<lj user=blue_stealth> posted a great question about play doh and homemade recipes. My question is, if you add food dye to make different colors, does the food dye stain the kids' hands? I plan to try out some of the recipes this weekend and wanted to make some fun colors, but wasn't sure if the dye would adhere just to the dough or come off on everything the dough touched.
As usual I am quite the slacker with no posts and all. Not much going on up here, everyone is good, and life goes on. But, last night as I was picking up Weyland from the sitters I saw something that I just had to share. She commented that they needed to put a new floor in their kitchen and I looked in (they have one of those barn doors on their kitchen and keep the bottom half closed) and the floor looked awful. It was layers of old linoleum half ripped up. I said, "yeah looks like you do need a new floor" and thought to myself that is was terrible looking. She saw my face and said, "oh, no we are ripping it up right now to put a new one on next week". Then I heard the pig. I knew she had a pet pot bellied pig, and to be honest I hadn't seen her in a few weeks. Turns out the pig was ripping the floor out for them. Each night they loosened a few bits of linoleum and nails and for the rest of the night the pig rooted around on the floor tearing up the layers of linoleum. Then in the morning they would come down, bag up and throw out what she had ripped up and start again that night. They hardly did anything and their floor was finished in a week. I love Vermont.
So I listened to most of Barack Obama's speech this morning and I have to say I was impressed. Of course I wonder how much he wrote vs his speech writers (I think speech writers should be illegal . . . or that they should be the ones to run for president). Anyway, I found myself agreeing with much of what he said, and even tearing up at the end.
So I came into work this morning and the person ahead of me set off one of my pet peeves. We have a handicap access button that will open the door for automatically. She hit the button. She is not handicapped. That button is for people who physically can not open the door themselves. She had two good legs and two good arms. Now, I will make an exception for someone whose hands are full and would have a hard time opening the door. You guessed it, her hands weren't full. She had a purse. This enranges me on a number of levels. First off, how lazy do you have to be to not open a door? Its pathetic. In addition, the door doesn't open magically. It takes electricity. And while it may not seem like a lot, it adds up. Imagine on my college campus there are probably 25 handicap accessible doors. If just 5 people a day per building are using that button needlessly, then multiplied throughout the year, that is wasted money and resources. I remember growing up, my father always used the push door at the stores instead of the automatic doors and it has stuck with me. I hope that if you are guilty of pressing the button, next time you will think twice. And Gods help you if you also let the water run while you brush your teeth . . .
Just feel the need to write a bit. Nothing much going on in my life, but I can pretend I'm working while typing this up. So it seems that Barak Obama is coming to Vermont. I'm actually quite excited by that. McCain stopped off at the Burlington airport for all of 30 minutes and gave a ho hum speech. Obviously he is not worried about winning the primary here and I think he is also pretty realistic that he won't win the state in the general election. I think VT has gone blue for the last 15 years or something. Plus Obama set some fund raising records here (in per capita amounts I think). Anyway, only problem is that Obama is going to Putney. Now that makes it a real campaign stop and not an airport quickie, but come on, Putney?! That's hardly Vermont at all, really it is more like a bastard child of MA and NH. Well, enough of that.