Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I can't believe I forgot about my blog. Man. I keep sitting down at the computer thinking there's something I should be doing. Should I open my novel? No, Colleen already has the last chunk so I need to wait until I get feedback from her. I know, I'll check Facebook. Ok, that's done. I can do some jobs on Mafia Wars (boy, I hate that game). What else? What am I supposed to do??

Oh yeah. The blog. Duh. Way more important than stupid Mafia Wars, but my whole circle of family and friends are addicted to it, so I keep being reminded of it. That's one of the reasons I hate it, quite frankly.

Oh, and another thing I hate? Election campaigns. It began officially today, so between now and May 12 when we get to vote for a Provincial government I am going to be inundated with talk on the radio about politics, all negative, and nothing new. Neither is there likely to be anything that makes me change the way I will vote. I hate it all.

I need to do some more research about the STV, because it seems to make sense to me, but I know there are people opposed to it. Are they opposed to it because they are afraid of how it will affect them? Or are their fears unfounded? Is there legitimate reason not to approve this system which seems to me would make better use of our ballots and give us something closer to proportional representation? I really want to know.

If anyone out there is concerned about the Single Transferable Vote, please let me know why, so that I can make an educated choice about it.

Gotta go. Rehearsal after school. Then it's off on a music retreat with 150 kids for three days. Virtually zero enthusiasm on my part. I'm just a body to make up the number of adults we need per group of kids. Send me good vibes.