Stark raving… (excuse my swearing!)

First of all, when I drive 62 mph on the I94 18-Wheel Slogway, there is a REASON, GDAMNIT! So today on my way home, I was driving 62 in the RIGHT LANE (for a REASON, GDAMNIT!). Mr. Hot Rod Tailgater was right there behind me riding my you-know-what. Jeebus I hope I don’t have to stop fast. Suddenly he saw his chance! He zipped around me like a bat outta hell, barely missing me as he pulled back into my lane in front of me. And immediately HIT HIS BRAKES! Why? Because everybody in both lanes of traffic was going… … … 62 mph! Duuuuuhhhh? Could he not seeeeee that everybody on the GDAMN Slogway was going just as slow as I was? He exited just ahead of me and got his just desserts by getting stuck behind a gigantic gravel hauler as I blithely sailed through the new SECOND left turn lane onto to N. Maple and home. Chill out and get into the zen, buddy.

Note to self: do NOT fergit yer driver’s license when you take yer 0-skunk-30 walk tomorrow. Why? Because you will need it when you get back to the schoolyard. Why? Because it is election day, of course. I dunno. I know who I am voting against for governor and a few other big-ticket races. I *think* I know who I am voting *for* for school board. At least three out of four. Judges and regents and things? I have no idea. Mayor? There’s no damn choice this go-’round. No challengers for Warp for 5th Ward council either. He’s okay although I supported his primary opponent when he first ran. Annex Whitmore Lake schools to Ann Arbor? I do not know. I think I will close my eyes and pick one. I have to say that I have seen more *reasoned* arguments for passing this one. But what are the unintended consequences? For that matter, any time you vote for anyone or anything, there tend to be unintended consequences down the line. What kind of person is that person you voted for and why do they want that office? Hmmm? I just wish I felt more enthusiastic about voting *for* people, not *against* them. But more than that, I am annoyed with myself for not taking some time to try harder to study the issues at a local level. But vote I will and if you don’t like my political views you had better vote too!

Anyway, I don’t expect to be the first voter at a mid-term election. That honor belongs to Mr. Mxyzptlk. I think I have beat him ONCE! I am hedging my bets that I at least won’t have to wait in a long line. But that is a bad thing because it means that a large percentage of registered voters couldn’t be bothered to make even the cursory investigation of the ballot that yer fav-o-rite blahgger has managed to do this time around.

Vote vote vote vote.

Oh, P.S. I love Car Talk, even when it annoys me. And sometimes it does. I don’t like the puzzler very well, for example, and sometimes it seems like they laugh waaayyy longer than they need to. But it can also be hilariously funny and I think that they are pretty down to earth Class A people and I am so sorry to hear that Tom died today. Godspeed!

4 Responses to “Stark raving… (excuse my swearing!)”

  1. Paulette Says:

    Wolf hunting in Michigan? No, Period. 🙂

  2. Margaret Says:

    I don’t do a great job with the judges either, but I know exactly who to vote for(or against) in the political races and for the school board. 🙂

  3. Pooh Says:

    Yes, vote! Here I am at 4:13 A.M. eating my breakfast, so I can go work at the polls. (poles?? – nope, different job)

  4. l4827 Says:

    Just now heard about a passing in the NPR family. I did like the car talk show with the two brothers. Tom (heard too that he was an MIT graduate) did have a wonderful laugh. I’ll miss that life reaffirming laugh for sure.

    Now to go out and vote for some and against others….