Archive for August 14th, 2009

Fun Times At Netroots Nation

It was a pretty eventful evening tonight.  First I rescued El Medico Dean, whose handler called Marcy Wheeler in a panic because they got lost on the way to Democracy For America Happy Hour, and I was able to successfully direct them where they had to go.  Not as easy as it sounds – I’m not a native Pittsburgher, and downtown by the river isn’t an area I’m real familiar with.  (Gregg recommended that I embellish the story, so I considered saying that Dean called me personally, in tears, but decided against it.)

After that, it was on to PNC Park for batting practice and shagging fly balls, which was AWESOME.  My batting was Epic Fail (only made weak contact with one pitch), but I always need a lot of tuning before I can hit worth a damn.  After shaking the fielding rust off, I was able to return to my usual softball form, which is, well, still pretty awful.  The highlight was falling over backward and hitting my head on the warning track catching a fly ball, but I did catch it.  I shagged for about two hours, and now my feet are very stinky… and I’m still fishing outfield dirt out of my hair.

Also, I’ve been on C-Span twice now, once taking pictures at the Clinton keynote, and once packing up and leaving Christy’s panel as they showing everything winding down.  I can also be seen walking away in this photo here – that’s me in my favorite green bowling shirt walking away, upper middle.

Oh, and I made my hotel reservations for my baby sister’s wedding.  W00t!!!

6 comments August 14th, 2009 at 11:13pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Blogosphere

Friday Quote & Panda Blogging

This week’s quote is from Surviving Picasso, with Anthony Hopkins:

I really like intelligent women… sometimes. Of course, I like stupid ones too.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s baby pandas.


August 14th, 2009 at 11:17am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Netroots Nation Clinton Photoblogging

I got some pretty good pictures of the Big Dog at the NN keynote, although I’ll probably have to redo the processing when I have some more free time – Picasa on a netbook just isn’t good enough, but it’s all I can do for now.

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3 comments August 14th, 2009 at 07:23am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Clinton,Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

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