Last night we hosted a "California Proposition Party" because there are so many stinkin' propositions on the ballot this year and they were a bit much to muddle through by one's self. So each person was assigned a proposition and given 12 minutes to layout the basics, list pros/cons, and field any questions. Overall, it was a rousing success! I felt waaaaaay more informed afterwards and was surprised by how many issues I would've mis-judged had I just merely used the quick blurb on the ballot to decided which way to vote. It's amazing what just a teeny-bit of digging can reveal. For example, my prop (#10) sounded great on paper, but after checking it out I discovered it was primarily funded by 4 billionaires looking to further line thier bulging pockets. Seriously, it's a completely ridiculous proposition. Glad I did some research first! It was a great lesson on staying informed and understanding the issues. Gee whiz, I am such a grown-up it's not even funny....
I made a cake decorated (more or less) like the California state flag!
Favorite quotes of the night:
"So after all those checks and balances..." -Mike
"You end up with the world's best boy band!" -Chad (interrupting Mike)
"Fill up your wine glasses, its abortion time." -Matt*
"So does 1 bid-ness days equal 1.5 regular days?" -Chad
"Yeah--God created the world in four bid-ness days." -Erika
"How many gigawatts is that compared to the Back to the Future car?" -Mike
"Oh, you mean jigga-whats?" -Matt
*[This might be a classic example of "you had to be there". ]