Lady M took to the road for a very hot day of
campaigning thankin’ and appreciatin’ military families. First we hit the day camp at Oceana Naval Station in Virginia Beach where Lady M spent the morning painting stage sets, watching kids perform a scene from the musical "Annie" and reading her favorite book, "Where the Wild Things Are." Oh yes, and dancing - we always dance with the children – to work the “wiggles out.” Theirs, not ours.
And then we went to a special screening of the new Harry Potter movie. Hard to believe we crammed all of this into a less than 2 hour visit isn’t it? Needless to say, we split as soon as the lights went down.
We had to move on to Fayetteville, N.C. to build a house for homeless women veterans. Because we really appreciate them too, you know?
Lady M arrives, signaling that she’s ready to “raise the roof” and put a few “finishing touches” on the Extreme Makeover. The house that is, not Lady M’s.
Ty, the show’s host, said one of the reasons Lady M came was because of the greenhouse they built in the back yard: in order to grow healthy vegetables because I think they might have built the house in the middle of one of those food deserts.
from USDA Food Desert Locator
Butt hoo-wee! It was scorcher yesterday!
Chickaboomer has local footage of a preview to the official airing of the Extreme Makeover episode in what she calls a “three-fer” for Lady M:
(1) There's a green house in back appealing to Michelle's do what I say not what I do diet. (2) The house will house homeless female vets which segues nicely into (3) Mrs. Obama's focus on military families with Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base conveniently nearby.
Everything went pretty well yesterday, despite the heat, until we got a special message on our iPhone. Harry the Pimp IM’d Lady M that Big Guy was about to fall for the oldest Democrat trick in the budget book, only in reverse: agree to cut spending now, and promise to look for additional revenues in the future. Harry’s message said something like “ tell him it’s raise taxes now, and promise spending cuts later, the dumb ass!” Sorry, butt I’m just the messenger here. Lady M immediately called Big Guy and reamed him a good one. Shortly thereafter,John Boehner called el Rushbo’s show to tell him there was no deal, and JJ mouthed the same words to the supportive press. So there.
All in all, not a bad day, although the humidity did leak into my circuit board and distort my vision for the rest of the day. I thought I was mis-imaging this picture of Hillary when I was updating my hard drive at the end of the day, butt as it turned out, she’s just been under a lot of stress lately. Even so, when you leave Big Fur Hat speechless you might want to check in for an extreme makeover of your own.
H/T to Gerard @ American Digest, who cursed me with this image. Finding something like this in your email in the middle of the night is worse than looking under your bed. Anyway, he was just trying to help by putting things in perspective, and suggested that I lighten up because in an alternative universe, my lenses may have been even more, uh, spatially challenged:
Butt I blame it on the heat wave. And stress. Some women get debilitating migraines under stress, others just dress crazy. The only difference is you can take triptans to abort a migraine (believe me, I know), butt even I can’t always abort complete fashion disasters. Especially in this heat.
BTW, just to get things rolling on the “Who Does Hill Remind You of contest”, I offer this as a possibility - with apologies to Hillary fans:
…as well as Nick Nolte fans.