The Good: Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed by the Senate, making her the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court. The judicial branch is a little less of a sausage fest, too, which is kind of awesome. And you gotta love it when Republicans who may not agree with her ideology at least acknowledge her qualifications and vote in her favor. More perfect union, indeed.
The Sad: John Hughes, creative genius behind Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and countless other classics died suddenly of a heart attack. Now who is going to direct the movie based on my life? Thanks, John, for the movies that provided entertainment at sleepovers and lines that can be quoted for any situation in life. True story. I am loving the fact that, like, eight people have emailed or send me notes on Facebook expressing condolences like he was someone I knew. I plan to honor his memory by throwing a party when I housesit for my parents next weekend, complete with motorcycle gang and wacky shenanigans.