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Oh you dern betcha I voted. Prop 1? Huh? Man oh man are our roads awful. They need to be fixed! Raise the sales tax 1% to fix the roads? Maybe, although it wouldn’t be my preferred solution. Add in a whole bunch of voodoo shell game crapola? No thank you. I am not even gonna begin to try to ‘splain it to y’all. Why? Because I-E-I-E-I do not UNDERSTAND it. If a college educated person with a successful career as a systems analyst (a person who sorts out bits and pieces of information and synthesizes it all into a design, in my case anyway) cannot understand a ballot proposal, it is because it is TOO COMPLICATED. I have to wonder whether all of the legislators that voted for it understand it. Prob’ly not, but I’m gonna guess that a lot of those folks have law degrees, not necessarily the most direct path to simplicity and transparency, not to mention common sense! Anyway, if nobody can understand the damn proposal, that most likely means that it is not a good thing.

It’s no secret that I am not a fan of our current governor, the @onetoughnerd. He is a good argument for term limits (imnsho), although if term limits mean he has his eyes on the USA presidency, voters beware! (I think he is a long shot for the presidency but in these days and times, you never know.)

ipadairInstead of ranting and raving incoherently about polly-ticks, I will report my voting experience. I was voter number 7. I always vote first thing in the morning. Once (!) I beat Mr. Mxyzptlk who is always first (the poll workers were a bit worried about him that one day that I beat him. I have to guess he was off climbing Mt. Everest or something). It’s a May election and there were two things on the ballot. Prop 1 and a local school thingie. I arrived at Haisley after taking my regular Skunk Walk a few minutes before the polls opened at 7:00. I leaned in on a garbage container and started checking facebook. An election official came out and [jovially] asked me if I was texting him. Naaawwww, I’m checking facebook. We kibbitzed for a minute or two and then he checked the time and yelled out, “THE POLLS ARE OPEN!”. My iPhone still said 6:59 but whatever. I went inside and discovered that there were six people ahead of me, including Mr. Mxyzptlk, who was first as usual. My experience was smooth. A young guy found me on the computer, The Beautiful Jackie handed me my ballot, I had two measly ovals to fill, and the ballot-eater cheerfully sucked my ballot in without any issues.

And then. I went to work and when I came home there was a package on my porch. It was from Central Michigan University public radio. I have been listening to that radio station since forever and, even though we live on the Planet Ann Arbor, we listen to it whenever we are up in the Great White North and I actually know most of the frequencies *by heart* so as we are driving up or down, I can find the station on our dial.

So here is my new iPad Air 2 64 GB musheen. I set it up. It is beautiful! Will I use it?

3 Responses to “Enter your Apple password… … …”

  1. Sam Says:

    Whatta day! Voting and a new iPad!

  2. Margaret Says:

    You can always send it to me! 😉 I need another electronic device to fret over. I miss the days of in-person voting. I hate mail voting, although I do my duty every time.

  3. elizabeth carter Says:

    Glad you voted, good for you and I know you are going to be in love with that iPad you lucky shucky you, congradulations.