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Or Roll the Vote. Unless you're a little bit country, then Country the Vote. See why country music is lame? That doesn't sound right. In all fairness, neither does Zydeco the Vote. Although you would get way more points in Scrabble for that. Possibly a triple word score. I took advantage of Early Voting last week to avoid standing in long lines with Right Wing Christians (sorry if you're one - I don't like the eye rolling I get from my "Go Kinky" t-shirt.) Now, while I don't think Kinky's going to win, I vote my conscious every voting year. Which my dad mocks me for. Every voting year. I hate seeing voting like moves on a chess board. I vote who I want to win, and nothing pisses me off like someone telling me I wasted my vote.

NOT VOTING IS WASTING A VOTE. [/end voting discussion] Except that ANYONE BUT RICK PERRY is going to be a win. I hate that em eff. And I don't use that word often.

I gotta get moving today, and I found out that my satellite provider has Sirius Satellite built in! No, I don't feel dumb that I've had this for two years and just realized that Alternative Nation with my most favorite DJ ever (George Gimarck) has been with me ALL ALONG. I feel like Dorothy when Glenda said she had the power to get home all along. Which, that needs to be modernized. So Dorothy pulls an AK-47 out of her wee doggie basket and stock-butts Glenda in the gut for making her almost DIE. I mean, Scarecrow was assaulted! "They took some of me out and put me over there! And then they took some of my stuffing and put me over here!" "That's you. All over the place." Okay, now I'm seeing Ross Gellar as the Scarecrow and Chananndler Bong as the Tin Man. Which clearly makes Phoebe Glenda, Rachel is Dorothy (with a hairless cat instead of Toto) and Monica is the Wicked Witch of the East.

To Do List - Tuesday

  • sweep, mop
  • scrub shower/bathtub in master
  • clean toilets, eww
  • vacuum, then wash filters
  • ignore all of this and watch YouTube clips of Will Ferrell
  • or Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat
  • make plans with the BFF to see Stranger Than Fiction on Friday - EEEEEEEE!! We've waited for SIX MONTHS for this!
  • go buy SOCKMONKEY FLANNEL SHEETS for the boy
  • Sockmonkey!
  • email Houston MGs again to find out what this plant is (isn't that the most gorgeous garden ever?? Check out all 13 pics in that journal.)
  • make note to tell Julia that I think it's a VINE, not a tree or shrub, probably a trumpet vine of some sort
  • make carrot soup and homemade bread TODAY since you got too busy to do it yesterday
  • stop
  • smell roses
  • no seriously. While you're doing that, bring some inside, too.
  • buy new funky socks for #2 - stripey socks!
  • put cat food up high - BFF is bringing Ladybug the Red Healer. She'll think cat food is a doggie treat.
  • Make "cat safe" space in the house for Scrappy
  • laugh and do the old guy with a smoke that's resigned about his Crazy Ne'er DO Well Partner, "I'm getting too old for this shit."
  • Hold Scrappy up and make his paws do the smoke thing, and his head do a chagrined head shake
  • avoid his back claws
  • but iodine on the scratches you'll no doubt acquire from said puppet play
  • change bed sheets
  • wander around doing a half-assed job of cleaning while playing mah-jongg and snacking
  • No! Get it done. Also, tonight is Friday Night Lights. Clean up the you know where. [/wink]
  • call hotels in Colorado Springs for Thanksgiving ski-trip
  • email moosesal with dates, to see if she and Chris can meet up for dinner one time and meet fam
  • drop off plant and Thank You note to Jen
  • buy more onions and apples
  • but do not linger in the ice cream section
  • or the chocolate section
  • or the sushi bar
  • wait, sushi's okay
  • ooh, CINNAMON. you need more
  • get housewarming gift for BFF ready for her to transport home
  • clear out incat box
  • play loads of mahjongg
  • NO. Get shit done, Laura
  • like right now.



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Nov. 7th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
I voted for something I don't expect will pass just for the principle of it and even though I fear one of the unintended consequences of it should it pass.

