Saturday, March 13, 2010

What's Cool About This Country

People that know me, know I love this country. They also know that I believe in my 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. They also know I enjoy guns and target shooting. Having said this, let me tell you one reason why this country is great:

Today me, Mike, and Mike's buddy Kevin went to a gun raffle. This gun raffle was sponsored by the PA State Police. At this raffle, there were probably 200-300 people. Not radicals, not violent people, not people who were ready to "rise up" against the government...just regular folks like you and me. And while sitting there observing all these people having a good time, meeting with friends, meeting new folks who also shared their interests, it occurred to me that I love this country and the people in it. No, let me restate that: I am IN love with this country and the people in it.

Now some might say that because these people--these regular folks--would be "crazy" or "violent" because we were, after all, at a GUN raffle trying to win GUNS. And we were also drinking FREE beer!! Lions, and tigers, and bears OH MY! Alcohol and firearms, why someone is bound to get hurt! Don't be shocked--no one did. No fights broke out, no protests were held, and at the end of the day, everyone left as peacefully as they came. Some happier than others because maybe they had won a gun or some other prize they were raffling off.

Oh, and did I mention that it was held by the PA STATE POLICE? Oh, I think I did. Did I also mention how many officers were actually there--off duty---enjoying the raffle themselves? A LOT. So much for crazy, gun toting Americans!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Deals of the Day

I love a bargain! Yes I do. And today I got one that I'm SO excited about! I had to pay a visit to my local JoAnn's store to buy more felt for my counting book (still in the process of making it but will post when finished). While there, two of the associates were trying to decide which tote they wanted to purchase. Then one of them informed me that these totes were on sale for $4.99--they were regularly $14.99!! Well, I had to go take a look for myself.

So I walked around the corner and couldn't believe what a bargain it was! These are nice sized totes--big enough to carry my laptop (which is what I plan on using it for), they have two side pockets (one inside, one out), PLUS they are reversible! Thick batting is also used between the fabrics to give it a very cushy feel--perfect for protecting my laptop. They only had three colors to choose from, but since I'm not picky, that was fine by me! This blue one is the one I chose.

Another bargain I got today was this adorable pattern. It's by Simplicity and they are also on sale for $1.99 each. I love it! I can't wait to make some of these cute baby things!