Well folks, I got Epona (my scooter) fixed, but it cost me. Oh, did it cost me. About as much as a pair of Ferragamo Trainers. I was able to pay the bill by taking a “checking account advance” from the bank….at 120% interest. Not as bad as Moneytree, but not cheap either. And of course, paying it off will make me short next month. And I need a new pair of shoes. The airy trail shoes I’m wearing won’t do well in a Seattle winter. Friday needs to go to the vet. Whineeeeeee. Therefore I have set up a Paypal account in case anyone wants to throw some money my way. Of course, I will probably waste it on food and rent, but if it’s any comfort to you, you can believe in your hearts that I’m spending it on Ferragamo’s. There’s a button on the sidebar.
McCain’s VP scares the H-E-double-toothpicks out of me. She is everything we don’t need in a female top office holder. One of the things that scares me is no one seems to quite be able to pin down her religious background. Although some information on Daily Kos seems to indicate she is Assembly of God, one of the most fundamental and abusive churches in the US. To my mind, that makes her Manchurian Candidate #2 in this Presidential Election. Dogemperor, the writer of the diary at Daily Kos is a survivor and escapee from the Assembly of God, and frequently writes about Dominionist religion, and how it is affecting the American political and social scene. They are apparently trying to hide her ties to the church. If you google “Sarah Palin, religion” you get “non-denominational Christian.” If you google her name with “Assembly of God”, you get a lot more information.
Just spent an hour on the phone tonight with my best IRL gal-pal. She is bipolar, and I know some of my loyal readers know the implications of that. And she is cycling. She calls me because I know what questions to ask, like “what are you doing about it?” And “are you maintaining well enough to keep your job?” “If you can’t keep you job, what are you going to do?” *sigh* She just got this job four months ago, and we had hoped that by now she could have gotten a new(er) computer at RePC. She is a great writer, but her computer is so old it doesn’t even have USB ports. Or a working modem. It has PCI-1 slots, for pete’s sake. Anyway, I’m holding my breath and her hand through this. She is on a new mood stabilzer, but has to ramp it up slowly. Meanwhile things arent’ looking good at work for her. It may be time for her to think about becoming a welfare cheat, like me. We’ll see how it goes. Crap. Been there, done that, no fun.
Even though it’s been frigid here, with high temperatures in the 55° F range, Friday and I have been out riding. The weather is supposed to be warmer today, so we will be out again. The Zoo on Monday? Maybe, or Tuesday. It’s fun again.