Did you know that the Olympics have banned Pepsi and other products that are in direct competition with their sponsors? I don't know why that outrages me so much, but it does. And I'm a Coke girl, myself. Tell me no bottles, tell me no guns and knives, tell me no oversize umbrellas and excess change (even if I don't know why), but don't tell me I can't bring a product that doesn't give you money. I wonder if they'd confiscate my homemade cookies if Mrs. Fields is a sponsor. Sheesh.
(info came to me courtesy of ThisIsTrue)
Why does that piss me off so much? Exclusivity at events has always been a big thing that corporate sponsors pay a load for. This just takes it one step further.
Next they're gonna deny entrance to anyone not wearing Nikes.
So. On the homefront. I went to church today. No political speeches, just a nice sermon about motives and meaning, walking the walk kinda stuff. Made me feel a little guilty, since the only reason I forced myself out of bed was to insinuate my little liberal self in further. Shame on me. Last week I was pretty much point blank offered to be made a member, as the voting takes place this afternoon, and I pretty pointedly did not follow up on that. So I wanted to be sure they didn't think I wasn't interested anymore.
I'm so excited! Thanks to a wonderful reader, I am now armed with the knowledge that there is a new yarn store in Plains! That's only half an hour away, and I go there anyway for the organic food store. It seems it is hidden in an antique mall, which would explain why I didn't see it. My eye shys away from anything with 'antique' in the title. To me, that means 'used but expensive'. Like 'vintage'. Give me Goodwill any day.
I'm also getting a visitor! Yay for people! I actually have the Little House in a state that is not embarassing now, and I get to show off everything. Cool.
It's paused pouring for a minute, so I should run out to the store. We had hail and wild winds yesterday, with the rain continuing today. It knocked over a huge tree in the parsonage next door. I sat by the window, lit a candle, and knit while watching the rain. I love it.
** I just looked at my statistics, and I got a result from a search for barb wire pinstriping. Know who else came up on the list, just before me? Wil Wheaton's blog. Hee. Yes, we're two people you automatically associate with barb wire pinstriping. **