(insert hannie singing and dancing to your favorite holiday song.)
I’ve had opportunity twice to see some current democrat candidates this week. Not only from Kitsap County level, but from Washington State level as well. Sweet.
Last night, I had the opportunity to facilitate a table to hear from Kitsap County commissioner candidates. My table was comprised of myself, two fellow democrat precinct committee officers, a Kitsap democrat member and the rest of my table was WAIT FOR IT Kitsap Regional Library people. These are people I love, extended family that I feel are highly overworked and underpaid. I couldn’t be happier.
Here is a picture of my table and Cary Bozeman. Last night I learned something about Cary that gave me a whole new sense of appreciation for him. That was about it for him.
I’m not going to write about the candidates for Kitsap County commissioner. I know that it is an appointment, I know that my vote is important..and I know that I am NOT the only person in Kitsap County a commissioner serves. What do you want to see/know? What is a hot button issue in reference to Kitsap that you’d like to hear about? Please let me know right here.
Back in college, when I was doing the Olympic College Ranger shuffle, my offices were past the art gallery. I always thought I was the luckiest person on campus. I saw all the exhibits. I met all the artists.
One artist that stuck out in my mind was a student with a paper sculpting exhibit. Her work was delicately colored in varying muted shades. The textures she used made the exhibit even better.
But wait! All that paper she used for her sculptures she made herself. The paper she used for the most part was recycled. That fact alone made her exhibit one of the best I’ve ever seen.
This is from a recent letter I received from someone who barely knows me asking me to vote for someone I definitely don’t know. But look at the weave on this paper. It’s a nice mid weight cotton/linen blend. We all fancy schmancy up in here as democrats I guess.
Lookie at the watermark!! Heavens!! Are we taught about paper weight or quality or even watermarks in school anymore? Are these things that matter to your average democrat precinct committee officer residing in Kitsap County who is plain fed up with WHAT YOU THINK about the county commissioner appointment? Oh who cares! I’m just a girl who nerds out about weird things like paper. Carry on.
So the other day I was researching some stuff and I came across Daily Kos. Usually I try to hide from this site because well, lots of people have lots of blogs with interesting things to say. In the past I have been known to sit over a computer screen, eyes glazed over and deep in whatever hour of reading Daily Kos Forget it if it is a blogger I know on a personal basis because I am not going to stop reading until I’ve seen everything and have my questions written down.
I dug through the site and I came across an entry by Charles Curtis-Stanley about his partner Kitsap River. I read the story and I’m just amazed. I can’t remember how I got involved with River’s quilt project, just that I was so excited to be involved. Going back and reading over this story almost brings tears to my eyes. I remember how I wanted River to win her medical battle. And she has. And I am so very happy for her.
I do recommend crying happy tears sometime. Last but not least, believe me when I stand up tall and tell you, “Yeah, I *am* a homegirl from the 26th!”