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Conversations with Ben

Me: I’m Nana’s older baby and your daddy is Nana’s younger baby, because I’m older than your daddy.

Ben: You’re older and you’re tougher.

Me: *puffs up* That’s right I am!

Ben: It’s because you have a bigger belly than Daddy.

Me: *deflates*

Squirt.

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Four more

Last night I asked my parents if we could avoid the election coverage. In 2008, I was so nervous about the election results, the pain in my stomach was almost unbearable. (I would later find out the pain was mostly my gallbladder rebelling against my body.) But still. The thought of a Republican in the White House scared me so much.

To be honest, I wasn’t nearly as nervous this time around, but that may have been a mixture of voter apathy and happy fun-time anti-anxiety meds. But I still didn’t want to watch the possibility that Romney could be elected president. I’m sorry. I just don’t like the guy. By the end of the night, it was inevitable I would turn over, and to my relief, it wasn’t long until the race was called for Obama.

So congratulations, Mr. President.

However, I am greatly worried that we are in for four more years of the same stagnation. Not because of Obama, but because Republicans maintained control of the House of Representatives. I want to believe, if everyone means what they say about getting this country going again, Republicans will finally work together with Democrats, instead of just automatically saying, “No,” to everything that comes their way. It’s time to work together. Each party will have to give a little to get a little. The election is over. Can we please, please come together to work for the greater good instead of being roadblocks? I’d like to think it would happen, but history has ways of repeating itself.

I’m not blaming Republicans for all our nation’s woes, but for the past two years, it seems as if their sole purpose was to make Obama a one-term president instead of caring for our country.

But I do hope that since this two-year run for president is now finally, officially over, our elected officials can buckle down and get to work. Is that too much to ask?

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Parting of the ways

I have a weird schedule when it comes to my hair. I only see my hairdresser about once a year. I know this would send most of my lady friends into absolute shock, but it’s true. I visit my hairdresser every year around November to have my hair whacked off.

Before.

After.

I like having long hair in the summer and short hair in the winter. This may sound paradoxical, but there is method to my madness. In hot weather, I can’t stand having hair on the back of my neck, so it has to be long enough to put into a ponytail. By the time October/November rolls around, I am so sick of fighting with the tangles every morning, I make an appointment to chop it all off. I have warm scarves I use to keep the chill off my neck in winter.

It may sound topsy-turvy to you, but I’ve got my hair down to a science.

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