Saturday, July 4, 2015
On the other hand, Teddy loves the cabin and the people ... plus people play ball. He doesn't wander because he likes to be close to the action. You know what's great about people who eat big fun food outside, they drop stuff and, you never know, somebody might slip you some chips. Now, the other guests might not appreciate him.
So Dennis wanted to go and take Naomi (who's visiting) and Naomi wanted to take Teddy. I have a ton of things to work on so I'm stayed here. Read articles for next week's class. Also try to read an entire book on interviewing (I've read a lot of it!). My session next week continues to expand. One of those events that take on a life of its own. Now we've picked up an executive director who wants to come. Yikes.
Visited Dave who was selling popsicles at the Shoreline Farmers Market. Dennis and I were doing that last week. That business makes for a long hard summer. Sales for the first summer were much higher than expected and this season's sales are many times last season's. So she must be doing something right (other than working 80 hours a week at it.
They're on their way home now, I'm sure.
Friday, July 3, 2015
"I meant to get that done but, you know, the bridge is down."
I used this picture a few weeks ago; I'll use it again. I'm proceeding with this project. Met with Professor Kathie F yesterday, downloaded the interviewing book she recommended. Got on the phone and set up a meeting with my two informants next Wed afternoon. They are very passionate about these events of 23 years ago.
So, if I think about it, I'll have to ignore the heat and really get moving on this. Also panic.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
There's a lot of small restaurants around him. So they ate at a Japanese place. She put this picture up of herself with her uncle for 'blog fodder'.
Monday, June 29, 2015
There were some surprises to the San Francisco Pride parade. I joked to Dennis, where is Pit Bull Pride? People often Teddy accuse of pit bull heritage. He doesn't know. He's about the sweetest boy ever. Dennis calls him "Whiney Baby." Dennis says you missed it, there was a Pit Bull rescue group in the Pride Parade. Ideal family pet, he said.
But the Pink Pistols guy got a very short interview. This is a gay gun ownership group. As soon as the guy said what his group was about, he got cut off pretty quick. He said something very quick about ownership rights for recreational use.
He's got a point, armed gays don't get bashed. I guess if you're packing and you want some gun violence....
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The librarians were marching. Some suggested that they all go together to the Parade which was right outside. But Ilana had been waiting all year to have these meetings and she didn't want to give them up.
I did capture some good pictures. But still, this one, on the front of the paper impressed me most. The White House lit with the pride colors. Cool.
The Pride festivities got a huge boost with the Supreme Court decision. But, I don't believe that means that any same gender couple can automatically marry immediately in those 34 states. But that decision sets the stage.
Of course, it's good news for our family as it strengthens marriage.
I think back to my Women's Study class of last summer taught by a transgender man. He opposed the idea of so many resources going into gay marriage. The message was 'we're just like you.' which is very powerful. But he sniffed at it, "But we're not like you. Don't pretend we are." he said.
A quiet day is good.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
So I couldn't resist,Facebook's little thing to impose a rainbow on your profile picture. Fun, why not? Of course,then I would have to find that picture again to put it back. Unless Facebook is going to make some little process to put it back.
Whatever, if that's my only problem.
So the Pride celebrations are just going to be nuts both in Seattle and San Francisco. Ilana is at the ALA conference in San Francisco at the Moscone Center right on Market Street. And the hotels are on the other side of Market Street. Apparently the Pride parade runs 12 hours tomorrow right down Market Street.
May we all live in interesting times
Today, for example, I went down to Wallingford to work on a big Parent Group project at 9:30 am. I moved a team meeting so I could spend two hours doing that. When we got all the stuff together, there was a ton of materials. There were only 4 of us working and I worked hard and diligently but when I left, though we had made a dent, it was NOT done.
Then to the team meeting.
Yesterday Megan asked me to sell popsicles at the Shoreline Farmers Market for a few hours in the afternoon. I pressured Dennis to go with me, actually a good thing because I probably couldn't have done it myself. So we did that from 1-3.
And it's still 91 degrees out which is Very Hot in Seattle.
Yes, I would call that busy. Of course went out for burritos.
Good thoughts for Naomi who will be moving tomorrow in Phoenix.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Charl just sent me this picture. I thought it was a pretty good picture. Until I thought about it, He said he took it when he was taking the building pictures. Could that be a reflection of himself in the glass of those office buildings?
I'm voting for that. It's just a little off to have somebody else taking the shot. He often works alone anyway.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
It's 86 degrees here and that's considered Very Hot.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
But yet another member I saw today pointed out that this was just the way that Don would have wanted. Our group is relentlessly private and confidential. "Who you see and what is said here remains here." Lots of the time we work behind the scenes. Kind of like AA. You might be really involved but nobody outside needs to know and you're not to name anybody unless purposely asked. Very sensitive information.
Yes, I thought, I understand. I agree.
And the 30 plus people there, we all knew how close we were to Don. And how close he was to each of us. And really it didn't have to be acknowledged publicly. Because we all knew.
That's what counts.