Another week flashed by folks and what a week it was!
This was the week I voted at my new polling location, the Cape Henlopen High School. What a mess that was! As usual, the local Slower Lower government (aka Sussex County, Delaware) didn't disappointment with their ineptness in arranging a public location for a civic event which they made almost impossible to access. Yes folks, the local political mucky mucks arranged to have our new voting location at the Cape Henlopen High School, DURING A SCHOOL DAY, DURING CONSTRUCTION OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE SCHOOL, and WHERE THERE WAS NO PARKING. Welcome to Sussex County's voter suppression.
Well, after about an hour of dodging and overcoming these hurdles I voted and the next day I was very pleased to discover that BOTH of the gay candidates I voted for WON! It's about time. Here on the east coast of southern Delaware, we of the gay community of mainly occupy this little sliver of land from Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, and Milton are now finally going to have our OWN representation and not have to beg and plead (and kiss ass) with the local STRAIGHT lawmakers to get some equality here for our increasingly gay heavy population. Yes Virginia, a gay man and a gay woman won election. See here.
|Andy Staton, our new state senator candidate|
|Marie Mayor, new state house representative candidate|
|Tom "I'm Straight!" holding Princess Suri|
|Ernie Lopez, winner of the Republican primary for state senator, with the "Tom Cruise "Look I'm Straight!" holding his daughter (who is old enough to stand on her own two feet).|
|The Lopez Family (holding those kids again)|
This was the week (staying on the political theme) that the Romney campaign blew itself up by Romney's blatantly political opportunistic Hail Mary pass to take the lead in the presidential race by blaming president Obama for the assault on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo even before it happen. Romney, by his action this week, showed that he is nothing more than a crass political opportunist who is driven by nothing more than ambition. This week was Romney's "Lehman Moment". This in reference to the last presidential campaign when John McCain decided to "suspend" his campaign so he could "fix" the economic crises brought on by the eight years of the Bush-Cheney regime.
|Mitt Romney - Loser|
Enough for politics. The second in the series of my heart tests went all right (I guess). I had an echocardiogram. I was very impressed that my heart has been beating three score and ten years. Keep on beating heart!
Friday I visited my general practitioner doctor and was pronounced fit to serve another ten years or more of blog postings.
Yesterday I visited my friends who were removed to a furnished condo, after no longer able to care for themselves. The one is the same age as me and the other nine years younger than Bill (my love). Seeing them in their troubled and helpless situation made me realize how fortunate Bill and I are to still have our good health and our wits about us. I would like to attribute that happy circumstance to the fact that Bill and I stimulate our minds and bodies with lots of activity unlike our friends who seemed to atrophy after they retired.
I started work my new shift of Mondays and Tuesdays at the hotel, replacing my former shift of Wednesday and Thursday. Of course I still get the questions of "What are your rooms like?" (NICE! What do you expect me to say?) and the ever popular "Do you have a pool?" (NO!) Working at the beginning of the week instead of smack dab in the middle of the week makes it seem like I have a longer week which is good.
I feel fall in the air. Unfortunately our resident rabbit in our backyard ate all of our impatiens plants. Impatiens plants do so well in the fall. They struggle in the summer heat but provide a wonderful palette of cool color in the fall. That's not to be this fall so don't look for my annual blog header photo of our impatiens.
Bill and I are off to an abandoned church cemetery in Gumboro, Delaware (near the Maryland border) this morning. There is a chill in the crisp pre autumn air this morning, perfect for exploring and taking photos in an old Delaware cemetery in the hinterlands.
Have a great week!