Monday, February 22, 2010
Randolph Rd--last week. Trucks hauling snow west. Today I was trying to see some beauty outside & it was tough. Old snow is ugly!
This was a fun read. About the words scientists, and others, use to define "invasive."
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Sock No. 1 of Pair No. 2. I learned something new about the heel on this pair. But I still need to be more careful--too many mistakes.
My first pair of socks won me this poem from Mr. H.
Oh my happy feet, so pampered with fun
I note the weave so exquisitely done
The color just right, with irregular toe
Adds a smile for none to know
For the sock is unseen and Oh what a shame
For Pam's deft fingers the socks cannot name
The socks on my feet and covers my toes
And where my feet travel so the socks goes
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
NEXT year I'll stop enjoying snarkiness. Meanwhile, this book is a delicious read for a political junkie. How did Edwards fool so many for so long?
Snarky excerpt from the snarky book:
About Rielle Hunter
Feb 06: Regency Hotel, NYC. Everything about her screamed groupie. She looked like a hybrid of Stevie Nicks and Lucinda Williams, in an outfit more suitable for a Grateful Dead concert than an evening at the Regency. … She handed him [an Edwards’ handler] her business card. The inscription read, “Being Is Free: Rielle Hunter – Truth Seeker.”
A few months later, without warning, Hunter was back – in a big way.
[she was] a constant presence on the road with Edwards…[her behavior] was freaky, wildly inappropriate, and all too visible. She flirted outlandishly with every man she met. She spouted New Age babble, rambled on about astrology and reincarnation, and announced to people she had just met, “I’m a witch.” She told [Edwards] that he could be as great a leader as Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. Edwards swooned, of course. Gobbled up her every word like so much pop-psych popcorn. He spent hours talking to her, listening patiently to her ideas about the state of American democracy and her advice on media strategy. (She had intuitions about Chris Matthews.) He ate every meal with her, sat next to her on the plane and in the car, offered to wheel her bags through airports.”
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
My cross-country skiing was limited to (a) asking my husband where all the pieces were (they haven't been used in many years), (b) finding them, (c) getting them on, and (d) carefully, oh so carefully, heading down my little driveway--which does have a slope--into the street, up past a few houses and then back. THAT wore me out. But fun!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Check out the ethnicity question. "None"?? I thought about drawing a box & labeled it "Other" or "50% English-50%German."
An application for a course at Montgomery College. I'm assuming there's a very good reason for this question but I wish someone had thought through the choice of no ethnicity.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
It would take a full page to summarize the mistakes I made. Starting with believing the salesperson who told me that I was buying enough yarn to make one pair of socks---hence the brown toe.
Pair No. 2 will be started tonight, while the extra 10-20 inches of snow is falling on the DC area. (Several friends hate me because I love the snow. Maybe if I give each one a pair of hand-made socks they'll forgive me.)
Monday, February 8, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
It may look like a plow came down our street but it didn't. A neighbor with an SUV has been at work much of the day. Digging, blowing, driving his car back and forth, back and forth. He must have a Superbowl party he's determined to get to tomorrow.
Update 2/7/10: I was beginning to doubt my yardstick's accuracy but my son pointed out that the US Weather Service notes that MY neighborhood (Colesville) had the most snow fall of this storm:
"At 10 p.m. Eastern Time Saturday, a report from the U.S. National Weather Service pegged the snowfall in Colesville, Md., at 40 inches, more than a meter. The city of Howellsville, Va., saw 37 inches while Dulles Airport was blanketed with more than 32 inches."
Very light snow now, at about 4:30 PM Saturday. We've got well over 2 feet. Grateful that we still have power. Lots of folks without.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Welcome Norah Eve! Born today--just before this shot. With Anabelle, happy and relieved Mother Sarah, and George.
Dad, Kevin, must have taken the picture since it was just the four of them... and then suddenly Sarah was holding the fifth of them. Am I proud of my niece Sarah? You betcha!