Archive for October, 2007

Liberal vs Liberal

We have a strange election coming up next week. Since all the positions are non-partisan, in most races it is a contest between two hippy environmentalist liberals with nearly identical positions. The mayoral race is especially tough. An article in one of the weekly papers with the headline of “The Dans debate their differences,” (oh yeah, did I tell you they are both named Dan?) I couldn’t see any examples of said differences at all. Here is a sample:

Both candidates felt they brought unique skills to the office. McShane said his management style was to have “mutual trust” with employees who liked the projects they worked on.

Pike believes in “effective delegation.” He wants an open process of trust where employees can feel free to express their opinions.


I have never been an undecided voter before, so despite the mind numbing quotes above, I’m actually experiencing a new kind of thrill. Choice! Of course it’s a lot like choosing between a dark chocolate bar with rasberries or a dark chocolate bar with espresso flecks. In other words, I really like both these guys.

Since they both want to clean up Lake Whatcom and stop sprawl and rehabilitate the waterfront and encourage vibrant neighborhoods, I had to consider other factors.

Maybe this will help those of you who are still undecided:


Good luck, Bellinghamsters. I think we’ll be in good hands either way.


This blog is all about Klingons

1) Went to Hudson’s party and had a great time. 2) Took lots of pics to share. 3) Lost camera.

Here’s how the boy’s headpiece turned out:

Go ahead and say it

Klingons at Play
Yeah yeah, I’m lame, but I had so much fun in this costume last year I’m wearing it again this weekend. In the past I was not a big fan of Halloween. I don’t particularly like candy, I’m too much of a goody-goody to play tricks on people, and while I like putting on costumes and generally being an exhibitionist, my lack of creativity has often left me stuck.
Then last fall after I was laid off for the 11th time from the cash strapped government agency, I decided to take on my first ever craft project. I invited over some fellow sci fi geeks, opened up a gallon of tequila and juiced countless limes. And the results were glorious. Now I can do anything!!!
klingon sisters


Klingon Head
We are gearing up for the holiday that I finally figured out could be fun. I’m working a claytex klingon headpiece for the boy and it’s turning out nice. We found a wild rocker wig to put on it. He wants to be a Klingon Ninja.
school trip to pumpkin patch
Note the black clothing.

Jumping In

Well, I did not think I would ever be a blog author, but here I am! Stay tuned for some real content. I must go spend some time playing with this new toy!