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ok, THAT was seriously weird

ok, THAT was seriously weird

So, I’m dreaming along this morning…

There’s this guy, “David,” who has a huge house/office building. He is in some sort of business where he brings people to his building and then tries to get them to buy stuff. Some do. The others get taken back home. (Very nice car, too.)

So, I’ve been there three or four times, enjoying the hospitality but not buying.

Finally, he takes our whole family there, along with a friend’s boy. As they come in, David gives each child a golden dollar coin. The friend’s child says to David, “I see there’s seven more children.” When they get back to the room (in which I am already, doing some sort of puzzle that apparently I did every time I was there, in a notebook), Robby berates the boy for saying anything, and when the boy leaves the room, he tells me, “I know he said that because he saw seven more golden dollars on the table.”

I finish my puzzle and the rest of the family has gone off somewhere, so I wander down the hall. I find a nursery where there are 20 or 30 babies and toddlers. I look through trying to find John Luke, who apparently *should* have been there. I ask a worker, since I don’t see him, and she tells me that maybe he’s in the shower machine and to just wait a minute. When the child in the machine comes out, it isn’t John Luke. I look through one more time, then leave the nursery, furious.

I stomp into the nearby library (which, on a couple tables, had a salesperson and merchandise surrounded by couples shopping) and tell the woman behind the desk to “Please page David.” I was very stern and obviously upset. I walked back to the doorway of the library, and into the large hallway, and saw a line of nursery workers taking the babies and toddlers upstairs. Several other upset parents and I started to follow them up, but they backed us back down and then… the round center area of the floor (LARGE area) moved UP a floor. So now, we parents were TWO floors below the babies.

Then the area on which WE were turned and raised a floor – but we didn’t end up in the same location.

Just then, Robby came into the hallway in the floor below. I jumped down to him and together we found our way up into the next floor. We went into a room (still looking for John Luke) and found security monitors. I told Robby, “Now we can see where he is!”

Just as we started watching in earnest, David came in the door carrying John Luke. David was decked out with all kinds of jewelry (both male and female type jewelry) and handed us the baby. We accused him of taking him to try to force us to buy, and he sheepishly agreed. We said now we had him back if he’d just let us leave, we’d say no more about it.

At that moment, the phone rang, and I woke up.

Funny, I was BORN in 1971….

Funny, I was BORN in 1971….

You Belong in 1971

If you scored…

1950 – 1959: You’re fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

1960 – 1969: You are a free spirit with a huge heart. Love, peace, and happiness rule – oh, and drugs too.

1970 – 1979: Bold and brash, you take life by the horns. Whether you’re partying or protesting, you give it your all!

1980 – 1989: Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You’re colorful at night – and successful during the day.

1990 – 1999: With you anything goes! You’re grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It’s all good!

I was reading a book about organizing…

I was reading a book about organizing…

…and one of the things it said was when you need to do something, “start now!”

Ok, so there’s a flaw in that.

I have this card I’m sending to my mom (including a check)… so I started writing the card and it occurred to me I ought to send her a couple pics, so I opened my graphics program to print a couple, and then I thought about this blog entry so I opened my browser…. I think I have “but first” syndrome! Ack!!

Well, ok, so it isn’t as bad as all that.

Well, ok, so it isn’t as bad as all that.

I suppose. I was set straight by my friend Kim about primaries and how they work. So, ok, it’s a primary.


If there were 15/20 of each party running, I could maybe see ’em doing a primary (for Coroner, Sheriff, and Judge) but since there are only 3 or 4 running for each post, I STILL think they should just all be on the ballot and everyone should be allowed to vote for whom they will.

Just my two cents’ worth.

This is just WRONG!

This is just WRONG!

Ok, so maybe “Democrat,” “Republican,” and other parties are necessary for the country, I’m sure I don’t know. In my opinion, though, they are for the COUNTRY. For Presidential elections, mainly, and possibly for House and Senate elections, they are useful.

I think, however, that LOCAL elections ought not mess with parties. Even as local as state.

In Scottsboro, Alabama, there are about to be elections for Coroner, Sheriff, Judge, and a couple other things. They are NOT ALLOWING REPUBLICANS OR “UNOFFILIATED” TO VOTE ON THOSE OFFICES. This strikes me as eminently unconstitutional. Just because the candidate declares himself a “Democrat,” that should NOT keep anyone who is not a Democrat from voting for or against him.

If anyone knows to whom I should lodge a complaint about this matter, please let me know, because I’m feeling a bit helpless here. Talk about “taxation without representation!” Ugh.