Weekend Open Thread

January 5, 2013

It’s the weekend, y’all!

Have you heard of sonogram parties? That’s where an ultrasound technician comes to your house so all your guests can ooh and aah over a fuzzy black and white image of your unborn child. What say you: yea or nay?

In case you’re curious, I say f*ck nay. But my ob/gyn discovered a missed miscarriage during a routine ultrasound, which made every successive ultrasound I ever had really nerve-racking. So YMMV.

And here’s a quick look at the new members of our incoming Congress. In short, Congress is less white, less male and has more women, people of color and LGBT members.

There are also nine veterans who are newly elected, including the awesome Tammy Duckworth.

Duckworth is better known for making national headlines after becoming the first disabled woman to be elected to the House. The Iraq War veteran lost both legs and severely injured one arm in combat.

“The worst day for me in Washington on the floor of the House is never going to be as bad as me getting blown up. So bring it,” she told NBC News.

Badass.

What are you up to this weekend? DD goes back to school Monday, so we are trying to enjoy the weekend as much as possible. We all get used to sleeping in, so we have been moving her bedtime up by 15 minutes each night this week. How do you readjust after vacations?

Chat away!