Kroger had Edy's no sugar added ice cream on sale... so I stocked up. I got a flavor that I would not have ordinarily purchased if it had been full price. I got a half gallon of Mint Chocolate Chip. I have to say its pretty darned good. Sort of like eating a frozen Peppermint Patty. I recommend it highly (for a change, anyway).
So, I've been wondering... Why in the world does spending 5 years in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp make John McCain a foreign policy expert? Don't get me wrong, I have tremendous respect for a person who can undergo that sort of thing and come out of it as well as Mr. McCain has, but still... how does being a prisoner of war make him an expert at anything other than how to survive and maintain one's sanity under extreme duress? (which is no small thing, I know). And how does one ask that question without sounding like one is being disrespectful of his service to our country? Making light of his travails, so to speak. Which I certainly would never do, but you get what I'm saying, right? I just don't see why he should use his experience during that war as a reason for us to believe he knows what he is doing in regards to this war.
Not that I'm saying Barack Obama would be any better or knows any more about foreign policy. I'm just saying...
Tim Russert. Wow. What a shocker. I usually caught the late edition of his Meet the Press show on MSNBC on Sundays. I somehow never seemed to wake up early enough to catch the first showing on NBC. I wonder if they will find someone to take over that show or if they will just wrap it up now. I don't think they will end the show. It's the longest running Sunday morning public affairs show in the history of television. They will have to find someone else to host it. I would hate to be that "someone". I'm betting they will rotate hosts/hostesses in and out of the spot for a good while before they pick a permanent replacement. I could be wrong but I just don't see anyone with any integrity wanting to take on that responsibility too soon after Tim's passing.
The flooding in Iowa is something else, isn't it? I can't imagine what those people must be going thru. What a terrifying experience. And we are in drought. Supposed to have gotten rain all day today and tonight and in to tomorrow. What few raindrops that fell on my house today would fit comfortably into my thimble. We are drying up and blowing away. Dust in the wind, so to speak. Has the weather always been this weird or is it just the age we live in? 24/7 cable news, Internet, instant access to information from anywhere and everywhere. Maybe that's it. Maybe it really isn't as "doomsday" as it seems. Yeah, that's it. We just never heard about droughts and floods in other places like we do now days. There, that thought makes me feel better... not.
Want to get back on my exercise program. I don't have any energy or strength. My muscles might as well be water. My legs and feet tingle and throb constantly. I wish it would stop. It's really quite annoying. I have gained back every single pound that I had lost, plus some. I am not amused. Well, will just have to try harder, won't I?
Speaking of which... sitting at this computer is not moving me forward toward my goal. Ciao.