Posts Tagged ‘politics’

counting down

With Richard’s knee in bad shape, the TV has been on a lot lately. We typically watch some  news and check the weather channel, but it is flipped around to the news channels for way too long in the past couple weeks. I keep telling Richard I’m having visions of Civic Duty.
This morning we’ve been watching a speech by Michelle Obama. She seems genuine, not like she’s trying to sell someone a $3 bill. Even, happy, not demanding or annoying.  I just plain like her.

The other campaign stuff is getting sooo tiresome.
Warning – Palin defense ahead: 
The current flap over the fact that the McCain campaign spent $150K on Palin’s wardrobe infuriates me. Not that they spent it – heck, she needs to be dressed well, very well to be in the spotlight that she’s currently in. And her husband needs a really good suit.  Believe it or don’t, that is not a lot of money to spend on well fitting clothes that essentially make anyone look like a million bucks. I read somewhere a long time ago that you dress for the job that you want to have. The infuriating part is that they say that the clothes will be donated to charity after the campaign. What????? Good idea, take a $2000 jacket and give it to Goodwill.  Does this mean that they are planning on losing the election? Or that if elected, she will go back to wearing JCPenny catalog suits? Seems to me that campaign money goes to lots of expenses that most of us don’t even consider.
Now, heres some funny Palin stuff that arrived in my inbox, courtesy of my sister. I know I’m not alone when I say that I cannot wait for this election season to be Done.

We’ve been having great weather here ( better than in most of the crappy summer we had ), and I wish I was painting on the trim. Instead, we have been working on the Business Plan. We’ve struck a deal on purchasing the little fabric shop, so there is a tremendous amount of work to do to get the loan package ready to submit. Not being real scholarly, this is a major effort for me.  

The other night we watched The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Wow, it was an amazing and beautiful story. An American movie done in French with subtitles. Nearly totally shot from the main character’s point of view.

Well, it’s back to the Plan.

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just a little creepy

Or, a lot.

Is it just October? This morning as someone was flipping channels, a story about this came on. Looks pretty real, but thankfully I’ve never been in a position that it would be handy. But, you gotta give the inventor credit for a creative solution!

I saw in truncated_ashes  journal that classic horror movies are on the menu at their house.
The other night we watched the creepiest movie. I’m more for the thriller genre than horror, but this was a bit of both. Most disturbing was how Christian Bale lost over 60 pounds before shooting began. Why I never saw this film before this I don’t know, but for some weird reason I think I would watch it again and again.  Richard commented last night that we seem to be watching a lot of "man’s inhumanity to man" stuff lately.   I’ll admit, I struggle with most things that come under the heading of ‘comedy’.  I want a mystery, a thriller that I have to wonder about after its all over.

I’m off to Seattle today; tomorrow, Mom and I head to Innovations for two days of classes. Sould be interesting / fun.

I’m looking forward to the debate tonight. I can’t imagine that there will be anything new there, but it may make for some good entertainment.
Will it be comedy or thriller?

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election stuff.

Well, my theory about McCain’s pic in Gov. Palin is that its a gracious way to throw in the towel. He obviously knows that he can’t win, and maybe he’s too old and tired to fight anymore.
It doesn’t make sense on so many levels. What sort of ‘traditional values’ would have a woman with an infant run for the second highest office? This really angers me – who would raise the baby and rest of the kids? The older siblings? Not cool at all.
The fact that McCain has gone on repeatedly about Obama’s lack of experience – yet he chose the least experienced candidate available.

We watched Obama’s speech last night.

I was really impressed.

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once again…….

I’ve been on ‘the hunt’  for a few days now. Fabric – specifically, the living room curtain fabric. I bought a half a yard last week when we were in Portland and brought it home to stare at for a few days before I was sure it was what I wanted. Monday I called the store to order it only to find that all but one and a half yards were gone. Gone! Just like that. You’d think I’d know better after nearly ten years of working at a fabric store, that sometimes you need to act quickly, but I thought a week was quick enough. Guess not this time.
Well, that made me want it even more. The store did call the mfg. and said it was back ordered, and it would be 12 weeks – with a minimum order of 25 yards.  No can do – I only need 10.  So, I began the hunt in earnest, calling several places, waiting for call backs; looking on the mfg. website – along with dozens of others. This morning I got a call back from Pacific Fabrics saying that they could order ( the mfg had 12 yards or so left ) and I think it is a done deal that in a few weeks I will have my ten yards.  (now I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it really is the one that I think I’m ordering and something’s not getting confused ) 
Once that arrives, then I’ll get the rest of the supplies to complete the curtains, waiting for the 40% off sale at Fabric Depot at the beginning of a month. 
I finished my client’s rack of clothes (36 items) on Saturday, and FedEx came and picked them up yesterday. Whew! I am so relieved to have them gone.
Yesterday we worked on putting up curtain rods in our room, and hung some sheer drapes in there. Also gone are the vertical blinds from the top of the stairs, the guest room and the bathroom. This makes me very happy. In the guest room we hung a cable type rod that I had used in the Santee house several years ago, and as a bonus I still had the drapes, which only took a new hem to make fit.   I have the linen for a bathroom curtain in my stash.  Richard has finished doing a mock up of the vanity top, everything looks like the right fit, and has faxed the info to two granite companies in Seattle. Now I will continue with removing the wallpaper in the bathroom and paint.  
I keep going back and forth between ‘furring out’ a new wall over top of the existing stone fireplace, and chiseling the cheesy rock off. Currently I think I will try chiseling it off. If that doesn’t work, then we’ll cover the whole thing with new wall. No matter what, it will be a messy event. 
We now have new neighbors in the little red log house next door. They arrived yesterday with a u-haul truck. Not sure if they’ll live there or if its a vacation place.  I hope that they are nicer than the other couple ones who visit periodically, and only want to talk to tell us to cut more trees down to enhance their views.  

Lastly, I saw this and was really amused:
 It was on Yahoo’s home page and is in South Carolina.

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