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.
your grandmother was a progressive woman. and who DOESN'T love a man in uniform! FUCK BERNIE! GO PETE!ReplyDelete
She was progressive as hell!! And a great lady as well.Delete
Odd, that Bernie,like _____, is delaying the release of tax returns.ReplyDelete
Oh, I didn't know that... so he's a wealthy socialist.Delete
Your grams was amazing!!!!! She has a spitfire look about her. And I might add also how cute you are!!! I still have a very good friend living in Pine Grove. He hates it, but says in inexpensive so he commutes to Harrisburg for work.ReplyDelete
in case he didn't tell you, Pine Grove voted for the Idiot Jerk in the White House, or at least most of them did.Delete
Aaaahhhh a pasta maker. I think I'm in love with you. Actually I live 45 minutes from the Italian border and am off there for 4 nights in Cinque Terre on Sunday. If you ever get a good recipe for penne a l'arabiatta please post it. I used to go to a wonderful Italian restaurant near here and it was devine but I have never mastered it. And go grandma. The only grannie I knew was a very unpleasant Welsh lady but I guess she was a tough old biddy too!ReplyDelete
Peene a L'arabiatta... I will see what I can do.Delete
After my Grandpa died, my Grandma traveled the world... I have tons of 50 year old souvenirs.
Your grandma was super cool! Whoa. Nope, not many women graduating at that time. Trendsetter.ReplyDelete
BTW, love you in uniform. I was a sailor last halloween and i LOVE those pants!
Yay for your manuscript. Hurry up with it!
Handmade pasta? HANDMADE? Oh, you'd make me gain at least ten pounds. Scoundrel.