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He did it. He showed me something. Sarah Palin is distilled essence of awesome.

Lifetime member of the NRA. Flies her own float plane. Eats mooseburgers, kills own moose first. Nickname in high school: Barracuda. Former commercial fisherman. Went to college on money she won in a beauty contest.

Her husband is an Eskimo. Dude. Her husband is an Eskimo.

Her main claim to fame is fighting corruption in her own party — which means she won her elections in defiance of the state Republican party. She’s the one who killed the Bridge to Nowhere. So, yes, this is a sort of maverick-y pick, but in a good way. I’m psyched.

Which is good, because it started out pretty depressing. I got the date wrong; today is my 25th anniversary. I got called into my boss’ office to find the walls covered in pictures of me in my twenties. It sucks to work for the art department; they take pictures.

You know who hasn’t aged all that gracefully? Me, that’s who.

Oh, well. I got a nice little camera. And a lapel pin of the company logo. And a cupcake.



Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 29, 2008, 11:48 am

Hey, better late than never. Now you can post a pic of a HAPPY weasel in a skirt. πŸ™‚

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 29, 2008, 11:53 am

Ohhhh…I haven’t got one of those.

So far, the only downside I can find is that Sarah Palin believes in global warming. Or climate whatsit. Or whatever they’re calling it this week. Other than that, it’s awesomeness all the way down.

Comment from Jill
Time: August 29, 2008, 11:59 am

Swease – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knp9-GY6fHE

Comment from Dawn
Time: August 29, 2008, 12:05 pm

Sweet! I am friggin crying my eyelashes off (Stoopid Oprah) with joy over McCain’s pick! Finally a candidate we can get behind! McCain, you old bastard, went and did something to make we want to vote for you!!!!

Crappy Anniversary, by the way!

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: August 29, 2008, 12:24 pm

*does happy dance*

Comment from porknbean
Time: August 29, 2008, 12:25 pm

Talk about throwing us a bone. For once. This time instead of poking us in the eye, he put a fist in Obambi’s and The Beasts.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 29, 2008, 12:32 pm

A cupcake!?

Spoiled bloody rotten you are!

Congratulations, brave Stakhanovite!

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: August 29, 2008, 12:33 pm

Holy shit. I’m going to enjoy watching the BBC as they have to funereally report that the Republicans have won the White House again.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 29, 2008, 12:37 pm

Gibby’s right – the BBC is shilling so hard for Obama that I doubt even her Ladyship would believe it (and she’s seen the BBC at full tilt).

Comment from porknbean
Time: August 29, 2008, 12:40 pm

You know what sucks…McCain is coming to town in a couple of days and the husband asked me yesterday why I did not get tickets seeing as how much I follow politics. I tells him that I’m voting for the guy because we can’t have the big stink B.O. will spray on everything, doesn’t mean I want to see him.
Oh well. I called to see if they had any tickets left. You had to leave a message, so prolly not.

Oh…and I wanna see a pic of the picture wall because I’m nosey.

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Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 29, 2008, 12:49 pm

Oh DAMN! Did y’all listen to her? She buttered up Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton…ahahaha….brilliant!

Rush Limbaugh nearly popped a blood vessel, he was so tickled with her speech.

Comment from Lemur King
Time: August 29, 2008, 12:51 pm

Yep, this is the first time McCain has uttered something where I didn’t roll my eyes or at least tighten my jaw a little bit. You can bet the libs will be hunting for dirt on her because, frankly, she’s bad news for the Obamamessaiah/Biden ticket.

Congrats on 25 years, Weas. That’s rare these days.

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Comment from Dawn
Time: August 29, 2008, 12:52 pm

To appease my consternation over this whole election, I told myself I would vote for McCain, but I wouldn’t try and help him win. (I know, I was being fussy.)
But look at me now! I just donated to the campaign. $25 whole dollars, because I’m such a high roller! I may even get a bumper sticker.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 29, 2008, 12:56 pm

Rush is gushing about her. Oh, yes…this is going to mobilize the ‘winger army.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 29, 2008, 12:57 pm

I want a “SARAH PALIN and that old dude” bumper sticker.

