Saturday, August 30, 2008


I hate politics. I really do. I’ve never really had an interest in them, and very rarely get involved in political debates or discussions. I’m one of the few people I know that doesn’t associate with a party. I’m not registered as a member of either party. I believe in researching each candidate and voting for the candidate that I think will do the best job. I don’t believe in voting or not voting for someone because they are a Democrat or a Republican, or Libertarian or Independent. I don’t vote for someone because they are a Christian, or not a Christian. I don’t vote for someone because they are white or black, or because they are a man or a woman. I choose the person to vote for based on how they feel about important issues and how I think they would handle the job.

I’m not writing this to knock anybody’s ideas or views, but I just got really frustrated today when I saw who John McCain chose for VP. I’m not here to bash Sarah Palin, because I know nothing about her. I’m sure she’s a wonderful person and a great mother to her kids. I’m sure she’s a competent leader of Alaska. What makes me so angry about the situation is that it is so obvious that McCain picked her because she is a woman. He is trying so desperately to get the “lost” Hillary Clinton votes that he picked this woman with little experience over more qualified candidates. It is so plain and clear that he wanted her on his ticket to win those female votes.

Now what really irks me is that someone running for the leader of our country is sexist enough to believe that women will now vote for him simply because he has a female running mate. To think that women are dumb enough to not see straight through this political game makes me so furious. This is the move of someone interested in winning the election and not interested in what is best for his county.

As a woman, I can’t deny that it was a little exciting seeing a woman making a legitimate run for the Presidency. Would I have voted for her? I don’t know, but if I had chosen to, it would not have been simply because she was a woman. Excitement aside, sex does not determine your capabilities. Your experience and stances on the issues do.

I never write about politics. I find them boring and really only pay attention when I have to vote. I try my hardest to be a fair and educated voter. I am someone who watches the Democratic convention and the Republican convention because I feel that it’s important to be educated about what you are voting for, and what you are voting against. I respect everyone’s right to have his or her own opinion, as long as it is an educated one.

I hope that the women of America are awake and paying attention to this latest move in the political game. We have worked too hard for equality to let the potential leader of our country assume our ignorance in his political games.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Surviving Colorado

We survived Denver!  It was actually an amazing trip.  Our families got along famously and I got to spend a little time with my brother, and watch him play football.  I got to break in my new Packers' Jersey, and go to the Bronco's stadium which was really nice!  

Here we are outside of the stadium.  It looks like it has a roller coaster on top of it!

Rob grew up in Denver cheering for the Broncos, so the fact that I got him to wear a Packers hat shows his true devotion to me! (not to mention all the year of cheering on LSU instead of Michigan!)

Matty warming up on the field before the game.

Flynn family (part of us anyway) after the game!

I also have to add that the Packers just finished their last pre season game and my brother was awesome.  He lead them down the field to score with seconds left in the game.  He also ran for a first down and faced tons of pressure when he threw the touchdown.  They almost went into OT, but they receiver didn't get both feet down when he caught the ball!!  Long story short, my brother was great!

I did actually cast on my ravelympics sweater while I was away, but the provisional cast one came unraveled.  Typical.  I started over and am a few rows in.  So far so good!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Confessions and such

I have to confess that I have been so busy the last few weeks that I have not even cast on my ravelympics sweater.  I know.  You can throw stones now or later, but it just didn't happen.  I'm taking it with me this weekend on my trip to Denver, so hopefully it will at least make it on the needles.  

Rob and I are going to Denver to see his parents and to watch my brother play football on Friday.  Also, our parents are meeting each other for the first time.  Wow.

I also have to mention that today on the street I saw someone wearing a Ravelry shirt and I was so happy and shocked that I didn't know what to say!  I figured that whatever I would say would come out wrong and I would scare the girl, so I just froze in excitement.  I'll be better prepared next time.

Also, I wanted to share this link.  What a smart blogger!
PackSmack: Why Matt Flynn Will Be The Packers Starting QB

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Watching your little brother on Monday Night Football is amazing. I wish that everyone got to experience it! It was so much fun. Matt played so well. They lost, but he did really well and I couldn't be prouder. Saturday is the next game and then he plays Denver next week and I'll be at that game! Hooray! I can't wait to see him and watch him play. I also have two scarves that I knit for him right after he got drafted. He will want those when the winter hits in Green Bay!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Monday Night Football!

I'm getting nervous.  I always get nervous during football season, but especially right before it starts.  I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders for my brother!  I get an upset stomach, I can't sleep, I bite my nails.  I have watched him play football on TV so many times.  And he has even played in bigger, more important games than the game tomorrow night, but tomorrow will be his debut as a professional football player.  I'm so proud of him and so excited for him that I can hardly stand it!  So, if you don't have plans tomorrow night, turn to ESPN and watch the Packers vs. the Bengals and watch for #10!

My knitting is going well.  I'm yet to start my Ravelympics sweater.  I know!  I've been so busy!  I'm closing my show today and my boyfriend is on vocal rest for a vocal injury.  I just haven't had time!  This week though.  I promise!