November 5th, 2009

FGSFDS - Technoviking

that's it, that's all, that's everything

Phillies lose 7-3 to the hated Yankees. The fix was in. Agony of repeated misfires by Phillies offense and repeated blows by Gojira increased by horrible live music at Shooter's. Would have been fine if the guy had just played his guitar, but no, he had to open his mouth and sing horribly. Many popular hits were butchered. *cue Cracker's "Teen Angst" here*
P dropped by briefly but didn't stay for the whole miserable experience (wise of her) but since the Sportage has either a dead fuel pump or a busted/slipped timing chain this meant that I had to walk home as the game ended ~2330 and the next bus eastbound on Duke didn't come by until 0020 or so. I made it, though I had to stop a couple times and catch my breath/give my back a rest. I don't think I've done this much walking in one outing in months, maybe years. Carlos will be coming by tomorrow with a friend to tow the Sportage to the Texaco he works at so he can see what the deal is; either way, it's going to hurt.

UPDATE QOTW: "I hate the Yankees more than I hate baseball itself." - R. Seastrom

UPDATE II "The World Series finally ended. The Yankees won, but the Scorekeeper is going to ignore the Teacher Says Every Time The Yankees Win A Cute Little Puppy Dies rule, and instead the Scorekeeper applies the Winter Baseball Belongs In Latin America rule. EVIL." -Don Surber
Politics

hiking hither and yon

Man, I've been doing a lot of walking these last couple of days. Marched up the hill to the management office to pay the rent, came back to the apartment and collapsed for a while, and after dinner went out to the Alexandria City Republican Committee meeting by bus, which involved a couple of blocks' walk between bus routes.

Wow...it was almost a flashback to RPM* days in District 61. On the other hand, both of our Republican/Independent city council members were there, and everyone was really pumped on account of the big wins on Tuesday. Both the candidates for delegate were there as well and got standing ovations for their efforts; Sasha Gong in particular got enthusiastic cheers after delivering an impromptu two-minute speech in which she called out the Democrats for being a bunch of racists. Some things never change. I put my name on the committee's e-mail list and will probably wind up being the precinct captain for Foxchase, which like most precincts with apartment complexes has a lot of turnover. It'll get me out of the basement and also get me face time with people, which is two good things at once.

Aside from that, I finally got my ID number from the ACPS** and got set up on the assignment system. Nothing out there yet, but I'll be diligent about checking the website. It's flu season, after all.

*Republican Party of Minnesota
**Alexandria City Public Schools