Saturday, October 30, 2004

"... a duel with deadly weapons ... "

I'll be a poll worker next week. Today I picked up the bag containing the Accuvote machine and the roll of voters in my precinct.

When I went to training we were sworn in as official Election Officers. Here's what part the oath says:

"... I will faithfully execute to the best of my ability, the title of Election Officer, according to law; and I do further solemnly swear that since the adoption of the present Constitution, I, being a citizen of this State, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons, within this Steate, nor out of it; nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons, nor have I acted as a second in carrying a challenge, or aided or assisted any person thus offending, so help me God. "

A new (old) photo of my dad

Here's a photo of my dad when he served on the USS Princeton in 1947. My sister tracked it down through another sailor who emailed her a copy (thanks!).

The bigger photo (which I cropped) shows the crew on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Meet the cat

Say hello to Moe, the wonder cat.

Actually, I just wanted to test the photo-adding feature. But isn't she cute anyway?

Squirrels ate my pumpkins!

Our neighborhood squirrels have eating disorders.

We had three small pumpkins waiting to be carved into Jack-O-Lanterns on the porch, and the squirrels ate them all. Now they're starting to eat the large ones.

A few weeks ago I was hearing stories about migrating squirrels and large groups of squirrels crossing 5 lanes of freeway. I think it has to do with a larger-than-normal population this year and that food is hard to find.

Not even pumpkins are safe. Sheesh.

Pumpkin-eating squirrel Posted by Hello

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

If the Red Sox win, does that mean Kerry will be president?

So I was wondering, if the Red Sox win the World Series, does that mean that John Kerry will win the presidential election?

Updated 10-28-04

Yes, yes, yes!