Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pennsylvania Primary

What an amazing day it's been! The weather was beautiful, I didn't have to go to work, and I voted for someone I really believe in. When I went to the poll today at 10am, I was the 119th person to vote, and for the first time ever, I had to wait in line. It was great! Some of the people in line appeared to be first-time voters, and I suspect that has more to do with Obama's campaign than it does Hillary's. I just don't see her being able to galvanize many white men in their 20s and 30s the way that Obama can.

The polls closed a little over an hour ago and I'm watching the returns trickle in. No one holds out much hope for Obama actually winning this state (there are a lot of older women in Pennsylvania), but I hope he makes a good showing in my county. If the yard signs in my neighborhood are any indication, Obama's got Pittsburgh wrapped up. Time will tell what happens here, but I believe Barack Obama will be our next president! *fingers crossed*

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Spiffy Luvs Max

I was perusing the Fangoria/Creation site today and discovered that Max Brooks will be attending the L.A. Weekend of Horrors and hosting the Night of the Living Dead panel on Sunday! This gives me great joy because Max Brooks is one of the nicest people I've met in all my "carnie" years.

Max attended Zombiefest here in October of last year and as luck would have it, he was set up right across the aisle from my table. I had Spiffy with me that Sunday to hawk her cards and drum up donations for the Animal Rescue League. People who like dogs are usually drawn to dogs, and Max, himself a dog-lover, came over, introduced himself to Spiffy, proclaimed her to be thirsty, and proceeded to pour water from his fresh bottle into her bowl. Spiffy introduced me to Max and we chatted about dogs.

Anyone who's nice to Spiffy (or any of my furkids) wins my heart forever. We luv Max. I can even overlook that zombie-hating thing.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Happy Birthday, Spiffy & Rusty!

My two little April Fools. :)
Spiffy is 11-ish today, and Rusty is 8-ish!
Of course, April 1 has always been their honorary birthday; they were strays and/or pound puppies, so I don't know the actual dates of their births.

Long live Spiffy and Rusty (and Linnie and Dimitri the Huge)!