Saturday, October 18, 2008


I hope these guys are tonight's musical guests on Saturday Night Live with Sarah Palin.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Some Knitting to Break Up the Political Crap

Evangeline On Fire
Originally uploaded by bassbot
These are the fingerless gloves I made from the yarn I dyed a couple of weeks back. Don't they look toasty? (Except for my finger tips which will be sticking out all cold and what not. I don't care.)
Today I had a lunchtime knitting session with some ladies at school who I hooked up with via Ravelry. Knitting and chatting at work!? God I love the internet and all the fun it brings.

Palin Comes to Town

I tried to leave the house a little early today because I figured Mrs. Palin's impending visit to our local high school this morning was going to make traffic a nightmare. Doors to the event open at 9 and we're usually in the area about 90 minutes before that. Of course, we ended up leaving at our regular time and traffic was normal to light for that time of day. There were a few McCain/Palin lawn signs stuck in the median and other public properties along the road leading up to the school. One of those signs was placed to block part of a very large (6 feet tall?) stark sign that read, "Inferring that Obama is a terrorist is racist and un-Christian." I liked that.
The house across the street from the entrance to the high school had a McSame/Sara Bush sign on the lawn. Aside from the signs and saw horses set up to proclaim there will be no parking along roads people usually don't park along anyway, there didn't seem to be much going on other than kids going to school.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Feeling Touchy, Are You?

I don't think I wrote anything particularly offensive in my last post, but some spammy commenter seemed to feel offended enough to leave a trollish comment. Fear and desperation drives some people to show their worst sides. It's too bad.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Wrong Number

I got a call this evening from the "RNC" inviting me to get tickets for Sarah Palin's appearance at Dover High School this coming Wednesday. I couldn't even tell if it was a recording or an actual person on the line because they didn't ever stop to interact with me.
I worked the phones when Obama came to town last month and we talked to people to invite them to the event. We didn't just read the script at them, we got their names for the guest list and interacted, answered questions, etc.
Anyway, recording or not, after the young man's voice told me to visit the website for tickets I said "no thanks" and hung up the phone. I hope no one shows or that they get a lot of protesters showing up. I'd love to go just to photograph and video the crowd, but I have to work that morning. If anyone is free from 9-11 am Wednesday the 15th in Dover NH, I suggest you go check out the scene at the high school.
There is school that day. I wonder how all of that is going to work.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Slim and Munly
Originally uploaded by bassbot
Last night I went down to Cambridge to see my friend Bob, who is touring with Slim Cessna's Auto Club. I've heard their CDs, which are great, but that didn't prepare me for the live experience. Holy mackerel! What a show. It was a quasi-religious, rock and roll experience. I didn't get home until 3:30 this morning and suffered a mighty hangover all day long, but sometimes you've got to pay a price for a good time.
They are on tour and winding it up with shows in New York and Philadelphia this week. If you happen to be in those areas, I highly recommend you go see them.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Yummy Yarn!

I should totally be in bed right now, but the debate was pretty blah and my camera battery finally recharged so I'm uploading photos of my yarn wound into cakes.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Between Class Chatter

There were a few free moments to spare before the start of my last class today, so we were chatting about current events.

Me: I don't get why Cindy McCain decided as a 24-year old heiress that she wanted to date and then marry a 42-year old married guy with a family. If I was a rich young woman I wouldn't be in a hurry to marry anyone.

Girls in the class: I hadn't thought of that.Yeah I don't get that either.

Guy in the class: Maybe he was really awesome in bed.

Girls and me: Ewwww... *shudder at the mental image.*

Last Saturday I did something that I haven't done on a weekend in quite a long time-- went out and had fun with a group friends. (Wow. The simple fact of writing that and realizing it's true kind of makes me sad.) Anyway, we all gathered at our gracious hostess' house to dye yarn. If you aren't a knitter or other yarn junkie that probably sounds just plain weird, but it was actually a blast. It takes quite a bit of time and the actual dyeing is messy and definitely best done outside. I never got around to researching techniques or planning out what kind of color combinations I wanted to use so I ended up being pretty spontaneous with it. Of the four skeins I dyed, I am pretty happy with three of them. The fourth, a sock blank, came out kind of stupid looking but I'm hoping once it's wound into a skein it will look better.