Comment from Allen
Time: August 29, 2008, 1:05 pm

I want to see the VP debates go something like this…

Tough as Nails Biden: “4 more years, blah blah blah.”
Palin: “There he goes again.”

Please Gov. Palin make him shut up.

Comment from JuliaM
Time: August 29, 2008, 1:21 pm

McCain’s a bit of a cunning old fox, isn’t he…?

Very clever pick. Takes the wind right out of Obama’s sails.

Comment from Nicole
Time: August 29, 2008, 1:41 pm

Glad they didn’t forget you, Weasel. πŸ™‚

And I am excited as well for the first time. I was like most of y’all – gonna vote for him because voting for the O was unthinkable. Now I actually want to see him win. A choice I didn’t think he’d make. I thought we’d have another old white guy on the ticket. Personally, I’m not about identity politics and it matters not a whit to me that she is a woman – but it sure matters to the left. I think he couldn’t have found a better match, really. They are both party-buckers and anti-corruption.

I’m not wild about the climate change stuff, but whether we like it or not, rules and regulations on “going green” are coming regardless of who is in the White House. That particular bit of dogma has been sealed in the mind of the majority of public as Troof. Which means that our lovely Congress folks will act on it as if it is Troof because that is how they’ll think they’ll get re-elected rather than try to educate the electorate.

Anyone have a link to audio of the speech? Not sure if I can access it here at work or not, but I don’t wanna wait till I get home. I can’t get to FOX’s audio from here.

Comment from apotheosis
Time: August 29, 2008, 1:55 pm


It’s what’s for dinner…in Awesometown..

I can’t believe I’m actually excited about casting a vote for McGrumpy, but the old coot knew exactly what buttons to push. Smart, independent, driven, a dash of sassy and a dollop of hot.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 29, 2008, 2:16 pm

Can you get Breitbart, Nicole? They have the video.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 29, 2008, 2:53 pm

ROFLOL…… Did you see the daughter in the red dress and tiara? πŸ™‚ Arms crossed and a scowl to end all scowls on her face? “You frack with my momma, you frack with me! I’ll kick your ankles into next week!!!!!”

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Comment from Gnus
Time: August 29, 2008, 3:18 pm

Comcast’s a’comin’,
Girl you better hide your heart..

This is a test. It is only a test. If it were real you would be told where to go and what to do.

(Every time I try to post a comment my intertubes connection goes phhttttt, and the wisdom for the ages goes off into the ether.)

Or somewhere.

Comment from Nicole
Time: August 29, 2008, 3:21 pm

Nooo… I can’t watch videos here at work either. Nasssty internetz monitors. I’m lucky I still get this site I guess. πŸ˜›

Comment from Gnus
Time: August 29, 2008, 3:22 pm

Congrats on the 25th, Sweasel.

Wish I could be ecstatic over Palin. Not that she isn’t a great choice, but are my olde pharte contemporaries ready for a woman in high office?

Sure, we talk an good equality game, but I just have to wonder if a soft glass ceiling isn’t still in place.

I must’ve scared the ole intertubes thingy into working.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 29, 2008, 3:39 pm

Gnus, a woman who goes fishing with her husband. And hunting with her dad. And came in second in the Miss Alaska competition. That’s got to count for something in Oldepharteville.

Comment from TBinSTL
Time: August 29, 2008, 3:43 pm

–> Comment from Gnus
Time: August 29, 2008, 3:22 pm

To answer your question, yes, HELL YES!…and we’ve been praying for a chance to prove it for years.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: August 29, 2008, 3:45 pm

She calls her husband “the First Dude”. Hehehehe.

Palin was the perfect choice. It’s nice to see Republicans happy for once.

Comment from Conservative Belle
Time: August 29, 2008, 4:29 pm

I hope she inspires some great art – love the Palin/Old Dude idea.

And what is depressing about having a cupcake? πŸ˜€

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: August 29, 2008, 5:03 pm

What’s depressing is that it’s a cupcake.

Cupcakes are supposed to be eaten in threes.

