Now that I'm back at work, my daily habits include watching about 15 minutes of one of the morning shows...either Good Morning America, or Today, usually. This past Thursday, Meredith Viera was interviewing Chuck Hagle, and asked him why he had decided to quit the senate at this critical time for the Redumblicans. His response was something like, "Dear, not running for another term is very different than quitting."
I like Meredith Viera much more than I ever liked Katie Couric on that show. She's very hardhitting in her interviews, and she doesn't seem to be afraid of anyone. I find her to be poised, and well-spoken as well. Having some arrogant senator call her "dear", especially with a patronizing tone, was so completely inappropriate, that it stuck out like a sore thumb.
The incident occurred at the end of the interview, and Ms. Viera handled it with her normal class and dignity, and as she ended the interview, and passed the show over to Ann Curry for the news, Ann cleverly said, "Thank you, dear," and they both chuckled.
I was glad to see the slight didn't go unnoticed, and that Ann was able to get at least a little jibe in back at the senator.
Since Wednesday, I really only added one star to the tablecloth, so I'll just include the pictures here that were supposed to show on Monday.
First, a pile of socks.
These are the four pairs of socks I've finished in the last few weeks.
And here are the pictures of me modeling the two pairs of hiking socks.
I feel like I could go out and become a lumberjack.