Tuesday, November 07, 2006
It’s HOT On Election Day
Can you believe it's 95 degrees today out here!? (I think that’s around 418 degrees for those of you using Celsius) On the way to work at 8:30 a.m. it was already 85. This time of year is usually in the 70’s. I’m blaming the Republicans (they control the weather too)
Before coming into work we stopped and voted at the nearby elementary school – it was pretty empty inside at the library’s polling place. I counted 3 other people besides my wife and I voting - even though there were loads of parents dropping off their kids to school. I wondered why not just get out of the car for 5 minutes and vote? With all this talk about voting and ‘spreading democracy’ it’s pretty distressing to see so many here uninvolved. Is this strictly an 'L.A. thing' or does this happen where you live?
On the other hand, they probably haven’t read any of the measures, propositions, or even know who 90% the candidates are. So maybe it was a good thing they didn’t go inside. Not voting bothers me, but uninformed voting bothers me even more.
When I went to the gym tonight, most of the T.V.'s were tuned into "Dancing with the Stars" with all ‘them youngin’s’ watching (primarily 20-somethings) and along one lonely wall was CNN with a few older folks watching. I joined them and asked, "What's the score?"...you know, like watching a Football game. After saying that, I was feeling pretty good, like to the point of smashing a beer can on my forehead. I've never actually 'watched' a Football game so that was my closest attempt at it. I should have brought some Bud Light and Dorritos. Maybe in 2008 – that one might go into ‘overtime’.
Yup, changing the car's oil really changes a man.