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Thursday, September 22, 2005

It's so sad

The mermaid sock had yet another bad experience. It's now a ball of yarn, again. I casted it on -- I REFUSE TO BE DEFEATED!!! I will not be humbled by a mere sock. I will succeed. I finished the second row. Another month and I'll be back at the heel.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Long time, no post

Well, sometimes you knit and you knit and you knit. Then you rip and you rip and you rip. I'm pretty sure that my mermaid sock is shorter than its last picture. I'm thinking I might just hang it up and frog the whole thing. Oh well, my two youngest children enjoy watching something being frogged with the ball winder. I guess they should get something out of my knitting. Especially since my son's dragon sweater is only half-way completed. There's only one thing left to do...bust out a B&J Exotic Berry and watch the second season of Wire on DVD. Maybe my knitting will turn for teh better tomorrow.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Do your homework for Katrina Relief!

You can go to Charity Navigator to find out how well charities rate with how they use their funds. It tells you which charities get the most of your dollars to the people who need it. My plan is to give to two different high ranking charities. So many charities are crooked these days that I hope to increase my odds of getting the money to the right place by spreading it out. It's a sad commentary on our society.

Venting about Katrina relief...

I sent this email to FOX Greta On the Wire blog:
I am horrified by the government's response to Hurricane Katrina. I have watched more than one special on what would happen if there was a large hurricane in New Orleans. As I watched them pack people into the superdome, I knew this was a bad plan. Now I sit and watch Shepherd Smith at the 235 exit. After two days, there is no help for those people. He told them exactly where those people were. There is no excuse. There is no excuse for what is going on at the convention center where Geraldo just arrived and Steve Harrigan has been reporting. There is no excuse for FEMA not going into unsecured areas with aid. They could have put military in each truck armed, but they didn't. The Coast Guard and the military helicopters are doing heroic things. The politicians in Louisiana need to apologize for the way this has been handled. Mothers or fathers with children and the elderly should have been evacuated first. The college students should not have been put at the front of the line. The healthy tourists should not have been put at the front of the line. I hope those state senators who sent those buses for college students instead of babies and grandmothers get what they deserve. I am beyond angry at the way this has been handled.