- It's just generally a crappy month for me (see last post)
- I was responsible for a major company learning event, which went well (thanks mainly to a wonderful group of folks), but which stressed the heck out of me
- I finished my first graduate course
- I started my second graduate course
- I had to facilitate a session with my larger team on our employee opinion survey results; that in and of itself would be pretty stressful, but two days before I was scheduled to be "on", events dictated that my plan would have to be mostly re-done
I could go on, but again, I'm just glad it's over with. On the good news front, I lost about 11 pounds. More on that in a moment.
Elections, #1...Speaking of things that I hope end soon, we have the general election on Tuesday. I was in Hartford for a few days this past week, and it became infinitely clear that the governor's race there is far tighter than it is here. Based on the advertisements I saw on television, the challenger for the governor's office, a Mr Foley, is either a genius with all the answers of the very incarnation of Satan himself.
Elections, #2...Speaking of character definition via the media, I've gotten a ton of advertisements for the two candidates running to be my state representative, namely Ms Cipriani (Democrat) and Mr Kaufer (Republican). Here's the odd thing: on the biggest issue I see in the race, namely local property taxes, both candidates have the same basic platform. Now I'll note that I'm going to vote for Ms Cipriani, and here's why...
- She seems to have some governmental experience; I'm not sure of Mr Kaufer. Now I don't necessarily think that this is a requirement, but at a local level I do think it helps.
- The GOP has been in control of the state legislature and the governor's office for a while now, and property taxes have actually gone up. What makes me think that if Mr Kaufer is elected that will change?
- Mr Kauffer is touting the drug testing of welfare recipients as a campaign issue. Here's my thought on that topic: show me the cost/benefit analysis of how such a program will work and make sense. Also, if a welfare recipient is taking drugs and as a result loses benefits, what happens to their their children? This is one of those "appeal to the emotions of angry white people" platform planks that I find disturbing.
Time Change...We "fell back" on Saturday night. For the life of me I don't understand why we do this in the first place. We're just shuffling the clock a bit.