May 23rd, 2018: Did the election
officer training at the Registrar of Voters office. At the end
of the training they gave those of us who completed it each
one of these pins. Wore it on election day. Not sure anybody
July 4th, 2018: Participated in
the Rose, White, and Blue parade with bike party. Had a great
time. Got this ribbon at the beginning and wore it all day.
During my trip
to see the eclipse in Tennessee, I read Al Gore's new book.
July 4th, 2017: We marched with
the Rose, White, and Blue parade through the Rose Garden area
of San Jose. Had a great time and gave out lots of little
Green Party fliers.
November 9th: The chair that I
sat on in my home office starting back in 1996 finally died.
The pillar with the shock absorber in it broke. This area is
so rich that I've already got a chair to replace it taking up
space. That was a very comfortable chair, and I'm sorry to see
it go. Torn between thinking "That's just corporate america's
planned obsolescence striking again." and "That shock absorber
was part of what made it so comfortable. There is a price to
be paid for such moving parts." Got it during my AOL days, and
was very aware it was as nice as the chair I sat in at work.
Didn't sit in it much until I left that world behind. Probably
I got seventeen good years of sitting out of it.