June 30, 2006

Having a Mini is cool…

Posted in Personal at 12:20 am by Nova Newcomer

I know it sounds obvious that someone who owns a Mini would think that they were cool. I mean, I leased one in Germany when I lived there and when I moved back, though not expecting it, ended up buying another one. I just couldn’t escape the Mini’s charms.

But to be honest, it’s not the car really that makes this whole thing worth it. It’s the waves from other Mini drivers; it’s the open-mouthed elation of children who see the little red Mini with the “52” turn the corner. And it’s the grown men who tell me that I have a cute car. I can be having a bad day and someone will be staring at me when I am driving and I just want to say, “Dude, what’s your problem?!” But at that very moment, my irritation abates and a smile creeps across my face as I remember that my car is cool (someday, I will add a picture).

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June 22, 2006

I heart Stephen Colbert

Posted in Politics at 9:06 pm by Nova Newcomer

This is starting to hit the rumour mill and since I want to stay above the fray, I will just come right out and say it, "I heart Stephen Colbert, but my marriage to P-Bak is still *awesome*." But back to my man, Stephen. Peat and I have arranged an "out" clause that would allow me to annul our marriage if Stephen Colbert wanted me to become his full-time "correspondent." (The truth about why I use so many quotes in my writing is a whole 'NOTHER post! So is my usage of capitals and incorrect grammar.)

But then again, would I take the out if it was given? I think that would depend on if Stephen made the eagle part of the deal, if you know what I mean. And would our bed be shaped like a capital C, too? And would I have to refer to him as "Lincolnish" in private conversations as well? The more I think about it, the more it makes sense that Mr. Colbert remain the giant celluloid elephant in the corner in my marriage — that is, if he doesn't pick a fight with Russell Crowe. Don't stand in throwing distance of a telephone, Stephen!

In all seriousness, Stephen Colbert is my latest political obsession — he's got the brains of a wonk, but the wit of …well, someone who doesn't get turned on by Martin Sheen giving speeches as the fake President. But what's a girl with a political science degree to do in her spare time?

No, really, I am getting serious this time folks. It's about time someone had the courage (and I don't say this in the Republican, ridiculous C-O-U-R-A-G-E way) to beat them at their own game. Sure, he probably won't turn anyone against the dark side, but we will have a little bit more fun licking our wounds through the rest of this Bush presidency.

Thanks for the heart, Stephen.

Spirit of 77 is back!

Posted in Personal at 5:40 am by Nova Newcomer

It's been a couple of years. I have moved to and from Europe, got married to Peat and left my job at adidas to start kickin' it more Nova-style. I can't wait to share some of the things that have been running through my head lately.

Regardless of my long absence from making myself heard, I remain the girl who once wrote an essay on how burning a flag is patriotic and who, in general, just can't seem to keep her mouth shut.

Stay tuned for the reposting of Top 7 of 77 here at Spirit of 77!