Friday, October 10, 2008


Is it wrong that every morning when I get on the metro heading to work I just want to be left alone? I am usually an outgoing person (I swear, after the following incident occurred, I then helped a family touring DC find their way so I'm really not completely anti-social), but especially at times like this (read: in the middle of a season of political warfare), the last thing I want to be greeted with is a politician pushing his or her ideals in my face. I will say, for the record, that this has nothing to do with whether or not I agree with said politician.

This morning it was Mark Ellmore (and I hesitate putting his name on here lest someone should find my blog and think I'm advocating for or against him), whom while I am trying my very best to be an informed voter, I honestly have no clue if I support him - either way, neither the prospect of talking with strangers about politics AND it being the early morning interested me in the least.

On the other hand, Operation Baking GALS IS something that I support, and without any reservations (which I will go out on a limb and say I won't find a political candidate that I can say the same for).

Round Three has just finished up and I sadly made a late entry due to our (wonderful) European excursion (pictures to come). But if my soldier this time is anything like Colin, I know cookies are cookies, no matter the time or place.

This time I sent a double-batch of a new favorite of ours, Oatmeal White and Milk Chocolate Craisin cookies, along with some fun candies.

Not that I ever have trouble getting into baking but somehow it's just more fun when there's such a great cause waiting at the other end.

*And since you will inevitably notice, yes, it does appear that I left my picture-taking abilities (meager as they were) somewhere along the banks of the Danube. Hopefully my forthcoming trip pictures will make up for these.


  1. Hi Kara,
    I've read your blog for a long time but I don't know if I've ever commented before. I feel the same way as you in the morning- I just don't want to talk or be social. This is a problem when I ride the subway with co-workers because I'm afraid I seem so grumpy.

  2. Kara, that is how I meet voters who never may have known about me. Take the time to learn more and I hope to earn your vote. My day starts at 6:30 at Metro stops all over No.Va. and does not end until dark in some neighborhood in another part of the district maybe twenty miles away. I was there, where was my opponent? "Life says take what you want but you must pay for it"... ME

  3. cookies are the best kind of politics - no doubt.

  4. Heck, no, it's fine to want to be left alone. Everyone needs some quiet time in the morning.


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