Why I'm Not Impressed with Sen. Johnny Isakson...
I contacted my representatives and expressed my opposition to SOPA and PIPA, because these pieces of legislation a) contain language that is broad enough to pose a threat to all information shared on the internet, and thus jeopardize my livelihood, and b) place too much power in the hands of our federal government, to an extent that makes me uncomfortable. Isakson sent the following response,...
**Updated** Two Open Letters to Rob Parker
Our kids are big Falcons fans. They go to every home game, and they spend a lot of time at training camp in the summer. They have been so fortunate to meet some of the players, Mike Smith, and even Arthur Blank. You may have heard that ESPN’s Rob Parker wrote a scathing article about Atlanta as a sports town. You can read that hot piece of garbage here. A & C read it and found it...
thevoiceofthefan: I’m Just Saying –...
I am the least consistent blogger ever.
Here are some of the things I’ve been doing instead of updating this Tumblr for months on end. A & C are back in school, and we are juggling soccer, tennis, art lessons, and the general drama associated with middle school girls. I am training for a half-marathon in November, which is simultaneously exciting and terrifying. The dog’s arthritis has gotten too bad for him to run...
Suck it up, NFL and NFLPA.
I am not remotely impressed with the breakdown of labor negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA. I was generally in support of the perspective of the players’ union until it became abundantly clear to me that they never had any intention of trying to get a deal done. I never supported the avarice of the owners and the league, and my worst suspicions about that group has now been...
A has been getting an alarming volume of emails from a specific boy. She’s pretty and smart and has a good sense of humor, so it was really only a matter of time, but I’m not prepared for this with a 12 year old child. The great thing about it, though, is that these awkward, and I do mean awkward, missives are forever preserved in digital format. As I read through them (her emails all...
May I vacuum my room, Mama?– The most beautiful words I’ve ever heard, from 11 year old C.
I think it went really well tonight. When I talked to the teachers, I used a lot...– C, our 11 year old daughter, on her interview night for the middle school she wishes to attend.
As per usual, this southern winter weather is inconsistent and features dramatic changes from day to day. In the middle of last week, we had wintry precipitation overnight, resulting in about an inch of snow on the ground by morning, and roads covered with deceptively treacherous black ice. If you don’t know what black ice is, it’s a thin layer of ice, called “black”...
We’re the Thomas family. I’m Jeanna; I’m married to Matt. We have two daughters, A, age 12, and C, age 11. Our third child, H, happens to be canine and more spoiled than the other two. We live in the greater Atlanta metro area, and we love music, film, literature, fine dining and regular dining (especially gluten free, for me), I like running (because of all the dining), we all...