What happened Saturday

January 11, 2009


Okay. Um. Tap. Tap. Is this thing on? Lauren said that I can post something on Sundays, because no one reads this on Sundays anyway. Yesterday was longish. We got up early and drove to Fremont. The Republican State Central Committee meeting was there, and I was representin’ (fold arms over chest and say, “yo yo yo”). It was mostly boring with a lot of speeches and elections.

It turns out the Republicans in Nebraska are very upset with the second congressional district and want to go back to a “winner take all” system like most of the rest of the US (big shout out to Maine to also keepin’ representational democracy real). I had to speak out against the idea, because (a) it looks desperate, (b) it’s better to be right than to go along with the crowd, and (c) if you have better ideas they should stand on their own in all three districts.

Evidently I was not very persuasive as the motion passed something like 90 to 30. But lots of relatively important people (governors, congressmen and such) had to listen to me, and that’s what’s important.

Oh, and it was also Ukulele night. When we were done with our meal we were talking about beets with the chef (the greens thereof were part of the special) and he mentioned that he had a beet salad and asked if we wanted to try it.

can you name all the ingredients?


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13 Responses to “What happened Saturday”

  1. christina Said on:

    Did you know that beet juice can get to -30 degrees before it freezes? Is it that cold in Nebraska now?


  2. Kitt Said on:

    (Refraining from making a Michael Jackson joke.)


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Way to stand up Lloyd!!

    The beet salad looks quite artsy…and I’m sure very appetizing…if you were starving.


  4. Beth Said on:

    The colors in that beet salad are just the same as the ones in Bobbie’s new catfood. And the presentation looks a lot like Bobbie’s presentation of that new catfood (recycled) on the office carpet.



  5. Michele Said on:

    I think I see red onion, carrot slivers, asparagus, … and I guess beets?


  6. Lauren's mom Said on:

    I don’t see beets….but then I never eat beets.


    • Lauren Said on:

      They were yellow beets. It was my first time to eat beets that weren’t pickled, and it was quite good. (I found out last year that I love pickled beets!)


  7. Lloyd's Mom Said on:

    Did he share the recipe too?? If it was good it would be healthy to feed everyone in the summer time. You would like pickled okra too.


  8. Deanne Said on:

    There’s a master card commercial somewhere here that ends with “lots of important people listening to you… priceless.”


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