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Man, politics is crazy ugly… even with Joe, the infamous unlicensed, tax-owing plumber, around to unite us.

By the way, I’m starting to regret that I impulsively and enthusiastically joined Facebook’s Joe the Plumber Fan Club.

But Joe aside, no matter who you favor in this political race, things are getting seriously stressful.

I feel so desperate to do something.

And I can’t really give any more money.

So after ignoring about 387 emails from Obama’s campaign (very persistent, committed folks who apparently don’t have small children), this line finally got my intention…

“In October of 2000, Al Gore had a double-digit lead in the polls. By Election Day, it came down to one state and a handful of votes.”

Honestly, now I want to throw-up.

So with this startling information and “Project Runway” now concluded (Leanne is the winner? Really?! With all those repetitive, monotonous wave patterns and her melancholy vibe?), I am going to sit down this week and call some undecided voters in swing states.

It’s not my favorite thing to cold call strangers but really, isn’t 4 years of the McCain/Palin administration just a hair worse? Plus, a friend told me that the older folks are just so happy to talk to someone.

That made me kind of sad.

And then a lot less scared.

If you also want to do something, visit here. Even Obama recently half joked about the Democrats, “Don’t underestimate our ability to screw it up.”

I will be glad when this whole election madness is over and I can go back to telling you all stories about my kids. Like 4 year-old Dylan who said to me this morning, “I need a new piece of toast because I only took one bite but then I got up to do some dancing and I lost my toast and now I have none.”

Oh Dylan, that happens to me constantly during breakfast.

But for now, as we continue to debate politics, there is one thing we can all agree on…

Paul Rudd.

I had no idea that you all were such Paul Rudd enthusiasts.

Imagine my embarrassment that I’ve been going on and on about crushes like Joe Scarborough and Michael Cera when you really wanted to hear about the former bar mitvah dj from Jersey (yeah, yeah I do my research. Do you think I just phone this crap in?).

But really, I had no idea that Rudd would evoke such passion. So from this day forward, I promise to stalk the “Knocked Up” star on any and all future public and private school tours. You know, in a secret, super cool, stealth way. I won’t get myself thrown in jail or anything.

Is it my own political wishful leanings or does Rudd look like a Democrat?

30 Responses to politics isn’t pretty but paul rudd is

  • calikim says:

    And YOU were giving me crap for being a stalker cuz I knew Mike Rowe was a Opera singer…I mean he was a local personality here …who I happened to follow into bars nightly. HA HA!! BTW, I have yet to find him since telling you about him. He must know I am on the prowl!!

  • MN Mama says:

    I have a small suggestion if you are interested (not sure if you are) that has totally helped me keep Isabelle in her seat during meals. I have told her that if she gets up, her meal is over. I have been amazed that it works. I am much more patient with her during meal time and so grateful that I tried it. I never thought it would work. I thought I would mention it in case you or your readers are interested.

  • kristen says:

    i’ve missed you!

    paul rudd is delicious, especially in one of my favorite paul rudd movies, 300 cigarettes.

    can we please meet for a cocktail after this election is over? my stomach hurts almost daily with worry…please don’t let there be another catastrophic mistake like florida.

  • JoLynn says:

    Oh Please let Obama win!!! I bought an all inclusive 5 day trip and will be at that inauguration to shake that man’s hand!! I don’t like wasting money!!

  • Becky says:

    OH god I couldn’t agree with you more. Not only do we get too cocky and blow it but remember the Republicans are already working their magic on making sure voters DO NOT get to the polls. Seriously. These are scary times. VOTE now and VOTE OFTEN!
    and then get your friends to do the same.

  • stephanie says:

    I’m scared to see a repeat of elections past (2000/2004). All we can do is vote and encourage our friends and family to vote and hope that others do the same.

    Paul Rudd is really yummy to look at and I am willing to bet he is a Democrat. How could he not be?!?! πŸ™‚

  • wendi says:

    Happy to report he is a proud democrat – he was supposed to be at our celebrity poker event with Ben Affleck and sarah silverman, but unfortunately couldn’t make it. just me and Ben πŸ™‚

  • Amy@UWM says:

    Man, I hate it when I get up to dance and my food disappears. Are you me? Just before I wandered over here, I was reading the latest of the 5 gazillion emails from the Obama campaign and feeling mighty guilty about not volunteering. But my husband will shoot me if I volunteer for anything else. Plus, as a major introvert, I generally would rather pull out my eyelashes one by one than have to make conversation with complete strangers. I have a hard enough time talking with people I know.

