I trained at the gym – legs and shoulders, and then went home, where I waited for the cable guys while I washed, cleaned, and waxed Mini.
I was hoping to get it ready for our locobrits (Lorain County British Car Club) meeting, but the sky was darkening, and I ran into a problem with the door handle.
Ed Mayer graciously came over, and rescued me on the latter, and the skys cleared.
I made some calls for Senior Voice, and then off to the meeting, at Bullfrogs, in North Ridgeville.
Many members appreciated our efforts.
Back home, I studied Russian.
BTW, the cable guys NEVER showed up!
At the gym, it was back and triceps emphasis, and then Sharon and I went to Lakeside Glass in Lorain, where we picked out things for our new shower.
We had lunch at Sorrento‘s, and then came home.
Much Progress was made on the bathroom.
I went to the 9th annual Lorain County Chairman‘s Banquet, where Ed Fitzgerald gave a good speech, and rewards were given to several long time activists. (It is heart warming to read their stories).
When that was over, I headed over to the Avon Ballroom, where I was able to catch the end of the Friday Party, and have a few dances.
We ate breakfast at IHOP, and then went to the Lorain County Board of Elections and voted – including a vote for me for precinct 2-B committee person.
Headed over to Kiedrowski’s world famous bakery in Amherst, where we bought one of their snoogles (TM).
I took a slice of snoogle to our dance lesson, and gave it to our instructor – Anya Khan, who loved it.
Raced away from the lesson to Cleveland Hopkins International, where I met and picked up our speaker for Wednesday, Katherine Stewart.
She was thrilled to have transportation, loved the MINI Cooper S Convertible (top down), and also the snoogle I had for her in the glove box. I dropped her at her cousin’s in Pepper Pike, and then, on the way home, I stopped at a place Well Known to Me, where I gave a friend her first snoogle (and she is from Amherst!)
We went to dinner at Carraba’s, in Westlake.
I had my semi annual PSA test, and then lunch at the Cracker Barrel in Sheffield Village, where I had oil and vinegar on my salad. (I wonder how often that happens there?)
(N.B.: a PSA test, unlike the SAT, won’t help with getting into a prestigious university).
We had a dance lesson with the lovely Anya Kahn at the Trendy Avon Ballroom: cha cha, waltz, and foxtrot.
At 7pm, I attended my first Lorain County Democrats executive committee meeting, and after conducting business, we listened to two Congressional Candidates: Jim Sloan, OH-4, and Marcy Kaptor, OH-9.
Jim is genuine, has seen life from the coal mines to the bright days of the UAW, and all of the stops in between: he has lived the real American dream, the one that travels the long road from poverty to the middle class, riding on the highway that unions built. One might say: “I’ve seen Mitt Romney, Jim, and you’re no Mitt Romney.”
OH-4 is a bizarre shaped district gerrymandered republican; OH-9 is also a bizarre shaped district, but gerrymandered democrat.
Marcy (incumbent, and the longest serving woman in Congress), says the R’s in Congress are demoralized.
(N.B.: right – they have no Morals!)
I started the day early, depositing the income from the Lorain County British car club at 9am, and then stopped at Goodwill to donate some old lamps, etc.
Next it was the gym, where I trained chest and biceps, and varied minor muscle groups.
In the evening, it was our local ACLU board meeting.
Back home, I rode my bike for 60 minutes.
I started the day at the gym – chest, biceps, etc.
After eating lunch @ home, we did some outdoor decorations, and in the evening, we grilled out!
I contacted Anya to help with presents (Jewelry) for Sharon.
After lunch I went to the Lorain County Democratic Headquarters, to phone bank on issue 2(Vote no!)
We had a dancing lesson at Avon Ballroom with Anya: she taught us a new foxtrot pattern.
It was off to our son Allen and his wife Sarah’s house in Rocky River, where we admire their new kitten, and watched it play with their other cat.
We had an elegant dinner at Fahrenheit, in Trendy Tremont.
Sharon had a hair appointment with Kim at Head Quarters Salon at 2:15, and after it we went to the Lorain County Board of Elections, where she voted (early). We then went on a cruise, looking for Fall Foliage, not seeing much. We stopped in Vermilion, and had a cup at the Main Street Grille (above).
Back home, we had a dance lesson (foxtrot, rumba, and swing) with Anya at the Avon Ballroom, and, after a quick meal, I went to the Avon Lake Democrats meeting.
Ended the day watching the Daily Show: the guest was Walter Isaacson, whose biography of Einstein I liked, and whose biography of Steve Jobs I downloaded onto my iPad (how fitting!)
We also watched the President on the Leno Show – he was great!