I Have a Dream…With a Twist

I have a dream that one day I will lose the eight pounds I try to lose every year and never gain back that weight again.
I have a dream that my kids will make themselves breakfast in the morning, pack their own lunches, feed my cat and clean the cat litter – and all I need to do is give them hugs and kisses and send them off to school.
I have a dream that I won’t be spammed 10 times a day by someone wanting me to give them my social security number so they can deposit 100 million dollars in unmarked bills into my bank account – then again – I have a dream that scam were really true.
I have a dream that I will actually get to sleep eight hours straight without thinking of all the things I have to get done the next day.
I have a dream that one day, I will open my mailbox to find lots of checks and no bills.
I have a dream that my kids won’t jockey to get on my computer the moment I sit down to think of a blog post that’ll make someone wet their pants.
I have a dream that one day, when my kids are in college, my DH and I will move back into my old apartment building on 72nd Street and Central Park West.
I have a dream that tomorrow, when Barack Obama is sworn into office, he’ll figure out a way to stop people from losing jobs, put an end to terrorism, instill hope for a brighter tomorrow and declare a permanent 75% off sale at Ann Taylor Loft. A girl’s gotta dream doesn’t she?

The Obamas Rock the White House

Watch CBS Videos Online If you were too busy finishing dinner last night, giving your kids a bath or maybe catching up on reading the Sunday New York Times and didn’t get a chance to watch President Elect Barack Obama and our future First Lady Michelle Obama talk about their lives before and after election day, then now’s your chance to catch up on some Must See TV.
All I can say is after watching the two of them share their hopes for their children, our country and for each other, I am truly impressed, inspired and am excited to see what is in store for our country after Obama is sworn into office. And frankly, I am also thrilled to hear one of Michelle Obama’s initiatives will be to support mothers and the work/life balance. Michelle’s primary focus in the first year will be on making sure her daughters make a smooth transition as they move to the White House, but you can already tell that no matter what path she chooses over the next four years, she will inspire others to pursue their passion while raising a family.
Did you watch the Obamas last night? Let’s hear your thoughts.

Obama, Can You Hear Me?

You are never going to believe this, but after writing an email back to the Obama camp complaining about the fact that they asked for donations on the day Lehman Bros. went bankrupt and then posting this blog and that one about it, I think he heard me. Sure, some ardent Obama supporters argued I had no right to complain and should just unsubscribe to his emails, if I had taken their advice, I never would have seen the video that arrived in my inbox today.
You see, Senator Obama actually sent out an email outlining his plans on what he’d do to fix our economy. Not only that, after the video, he included this link which outlines his entire economic plan and that includes giving the middle class a $1000 tax break.
He even talked about how we need to put our bitter bi-partisan squabbles aside and listen to the people and what they truly need. Barack – could I have been the “people” you were talking about? If so, I want to say – thanks for listening. You actually won a few points in my book for your wise email blast of the day. Best of all, you didn’t ask for donations – maybe you are a stand up guy who can do some great things for our country.
Thanks for listening or for reading my mind. Either way, nicely done.

Things Barack Obama Can Do to Save Money on the Campaign Trail

If you read my post yesterday, you will know that I am not too pleased about the fact that I’ve been hit up for donations one too many times by our Democratic candidate. I do want to support him in his efforts to land the hot seat in the White House, and so, I’ve come up with the following cost cutting measures that might save him some $$$ and enable him to not hit the rest of us up for cash from now until November 4.
#1 – Find out who bought the airplane that Sarah Palin auctioned off on Ebay and see if you can buy it from the owner. Then use that plane to fly to your various campaign locations.
#2 – Rent a tricked out tour bus from a country music artist who may be taking a breather between now and their next road tour. Trust me, I’ve seen Reba McEntire’s bus and it is pretty fancy!
#3 – Make a deal with an airline like American, or Jet Blue or Trans Air and board a few of their empty flights that take you to key campaign locations. Plus, Jet Blue is offering $50 off for air travel from now until November 15 – you could probably save lots of cash for you and your secret service detail and give the airlines a boost in the process.
#4 – Hitchhike. I know it’s dangerous but if you get in touch with all the people who donated money to your campaign and then asked them to give you a lift from city to city, I’d bet they’d oblige. Call it the Obama hitch a ride to the White House tour.
#5 – Take Amtrak. I don’t know about you, but when I was working in the entertainment world, I once sent an actor all the way from New York City to Los Angeles by train because he was afraid to fly. You can pretty much pick up a train in every city and again, I’m sure the PR department at Amtrak would gladly give up a few Business Class seats free of charge.
#6 – Rent a Zip Car or a Hybrid like a Prius, cram your staff inside and drive cross country. Sure it might be a tight squeeze, but what a road trip that would be!
#7 – Borrow celebrity planes. I’m sure that plenty of celebrity pilots would gladly hand over the keys to their planes to get you from Mississippi to Milwaukee. Is John Travolta a Democrat? He is a F.O.O. (friend of Oprah) so I’m sure he’d be happy to lend you his private plane.
#10 – Walk. I know it’s insane – but didn’t you love the part in “Forrest Gump” where he walks across the United States over the course of one year. Sure it took him longer than 6 weeks and yes, it was a movie, but wouldn’t it be cool to use the ankle express and get Americans to join your foot patrol?
#11 – Skype Me or do a Webcast. If you really want to reach millions of people fast, then tell us your skype address and give us a jingle. Or, you can host a webinar like Ekhart Toile or however you spell his name. A bazillion people logged onto that one and even after I bought his book, I still don’t know what he wants me to do with my life to make it better.
#12 – Appear on Saturday Night Live. I know Hurricane Ike prevented you from making it to New York, but trust me, appear on the show this weekend, have a kick ass sense of humor and you’ll get 7 million more eyeballs and possibly millions more votes. I mean McCain can’t crack a joke – you’ve at least got a leg up in that area.
#13 – Travel with a baseball team to all their games leading up to the World Series and throw out the first pitch at every single game. Mets would be preferable but I’ll understand if you choose the Cubs.
#14 – Board a cruise ship that travels to several key cities in the U.S. and help the ice sculptor for the midnight buffet create a bust in your image. Obama on ice…now that’s something I’d pay money to see.
#15 – Tour with the your favorite rock group or with another performer who happens to be hitting the cities you need to visit in order to win votes. By the way, can you sing? I mean Clinton and the saxophone went a long way. If you’re holding out on us and can actually play an instrument or sing a tune, now is your chance to win over some music lovers.
I’m sure there are plenty more suggestions but these are just a few that I think will save you millions! If anyone has any more bright ideas for Barack, please let me know. And please know – I am not singling him out – the Republicans know better not to send me Donate Now emails – I’ve already showed my cards with my posts on Sarah Palin – incidentally – favorite Facebook Group of the day which everyone should join: This Group has a larger population than Wasilla, Alaska.

And Now…Here’s Obama!

Well Barack Obama, I have to admit it. I was disenchanted with you these last few months when all I heard from your camp was how badly you were trouncing Hillary Clinton, but you did it last night. You won me over again. Your sweeping oratory skills (did you memorize that entire speech), your promise to rid our nation of our dependence on foreign oil in the next 10 years, your commitment to end the U.S. occupation in Iraq and focus on ridding our world of terrorists and your pledge to provide our children with the education they need to become anything they want to be in life. If you missed his speech last night, once again, we have it for you – but this time in parts. CNN split it up so below is Part I…we’ll add Part II as soon as it pops up. Let us know what you think – is Barack your man or is the jury out until McCain hops into the ring with his VP selection? I guess only time will tell!