Thursday, October 30, 2008

Yes We Carve

I guess creating an Obama-inspired pumpkin this year is not going to make mine the most original jack-o-lantern on the block:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

That little blue speck is Omaha!

Check out the latest edition of the Washington Post's Electoral map. That tiny blue spot in Nebraska is Omaha's district-I'm going to do a little dance if it's still blue on November 4.

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For anyone who is sad that the debates are over and they'd like to host their own town hall meeting, consider crocheting these John McCain and Barack Obama finger puppets. The free patterns are courtesy of Lion Brand Yarn.

I don't see a Joe Biden pattern, but I think I found the Sarah Palin one.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. Maybe Governor Palin is right, maybe I shouldn't have read so much Harry Potter.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Too many tomatoes

I'd like to give a shout out to the third grade class... oh wait, wrong audience.

I can't remember picking this many tomatoes in any previous October. This is the bowlful I picked tonight. I tried to pick the ripest ones in case the colder temperatures do the rest of them in. Even though I love tomatoes, I have to say that I'm not terribly sorry they're reaching the end of their season. The plants are overgrown and need to be cleaned out.

Monday, October 6, 2008

This could've really topped off some kid's bug collection

Saturday morning as Corrie is going about his regular business of getting the smoker fired up for some barbecued ribs, he came across this creature: (or this creature came upon Corrie.)

Unfortunately for you all, I don't think this picture does the spider justice. He was the largest and furriest live spider Corrie and I had ever seen. Can anyone tell what species it might be? I really hope it wasn't someone's lost pet because we're not going to be able to return it now.