Monday, April 07, 2014


Yesterday was this blog's ninth birthday.

When I started posting here, my son was three. He's twelve now, and enough of a person that he asks me not to blog about his life - or conversely and much more rarely TO BLOG about his life. He emails his grandparents, he has his own phone.

When I started posting here, I was only involved in politics extremely peripherally. Since then I've earned the title of Doorbell Queen, been a candidate's spouse, and a candidate myself. I'm on the board of NARAL Pro-choice Virginia Foundation, and tweet politics daily.

When I first started posting here, I posted nearly every day. Well, that's turned into tweeting daily instead. Which isn't quite so nice for the blog, but it certainly fits into my schedule better.

I've written over 1500 posts, had over 60,000 visitors, talked about everything under the sun.

I don't know what will happen next, but I know that I love this blog even if I haven't maintained it well the last couple of years. I love the friends I've made here, some of whom I've met in real life. I love reading everyone else's blogs, too.

What I'm saying is, thank you for nine years. I hope to still be writing here, even if only on occasion, for the next nine.

Monday, November 04, 2013

What a weekend!

Jim Dean of DFA canvassed for me! JIM DEAN OF DFA CANVASSED FOR ME!

And in other canvassing news, Steven Colbert's brother canvassed for me too!

And I got to thank them both in person!!! And they are both so incredibly nice!


Saturday, November 02, 2013

While I'm writing thank you notes and canvassing...

Muffin Man's with QuiltsALot and TellsDonaldDuckStories. Swimming, playing Uno, maybe catching a movie, and having a playdate with his (actually my) cousin.

I am anticipating getting at least 15 texts.

Friday, November 01, 2013

The thrifty and non-crafty parent's guide to successful Halloween costumes - Ninja edition

Ingredients, black sweat pants (outgrown, but still workable), black shirt, black socks (mine, so that no bare leg shows), black shoes, black gloves (worn backwards so that the gray 8 bit skulls don't show), my black fancy scarf (held on with the help of some black hairpins).

Not one new purchase for this costume. Not. One. According to MM and Mr. Spock, his costume went over very well.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New glasses prescription

Whoo! The world looks so wonky! But at least the floor looks level.

Oh, and my new frames are a BIG change.

So big that not one person has noticed that my frames are no longer brownish purple, but are now greyish brown.


Same shape.


But the world! It's fresh! It's new! It's shiny!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Bringing lunch

So, the new office building doth not have a cafeteria, neither doth it have any kind of food purveyor within a 10 minute walk. It does have a snack machine in a very creepy machine room near the elevators in the lobby. How creepy? I expect someone to smash through the door with an axe anytime I'm in there. That's how creepy.

So! I've been bringing food. I filled up a jar with snacky items and invited people to share. I've been bringing healthy lunches and leftovers and fruit.

Today it was leftover tempura and sushi from last night's dinner.

Yesterday it was wee baby artichokes and barbeque chicken.

What have you been eating for lunch?