Random Thoughts From An Avid Author

Red & Blue Make Purple…That’s How I Envision This Presidential Election


Let’s be honest…if you aren’t tired of the political ads then apparently you are the one designing them.

I don’t need to hear that Mr. Joe Blow hates that Mr. John Smith voted to stock pale pink polo shirts on the racks at Target for the 2004 summer season which caused an infiltration of ugly shirts being worn by the general public to their friend’s weddings that year.

I don’t care to hear that Mr. Harry Armpits dislikes the fact that Mr. Fred Wanne-be Flintstone voted to hide gecko lizards in the walls of the White House to avoid any more disastrous Geico commercials for car insurance because…well, he prefers frogs over geckos.

I have my political, religious, general opinions about this amazing world we live in, but I choose to keep those opinions to myself…or perhaps, strictly in heated conversations held between my husband and I only. Or, sometimes the made up characters in my head. Moving on….{Hush George Nelson, you are not part of this conversation. Tell Annie Messing we’ll discuss things in the writings of my next book later.} <—-See? That’s what I’m talkin’ about.

Either way, I say this…


Red + Blue = Purple

Whichever political party you choose to support, remember…

We are all one nation. One people united together. Let’s think before we judge.

It is not wrong to support who you trust, envision as a leader, or relate to their tactics for this country. We live in America! This is a beautiful, given right to each and every one of us. How amazing is that?

But remember, your neighbor’s opinion does not always coincide with yours. Sometimes I think we forget that, choosing to lash out or bash the other person’s beliefs with a “Seriously? You’re voting for that moron?”

Watch your step, watch your words.

Fight for what you believe in, but do it with honor. It isn’t honorable to hate another for their beliefs in life.

This was my one and only political post on Facebook today. You know that my twisted sense of humor reigns…hello? How else would this very busy mother of three stay sane without it?

Whoever is elected president, this country has a long way to go…to recover. We have tumbled down a long hard road, and we have a ways to catch up. But we aren’t going to pull this country back together with JUST a president.

It’s going to take the beliefs, the wisdom and the courage to come together as a nation…despite our differences, to win this war.

Love thy neighbor as thyself. Mark 12:31

To see change, you must be willing TO change. Start by changing yourself and the way you perceive your neighbor. Have you ever thought about what others think of you?

That’s why I vote for purple. This great nation has to push aside their differences to make a difference. I wear purple proudly today. Do you?

Go Vote!


Random Thoughts From An Avid Author

7 Reasons Why I’m Voting Starbucks For President This Year

Let me make myself clear upfront…I’m not a political person. I’m not attacking anyone, judging anyone, I’m just looking for a little light humor and happiness in this crazy world. Sanity runs thin over here. I am blessed beyond belief, but I do think change is desperately needed in this great country of ours. I do think most of you will agree with me on that. (gulp) At least I hope so!

I am a Starbucks junkie. Grande Soy Chai Tea Latte gal right here.

So, why am I voting for Starbucks for President this year?

  1. The fluctuating gas prices. Starbucks has increased their prices as well, but we still go. Yeah, I’m talking to you! You’re searching for pennies under your couch cushions or walking the beach with your snazzy metal detector, all to pay for that luscious cup of heaven. Perhaps if raising the price of gas because, well…Bob over at the government offices said too because the aliens on Planet Zargon sent him a memo, was reasoned with “Buy a gallon of gas get a free Grande Peppermint Mocha, No Whip, Extra Hot” at every gas station across America, we might have less of an issue. Heck, I’d go get gas everyday for that!
  2. Ethical. For 6 years Starbucks has received the WME Award (World’s Most Ethical Companies) for living up to ethical business standards and practices internally today. That’s a fun word to say…Ethical…Say it with me, E-T-H-I-C-A-L. Is it ethical to brush the cat when he destroyed my red silk drapes yesterday? How about, is it ethical to wear a bikini top to Walmart with back boobs and bike shorts?
  3. They offer great health insurance. Can we all sign up for Starbuck’s health insurance policy? They should have a “Devoted Customer’s Awesome Insurance Plan Because You Rock And We Care”. Healthcare crisis? Hello! Knock, knock…you there government?! Let Starbucks handle it. You know, with a “Buy a policy get a free latte machine” and stuff. Incentive people, incentive…make me REALLY want that $6,254 health insurance premium each month.
  4. Their employees dress cool. What is it with Starbuck’s people? They’re like poets with great fashion sense. Edgar Allen Poe with an Espresso high. Dude, you can totally rock that blue streaked blonde hair with your lip ring. I feel dumb in my Banana Republic tank and khaki shorts. You’re so hip and cool!! Ya gotta drink for that?! Seriously, do ya?
  5. Starbucks has reward cards. Hey super awesome IRS peeps, you know I paid my taxes WAY early this year. But you held my refund for two months. And when I called to ask what the problem was, your response was “Huh.” Cool and stuff, but we kinda sorta needed that refund to pay for Little A’s tonsillectomy that insurance didn’t cover (please see #3 above). Oh, and when we FINALLY got the refund, we got a whole $2 extra! You held my refund for an extra two dollars? Way to be efficient. I bet if I asked you to make me a Venti Dirty Chai Tea Latte Extra Hot you’d say, “Huh.” I’m not bitter or anything though…
  6. Starbucks has a COOL website. Have you been to our government websites? Especially the IRS website. It’s like hunting for Waldo. Impossible to find what you’re looking for. You should have never let Mrs. Gardner’s Kindergarten class design your websites. That was sweet and all, but sometimes coloring a picture of cows is JUST  a better option. Ask Bob over at your government offices again. Maybe he knows of someone on Planet Zargon that does web design…
  7. Free music?! Yes please! Maybe if you included some free music downloads on our property tax statements or jury summons we might be more inclined to pay attention. No Justin Bieber…something cool. Like Vampire Weekend or Ellie Goulding.

I need a latte after writing this….Vote Coffee this year!

Coffee or bust~


P.S. I have no association with Starbucks, they didn’t pay me to write this or give me free stuff to do it either. I thought all this up in the shower this morning. These are my opinions, and the opinions of my Miniature Schnauzer, Lexi. Thanks for listening…over and out!