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Predictions for today

November 8th, 2011 at 01:45 pm

It is election day: I predict that

- with the first wave of ballots, two school board challengers will enjoy leads of comfortable (5+%) margins; one will have a sliver lead, and one will look to be behind but will catch up into recount territory;

- my men will forgo dinner so as to load up on drinks and Mexican food at the victory party; -- already wrong: my husband is bailing so he can catch a Japanese women's rock band tonight. My child might want to watch an animation festival tonight.

- no one but trolls will respond to the press release I cowrote; (did you know that some Internet blog commentators hate facts? you can get down votes for sharing things like "Today is Tuesday;" "Abbas Kiarostami is an Iranian director who has made travelogues;" "the person profiled in this HOV-lane abuse article has had 27 court charges, three of them for stiffing Chevron, and two State Departments;" "Bank of America's holding company moved $53 trillion worth of toxic derivatives into its FDIC-insured banking unit." -- all flawlessly true.) -- wrong, unless we count two education bloggers as trolls.

- I will go to the hardware store to get batteries for a flashlight, a replacement bulb for our refrigerator, and some firewood; - partly true: bulb didn't need replacement, we have a flashlight already, but I bought scraper, chemical defroster and firewood.

- I will go to the auto supply store to get a chemical defroster; - see above.

- I will go to the grocery store for big size kitty litter and distilled water. -no kitty litter needed. Distilled water still on list.

link du jour - yelping with Cormac. Because rough westerny types reviewing The Apple Store and T.G.I. Friday's are funny.

5 Responses to “Predictions for today”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Good luck with the election and the errands!

  2. baselle Says:

    Ha hah hah - yelping with Cormic. Awesome! I think we should write a couple of blog posts in the style of Cormic McCarthy.

  3. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I'll try it. I could use some good laughs right now.
    (My candidate is behind by only 2992 votes in a mail-in ballot count, so I have hope. If she wins, don't be surprised if I switch to Flannery O'Connor.)

  4. baselle Says:

    Man, writing like Cormac is harder than it looks. I thought I had a copy of The Road to get me inspired but I had to wing it. - no quotes and a lot of ands.

  5. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I try, but writing like Cormac is hard when he writes of sun and desert and mesas and I see clouds and trees and water. The men at the Coin Shop are good material. We actually had the following conversation last year:

    If we all be calm and make no false moves this transaction will go smoothly.

    Whoa ma'am we don't want no trouble.

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