I have been asked to contribute another editorial for the Chautauqua Region Word's "Say" section. Assuming that the latest issue is available online, my musings on Thanksgiving can be found at crword.com.
I hope all of you who celebrate the holiday have an enjoyable time!
We're headed to Rochester for the Thanksgiving holiday tonight. While there are many things I'm looking forward to (look for tomorrow's post for a link to what those things may be), there are some very Rochester-specific items that are crowding my brain in happy anticipation:
1. The promise of a garbage plate 2. Coffee at Java's 3. Seeing friends I've met in elementary school, college, and in Jamestown but who all now live in Rochester 4. Second Storie Indie Market 5. Walking along Lake Ontario with the dogs 6. WBER.
Matt and I hit up Friendly's for lunch today in an attempt to actually spend some time together in the middle of musical crunch week.
On our way out, I had to resist the urge to press my nose against the freezer case as I spied a seasonal tasty treat.
"Ooooh! Peppermint Stick Roll!" I cried out. "We could get that and pour hot fudge all over it! Oh, it would be so good! OH MY GOD! Maybe we should just tell my mom to buy that for my very belated birthday 'cake' instead of making the banana pudding thing. So tasty!"
Matt just shook his head and said, "Um. Sure?" as he laughed at my enthusiasm for frozen treats.
Without a big Presidential election to push people to the polls, I won't be surprised if voter turn-out is down around the country.
With all the races that are unopposed within our own county, I wouldn't be surprised if voter turn-out is down in this area as well.
I am not a fan of having candidates who are unopposed, even if they are members of my registered party. It tends to decrease the number of people who actually make it to the polls. For districts where maybe there are other races, this can hurt candidates who do have an opponent.
An example would be the election district where I currently reside, or any district within the city of Jamestown. The entire City Council is running unopposed. This is unprecedented in the 10 years I've lived here or for anywhere I've ever lived in my 33 years. Fortunately, I live in one of three County Legislative districts where there are two people squaring off against each other for a seat. There ar…
It's crunch week for the musical with Opening Night this Friday. It's worth mentioning that opening night for Jamestown Community College Uncommoner's production of "The Producers" is sold out! Tickets are still available through the JCC Box Office (aka the bookstore) for November 7-8, 13-15th, and 20-21st.
What's the news? Let's break it out headline style:
Swine Flu Hits Home
Matt has been battling something stomach bug-ish that included a fever, achy muscles, and lots of reading time in the bathroom. We don't know if it was the swine flu or just some random bug. On the other hand, our friend's daughter was officially diagnosed on Friday with Swine Flu. I'm playing keep away the best I can.
Halloween Eve Brings Out Some Ghouls
Friday night, some hooligans rifled through both of our unlocked cars in our driveway. I was initially unconcerned because I don't keep anything of value in my car. Unfortunately, Matt had left his book bag in th…