . keeping promises is not his strong suit.”

According to the New York Post, a delegate at the convention received information packets with three separate warmings not to drink too much, because alcohol has a much greater effect at higher altitudes. I guess they didn’t want anyone getting drunk and accidentally sleeping with John Edwards again.

Top Ten Surprises in Barack Obama's Democratic National Convention Address

10. Delivered speech in a bright orange pantsuit
9. Wants to change October to "Barack-tober"
8. Most of speech was devoted to his Labor Day barbecue cole slaw recipe
7. Outlined plan for America, then took calls about the Broncos defense
6. Kept saying to John Kerry, "Hey, why the long face?"
5. Twelve-and-a-half minutes of, "Testing-one-two"
4. Performed hilarious ventriloquist act with Dennis Kucinich on his lap
3. Promised to make Pluto a state
2. Plans to bring peace to Lo and Audrina on "The Hills"
1. Also pronounces "nuclear," "nucular"

Last night Barack Obama was officially nominated Democratic candidate for president of the United States. I think things are starting to look bad for Hillary.

Bill Clinton spoke last night. He’s a powerful orator. But this was sort of sad . . . in the middle of Clinton’s speech, wandering out on stage, was John McCain in his bathrobe.

I like John McCain. He looks like the guy who turns his business over to his son, but still shows up once a week.

John McCain has finally decided on his choice for vice president. The only question now is, from which house will he make the announcement?

Political experts says that John McCain is going to try to steal attention away from the Democrats tonight by leaking the name of his running mate. Experts say there’s a pretty good chance McCain will leak something else too.

Last night at the convention, Bill and Hillary Clinton were in the elevator together when it got struck between floors for five minutes. A spokesman called it a minor technical glitch, while Bill Clinton called it, “My own personal hell.”

Today, both John McCain and Michael Jackson will celebrate their birthday. So it will be the birthday of an old white guy and John McCain.

The Democratic National Convention is over. Oprah was there. She actually owns Colorado. She bought it a couple of months ago.

I guess she was able to take a couple of days off from her job.

Al Gore was there, too. It was good to see Al Gore. With all this talk about global warming, and all he does for the environment, I’d forgotten how boring he is.

The night’s big event was Obama’s speech, in front of 75,000 enthusiastic supporters and eight confused Broncos season ticket holders. They thought maybe the football season started early.

Anonymous said...

I have frozen silver salmon and frozen halibut for you. Have John give me a call and I can get it to him. As the probable only Republican posting, please note that with the salmon and halibut we now have three wonderful things from Alaska this week; what a babe, and she shoots moose.

Hang in there kid. We only have each and every day, so we just have to make the best of what we have. You happen to have a lot.


Joe Rosen