Monday, November 10, 2008

I Forgot That We Don't Have A Rolling Pin

But this turned out nicely just the same!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Four Years

What occasioned this blog four years ago was the nausea and rage upon waking to the looming, inconceiveable prospect of a second Bush term. Over the past four years so much has changed for me personally through this blog and my relationships with the blogosphere: I reconnected with Ashbloem, who is now one of my closest friends: I discovered the bankrupt shitshow of Intelligent Design creationism and how that triggered learning about biology and ethology and has changed my worldview and made me vegan, I learned to knit, I've rejected much falseness from my life, I learned so much more about politics and what my politics are and what I believe my responsibilities to others are, I learned to cook, I grieved my mother, I ended up standing on freezing streetcorners stumping for Kucinich. I fell in love again and again with my husband's beautiful mind. In short, four years of engaging in this virtual world has had an amazing effect on my real, embodied life, for which I am very grateful.

And even more grateful that, (even though I am a Kucinich/Nader girl at heart), that I got to wake up, four years later, to THIS man as our President-elect.

A change one can believe in, indeed. Today is a very good day.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Voted: [By The Way, WHAT Is This Doing In The St. Cecilia's Gym?]

I went to vote today. I love going to the polls. I want to volunteer here next time -- I think I would be good and organized (and also would like to give what for to the bitchy hipsters who are rude to the polling staff. Trey went an hour after me and said it was unbearable, tons of entitled people being rude to the very polite cop who explained to them that they'd have to remove their OBAMA/BIDEN buttons to enter the polling place, etc.)

I've voted in the St. Cecilia's gymnasium three times now -- but this was the first time I saw this sign.

This is insanely inappropriate, as ExxonMobil is responsible for the Newtown Creek Oil Spill or, as it is known by Wikipedia, the Greenpoint Oil Spill, an underground oil spill at one point up to three times the size of spill from the Exxon Valdez. Reading Greenpoint Vs. Exxon you wonder just where ExxonMobil gets off trying to do "community outreach" while they dodge litigation like PG&E in Erin Brockovich.