Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ted Kennedy's Legacy Down the Toilet?

Scott Brown has defeated Martha Coakley in the bid for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat.

Many people in Massachusetts are not going to be happy about this. My father is a member of the Mass. Moderator's Association (was the town moderator where we live for many years) and I can tell you he looks pissed. Brown will do everything he can to undo Kennedy's work and thwart President Obama's attempts to fix the problems in the health care system and the economy.

Many of the pro-Scott Brown ads in the local media were paid for by out-of-state lobbying groups. I really think that should be illegal. There should be no influence on state elections from outside lobbying groups. If Martha Coakley returns to her position as the Attorney General it would be something she could look into, although Brown's supporters would probably call her a sore loser for it.

On the news they're calling this a historic day for Massachusetts. I think it's a sad day. Martha Coakley would have been a great Senator that Ted Kennedy would have been proud to have as a successor; I think with Scott Brown in the post he's probably rolling over in his grave.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My 2009 summed up in one word

It sucked. Well, OK, that's two! Hopefully 2010 will be better. I'm off to bed in a bit, tomorrow I'm planning to take some new pictures for my Etsy items. I'll be getting some new products listed and old listings revamped and relisted (several things have been relisted multiple times, I'm thinking about starting a Bargain Bin/Clearance section in my shop just to try to get them sold). I'm also taking an Art course, at some point I hope to add an Art section to my shop as well. The course is fun but it's a little intimidating in a way, the artists I've seen on Etsy are so good! I don't know if I'll be able to compete.

I've seen quite a few blogs with "goals for 2010" type posts, I'm thinking about writing a list of my own to post. I suppose publishing your goals to the world is one way to keep yourself accountable. Have you ever seen the movie The Bucket List? I haven't but I love the idea of it, keeping a list of things you want to do with your life.

What's on your Bucket List?