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July 29, 2011

Anything but the debt ceiling

We’re leaving for Italy today, with the kid. That’s right, the child that is currently taking apart an Eggo waffle and throwing the pieces she doesn’t like on the floor is going to Tuscany. We’re excited. Mostly.

We planned the trip completely on the fly. I booked the hotel late last night. If you can say one thing about us as parents it’s that we’re just as spontaneous and last-minute as we were before Sadie was born. She’s along for the ride and, so far, it hasn’t been a problem.

After Italy we’re off to Israel where IC has a great-grandparent on each side who have yet to meet Sadie.

We’ll be back sometime in August. I may update with pictures from our trip at some point but if you’re looking for serious debate on the political posturing of the day you’ll have to look elsewhere.

Frankly, while politics is always among my top interests, this was never a straight politics site. I write about my interests– whether that’s poker, music, cooking or my child. Over the years I’ve gotten lots of “why haven’t you written about this?” comments and I always make the same suggestion to people: start your own damn blog. I know Charlie was being mostly jokey about it but it needs to be said.

This week, in between planning a multi-country trip with a toddler in 3 days, I’ve been thinking about Amy Winehouse. As you may have heard, a drug addict musician died at 27 and everybody pretty much shrugged. I wasn’t surprised either, and I don’t get sad over the deaths of people I never knew, but I was a big fan of hers and it’s a loss for the music world. She had a ton of talent, I remember hearing her music for the first time and being truly blown away. This is one of my favorites:

RIP Amy Winehouse.

I hope you’re all having a great summer.

Posted by Karol at 10:07 AM |

Bon voyage!

Posted by: Tatyana at July 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

The debt ceiling vote was a joke and we now have a law that will do absolutely nothing! You want someone in the Senate that will actually vote YES on bills that will effectively cut spending and not raise taxes? Then vote for Andrew “CAS” Castanuela in the primary!

Posted by: Concerned at August 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm
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