Last night, Bethany was chosen to be a delegate at her caucus!
(I have no idea what that means. Newscasters keep trying to explain the "Texas Two-Step" process in which South Texas votes for Hillary don't count as much as votes for Obama from urban centers like Houston and Dallas--something to do with how those precincts voted in the last Democratic primary--but this is WAY over my head. Apparently, my brain was built for Whitman and Coleridge and Zusak...NOT politics or taxes or mortgage interest or deductibles. Ick.)
So, anyway, on the nine-week anniversary of becoming a vegetarian, Bethany also became a delegate for Obama. Falisha, the other vegetarian in the family, just attended an exciting rally for Obama in Dallas (she thoughtfully invited me, and if we lived closer, I would have gone!) , and her friends surprised her with a BARACK-ON! t-shirt she now sports proudly.
Another reason I'm so proud? They're proud of me for sticking to my guns and voting for Huckabee.
Bustin' my buttons,
P.S. I'm also too MAD to be wordless. Did you know that Abilene moved the Social Security office to the edge of town? Oh, and that gas is now over $3.00 a gallon so it costs a pretty penny to get there?
And, here's the kicker, the Social Security office hours are from 9:00 to 4:00!!!! Did you know this? The man who hit the locked front doors ahead of me came all the way from Albany, poor guy. I was a little mad, but he was furious!! (Seriously, though! An important government office closes at 4:00? I'm at work for more than an hour before they open...and still at work when they close?) Are they staffed by French dukes? Do they get two-hour lunch breaks? Are there harlots and free massages in the staff lounge? Grrr...