February 27th, 2011

bad girls firefighters

i know it's a lie. i want it to be true.

The Jeff, ctwriter, and I attended the Connecticut rally in support of the Wisconsin unions yesterday.


There was signage:

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As you can see, Uncle Sam was in attendance. (My favorite signs: "Walk like an Egyptian," and "Paws for Wisconsin.")

It was a good crowd, motivated and cheerful, and as you can see turnout was good. Most popular improvised chant of the day: "STOP THE BASTARDS!" But we did determine that the old standards are still best.

Being Yankees, the rallyers kept off the flowerbeds:

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(The complete photo set is here.)

Afterwards, at the grocery store:

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ctwriter: "Hey, look at that! It's Grail Mix!"
The Jeff: "Whaddaya know? I wonder if it cures unhealing wounds...."

And in conclusion, a pair of awesome boots and Connecticut's most beloved symbol, The Charter Oak:

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In other news, it's snowing again.
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did you sleep much at all?

Daily Commute February 27 2011

Tea today: Upton domestic peppermint
Teacup today: Merlin's Cave, with punctuation fail

No actual work scheduled for today, but errands--Penzey's spices, Vietnamese grocery--and then (I hope) climbing and my online Call of Cthulhu game. A day off, in other words. Which makes, good gravy, two days off in a row.

And doing a lot of staring at the wall and hoping those two novellas I have to write in March will resolve themselves if I ignore them hard enough.