Friday, October 31, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

I think from my past posts you can tell how I feel about what has been happening with the election.

And I just don't have the energy right this second to comment on every lie and scandal. Who knows, I may change my mind later today even, but for now I am just holding my breath and hoping next Tuesday goes well.

In the meantime, on the election front, one of my sisters lives just outside of Northern Virginia, in Leesburg. She spotted this sign in a window on Saturday night:

The McCain campaign in general seems to have made some major miscalculations in Virginia.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Eight years

Eight years ago today, right about now, Matter-Eater Lad and I were getting pictures taken by the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. We had been married for less than two hours.

Our families and our best friends were there, too, along with some Japanese tourists who were very nice.

Veronica recommends the carrots.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Things I can't say out loud during a casual business lunch

Dear [boss]:

The reason you have the perception that the media is harder on McCain is not because the media is harder on McCain or Palin. One need only look at the lack of coverage of the Troopergate report to see that--can you image what would have happened if BIDEN were involved in such a thing? The media seems harder on McCain and Palin despite letting things go because McCain and Palin are lying and their plans make no sense and they keep making erratic changes. You are a smart guy who nit-picks about everything else--why do you have such a blind spot when it comes to this?

Sometimes, when it seems like the coverage of one guy is more negative, it is because that guy has more negatives.

And that's just a great start to the working week.

Sigh. While I was getting ready this morning, the baby rolled off the bed. She's fine, and she was just scared, but really not a good sign.

Friday, October 10, 2008

And this is just what we need.

Palin is trying to kill Troopergate by preempting the probe. Why is this not being covered *at least* as much as the Ayers smears? Her behavior here was appalling and unethical. If we are not going to talk about the real issues at stake in this election, why are we not talking more about this?


If Obama wins and GOD FORBID someone carries out a violent act against him, the roots of it will be here, and both McCain and Palin will in part be responsible. The level of their rhetoric is disgusting, and they should be ashamed of themselves. They won't be, because clearly all they care about is winning, but they should be. They have nothing to add to the economic discussion that needs to be happening *right* *now*, and so they resort to whipping up violent, racist hatred.

John McCain, there was a time when I had respect for you. Not anymore.

Monday, October 06, 2008

I enjoy reading The Economist, myself.

I would subscribe if it weren't so expensive.

If Sarah Palin reads the Economist
, I am a snake-handler who speaks in tongues and is ALSO a witch.

Friday, October 03, 2008

But I didn't even play Lego Batman last night!

And I had a dream that Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler were in the game as characters last night.

Maybe that's just a sign that I have been spending too much time with flames on the side of my face watching Sarah Palin.

Seriously, I hate her so much.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

A sign that I should stop posting and get back to work

How heroic.

Another sign of something

When you read this article, your take-away reaction is that you really want a cheesesteak.

Signs that you may have been playing too much Lego Batman

On the drive to Target, during which you pass a lovely lake and could be contemplating nature, you instead look at the lampposts and wonder how many points you could get for smashing them with the car.*

*I find it amusing that in the game Batman gets extra points for smashing up municipal property.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Knitting Content

So, I *have* been knitting. I have just been posting to Ravelry (my user name is elmamus) instead. However, here are some pictures of my recent projects:

Clapotis, in Alchemy Bamboo Topaz (I can't remember if I posted my Clapotis pictures)

Tulip Sweater, Dream in Color Classy, for V

And lots of socks:

Snicket Socks, Dream in Color Smooshy, Some Summer Sky

Dragon Dance Socks, STR club socks

Bellatrix Socks, Sophie's Toes Sock Yarn, Crushed Velvet

Fawkes, Cherry Tree Hill Supersock, Sugar Maple

Salto, Dream in Color Smooshy, Wisterious.

There were others, too. But I don't have pictures of those.

I have more socks on the needles and more non-sock knitting to do, but people keep needing socks, plus they are good for commuter knitting, so I suspect that I will mostly be knitting socks for some time.