Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Here are a few from earlier in the day. I was trying to get that 'snowflakes floating down softly' effect but all I ended up with was the 'smeary white lines' effect. Oh well, they're still kind of cool.
And here are a couple more recent ones, after it started to stick better.
We took Carlos outside a little while ago and he had no idea what to make of it.
I found several pairs I liked on shoes.com, but they all have open toes. As far as I can tell, none of these three contain leather.
Ideally, I'd love to find something like these. Unfortunately, this particular pair is made from cow skin. Blech.
Of course, in the course of looking for wedding shoes, I found a pair of boots I absolutely love. Must resist...
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
So does anyone have shoe suggestions? I did a quick browse of a few of the top vegan shoe sites and didn't really see anything that grabbed me. I don't walk well on a tall, skinny heel, but I still want them to have some va-voom. Help me, fellow vegan shoppers!
The moral of the story is to take your kids in as soon as you see some little thing like this and don't let it get bad. I'm relieved that we caught it right away.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Democrat Kucinich quits White House race
By JOE MILICIA, Associated Press Writer 54 minutes ago
I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm not taking my Kucinich bumper sticker off anytime soon. I can't see myself getting excited about any of the other options.
CLEVELAND - Democratis abandoning his second, long-shot bid for the as he faces a tough fight to hold onto his other job — U.S. congressman.In an interview with's Plain Dealer, the six-term House member said he was quitting the race and would make a formal announcement on Friday.
"I will be announcing that I'm transiting out of the presidential campaign," Kucinich said. "I'm making that announcement tomorrow about a new direction."
Kucinich has received little support in his presidential bid; he got 1 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary and was shut out in the Iowa caucuses. He did have a devoted following.
Kucinich, 61, is facing four challengers in the Democratic congressional primary March 4, and earlier this week he made an urgent appeal on his Web site for funds for his re-election. Rival Joe Cimperman has been critical of Kucinich for focusing too much time outside of his district while campaigning for president.
His decision comes a month after his youngest brother, Perry Kucinich, was found dead.
Kucinich said he will not endorse another Democrat in the primary.
Kucinich brought the same sense of idealism to his second run for president as he did in his first bid. He said he was entering the race again because the Democratic Party wasn't pushing hard enough to end the Iraq war.
Once dubbed the "boy mayor" of Cleveland, he made an unpopular decision to refuse to sell a publicly owned utility that pushed the city into default and drove him from office.
After the city's financial troubles, the mayor faced death threats, and was forced to wear a bulletproof vest when he threw out the first ball at a. He barely survived a recall vote.
But he lost his bid for re-election as mayor of Cleveland in 1978 to, who went on to become governor and then U.S. senator. His life and his political career were derailed. Kucinich spent more than a decade trying to get back into politics — traveling around the country and then working as a teacher, consultant and television news reporter.
In 1994, Kucinich was elected state senator and he then won a seat in Congress in 1996. His once unpopular stand against the sale of the municipal electric system was praised as courageous. In 1998, theissued him a commendation for having the foresight to refuse to sell it.
During his time in Congress, Kucinich has been one of the most outspoken liberals, opposing international trade agreements like the North America Free Trade Agreement and marching with protesters induring a meeting of the .
As a presidential candidate, he has proposed a Department of Peace, backed universal health care and supported gay marriage. He also pushed for impeachment of.
At a debate last October, Kucinich delivered one of the night's lighter moments when he confirmed seeing an unidentified flying object at the Washington state home of actress. With a smile, he said he would open a campaign office in Roswell, N.M., home to many alleged UFO sightings.
Kucinich married British citizen Elizabeth Harper, in 2005, ensuring his 2008 campaign would have one dramatic difference from his first campaign. Kucinich toldaudiences during the 2004 race that he was seeking a mate. Women then vied for a date with him during a contest arranged by a New Hampshire political Web site, but nothing romantic evolved from Kucinich's breakfast with the winner.