1. Hey, did anyone read about Mitt Romney’s speech that was supposed to calm people’s fears about voting for a Mormon? It’s mind-boggling! Here’s a choice excerpt:

“There are some who may feel that religion is not a matter to be seriously considered in the context of the weighty threats that face us. If so, they are at odds with the nation’s founders…Freedom requires religion, just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone.”

Um, Mitt? The definition of freedom is that nothing is required. And you should really take a break from blow-drying your hair and READ some of the nation’s founders thoughts on religion. Like Thomas Jefferson, who wrote, “Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law.” (Seriously, does anyone else find this speech extraordinarily chilling? Candidates will start preaching “Strength through unity, unity through faith” next.)

2. Okay. Let’s retreat back into our happy bubble that is untouched by politics and take a virtual trip to Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital, a 24/7, 365-day animal hospital in Britain that rescue
s “hedgehogs, badgers, wild birds, foxes, and even reptiles and amphibians.” I love that a.) the hospital is named after a Beatrix Potter character and that b.) they’ll “even” rescue non-cuddly animals.

3. It’s going to snow again Saturday. I got stuck in my driveway the last time it snowed. I am dreading the snow.

4. Deutsche Grammophon, in my opinion the best classical label out there, has launched an iTunes-like online store of its entire catalog, including physically out of print recordings. If I didn’t have to work the other job Saturday, I’d stay inside all day and download Corelli and Bach.