Friday, August 29, 2008


Yes, I know the irony of that title. But I can't think of a good title for the post. So there.

And, we have to back up to last Friday, too, since earlier this week I just blogged about Disneyland. My weekend last week started with a book signing. Chris Grabenstein was in the area. Since he lives in New York, I made sure I was there to get his latest and get his last few books signed. In fact, I started his new book last night, and I am loving it! There were three fans (one of whom is writing a spec screen play based on the first book), a relative, and the two bookstore owners. We basically sat around a table and chatted for a couple hours. And I had only intended to stay for one. It was a very nice time.

So, I have been paying all week for staying so late at Disneyland on Sunday. I absolutely can't do that this weekend. (We'll see if I stick to that resolve.) In fact, I think I am fighting off a cold. I feel much better today, although there are still some syptoms there. I have been taking it easy the last two days. Not getting to bed early like I should, but also not working out on my lunch hour. That's really helping my reading. But it's also helped me feel much better.

My second new roommate moved in this week. So far so good.

Last night I got to go down to the premier of the restored version of Sleeping Beauty. There was a panel discussion before. It was so much fun. I'll be blogging about it on the Disney Blog in a little while. And I'll link it up here then.

And, of course, today McCain announced his choice for VP. Lots of other places have people speculating on the political wisdom of the choice. So I'm not going to echo that.

But I have to point out the absolute historic nature of this election now. Yes, the Democrat race came down to first woman vs. first African American man as the nominee. But we will definitely have a first come November. We will either have the first African American President or the first woman VP. I think that says something about where our country truly is right now.


Anonymous said...

I am encourage by what I see in politics in America. It is so strange that with a country that is so progressive in many many other things, race and gender still seem to be such an issue. Then one sees some of the poorer countries not even blinking at these things. (I speak of Canada in this too...progessive yet backward way).

Kiefler said...

I know your feeling about the title. My Google Talk status message is "Status Message."

Mark Baker said...


I've realized my biggest issue has always been the people running. Does it make me a hypocrit or someone who stand by his priciples? :)


Some days I come up with them no problem, some days I can't come up with one to save my life.