Hillary For Iowa

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I’m excited about my first Iowa caucus. Iowa politics and Johnson County were big a big influence on my decision about where to live when I moved back to the Midwest last year. Tonight was my 3rd time helping at the local campaign office in North Liberty. I love how Iowans take the primaries seriously. They study the issues, they ask questions and demand answers. They seldom commit early; their tradition is to listen, learn and make a good decision. Too cool

Hillary Town Hall at Old Brick in Iowa City on Dec 16th.
Hillary Town Hall at Old Brick in Iowa City on Dec 16th.

The image is from Hillary’s townhall at the Old Brick Church in downtown Iowa City on Dec 16th. It was my first time up close to a presidential candidate ever. The energy was so motivating! I can see me in this photo because I know exactly where I was sitting, but this is the only image I can find where even a little bit of me was visible. The lady in pink in front of me was extending her cellphone most of the time.
Will you be caucusing in Iowa Feb 1? Or if you live elsewhere, do you vote in the primaries?

Whatcha Reading?

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Do you ever feel guilty for not keeping your GoodReads stuff up-to-date? I love the concept but the caption on my list as I found it a few minutes ago says it all.

Currently Reading list at GoodReads
I can spend my time reading or I can spend my time updating GoodReads.

Some of these don’t even sound familiar and I think they land on the list when I open a book on my Kindle and get the pop-over question: “Mark as currently reading on GoodReads?”

I did stop answering that one for the most part, but some of the crap I read a few pages of and deleted are still lingering in my life now, creating stupid tasks for my procrastination list.

Savoring The Last Few Hours of Holiday Break

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Our holiday breaks made for 2 nice long weekends in a row this year. I loved it! But now I’m down to one last day and everything I planned to get done is glaring at me and my procrastination techniques (Pogo games and naps, usually.) Today it was venturing outdoors in the freezing cold.

I intended to get more site work done. Of course I managed to create the spreadsheet and break open a new flash drive, but as far as getting all the WordPress tasks done, I’m a dozen domains behind my goal.

The ornaments are off the Christmas tree
I should have grabbed a picture when it was beautiful.

The Christmas tree is still up. It’s bare and the ornaments are in a dish on the dining room table. All the Santas are hanging out there, too. So… progress, right?

My poor apartment could use a good cleaning from top to bottom and left to right, but all I managed was to week 2 dozen books out of the first case and leave some piles of books around to send off to a new home. When I spilled coffee grounds on the floor a few minutes ago, I saw that the stove is OMG! Stainless steel shows everything and I just saw everything. yikes.

 

Time to put the Santas away for another year.
About half the Santas waiting for the bubble wrap and the green bin.

So I will leave this here as the first post of the New Year and head back to my solitaire game until I work up the mojo to FTP some files. Happy 2016!