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Who’s been reading Garrison Keilor?

From Quote of the Day for May 7 . . .

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.

~~Garrison Keillor

Someone had fun selecting this one.

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Ready for the holidays?

This item popped up in the bloglines feed this week . . .

Gardening Question of the Day for Monday, March 17, 2008

By The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Now that the holiday season is upon us, do you have any advice regarding the best way to prolong the life of a cut evergreen Christmas tree? Is there any special solution I should place in the tree stand?

Heh.  Next time you still have the tree up in late January, just claim that you’re planning to use it as your Easter tree.  Now I’ve got to get busy addressing Valentine’s.

Ready on Day One, Part I

Looking beyond snarky ads about 3 a.m. phone calls . . . actually it’s a cool ad, but what’s with the make up, linen suit, and jewelry in the middle of the night?  She plans to get dressed before she handles an international crisis?  Or she’ll just sleep this way every night that she’s president, just in case that 3 a.m. call comes?

Getting back to the pressing question.  What exactly does prepare someone to be Commander-in-Chief on inauguration day?

Since World War II, Older Voter can only think of two bright-and-shiny new Presidents who had the actual experience to hit the ground running:  Eisenhower and Bush, the daddy.  (I’m ruling out pillow talk as qualifying experience, else Marilyn Monroe would need to be on the short list.  Or not-so-short list.)

We may still like-Ike, but he’s dead and we booted voted out Papa Bush.  I don’t see any 5-star generals waiting in the wings.  So where does that leave us?  If it’s not experience, what does “ready” mean?