I recall a conversation with a colleague some years ago when she told me she voted for Nader even though she knew it split Gore's support base and increased Bush's chance to win. However much she didn't want Bush to win, she felt supporting the existence of a third political party was more important. Then there was one of my BFFs who voted for the original Bush over Dukakis solely based appearance - she could care less about what each of them stood for, Bush "looked more Presidential" so he got her vote.
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
ACK! Voting because someone LOOKS presedential. Yowza. I do agree with the idea that supporting the existence of a third party is beneficial. Here, even if Perry gets the projected 37% (at last polling) of the vote, he'll win. HOWEVER: the other three candidates will be getting 63% of the vote, albeit divided up. That should show this yahoo that 67% of the state DISAGREES with him and his big money/corp. ways.

At least, let's hope.

And I'm FRICKIN' CRACKING UP at your icon, hahahaha!!
Nov. 7th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd come to the same conclusion- a vine on a dome trellis, probably. It's not mandevillia, though (which I think might want drier air than Houston)- the assymetrical trumpets are wrong.So I'm out of guesses and through all my reference works.

I will say, though, that's a remarkably Seattle looking garden- the north side of Capital Hill, going down to the arboretum, is full of that kind of close-planted high contrast foliage and accent flower design.

Julia, feeling as if I've been kidnapped to the swamp planet this morning

Your list looks like my list- except I did toilets Friday, so I have to vacuum the ceiling around the bathroom fans instead. I was supposed to go buy leggings, et'c and send them to weird_cowgirl, but it's raining and thence the truck, it will not start.
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
the Mandevilla that grows in South Texas can be invasive in places.

ACK, I forgot to add dust the fan blades to my list. GROAN. That means digging out the tall ladder, and NOT making the bed until that's done, grump grump grump...
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
So Dorothy pulls an AK-47 out of her wee doggie basket and stock-butts Glenda in the gut for making her almost DIE.
Ha! That Glenda is so self-satisfied! Notice how she never has even a smidge of muck on her huge pink ballgown, and there were FLYING MONKEYS! Not the good kind. :(

But sockmonkeys = YAY and <3
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
I'm serious! Glenda with the not caring about anyone else but her minions and gowns and nails and tiara while Dorothy was taken in the air by FLYING MONKEYS who didn't have the benefit of their prehensile tails, because the WWotE was all about order and cleanliness with the trousers (I mock you with my monkey pants) and they could have DROPPED HER. Not to mention the liar bastard that is the Wizard. (Did you ever read Wicked by Gregory Maquire? I loved it - a goot satire and political commentary, imo.

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Nov. 7th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
I just saw Liz's post, which is fantastic! And as for how it is to vote here, our old neighborhood was just like that: the fire station three blocks down was where we voted. The volunteers that ran the operation always had cookies and things, so when Em was a baby (or before she was born when #2 and The Boy were in the stroller) it was fun for them and I'd be in and out within minutes.

I tried to duplicate that here in the 'burbs, and I waited in line with over a hundred people. Not fun when you're trying to keep bambinos happy. On one hand, yay turnout! On the other, this is one of the most solidly Red Counties in Texas, so I always got depressed seeing how many of the Christian Right came in to vote "morally." Which, don't get me started.

BFF!! I'm so excited! We weren't sure if she could tag along with her husband for his conference, so this is a surprise bonus! Plus, we're making plans for me to go out there in January and help her plan a garden for their new house in Tallahassee. (10.25 acres! She can keep her horse on her property!!)

Oh, and the sockmonkey sheets (Nick and Nora designs, which are my absolute fave) are from Target! WOOT.
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Nov. 7th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)
I just got back and saw the jammies for grownups, too! But they are fleece, which I am categorically against in Texas, because it's Texas. Also, I get tangled up and trapped in the bed. Because I am a dork.

Hahaha, I kind of want to write that episode of Friends with them as the Wizard of Oz. *makes plans to do just that*

NUMB CUNT. You shouldn't sit so much on your vibrating chair pad. You'll go blind. Or get hairy palms. (GO SEE MY SEKRIT POST, omg.)
Nov. 8th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
I want your t-shirt!

Heh, we've had HUGE turn out today, and my whole theory is that everyone wants to go vote for some guy named Kinky!
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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