(Look! I managed to change my blog banner, finally! It's supposed to be easy now, but late last night nothing was going right. This morning I thought to try Firefox instead of Safari and it couldn't have been easier. I guess I should give up Safari. But I'm so used to it. But it kind of sucks. . .)
New Laini's Lady #1. I've been wanting to use this quote for ages. Love it. The background for the skirt comes from a colored wall in Chiapas, and the blouse is from an embroidered table-runner that was hanging in a shop doorway in San Cristobal. And you might recognize the lovely face as belonging to a certain blogger. I just designed her wedding invitations for her, and had the photo already all Lady-ready, so I used it. So pretty! Here's the invitation:
It was gorgeous here all weekend. Saturday night we had the first outdoor movie of the summer at our friends' house, and it was perfect outdoors-at-night weather. We ate pear-ginger duff with icecream and watched "Death at a Funeral," which was weird and neither good nor bad. Yesterday was gorgeous, the heat wave broken -- a near-perfect day, it looked like, when viewed from indoors. I did not set toe outside the house, not even once. I never changed out of my nightgown all day. Am I ill, you ask? No, just working! It's very glamorous around here!
You might have heard that yesterday 75,000 people came out to Waterfront Park to hear Barack Obama speak -- that's his biggest crowd ever, and the biggest crowd of any of the candidates this election season. Go, Portland! As I didn't leave the house, obviously I didn't go, but my mom did. She's been campaigning for Obama -- the first time she's worked for a candidate since Kennedy! I am so excited by my parents' energy for Obama. My dad, a retired Naval officer and lifelong Republican, actually registered Democrat this year!!! It gives me so much hope for our country, that we can make a drastic change. Of course, John Edwards was the candidate Jim and I favored, and I hope he will be either VP or Attorney General of the new administration. It's so amazing to us here in Oregon that our primary votes matter this year! You know, I heard that nation-wide, more voters have turned out for the Democratic primaries than voted for John Kerry last time around? And when I heard that, it was with 6 states still to go. That's crazy-high voter turnout for a primary. Woo!
Today: more Laini's Ladies, while listening to my audiobook! I'm on CD #2 out of 10 and it's so cool to listen to. The narrator, Davina Porter, is a genius of voices and has given my book such LIFE! I love the Scottish accents! I wish I could do accents. I mean, when I speak Italian and French I have a good accent, but I can't "do" accents. I think if I could pick an accent to have, it would be Scottish, and a really thick one. You?