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Here in Colorado, we currently have a state representative name Douglas Bruce, who has a long history of being -- from my liberal point of view -- such an ignoramus. His offensiveness runs so deep, I am never surprised by his antics, no matter how insane, irrational, despicable, rude or ignorant. Mr. Bruce, in January, was appointed to his position of State Representative after another rep left office in the middle of the term, so he was not elected. However, am I surprised that this tool comes from Colorado Springs? No, I am not. Mr. Bruce began his distinguished career in the Colorado House by being formally censured for -- no, wait for it -- KICKING A REPORTER DURING THE MORNING PRAYER. Today? Mr. Bruce, in response to a migrant worker proposal, stated, "We don't need 5,000 more illiterate peasants in the state of Colorado."

REP. DOUGLAS BRUCE, R-COLORADO SPRINGS (VIDEO - 1 MINUTE OR SO)

Representative Terrance Carroll, D-Denver, responded that, as the "son of illiterate slaves who built this country," he found Bruce's remark bigoted and said it may prompt an ethics investigation.

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Got some not-so-good news about Ariel last week. I don't really feel like getting into it right now, although I'm sure I will eventually. Suffice it to say, just when I think things can't possibly get worse or more bleak, well . . . So, I'm feeling really low about that. There's nothing I can do about it. It just is what it is, but I hate it. I'm not sure if I'm maybe getting sick, too, but I was very low energy all weekend -- I just couldn't seem to muster up the will/energy to really accomplish much. I tried to give myself a break because I know that I sometimes kind of turtle when I need to emotionally process something. There's really no use in trying to fight it off -- it helps my stress level to just allow myself the rest and relaxation I need at those kind of moments. Instead of housecleaning and running a ton of errands, I watched about eight hours of Battlestar Galactica. I did some really good cooking, though, and managed to clean the downstairs bathroom and wash/fold about six loads of laundry. Nevertheless, I was dreading going into the office this morning. I had to take off last Friday unexpectedly to attend to Ariel's needs, and, frankly, I'm just emotionally tapped out right now. As you all know, my job requires me to have a lot of reserves. I just don't have any right now. I knew that having to listen to and deal with my clients' issues today would be very challenging.

And it was. Spring is here and, as usual, my entire caseload seems to be having crisises. I just was not on my game today. I felt like I was just giving lip service to my clients, and that's not my style. I felt unfocused and detached today. Not only that, but I guess my sunscreen managed to get into my right eye, and by the time I got to work from dropping the kids off at school, I was practically blind! My eye watered and watered, to the point where the skin is now kind of raw from the salt in the tears. I had to go into the bathroom at work and completely wash off my makeup, and soap up my face and give it a good scrub. Then I had to splash water onto my face and flush out my eyes for a couple minutes, and ultimately I was left with red rings around my eyes (accented with flecks of mascara) and blotches all over the rest of my face (because antibacterial handwashing soap is NOT for faces), which added to my feelings of complete and utter Okay, I'm Checking Out Now Kthx. I just sat in my office all day, going through the motions. UGH.

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Rupert Grint was quoted at the IMDB today, saying the funniest thing ever about Lindsay Lohan: Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix star Rupert Grint has ruled out moving to Los Angeles to boost his movie career - in fear of meeting party girls Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. The 19-year-old actor isn't keen on moving to Hollywood after a fraught meeting with the Mean Girls star left him disappointed by her egotistical boasts. And the British star has no intention to hook up with Lohan's former party pal Paris Hilton either. He says, "I met Lindsay last summer and she talked about herself a lot. She said she was going to win an Oscar before she turns 25. I just kept thinking, 'But you can't act'. I haven't met Paris and don't want to either. She and Lindsay are the type of girls you need to stay away from."

Best. Quote. EVER.

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I have started watching a new reality TV show called Groomer Has It on Animal Planet. OMG, if you think there are divas on PR or TC? Nothing compares to the diva dog groomers on Groomer Has It. They don't even try and be subtle about dissin' the competition -- they are openly superior and condescending. The first episode featured YARN DOGS. That's right -- I guess dog groomers learn to do doggie-dos on fake dogs with yarn hair. The best one was "Tripod," so named because the groomer groomed the yarn dog's leg clear off! It was left with only three legs. If I had been that groomer, I would have styled the leg and stuck it back on the dog for judging. The latest episode started with a "quickfire" that involved sheering sheep for immunity. Then, they moved on to the Bearded Collie, which looks a lot like an Old English Sheepdog. Each groomer got their own bearded collie, and, wow, those judges were very hardcore. They got all condescending because one girl dared to use the "slicker" brush instead of the "pin" brush.

Speaking of new reality TV shows, I'm off to check out Verminators on the Discovery Channel. *zooms*

Date: 2008-04-22 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] djsin.livejournal.com
I am sorry to hear this.
I will be sending good thoughts your way

Date: 2008-04-22 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gmth.livejournal.com
Turns out the Rupert Grint thing is not true.

I'm sorry to hear things are stressful out your way. :-(

Date: 2008-04-22 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hermorrine.livejournal.com
*leaves hugs*

Date: 2008-04-22 04:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vivien
Good Lord, woman... that's a huge load to bear. I am so sorry you're stressed. I'll send you some good thoughts, and you take good care of yourself, okay?

Date: 2008-04-22 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kerosinkanister.livejournal.com
Douglas Bruce isn't very impressive.

Sorry things have been so rough.

Date: 2008-04-22 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cryptaknight.livejournal.com
*offers hugs* Sorry to hear you're having a rough time.

Also, yay Rupert!

Date: 2008-04-22 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pumagrrl.livejournal.com
Sending good thoughts to you and Ariel.

Date: 2008-04-22 10:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aome.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to hear about the stress with Ariel *hughug*, but that Rupert quote brought a smile. At least SOME people have sense! :D (Edit: Okay, so even if the quote isn't true, it's still hilarious.)

Date: 2008-04-22 10:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ceilidh
*hugs you* ♥

Date: 2008-04-22 11:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlh.livejournal.com
I've had going-through-the-motions days, everyone has, and after your recent experiences at work, never mind at home, it's understandable! *sends love*

Where are you at with BSG?

That Rupert quote rules me hard core. I adore him.

reality: I watched the Top Chef again this weekend and I'm worried for poor Mark. He's good when he's paired with people, but when alone he doesn't have the best ideas. It's like he needs a theme to hang things around. The first challenge where he deconstructed duck a l'orange for no reason, or Tom calling him out on the water team for the puree, not so great. But the movie challenge, the zoo challenge, great.

I also love how many really strong women there are this year. Antonia, Stephanie, and Jen is getting out of the middle finally, and while I don't like Lisa she seems to be holding her own. Nikki is whatever, and I think she'll be out of there in not too long. On the men side I really only think Richard and Dale are up to the challenge; I think Spike, Andrew and Mark will all fall by the wayside. Andrew needs a leader and that will fuck him up later, Mark lacks focus unless it's forced on him, and Spike just hasn't come up with anything all that interesting despite his boasting.

Date: 2008-04-22 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shewalksonroses.livejournal.com
Big hugs to you, and to Ariel as well. <3

Date: 2008-04-22 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tartpants.livejournal.com
Thinking of you, girl - I hope the tide turns soon.

Date: 2008-04-23 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] locumtenens.livejournal.com
Got some not-so-good news about Ariel last week.

*loves*

You know I'm here if you need anything...

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