Nice Palin pic, Ms. Weasel!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 29, 2008, 5:32 pm

It’s worse than that, Musli. I actually bought that cupcake before I knew it was my anniversary. So I didn’t have room for the free donut.

This is what I don’t look like any more:

That’s my commemorative portrait of Lizze Borden on the partition behind me. It cut down on complaints.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: August 29, 2008, 5:45 pm

I hope I don’t get knocked unconscious…and no offense…but that’s a gorgeous picture, Ms. Weasel!

Comment from Pupster
Time: August 29, 2008, 5:51 pm

*wolf whistle*

Comment from Matt
Time: August 29, 2008, 5:55 pm

I’ve got to agree with the Mush. That picture is Palinesque. Throw in the snark and sarcasm and Uncle B’s a lucky badger.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 29, 2008, 5:58 pm

Awww…shucks, y’all. Bit too much of the proud schnozz for pinup material, but I’d look like that again in a heartbeat.

I’m much grayer and lumpier now.

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Comment from Jessica
Time: August 29, 2008, 6:04 pm

Holy shit! That’s quite the picture. And I LOVE Lizzie in the background. Happy Anniversary.

Now, you know I’m one of those evil liberals (and you love me anyway), and I have to say that his choice of running mate is the smartest move he’s made yet.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 29, 2008, 6:09 pm

JESSICA! Hey, y’all…I mean, not that you know Jessica from Jessica Rabbit or anything…but she got married on Wednesday! w00t! Say nice things to her.

And if you haven’t followed the link from Ace’s, watch this clip of Peggy Noonan. I’ve never seen her on teevee before — watch it to the end, it’s hy-sterical.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 29, 2008, 6:47 pm

Congratulations, Jessica!

That’s really lovely news πŸ™‚

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 29, 2008, 7:03 pm

Gawd…I think I’ve watched that Noonan clip five times. “Fatuous suck-upping”…oohhhhh…that’s the stuff.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 29, 2008, 7:07 pm

Poor child born with two heads and no medical insurance…and they’re using him for a bowling ball!

…everybody is sick in their world…I’m sorry…

The unwed, single mother whose feet are exploding…

ahhhh…I don’t always agree with Peggy Noonan, but I’ve never heard her off the leash before. Hahaha…beautiful!

Comment from Jessica
Time: August 29, 2008, 7:12 pm

Thanks, Uncle B!

Comment from Gnus
Time: August 29, 2008, 7:38 pm

Funny clip. “Off the leash,” indeed.

Swease, in my little corner of Olde Pharteville, Palin is great! Looks like a good choice to me, fishing or no. πŸ™‚

I’m jes sayin’, is all. You know how we olde phartes gets hidebound and set in our ways. ‘Ceptin’ me, of course.

One thing choosing Ms. Palin did do: knocked talk of Obama’s coronation right off the airwaves. At least for a while.

All in all, a good move. A good choice.

In other news, the Comcast healers were here. Third time in a week. Let’s hope it works this time.

Comment from Lokki
Time: August 29, 2008, 8:00 pm

Lokki sees that Sarah Palin is selected for VP –
Looks at Muslihoon – takes his hand

*does happy dance*

Lokki sees picture of beautiful Weasel – throws both hands wildly into the air:

*does happy dance**does happy dance**does happy dance**does happy dance**does happy dance**does happy dance**does happy dance**does happy dance**does happy dance**does happy dance**does happy dance**does happy dance**does happy dance*

What a great day!!!!

Comment from cranky
Time: August 29, 2008, 8:08 pm

Congratulations Miss Weasel on your anniversary, that is quite an accomplishment.

And yippie for Sarah Palin. I look forward to her barracuda like behavior on a wounded Biden.

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Comment from apotheosis
Time: August 29, 2008, 9:41 pm

Who’s in the “Hey, tuna breath” pic to the left of Lizzie?

Comment from Fennec
Time: August 29, 2008, 10:20 pm

Oh I’ve been wading in Lib hate all day. They are SCARED.

Palin is a brilliant choice. I’m now officially excited for the election.

