January 21, 2012


Lloyd had two meetings to attend in Omaha today, and I’m always up for shopping in O-Town. I needed to buy some new shirts, as I have stained several beyond repair with delicious bacon grease. (Worth it.)

His first meeting was at the Paxton in downtown Omaha. I returned from shopping to pick him up, but the meeting wasn’t over yet. I snooped around taking pictures, then sitting on a bench to eavesdrop on District 1’s caucus, giving State Senator Deb Fischer (hopeful future U.S. Senator)a thumbs up after her speech to the District 1 group, then freaking out a little bit when she came over to shake my hand and visit a little while. “Don’t say anything stupid,” my brain warned my mouth, but my mouth didn’t get the message right away. She was lovely and friendly, and didn’t even act like I was a moron, and for that reason alone she has my vote.

The Paxton is an amazing building, and I wish we would have had a little more time to snoop around there. The main meeting was held in their ballroom, and the caucuses were held on the balconies around the lobby.

This was before the last meeting began. I was dying to drink some of their Republican coffee, but I didn't have a name tag.

I was standing where District 1 had their meetings.

It was very grand, but we couldn’t stick around. Lloyd needed to get to his nerd Drupal meeting.

Don't they look like a fun group? I really mean that.

I did not stick around for that one, mostly because if there’s anything I know less about than politics, it’s computer programming.

No…. wait – zilch about both.

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7 Responses to “Saturday”

  1. Kristi Said on:

    Did you get new shirts????


  2. Brad Said on:

    A political convention, and then a programming conference? What is Lloyd, a grown-up or something?


    • Brad Said on:

      I couldn’t fully decide on how to punctuate my last sentence. I hear it said all the time, but I’ve never seen it written.

      What is Lloyd, a grown-up or something?
      What, is Lloyd a grown-up or something?
      What is Lloyd? A grown-up or something?

      They all seem to have slightly different meanings. Which is the accepted expression? This question has presented itself to me before. I would appreciate replies. (But you should also comment on the post because what am I, a post-jacker or something?)


      • Lauren Said on:

        I have a deep love of they hyphen/dash, so I would have used it there. Then again, I have a very fuzzy grasp of the correct use of punctuation”

        What am I -- an idiot?


      • Lloyd Said on:

        Despite the initial punctuation, I read it as option number 2, which clearly makes that the grown-up (or something) choice.


      • Peggy Said on:

        I think they’re all correct. Just depends how you want it to read.

        What. I’m not taking the easy way out, that’s really my opinion.

        Sounds like a nice day for both of you L&L!


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