We Are Three

Mr. Rochester and I have been on a waiting list for a mastiff puppy. I recieved an email this morning telling us that the babies have finally been born. Yay! Of course we will not get our boy until January, but I am very excited. I danced in M’s office this morning.

I promise I will not be one of those people who posts pictures of their pets all the time. Well, maybe just one.

–Jane, fabby fab fab

Same Sex Politics in Texas

If you want to know what is going on in Texas politics for the next couple of weeks, BOR has a roundup of some of the arguments going on around HJR 6/Prop. 2 on the ballot November 8th. The Proposition would make an amendment to the Texas Constitution banning same sex marriage.
I will be interested to see how this plays out in my very conservative home state. I have had my head in the dirt the past few weeks and thus have not changed my voter registration to my new address. I will, therefore, be unable to add my vote against Prop. 2. I hope that enough people see reason and it does not pass.

–Jane, only time will tell

Monday Bits

Blogger is being a bit wonky this morning so I have no idea when this will actually get posted.

Things going on this morning:

Note to self: overmedicating on cold medicine and then drinking coffee is a bad idea. Yes, your nose will no longer flow, but your head will be floating somewhere near the ceiling and your stomach will be near your feet. Very bad way to start the day and it does not help your already poor typing skills.

I completely forgot (thanks for the reminder Slate), that the sixth book in the Outlander series comes out tomorrow. A Breath of Snow and Ashes has made the New York Times Best Seller List in presales.

The government has given TV Broadcasters until 2009 to switch over to the HD format and they are throwing in $3 billion dollars to help people covert old antennae TVs to accept the HD signal. According to this article on Gamespot, there is an estimated 72 million people who still use rabbit ears to watch TV.

I knew this was coming, but I did not know that older TVs would not accept the HD signal. This problem makes this transition into a class struggle since poor people may not be able to convert older TVs. Will the $3 billion dollars go to the people who need it or will millions of citizens be without reality TV?

One last thing. I think winter may have actually arrived as it was in the 40s this morning. Thank the Lord for small things.

–Jane, floaty

Gazing Out the Window

Seriously, I swear I have been working, but it is nice outside and it is Friday.

I am on my way to Dallas for the weekend for a friend’s wedding. I loved living in Dallas, if for nothing else than because the humidity was lower and my hair was semi-normal looking.

–Jane, wishing everyone a fun weekend

What are you doing?

The flurry of productiveness that grabbed me yesterday must have dissipated because I spent most of the morning playing with this website and its tagging features. At 43 Things, you can make a list of things you want to do in your life, places you want to go, or things you are consuming. Those of you reading this blog the old fashioned way may have noticed my links disappeared, only to be replaced by things I am consuming at the moment. After adding an entry, you can add tags or a message about the item. You can give people advice on their goal or give them a “cheer” if you think it is a good idea.

I like seeing how other people discuss their hopes and the way that tagging is used on different entries. I love words and the various ways we use them. I am entranced by the tidbits of life we leave behind every place we visit, in person or on the web, that give clues as to who we are and what is on our hearts.

–Jane, back to work young lady


My goal was to unpack everything by the end of the month. I have a feeling that it may not get done. Why, you ask? Because Mr. Rochester gave me this for my birthday and it will be arriving on my doorstep October 25th.

–Jane, your city revolts