Okay, so I ordered a pasta maker. That's right, I do make my own pasta... and I'm tired of using a knife to cut it into noodles. The one I'm getting comes supplied with fettuccine and spaghetti blades, if I want linguine I'll need to purchase it separately. It should be here this afternoon. Sunday delivery. Thank you Amazon. No, I'm not buying one of those cute little drying trees. I have a cooling rack I use for bread, that will do just fine.
Patty, who's been reading the rough draft of The Body in the Tower called Friday evening, most likely to tell me she had finished. I didn't answer because... I had my phone on mute. I tend to do that a lot. On an average, I'll get 4 -5 telemarketing phone calls a day. While they don't call early, they do call late. Last night one of them called at 8:37 PM. This is why I keep my phone on mute. I work with her this today, so I'll probably find out then if she's finished her read through.
There was an interesting article in the Washington Post about about Biden, the Democratic Party, and the race for 2020. For those who don't know, the party is not considered Liberal, rather, because of the large number of Democrats, we are considered Centrist Left. Biden is pretty much seen as a bridge between old and new. Even though old Bernie can rake in the money from the Far Left, if he were to somehow get the nomination vast sums of voters would stay home. His Socialist Squawkings are just too frightening to them. This one of the reasons we have the Idiot Jerk in the White House, those supporting Bernie refused to vote for Hillary. He will do this again if he gets the chance. For him, it's not about America, it's about Bernie. While Biden might not get the nomination, his message is something Americans respond to, so the other wannabe candidates need to take notice.
And I've been digging into my picture archives again. I've got lots of them, you know? Old pictures. Here's one of me with my Grandma Snyder. She was the smart one, college educated, Kutztown University, 1927. How many women can you name who graduated from college in 1927?
She taught school in Pine Grove, a small town of around 5500. During World War II the citizens of Pine Grove were so worried about the Germans they set up a surveillance team, a squad of citizens who would stand watch in the stone water tower behind the high school. At night, they would climb the ladder to the top of the water tower with binoculars and scan the skies for German aircraft. I'm proud to say that my Grandma was a member of that squad. Amazing! When I was in high school, she started doing Yoga... think about it. Her name was Gertrude.