I’m not sure why, but I find this very humorous.
Ahem. Okay, I am sure why. :O)
My last diatribe was about political candidates and who the heck am I supposed to vote for…
I just got an email from my super-duper Stamping friend Angie pointing me in this direction:
If you click on that graphic, you get to answer 20 simple questions, and they tell you which candidate is most aligned with your beliefs. Cool. (Please don’t hold me responsible for this little toy, I didn’t build it. I didn’t pick the questions, and I certainly didn’t judge the candidates to see who leaned which way…)
Thanks so much Angie. You Rock (the Vote)!
I just added a Widget to my sidebar. It keeps track of the electoral votes needed to win the Party Nomination for President of the United States (“POTUS”).
I’m not very political. I vote. It just seems like it’s not the easiest process, choosing someone to run the Country, you know? Not the act of voting. Although, I would like to see that be even easier. Last time I voted at the actual polls I practically had to give blood to prove who I was. You see, in Arizona, when you change your address on your driver’s license, they don’t actually change your license. The friendly police officer will know you moved if he ‘runs’ your license. The Voter’s Registration people can’t access that information. After the brouhaha last time, I paid the $4 for a new license. Just so I could vote easily next time.
Then Robert & I put our names on the permanent “early mail-in ballot” list. So we vote at our desks. :O)
Back to choosing a President. Maybe a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats) Analysis for each candidate. How about a matrix that shows the candidates on one axis and the issues on the other. Sort of like Orbitz for Presidential candidates. I’m a smart person, but this stuff can just boggle my mind, ya know?
Anyway, I just thought that it might be a good thing to have on my blog, for a little bit. It will remind me to keep abreast of what’s going on in the election.
Let me know what you think.
Honestly, it’s only been two months since the wedding, but I feel immense guilt that I haven’t gotten thank you cards out yet. And I don’t even have that many to do! (Spur of the moment wedding after dating seven years!)
Here they are… drum roll please.
Now, first, I have to give a shout out to Kristina Werner. I don’t know if I officially CASEd this card from her, but I know that I was completely inspired by one of her cards. I watched this a few weeks back and then two nights ago, bam!, this idea came to mind. Thanks Kristina! Oh, I should warn you; she’s super adorable/talented and you’ll be addicted to her blog. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Now, here’s a link to our wedding announcement, so that you can see that there is a common theme going here.
Now, I’m off to finish writing these out, I just wanted to share. Hope you like them. Please leave a comment.
Oh, and for those with an eye for detail… yes, that is a can of San Marzano tomatoes in the background. I made tomato sauce a few weeks back and saved the cans. Figured I’d do something really cool with them. So far I have made two pen cups.
I was tested tonight. I will go 1.52 miles or 2.446 kilometers. I got an email tonight at 8:38, from my SU Demo (aka “Dealer”). She said our order was in from Stamp Club, which was last Saturday. I immediately called her and asked if I could come over now to pick up my new items. She said yes. I had to get ready:
It is presently 57 degrees Fahrenheit, which for us, in Arizona, means COLD. Now, it has been much colder than that lately. I’ve been here eight years and really, I must be a native now, because I had to go get a hat and gloves! These haven’t seen action since I lived in Chicago. Why did I need these items? I was going to walk to my dealer’s house.
I also got Tucker, my golden retriever. Not for protection, for entertainment. He could use the exercise, we don’t walk him enough. So why not bring him along? Plus, my dealer has 3 dogs, and Tucker loves to make new friends.
Is anyone wondering why I didn’t drive? Robert & I share a car, we just don’t need two cars. And he’s out right now. I couldn’t let that stop me from getting my new stamps though. What’s a little walk in the cold weather? :O)
It was great. Tucker is passed out by my feet, and I’m about to go get my new Stampin’ Up! Valentine’s Day Special dirty. Yay!
Oh, and I also got to show off my reusable grocery bag to Jan, my dealer. I carried one over with some wood blocks. I had extra, she needed some. Great way to reuse something, and I got to carry my new stuff back in my bag. Yay!
Here’s a link to a news story on Fox News. It’s about exfoliating your skin, and how once these ingredients go down the drain, the aquatic world suffers.