Who writes letters these days? I actually get hand-written notes infrequently from people I know and funny postcards come in the mail once in a while, but it is rare these days. Who has time to get out a pen and paper to write? Electronic mail works just great, it's here to stay! Save a tree, why don't 'cha?
<Andy Rooney>Then there's those idiots who place leaflets on your car windshield for one reason or the other. 99% of the time they are useless (one time I was invited to a focus group to talk about the car I drive; I got $100 cash for one hour talking about VW's!) "Don't you just hate those jerks?"</Andy Rooney>
And, speaking of cars; You park your car someplace and do whatever it is you planned on doing... some shopping, get some lunch, whatever. You get to your car and on your windshield is a hand-written note! A HAND-WRITTEN NOTE!! Holy Cow! Somebody dinged my car!!!!
But no! Not this time. Someone took the time to sum-up the political ideology of the owners of our car based on (as far as I can tell) :
1) Is the car you drive a hybrid vehicle of foreign manufacture?
2) Do you have at least one bumper sticker promoting a political candidate?
If you answered yes to both of these questions, then it is important that you be properly informed in some way or the other. I'm sure you have access to the internet and you know what a Google Video is, because, I mean, who doesn't these days?
But, I don't know your email; but hot-damn THIS IS IMPORTANT! I gotta rip out a piece of paper right this minute and write you this message now before it's too late!
Anyhoo, here's the note:
The Hand Written Note
Somehow I believe for sure that Mulder and Scully have the answer and it may be possible that even this guy (or gal?) knows the THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE.
It's local satire for the most part, so if you haven't read each issue of Coloradoan over the past year, you won't get all of the jokes! They did a bit about sign spinners that made me wonder if somebody in the cast has been reading my blog? Hey! Are you reading me now?
We were there by 10:30 am and joined our group of V.I.P. ushers.
Jeanne was posted at the blue ticket collection area left of the stage and I was the crossing guard between the left stage entry and the bomb squad. ( Actually, I was at the cut-off area between the V.I.P. entry and the main roadway. I got to see who was coming and going!)
The AP estimated that there were more than 45,000 people in attendance. I recorded some of Barack's speech with my Zoom H2 Handy Recorder and used it in the video.
Jeanne was able to leave her post and get close to the center stage, but I stayed near a speaker tower to get the audio. I stood on top of an electric generator trailer to get a quick glimpse of Barack doing an interview after his speech.
Honestly, some people thought Oprah was coming to town! We volunteered to work this Sunday at the big rally. There were about 300 of us, and when the organizers asked for ten people to serve as VIP ushers, I was the first to yell "ME, ME ME !!!! " We are tired so we will get some sleep and report on it tomorrow maybe.
BTW, remember Colette and Chris? Look at the UTAH blog!
schmooze verb Etymology: Yiddish shmuesn, from schmues talk, from Hebrew shĕmu'ōth news, rumor Date: 1884 intransitive verb: to converse informally : chat; also : to chat in a friendly and persuasive manner especially so as to gain favor, business, or connections
Not a roadside mystery, just weird.
Here we are at a photo op with Doug Hutchinson, the mayor of Fort Collins. We had a chance meeting with the mayor this afternoon, so we did it!
The Democrats are following us - and they're getting closer!
Oregon Caves At the Oregon Caves National Monument:
The Democrats are following us – and they’re getting closer! When we were in Yellowstone, one of the locals noticed that we had Illinois plates on our car and asked if we were part of Hillary’s group. Apparently Ms. Clinton was visiting a town in Wyoming about 10 miles from where we were staying. This week we established our ‘headquarters’ in the town on Medford, Oregon. Since we traveled nearly 4,000 miles, the Prius was due for an oil change (yes, they have standard internal combustion engines inside them) so I decided to take it to the local Toyota dealer for a check-up and a little oil. Well, guess what? Barack Obama was down the street from the Toyota dealer at some place called ‘Kids Unlimited’. A coincidence? I doubt it!