Preppy, Independent & Closed Out of The Potomac Primary

Meet KIKI. She's the wrap/scarf I've been blogging about on and off for about a week. You recall, the pink yarn I picked up from Craftyyarn and the green BlueSky Alpacas from kpixie. It turned out phenom and is so soft and luxe, that I can't stop talking about it. She can be wrapped or draped many different ways and honestly, if I could get the pink yarn in a Mediterranean blue, I'd make one for myself. This is the hazard of using recycled and one of a kind yarns. *le sigh*

Okay, so on to other things. Today is the Potomac Primary. Of course, since it's after Super Tuesday, hardly anyone knows or cares about it but it is a pretty important day just the same. :) I'm in a bit of a quandary. Primaries here are sequestered and hubby and myself are former young Republicans who are now registered Indies. So what does this mean? That we don't get to vote today because we have to be part of the antiquated 2 party system to participate. It couldn't be more craptacular or blow! So basically, our 3rd party is neutered until the big
game... at least in Maryland. So basically, we've the right to decide that both parties have annoyed us to the point of taking away our donation dollars & affiliation but that's only relevant in the general election, no one cares what we think until then. I'm shaking my fist at the State of Maryland Board of Elections today.

I'm no fan of the whole primary/caucus/delegate system thing anyway. I understand that the 50 states get to decided how they proceed but really, everyone does their own thing and some states even have a mix of both primary & caucus. WTF?! I've still not figured out why we can't at least all do our primaries & caucuses on one day and have done with it! I'm a total political junkie but the system needs an overhaul.

So while all my fellow citizens are out rockin' the vote and casting their asses off in voting booths all across the region, I'll be rockin' my stash of yarn, supplying my husband (who has the flu & was still going to go vote) with the chicken soup I made yesterday & finishing the book I'm currently reading. I'm hoping my fellow Independents have a day chock full of things to get done and the appropriate level of disdain for being unable to have their say today as well.


  1. I'm a former young Republican turned Indie myself living in Maryland. It sucks.

    But, I do have an appropriate amount of things to get done. It's a shame we don't get to vote today in Maryland. It would probably shake a few things up.

  2. Yay! It's good to know I'm not alone in my annoyance. :) I was so disappointed that MD isn't a swing state. I'm going to have to make a day of my chance to vote in the general though. I may have to throw an Indie Voting Party! LOL

    And I have to say, I don't even recognize my former party any more. WTF?! When I was in college I was on the same page but I don't know what the heck has happened in the last 10 years! My husband and I spend most of our time looking & listening with our mouths agape and shaking our heads. We thought you were supposed to get more conservative as you got older but we're going in the other direction, past the Democrats and sitting on the Indie fence. LOL

    Now if we could take the decent ideas of both sides and parlay that into a viable Indie candidate that would be wizard! :)

  3. That is a really nice the stitch. Thanks for stopping by my blog regularly, love getting your comments. I'll have to share your blog with the knit & crochet expert in my family, she'll love it :)

    I am glad DC voted the way they did!

  4. Kiki is my fave color combo!! Love it!! Great work!