Andrew and I were enjoying the peace of our weekly Friday night date and driving to Eagle River for some greasy Mexican food when he turned to me and said:
"If you were walking on a street in India and just happened to look up at building and there at a window was Osama Bin Laden--you were totally sure it was him--would you call the FBI?"
"Well, no I'd call the CIA, they're the ones in charge of foreign espionage and counter-terrorism and that kind of stuff. FBI is domestic."
"Okay but after you called the CIA and turned him in, would you be excited?"
"Sure, why not?"
"Well you'd be world-famous. You'd be on television and the internet. Are you sure you'd want the Muslim world knowing that Michelle Mitton living in Anchorage, Alaska was the one who brought down Osama? That has jihad written all over it."
"Good point." Then after a second of further thought I said, "No, I'd tell them my name was [fill in the name a neighbor who hates us]. Then they'd look for her."
Who ever said there's no such thing as bad press?
"Lyrics, dude. Recite her some lyrics!" (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)
Char at Casual Keystrokes has a fun meme going. Her friend Ingo is trying to write a song and has asked for contributions. If you're feeling artsy mosey over to her place and add your line. You're going to have a tough time beating the poetry I produced--move over Dylan, I smell Grammy.
Lisa at Midwestern Mommy was thoughtful enough to award me the Thinking Blogger award which surprised me I'll admit. I've always admired other bloggers for their deep and insightful posts, righting wrongs, raising social consciousness, saving hamsters and making the world safe for breakfast lovers everywhere but what pleased me was the implication that perhaps trying to be a better woman, wife or mother requires some thought and that starting with the walls of your own can make the world better within your sphere of influence since that's about all I have time for these days. Thanks, Lisa, you're terrific! And to pass the award along I nominate:
Food Blogga--because she thinks about food and I like thinking about food.
Dandelion Mama--because she's taking a break from thinking and deserves this award for her previous thoughtful posts.
Days to Come--because she's made me think differently about my own houseplants.
The Scratching Post--because he saved me from the Science Fair with his electromagnet idea and is therefore definitely a thinker in my book.
Karen Shanley--because she thinks about words and is a good writer.
I'd like to say thanks for all the emails and comments I've had the past couple weeks, I've been pleased that so many of you think the search engine for momblogs is a good idea. However, it has been hard getting back to everyone, keeping up with emails and answering all the comments plus keeping my day job going. Please don't be upset if I haven't made my way around to your blog, I do try to comment as much as possible but life's caught up with me. Maybe it will get easier . . . at least I'm having lots of fun with this blogging thing.
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