Manhattan has been invaded!

By me and Alex!

We arrived yesterday safe and sound. The cross-country flight was amazing. I LOVE Virgin America. The check-in and boarding process was really, amazingly easy. (They saw I had a carseat to carry and effectively designated a flight attendant to wait with me carrying it while I was in line to board.) They also managed to clear a row for us in the back, and then they gave us a free meal. With all the positive vibes, it was no wonder Alex slept the first two hours of the flight, enabling me to enjoy Virgin's online entertainment service, RED, which has a very cool music selection. I built a playlist of 30 songs and snoozed as I listened to it until Alex woke up somewhere over Iowa. He was pretty good during the awake portion of the trip, too, with only occasional shrieks and wails. He slept in the cab ride to Manhattan, and then he and Cameron shared a room for the night. (Thanks Cam!)


Fun Quiz

This is me!

How to Win a Fight With a Conservative is the ultimate survival guide for political arguments

My Liberal Identity:

You are a Social Justice Crusader, also known as a rights activist. You believe in equality, fairness, and preventing neo-Confederate conservative troglodytes from rolling back fifty years of civil rights gains.

The quiz is fun and funny (though really, if there had been an "all of the above" choice on every question, I'd have selected that one...)

Go take it!

Thanks Benj and Jessica for the link....



I haven't been writing lately, for a personal reason. I don't want to say much more, but I guess I wanted to let my few faithful readers know that the silence hasn't just been because I'm too busy or have nothing to say. I've had a lot to say, but I haven't felt like this is the right place to express myself. Every post I write gets colored by this negative influence, and before I know it, I can't publish the post because it becomes inappropriate.

(It's always the best writing that probably shouldn't be published. Alas, I'm not going to go for the cheap thrills, and my posts of late will remain unpublished.)

Anyway, I just felt like making it known that it's not negligence and it's not indifference and it's nothing truly serious, but there is a little ineffable something that's keeping me mute.

And maybe when I'm back to writing snappy, happy essayettes, I'll expound on why "ineffable" is such a fantastic word.

Oh, and there's also this:

Get this thing off me Mommy!
Originally uploaded by generaltsao.