It's in a pile somewhere of mail I was supposed to go through, I don't know weeks ago. Maybe it's sitting there with my unopened health insurance cards.
Am I a bit scattered? Does my stupid pretty cat me-ow desperately when she wants to be let outside?
The Walnut Creek Patch job has been keeping me extremely busy. As you can tell, I have not been able to do my Crazy in Suburbia blogs as much as I would like. :(
I don't see my husband and son as I often as I should either. My son gave me a talking to last night.
And, now we have election day, and I realize that I'm not measuring up in that arena either. I am not the engaged, informed member of our democratic system that I like to be.
OK, here's the extend of my ignorance: Those state propositions: who, what where, and why 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. Actually some pro-Proposition 14 guys tried to hit me up with some literature at the farmers market Sunday. Yeah, I think was proposition 14. It could have been Proposition 15 they were touting. I honestly don't know. Well, I guess both propositions have something to do with reforming the elections process--maybe to keep idiots like me out of the voting booth.
Oh, but that wouldn't be very democratic, would it? Even idiots like me should have the right to vote. We do, I believe, with some frequency. :)
OK, I have some familiarity with some races, including local ones: the District Attorney's and Sheriff's races, the county Assessor battle. Too bad I can't vote on the Mount Diablo Unified School District's Measure C bond measure. I probably know more about that race than any other because I've been editing and writing and reading stories about it. Unfortunately, I don't live in that district, so I won't have a say.
Then we have, of course, the gubernatorial primary. That's the biggie. Oh, then there is the U.S Senate GOP primary, and the 10th congressional district race. Wait! Didn't I just vote in that? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Back in 2009 or something: the special election to replace former U.S. Rep Ellen Tauscher.
Well, thanks for letting me write this. I think I am slowly becoming more knowledgeable about some things I should be knowledgeable about. I'll probably do what I typically do when there are races I must vote in, and of which I'm totally ignorant. I peruse endorsements in major local and state newspapers. Hey, mainstream media is good for something, right?
Meanwhile, if any of you have any useful advice and tips, send them this way.