Oh, dear. Have you ever had something break, and you try and try to fix it, and then give up, and then take it to the shop, and then the nice man at the shop does something really, really, really simple to it, and then it is fixed? That was me.
I'm still not sure how, but Jac over at Jac's Sew and Vac fixed my machine in about thirty seconds. He was incredibly nice about it. And I should be fixed and ready to go tomorrow. I am almost done with a really cute skirt that I can't wait to post about!
Since that got taken care of "sew" easily, I'm going to leave you with some other great links:
What do you think about no college at all? Penelope Trunk thinks it isn't necessary, or won't be by the time my kids are ready for college. This is interesting to me. On Sunday Bill and I were discussing the benefits of a year or two of something other than college, similar to the Mormon mission (but we aren't Mormon). I can see how it would be an enormous benefit to so many kids--it would have been good for me!
On the other hand, I have a real problem with unpaid internships. Off the top of my head, I can come up with a couple of reasons: only kids who have some other means of support can afford them, which excludes a whole bunch of kids from a certain class of job; if you aren't getting paid, it seems like you won't work as hard; related to that, there is something about doing menial work for a paycheck that everyone should experience, including that feeling the first time of "The government gets HOW much?!" As an aside, the high minimum wage makes paid internships and low-level part-time jobs even harder to come by. This article lays out these and some other reasons to be against internships and for summer jobs.
This is just so hilarious that I will make you click. (via the Anchoress)
For tomorrow: Obama and Romney both gave commencement addresses recently, at Barnard College and Liberty University, respectively. Both speeches were not aimed at (only) those present at the speeches. I know the speeches are different in tone and of course will emphasize different ideals of America, because these men have such divergent ideas about where America is headed. But I want to see if I can pull out a campaign theme from each, and see if we can tell what will be important in the next couple of months to each candidate. A kind of compare and contrast, if you will. See you tomorrow!