Wednesday, September 3, 2008

From the Depths of DNC Organizing I Emerge!!


 DNC is over and I escaped unscathed.  No arrests and no tear gas to the eyes.  My emergency sub plans were never carried out and so for me, a small personal success at the DNC protests must be noted.

So now, after months of organizing, were the protests successful?  Was all that work worthwhile?

The brief answer to the first question is- to my initial standards the protests were an utter failure, but to my later amended expectations they were a solid success.  

As for the second question- Absolutely.  I'm really glad I was involved with Unconventional Denver.  I gained a better orientation of the Denver Left (for better or for worse) and made some good friends along the way.  I've got some fresh perspectives on things and some skills too.  I also went on Fox News, the national one.  That might have been the highlight of it all.

I'll probably be posting a long winded analysis of things in a few weeks, but right now it's nice to just know that it's over.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Beetle Plays Dead

So Obsidian brought this beetle home that he found with Jeremy. He said it was dead so we set it on the counter. About a half hour later we were eating mac and cheese when I look over to see the resurrected beetle crawling across the floor!! Obsidian's first response was, "We have to get it!! Mom is going to get really mad if she knows we have a beetle in the house!!!" That's because the other day we caught some grasshoppers and tried boiling them alive so we could cover them in chocolate and eat them. They all hopped out, one met its death on the burner and the other three are still unaccounted for. We also left a dead beetle next to the phone. She threatened that if she ever found a live bug crawling in our house that we wouldn't be able to bring them inside anymore, not even in jars.

For one, this bug is a really freaky looking thing. Also, when it's disturbed it lets out this weird hissing noise when it is disturbed. Plus, we thought it was dead so it was pretty exciting to capture this specimen. We went to and found this picture