Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My wardrobe? $145.53, tops.

News Flash!: GOP Donors Critical of 150K to Enhance Palin's Wardrobe.

A Ravelry user defined $150,ooo this way:
"75000 skeins of Red Heart at $2 apiece (on sale) 17647 skeins of Noro Kureyon at $8.50 apiece

7895 skeins of STR lightweight at $19 apiece
3601 skeins of Jade Sapphire Cashmere at $49 apiece

11539 pairs of Addi Turbos at $13 apiece
3750 ball winders at $40 apiece
273 Schacht Ladybug spinning wheels at $550 apiece" which another user demanded that she fess up and reveal her source that sells Turbos (the Rolls Royce of knitting needles) for a mere $13.

These are my people.

This is being an apparently a fibery political post, Maureen Dowd has an Op_ed piece about Powell addressing the Muslin issue. About time.

I may be at odds with Ber-zerkely most of the time as its inhabitants try and shake down working stiffs for pot/beer/crack funds or turn their unwashed attention on busting out diatribes just as I am trying to eat my lunch in peace but one thing really makes me very happy.

Berkeley High is two blocks from the UC Berkeley Campus and I work right smack between them. These kids are your average urban high school kids, but there is a different channel they seem to be wired into. Plenty of kids in dreads, headscarves, geek gear, ultrabaggy or lowrise pants, You'll see the most unlikely pairs riding the bus together. Last week they set up a four piece jazz band at lunch up by the library and produced their own kind of magic between bites of sandwiches. They don't go out of their way to spread a lot of public grief on each other. Because it's close and diverse and urban, everyone is odd and that brings a bit more decency to the table. It's not perfect, but it's better.

I will close today with a photo of Barack, because "We Can. Damn it." :

Goodnight, Darlings. And thank you.

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