Friday, January 16, 2009

I am drinking that Kool-Aid, baby!

Last Saturday night I went to dinner with a friend I hadn't seen in 20 years. After about an hour of talking I told her that I get a bit trepidacious reuniting with "childhood" friends because you don't know their journey, you only knew who they were, you don't know who they have become, and what if you come to realize you just. don't. like. them. but you have kind of made a commitment to revive the friendship? Perhaps worse, what if they just. don't. like. you?

Anyway, that didn't happen, but there was one thing that she said that made me pause. She was talking about filling out her match.com profile and one of the questions was, "What are you passionate about?" and for the life of her she couldn't figure it out. She is a VERY even keel person, so she wasn't sure she had much passion. So she called her BFF and said, "Am I passionate about anything" and her friend said, "Well, we fight about politics, a lot. So I would guess you are passionate about politics." At that point in her story I laughed and said that guys dig girls who love politics so she should absolutely put that on her profile, and then my friend said, "Well, that friend is just drinking the Obama Kool-Aid."

Hells yeah, baby! I love that Obama Kool-Aid!

Tara posted the weekly Obama YouTube on her blog, and I am going to post it here as well.


Going along with the message, my first Habitat for Humanity meeting is Tuesday evening. I have volunteered my money, but I have never volunteered my time. I am very excited to get started.

As an added benefit (not that I needed one at all), I found on WeightWatchers that "sawing by hand" burns 100 calories in 10 minutes. So for every 20 minutes of sawing, that equals one beer I can drink and break even for the week. I am totally signing up to saw by hand. Maybe even a bit of hammering.

So drink up, my friends. (The Obama Kool-Aid, not beer.)

We have a nation to change!

12 comments:

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Hey if you volunteer 5 hours (I think) you get a free cup of Starbucks coffee. You just have to fill out a form I think. Way to go!

DAVs said...

Have fun sawing! I love Habitat for Humanity, but the most I've ever done with them is take all the workers lunch! I'm a terrible handy-person.

Alice said...

hahahaha, i love that WW has an entry for "sawing by hand" :-)

Jen L. said...

Chug-a-lug!!!
That's excellent about Habitat for Humanity. Happy sawing!

tara said...

I think that we should all gauge exercise and calories by how much extra booze we can drink...

Tracy said...

That sounds very cool, I think it would be fun to help. I watched something recently with one of those horrible Olsen girls and she was sentenced to helping and they make all the bad kids sort the nails. So don't let them make you sort nails, that is for the bad kids....what the hell was I watching?

Mandy Lou said...

I expect that it burns lots of calories - so happy sawing!

creative kerfuffle said...

they have a listing for sawing by hand? that's cool. and, you'll have awesomely toned biceps!
i don't really like kool-aid of any kind. well, i like the green kind sometimes.

kimmyk said...

I totally drank the kool aid this year. I will continue to drink the kool aid through next weekend...it's only right.

seplowingermany said...

how funny that ww has a listing for this. You will need to switch off arms, otherwise you will have uneven muscles and who wants that?

seplowingermany said...

Thanks for the information on the newspaper delivery service. I will look into that.
We are in Heidelberg, but not with the military. The company I work for is located there and am here for a two year assignment.

Astarte said...

Hello, pass the Kool-Aid!!!! I'll drink it all day long!

 
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