Sunday, May 22, 2016

worn out

i went camping friday with a girl scout troop.

last winter the leader called me up and asked me if i could help them with a letterboxing merit badge, and of course i could.

i was going to tell you more about that, but  wow, i am tired.

super fun though.

maybe i will have a nap.



Friday, May 20, 2016

a story from last fall

i probably meant to tell you this back then. probably.

i'm thinking about it today because i'm gonna stop at the same gas station and buy gas on my way out of town to go camping with a girl scout troop.

so this one day i sorta needed a tank of gas, but i REALLY needed a little USB cord, and the gas station had both, so i went there.

but it turns out they can't do that as once transaction. you have to go out, pump the gas, pay for that, and THEN buy the other thing, which was too much trouble for me and i could buy a tank of gas at the place where i was going to buy ice later in the day.

so basically this conversation happened:



me: can i get a tank of gas and this USB cord on one transaction?

clerk: no. you have to do the two separate transactions. you have to pay for the gas out at the pump.

me: ok, then. i'll just have this USB cord.




that's kind of a business loss.





Wednesday, May 18, 2016

i almost forget how to do this.

i'm still working on the sanders campaign, sometimes ten or twelve hours a day.

and i am still managing to do the laundry and the dishes and work on some projects, so there isn't a lot of time to write.

the 2016 venture vermont challenge has started, so i'm working on that. as part of that or adjunct to that, i am learning to juggle, trying to learn to identify more bird species, making a netting needle, carving a spoon, working on some firestarter, and weaving a hammock.

i am also trying to keep up with studying french because i used to be able to speak it.

so this is a start, at least, writing this much for you.

and because if you are like me and really twelve years old at heart, here is a random picture from easter at my mom's house.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

this conversation happened.

i'm likely to do things in my sleep. this was a problem before ambien came into my life.

mb and i usually text at bedtime, because goodnight. it's a sweet little ritual.

MB: are you in bed?
ME: are you calling me fucked up?
MB: what?

the perfectly logical explanation is that i had been having a dream in which she was texting me to compare me with some lady in new mexico, whom she called fucked up.

i'm a real prize.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

still here

hello, my friends.

i am still here. i spend a lot of time typing and stuff, which is what mb is now calling "sandersing".

it is so cool, and the thing that kills me is that i can't tell you most of it. wow, we have cool tools.

some are custom-made, but some are right off the shelf. the bottom line is that thousands and thousands of us can organize our efforts and keep each other company.

here's an article.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3058681/inside-bernie-sanders-social-media-machine

and the campaign guy is right. we do have good tools and we are tech savvy. we are also true believers. we have passion and we have love.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

foreclosure relief mobile command center

yesterday i went door-to-door canvassing for senator sanders in plattsburgh, NY.

we say this vehicle outside of city hall.



it is a

NEW YORK STATE
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
FORECLOSURE RELIEF UNIT
MOBILE COMMAND CENTER

the simple fact that such a vehicle exists is proof that our economy has so much failed us. our government has sold us out to banks and left us out to dry.

we need better. we deserve better.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

open letter to the registrars of ridgefield, CT

hey, hi.

it's not important whose campaign i'm volunteering for.  my task today (and some other days) is to comb websites and talk to town clerks and registrars to verify current polling places.

i've seen a lot of town and county websites these days.

you guys win my prize for today. out of the dozens of connecticut towns i looked up today, you have the clearest and most accessible information about state voting laws and requirements, and the best and clearest information about how to locally access the necessary forms.

in some towns they seem to treat elections like a secret club.

i believe in good governance, and in free and fair elections, with information for all people who wish to exercise their franchise whether they are established voters, new to town or new to voting.

it's important not just at a local level, but as part of our national integrity.

so thanks. i'm just one middle aged lady from another state, but i appreciate your website and your work.


i hope voting in your town goes smoothly. may you have high turnout and few challenges, full ballot boxes, short voting lines, and sound sleep.



all best.

(my name)
west bolton, vermont

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