  • He’s definitely a Democrat.

    If the last two elections have not taught us anything. I recently trained to be a “voter rights protection” person in my state and will be working as such on election day. Desperate times…

    So, where did the toast go??

  • Sandrine says:

    can you believe Leanne won I’m still in shock.
    I’m so glad you’ll be doing these phone calls I lost my voice after our walk on thursday so I haven’t been able to make any but we need to do something or at least try, you’ll be great and at least they will understand you!!!

  • shay says:

    first of all. LOVE Paul Rudd. Love him! He’s so understated and funny. He was great on Friends, we was funny and awful in the Forty Year old Virgin….but so great in Clueless. I heart him!

    Okay, so I have no idea how you guys will decide. thankfully I’m not an American. Both candidates make me nervous for different reasons and although I’m a pretty committed Christian (so would be her demo I guess), something about Sarah Palin is also scary to me. How in the world do you decide?
    And this Joe the Plummer thing? Says so much to me about how the whole thing is just insane! That’s just crazy.

    I do think people need to vote though. No whining about the govt if you didn’t get your ass into the voting booth!

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Tell Dylan to make friends with his child, and then you ‘make playdates’ with them both, and then invite the parents over to your house for cocktails/poker, or a Tupperware Party. You’re SMART, you’ll think of something to make them part of your Inner Circle.

  • Tully's Mama says:

    Kelcey – I was left hanging when you just casually mentioned this fine looking actor in one of your previous posts. You know I live for your sightings. Although Leanne is a fellow Oregonian, I do agree that she was a total snore with her designs AND personality. When I get up to dance, I usually lose my cocktail. (that is if I don’t POUND it before I head out to rock the floor, because I do ROCK the floor.)

  • Portia says:

    Get outta my head Kelcey! That statement in Obama\\\’s email rocked my world too!!! I have been phone banking like crazy ever since… Rudd is hotter than July! Clueless was his best look…

  • erin says:

    love the things kids do and say! How liberating to lose your toast because you were dancing. Hope the missing toast was found butter side up.

  • Okay, so I know you\\\’re way more up on politics than I am, but I\\\’ve also been thinking about the phone banking thing. Have you been asked the tough questions about Obama\\\’s position on the issues? What do you when that happens (insert smart remark here. ha ha)? That\\\’s the main thing that\\\’s been keeping me away…fear and cluelessness!

  • Janna says:

    Am I the only Republican who reads your blog?! I”m probably going to boycott Oprah b/c she wouldn’t have Palin on & claimed it didn’t have anything to do with the fact that she’s Republican. Then she has Maria Shriver on & she & Oprah continue campaigning for Obama on air. I considered boycotting your blog too, but I like it too much. πŸ™‚ And I figure at least you’re married to someone who’s “Fair & Balanced.” πŸ™‚

  • Pearl says:

    Of course I am going to comment on the Project Runway aside… Yeah, Leanne???!?! Seriously??? She should have been cut based soley on her unstyled bangs alone. Who would buy a dress from someone with bangs like that?

  • Kim says:

    I don’t watch Project Runway.. (gasp I know.. so I am not sure about the repetitiveness and all..but I do know that Paul Rudd makes me swoon.. yum yum eat him up.. πŸ™‚

  • Robyn says:

    It’s the whole Gore-Bush thing that has me so SCARED. Like, even if Obama wins the election, he can actually lose the election.

    I know I was a poli sci major, but I will NEVER understand the electoral college! Shhh, don’t tell anyone…

  • Lanie says:

    We waited over an hour (with the twins) to vote in the primary. So, Evan came up with the brilliant idea to apply for absentee ballots. Great post! πŸ™‚

  • Damselfly says:

    I know you are an Obama fan, but speaking of Al Gore, why couldn’t Al have run this time around? Oh, Al….

    I can’t believe the fame Joe the Plumber is getting!

  • Oz says:

    Paul Rudd is D all the way. I had a big crush on him after Clueless. I still love that movie – it’s one of my got a cold comfort flicks, and it goes great with chicken soup.

kelcey kintner