Tuesday, November 11, 2008

dismay. a loss of two fine gentlemen.

Recently I watched "The West Wing" (some random episode on Bravo). One of my ALL. TIME. FAVORITE. SHOWS. *guh!* Aaron Sorkin has this tremendous ability to create/write television. (shhh!, we won't talk about Studio 60 ;-)). I was an addict for the first four seasons (aka Sorkin years) but couldn't watch the final three (or four?) without him being there. Anyway, I had set our tv recorder for "Requiem" (http://www.tvguide.com/roush/watched-Requiem-23561.aspx)... sure the opening credits / theme music always make me cry.. but with the teaser scenes before the credits, by the time it got to credits, I was SOBBING. I couldn't stop for a couple minutes. It has been almost 3 years and apparently I was not quite ready for that episode...

This (John Spencer's death on December 16, 2005) and Jerry Orbach's death (Detective Lennie Briscoe on "Law & Order" December 29, 2004) were two of the most devastating events of my life. I am all pop-culture and all that stuff (my favorite magazine besides Cloth Paper Scissors and World Literature Today? By far, Entertainment Weekly), but normally death and other life events don't really affect me... not the case there.

Monday, November 10, 2008

theme per day/jumpstart on blogging?

Inspired by Floresita's list:
Mixtape Monday
Tips & Tutorials Tuesday
Wardrobe Wednesday
Three Things Thursday
Flashback Friday
Stitchy Saturday
Sketchy Sunday

I have this idea for my blogs...
Make, Do, Create Mondays -- actual make, do, create, not just talk. :)
Things Tuesdays -- wants, needs, items, things, stuff, materialistic....:)
Word Wednesdays -- text, type, font, words, phrases, languages, writing, letters, reading, talk, books, literature... :)
Thoughtful Thursdays -- thoughts on life/the world :)
Freedom Fridays -- for whatever I want to share.... :)
School Saturdays -- I do after all go to college and school is a tremendous part of my time, money, and energy. :)
Start Over Sundays -- reduce, reuse, recycle, redo, remake, etc. :)

Note this could be at any of blogs:
Caught Left Handed (general, catch-all, link storage) http://purpleglow7.blogspot.com/
For Love of Art and the Making (work/s in progress) http://fortheloveofartandthemaking.blogspot.com/
Texts and Threads (completed work/s) http://textsandthreads.blogspot.com/
A Trace Source of a Record (OSU stuff) http://atracesourceofarecord.blogspot.com/
Dead Souls (literary/art and other intellectual commentary) http://literarydeadsouls.blogspot.com/
(probably not at archives and private/personal http://purpleglow.livejournal.com/)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

the morning after: President Barack Obama

I am literately, like, spinning.

My mind, body, soul... in my head... just. WOW.

I spent so much time lately in the past 6 weeks or so... not to mention afternoons of weds, thurs, fri, (oct 30/31 nov 1) most of sun, mon, tues, weds (nov 4 through 7)... all for President Obama. :) I had so much fun getting out there promoting/supporting a man who has inspired me & so many others... I got to know my school better (like campus area) and meet lots of students (which isn't easy, since I am not an outgoing person). While I enjoyed every second I spent, this past week was awesome. Last night (830am-1015 pm) and today (1030am-4 pm, cleaning up)...*sigh* I couldn't ask for better cohorts. I am going to miss all of those from other states-California, New York, D.C., etc. who came here just to give their time, energy, and spirit.

I'm also super proud of my dad, because he spent time on monday & tuesday volunteeering (plus he got me stickers, a full sheet..and one that I hadn't seen/didn't have! ;))... today cleaning I got some gift cards, posters, buttons, stickers, etc. (not like I didn't already have a bunch of stuff). And yes, I'm a bit materialistic. Ah well.

I am now with a headache. It is hard to go back down to the ground. Reality has to strike back, and I keep feeling like I am aimlessly going around. I am lost and going "What am I suppose to do with my life now?" :)

election 08:
http://thenewnew.blogspot.com/2008/11/electioneering-2008.html - NY etsyers
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/11/color_your_own_electoral_colle.html - coloring page
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/11/am_eye_candy_vote_pops.html - handmade suckers
http://blockpartypress.blogspot.com/2008/11/be-inspired-to-vote.html - election etsy stuff

go vote:

obama/election '08 related:
http://gdpsu.typepad.com/commandsave/2008/11/get-out-the-vote.html - beautiful poster
http://www.feelingstitchy.com/2008/11/time-to-vote.html - mccain/obama embroidered

president obama:
http://almastoller.typepad.com/almastoller/2008/11/rock-the-vote.html - obama NY pics
http://aliedwards.typepad.com/_a_/2008/11/a-new-day.html - to read
http://averagejanecrafter.blogspot.com/2008/11/unyielding-hope.html - pretty obama shirt
http://effiegirliefinerie.blogspot.com/2008/11/our-president.html lovely photo :)
http://how2drawacupofcoffee.blogspot.com/2008/11/yes-we-can.html - to read

Obama/OSU/Team Obama/Columbus/OH:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/9/22/10263/1537 sept 22 08 article
http://stubbornliberal.blogspot.com/2008/09/new-obama-office-opens-near-ohio-state.html sept 23 08 article
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hilary-lambert/ohio-state-u-obama-campai_b_139823.html oct 31 08 article
http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/caitlinharvey/gGgxsv obama in c-bus feb 08

fun times:
http://rawfishcomics.blogspot.com/2008/10/ive-been-tagged.html - rawfish tagged meme
http://averagejanecrafter.blogspot.com/2008/10/before-you-eat-your-halloween-candy.html - rachel razor halloween embroidery
http://nicci.livejournal.com/750737.html - nicci sketchbooks
http://whipup.net/2008/11/01/felting-on-linen-tutorial-or-experiment/ - felting on linen
http://wildolive.blogspot.com/2008/11/november.html -- :) sweet potato aka yam
http://nicci.livejournal.com/751024.html - nicci's +/- list
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/11/keeping_portland_weird_diy_and.html - portland, OR event
http://how2drawacupofcoffee.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-was-tagged-i-was-tagged-by-killtaupe.html - michelle tagged meme
http://cubistliterature.vox.com/library/post/because-i-like-you.html - cubistliterature super soft looking (detailed, clear pictures!) scarfs
http://invisiblespray.blogspot.com/2008/11/sew-in-labels.html - sew in labels tutorial/tips
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/11/recycled_styrofoam_block_print.html - block printing