Wednesday, November 09, 2005

A Murder of Crows

I've got a whole bunch of new shows up on my Calendar (link to your left). If you register, you can receive updates or a newsletter when I've posted new dates and even add dates yourself.

Went to the Feist in-store at Amoeba tonight with my friend Elisa. Both women I mention in the last sentence are delightful, although I guess I would enjoy spending time with anyone if it were followed by a burrito from Tere's.

For the last two days, I've woken up far too early on account of a swarm of crows that seem to be mating right outside of my window. Now I'll take sex whenever I can get it, but in general I find that 7 in the morning is not the best time for baby-making. It's too bad the birds don't see it that way. Couldn't they at least be a bit quieter? Don't get me wrong, I love the sound of coitus, and in fact I get a little perturbed when my partner is silent during a mambo session. But these birds squawk like they're being dipped in hot oil rather than consummating their hardcore avian lust. I shall pass a petition around the neighborhood, requesting the crows to remain silent until 8:30, at least. And if that doesn't work, I will move for a special referendum to address the issue.

A good friend of mine from New Zealand recently wrote:
"i voted in my first election and i felt sick. i have been looking forward to this moment since i first became politically aware as a youngster and ranted off at slack bastards who didn't vote that they should try living in zimbabwe for a while. then i read a quote: 'don't vote, you'll only encourage them' and found it a little true for my liking. still i tried to find a party who i truly believe shared my ideologies about helping the starving little babies without overarching, arbitrary government interference and they got 1.4% of the total votes. Oh well, at least a couple of other kiwis care. "

I feel for her but I can't sympathize. It felt great to vote today. As needless and wasteful as these elections are, at least our votes actually matter, and these are real issues that affect real people. At this point it looks like none of the propositions are going to pass. Somebody's been thinking. See? Californians aren't totally vapid. But still, that 51.8 vs. 48.2 % dismissal of Prop 73 freaks me out a little.

Speaking of abortions, it's time I went to bed. I have crows to prepare for.

3 comments:

ilana said...

i agree with feeling scared about the thin margin of prop 73, but hey at least this was a "no." i think people just wanted to vote "no" on everything, so they overlooked how 79 and 80 would help some people get prescription drugs and all people have electricity more often. oh well, i guess we can't count on californians for brilliance. we also can't count on san diego to, after all our problems, vote for a mayor that isn't a republican man who doesn't know how to properly bring a major city out of bankruptcy! wooo hoooo

Etan said...

Hey, I've got a reader! I've decided to look on the bright side and interpret the "no" on 79 and 80 as a "no" on legislation by initiative. And the new republican mayor of SD makes perfect sense to me...because as the voters apparently realize, all of your city's problems stemmed from a far too moderate leadership, right? right?

But really, what's going wrong in San Diego? It's been a long time since I've picked up a copy of the Union-Tribune...

A C said...

Don't you have a good friend Aaron who has an in with the Crows? I'll get the murder in line.