Look At This Mug

A great gift for a wanna be author is this mug I got from my Other for my birthday. A favorite on my Etsy list, now I own. If you want or you know someone who would like fun mugs like this one you should check out LennyMud. All ready it is keeping me company while I try and type all my novel ideas. I am nervous about my clumsy ways but I have promised to use it. Not let it sit up on a shelf as if untouched equals protected.

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I don’t think I will be posting next week since I will be on vacation and I don’t know if the wifi is free where I’m going. Also, I have a belief vacation is to get away from it all and not be working. Also, vacation reminds me how much I love staying off social networks and being away from the stresses of the everyday grind.

Hope everyone has a good week!

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Primary Vs. Election Day

I try to explain my experience.

New York City had a primary two days ago. I worked the polls. It was a long 15 hour day but I liked it. I learned a few people were thrown off with what a Primary was. Republicans wanted vote for Democrats. Soon I was trying to make them understand that this is a vote for who they want to be the voice their party. Some cursed when they remembered, while others still stared at me blankly. Party doesn’t matter. Right? They can vote for whoever they want. I explained that was true in November on election day but not for a primary. I was mostly met with, “I wouldn’t have come in if I knew.”

I was surprised to see the age of people asking me questions. These were the wiser generation which had the better education. But there I was explaining the rules. For New York City the Democrats had a lot of decisions to make. In this Primary there was ten Mayoral, five Public Advocate, two Comptrollers, two Borough Presidents, and even a few (forgot how many) City Counsel candidates. The Republicans had three Mayoral candidates. So, Republicans would come out of the booth asking why they had so little. I would explain the Republican party most likely know who will be the voice for the party. If you weren’t part of the Democratic or Republican party you couldn’t vote in this primary. There was a hand full of people who left the building with voting card in hand ready to change there party so they could participate in the next primary.

I must say I was happy to see the turn out. For a primary I was told it wouldn’t be busy and true I probably don’t know what busy is but I was proud to see so many voting. But if you’re reading this I hope you now know the difference between Primary (who will represent your party’s voice in an election) and Election Day (vote for whoever you think best to represent everyone). I probably could have explained this more clear then this but that day I was trying to give the best possible answer everyone would understand.

Tomato’s Growing Pains

I have had my garden for a few years. The knowledge I use now was instilled by my dad and mom. (My parents had a big garden before I was born till I was five.) Now, everything I planted is coming in and my mom and I can’t eat, or can fast enough. I have been sharing the booty retrieved from the garden with some friends. Everyone is grateful but I am amazed by the questions I get sometimes. Some want to know how I get so much product because they are not getting the same results or they are picking my brain for their future garden. Others are worried by the look of some of the tomatoes.

My garden is out in the open air succumbing to the elements and I don’t spray any chemicals. It seems every year some of my tomatoes get “stretch marks”. I have always told my friends it is because the inside is growing faster then the skin so the skin tears and tries to repair itself. The other day my brother tried to tell me the stretch marks are from worms that eat the tomato while it’s growing. When I did the research I was relieved to find out I was right. Also, I learned how to stop the stretch marks from forming. I would have to regulate the water so it is the same from day to day and make sure the plants don’t get to little or to much sun. I laughed at this bit of information. I am probably not going to put up a shade on a sunny day and I will try to keep the amount of water steady from day to day. I just think my tomatoes taste great so what if they don’t look perfect. What is life without a few imperfections.

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