The Baby: The reason I am missing my long bike ride is that I am going to daughter Becca's baby shower in Denver. Here she is with baby Hadley:
Isn't the baby cute? Oh that's right,we haven't seen her yet. However the genes are quite strong on my side of the family so chances are she may look alot like her mom.
Something new: I am kind of a creature of habit. I eat the same stuff everyday, always sleep with a noisemaker, fall asleep to the radio in my ear. Watch TV at night, train during the day, walk the dog every other day..You know..that stuff. So for me to get off my butt and do something out of this zone is new for me. I have never been a very political person. I even went a couple of times not voting at all for a president...Somehow, this election year, I am invested in who wins. Soooo..instead of just blabbing about it, I took action. I went to my candidate's local office last night and spent 2 hours making phone calls. To strangers..asking who they were going to vote for. As soon as I sat down I said I am about to be one of those annoying people that I usually hang up on! But I carried on anyway. The first call of course was someone who had a question I did not know the answer to about my candidate. Strike one! My biggest fear realized already..Then I went on to call about 200 people and talked to maybe a dozen. Some hung up on me (I will never hang up on a pollster again)..One guy said it was none of my damn business who he is voting for! OK so I took this as a sign that he did not want to discuss politics with a random stranger. I can understand that. But do you have to be so rude? I visited with really nice people too, who cheered me on in my quest to do something to help the campaign. One guy said he was voting for Perot (as in Ross). I said I thought that he was a bit behind on the news..is he still alive? The guy gave me a hard time and finally I said You know I am just a Joe Schmo just like you just trying here.. He softened and said yea you probably talk to jerks like me all the time on the phone. To which I said Oh no, you are not the biggest jerk I have talked to tonite by any means! We both laughed and I said Be sure to vote for whoever you are voting for and have a nice day! On and on it went. It was kind of fun, very interesting and yes I will do it again next week..