Wednesday, February 27, 2008

There's a buzz in the air!

Well, it's not as though these penguins ever looked at home there, but on Monday it got up past 90 degrees so it brought out the night chirpers (cicadas I guess, crickets maybe? it must be time for mosquitoes too, but haven't had my first bite yet). It has since cooled down rapidly (60s and 70s), so that makes it even more Springy. MrB is trying to grow some vegetables out in the backyard, and the little sprouts are about an inch high now. Part of the fun of it being garden-shopping time is getting to go to The Natural Gardener, where these birds are at home (that link provides an appropriate sound effect, so watch your volume controls). It's a great place to just wander around.

We are still in the political spotlight here, and will be for another week. We went to see Obama downtown last Friday (a gathering of 20,000 to 30,000 -- depending on who you ask), he was in San Marcos today, and he is back in Austin tomorrow morning. I couldn't go to those. Bill Clinton was at UT today. I will be happy to go and see him again when this whole boxing match is over. I also missed seeing Caroline Kennedy speaking at a small venue, just didn't find out about it in time. We have visited a couple of Obama HQ locations looking for merch, and it is scant!! On second try I got some freshly-printed bumper stickers, but yard signs are not to be found. I resorted to making my own (the campaign volunteer suggested that it might be less likely to be stolen, and I have to agree). MrB suggested that we buy one off the website, so even he is not wild about this funky sign. Hey, it could be a lot worse. Here's our view of the Friday rally:
If you are turned off by that or just sick of the whole business, I feel your pain, so as a consolation here are a couple of little sweeties we saw at DaVine. Their "mom" said that they are two different breeds but you couldn't prove it by me. What's not to love?


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I love that sign. Way go to on seeing Obama live. I doubt he'll ever come to TN since we aren't "in play."

Mando Mama said...

I missed Obama at every stop this week. He even came to Akron. Dag! I'm not sick of it at all, although I'm getting very nervous about Tuesday.
Did anyone see or hear a clip from his talk in Akron where he talked about what it was like to find out he was related to Dick Cheney? LOL! Beautiful, just beautiful.

Crossing my fingers and toes in Ohio,