I wonder if I should be looking for steel-toe shoes instead after this morning's adventure of mashing my big toe while moving a homebrew keg. Later, I was very careful moving Vogon's old 19" CRT monitor from the living room floor to my desk, although he took over the task of moving it from the chair -- a stationary dining chair, not a chair on casters -- to the desk. It seems an order of magnitude larger and slightly brighter than my 17" CRT that it replaced, so I keep blinking like I've gotten a new eyeglasses prescription. Just call me Magoo.
From the "I should go look at that room before I carpet it in streamers" department: the elementary school's family carnival is less than two weeks away. I still haven't actually been in the school's gym, which is where all the carnival midway will be set up, so I should fix that tomorrow when I stop in to pick up surplus decorations that volunteers from previous years have retrieved from storage so I can save a little on crepe paper and
Also on my to-do list are to call Party City for a quote if I decide to buy balloons and to ask if any of the PTA's existing props need paint touch-ups since I'm handy with a brush and have enough acrylic paint and spray varnish to cover a small town. (Not the people, of course. I get antsy when I see face and body painting done with acrylic craft paint. )
If you're in the Carrollton area and haven't yet signed Kinky's petition but want to, you can stop by Starbucks and sign on Thursday night between 7-8:30 PM. I'll be at the one on Frankford and Marsh; other volunteers will be at the ones at Old Denton and Hebron in Carrollton and MacArthur and Beltline in Coppell. We'll all be wearing t-shirts that say "Get Kinky on the ballot - ask me how".
Also, if you'd like to see the Man himself for less than the per-plate cost of a fund-raising dinner, make Friday night plans for April 21st. A minimum contribution of $20 gets you into Love and War in Texas in Plano, a goody bag and great music by The Derailers.
Obligatory fine print: In order for your signature to be valid, you have to be a registered voter in Texas that abstained from voting in the March primary or its run-off and have not signed a petition for another independent candidate. (Duplicate signatures will not count for either candidate.) It is legal for a voter to sign both a petition for a minor party seeking ballot access [i.e., the Green Party or Constitution Party] and an independent gubernatorial candidate.