Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bad idea

I dunno if anyone has heard about the raging food crisis that's going on around the world, I realize it's easy to plug yourself into the tv after work and not get any non-entertainment information. So, if you haven't heard, there's a global food crisis. Food is at its lowest level in 30 years and combined with the financial slump in the US right now, it's a pretty big deal, even for Americans.

With that in mind, doesn't it seem really weird that our government provides subsidies to farmers who are willing to divert the food they grow from the grocery store and put it in people's gas tanks? I mean, do we really want to put food in our gas tanks? The world population is growing by leaps and bounds, therefore, the need for food is growing by leaps in bounds. It would probably do our country (and the world) some good to take the food out of people's Hummers and put it on people's tables. That makes sense right?

So why does our government pay farmers to turn food into fuel?

Friday, May 09, 2008

New blogger

Dear Blogosphere,

(Or the three of you who read this blog) I would like to introduce the grand opening of the blog Just Don't Fake It by my most beloved co-worker, the lovely Beth. Beth and I share an office together at Routledge and are both transforming the textbook as the world knows it with our amazingly brilliant, fabulous, and shiny development editing. I don't really know what that means.

Beth is as opinionated as I am, which makes me love her, and she has the courage to fervently disagree with me, even in the morning when I haven't yet had my coffee. She's a brave soul. Please add her to your list of random things you need to read on a regular basis.

I don't have a picture of her yet, but I am planning to torture her when she comes to visit me in a few weeks, and should be able to sneak a picture of her then. Muah ah ah ah ah.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Today was a good day. Sam was the calmest and happiest I think he's ever been. I actually got to do work! And I got stuff done at home - I'm even writing an entry! Best part of the whole day is that I got to take some new pictures, I haven't had time since going back to the office.

Here is the little love of my life, who also happens to be half a tyrant.

Tomorrow is Grandma Dawn's birthday. Then Sunday Sam and I are having brunch with the former Longman Publishing crew. Next weekend is my last free weekend until January!!!! We're going to North/South Carolina on the 17th to introduce Sam to his southern kin, and the next week my class starts. Bummer.

So I'll be MIA I'm sure.

I told Sam he is much too young to go posing like an Abercrombie & Fitch model - he just retorted by telling me I'm old and totally unhip. He's probably right.