Happy Anniversary Weasel! πŸ™‚

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 29, 2008, 10:20 pm

Hahaha…I didn’t think anybody could read the “tuna breath” sign at that resolution. That’s Roughly, the official (TM) Greatest Cat Ever. I don’t remember the backstory for the “tuna breath” sign, however.

It was half a lifetime ago, after all.

Comment from apotheosis
Time: August 29, 2008, 10:49 pm

Without sounding too creepy (I hope) I was just examining the whole pic closely. Hoping the minutiae might give some insight into the subject, or something.

I like the little animals on the desk. And the xmas ornaments. It’s a good photo, a moment in time of a productive person doing creative stuff. Secure in your talent, but enough whimsy to indicate you don’t take yourself too seriously.

I’m really not stalking you. 😐

Comment from Dawn
Time: August 29, 2008, 11:14 pm

wow, you have great hair!

Comment from Allen
Time: August 29, 2008, 11:16 pm

Weasel, red walls? When we were remodeling our place in the mountains my wife picked out a deep red for the kitchen walls. I had a serious “are you sure?” moment.

It turned out gorgeous. It’s almost the same color as in that picture. Lummee some red walls πŸ™‚

Nice picture.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 30, 2008, 6:32 am

They’re good old-fashioned corporate fabric partitions. And I think they were orange. We always got a weird assortment hand-me-down equipment from other departments, since our work at the time involved hot wax and ink and paint and stuff. We ruined everything. But — bonus — I got to wear a lab coat.

I’m surprised you recognized the animals. That yellow container next to them is a can of pounce. And, on the walls behind, in addition to Lizzie and Tuna Breath, you’ll find a paper airplane (our office was long and narrow and ideal for airplane races) a French curve set, several tins of tea, my Alvin Spin-O-Tray and my personal collection of Ph. Martin’s.

Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: August 30, 2008, 12:47 pm

Well, I for one think you have matured quite gracefully. Congratulations on your 25th.

And congrats to Jessica. Great name for a chick. So much so we used it on one of ours some years ago.

Comment from porknbean
Time: August 30, 2008, 1:09 pm

Oooo…thanks for the picture of your weaselness at work.
That link to the pounce pot reminds me of a gooey duck…which will remind you of something else.
(remove space after http)

http ://www.wdfw.wa.gov/fish/shelfish/beachreg/2clam.htm

I remember first seeing those on ‘Dirty Jobs’. Mike Rowe (rowrrrrr), went to help harvest them and had a shit-eating grin on his face the whole time.

Comment from ATNorth
Time: September 1, 2008, 12:54 am

“Sarah Palin is distilled essence of awesome.”

That’s exactly it. I don’t care for McCain, but I’d kick myself if she wasn’t in line for the White House.

Best Regards.

Comment from Michael
Time: September 1, 2008, 2:32 am

You know who hasn’t aged all that gracefully? Me, that’s who.

Nah. You have charmed the shit out of me. I love this blog.

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Comment from Cathy
Time: September 1, 2008, 12:04 pm

Congratulations on making a quarter century at the same place. That is quite an accomplishment. Anything worth doing is worth doing well. You look great, Lady. And now the special spot Michael has in his heart for you will have a face with the name. For me too.

Comment from Nice Deb
Time: September 1, 2008, 4:56 pm

Congratulations, Ms. Weasel…25 years at the same place is quite impressive. You are obviously happy where you are.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: September 2, 2008, 11:33 am

Congratulations Weasel.

And congratulations, Jessica, on your marriage.

I got married on August 16. Just celebrated two weeks of marital bliss. Married my wonderful guy (aka MWG) outside with bagpipes and he wore a kilt. Hubba, hubba.

Crap – anonymous is me – Princess Bernie

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 2, 2008, 11:53 am

Yeah. The software forgets who you are every once in a while. I think the cookie expires.

Congratulations, Princess B!

Comment from Princess Bernie
Time: September 2, 2008, 12:54 pm

well, and they renamed my pc here at work with my married name. lots of trouble has since ensued. But it’s still worth it!

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Time: February 22, 2012, 7:16 am

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