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17 September 2004 @ 11:36 pm
Exams, Voting, & Hawaii Jaycees in the path of Hurricane Ivan...  
I've finally finished my four online exams for work that I needed to take by the 15th of next month. :) I was feeling a little guilty about them since it's my job to remind and bug the reps to take them (if they don't their securities licenses will all go inactive) and I myself hadn't done them yet. :P Now I can go to work on Monday and bug them with a clear conscience. ;)

The primary election is tomorrow and the sign wavers were really out in force today on the drive home. :P I'm still a little up in the air about who to vote for in the Mayoral race. The two options we have are not the best... It's a non-partisan race - and the candidate surprisingly that I agree with more (platform wise) I think, is a member of the party I'm NOT in (not that it really matters since the race is non-partisan)... I always tend to vote on platform and not necessarily along party lines (though I tend NOT to agree with the views of those not in my party so I end up unconsciously voting with my party anyway...) :P

Yes, it was extremely hard to write that paragraph in a PC way that wouldn't give away which party I actually belong to... though anyone who's known me for any length of time will know. :)

Edited to add: after doing a lot of research, I found that the candidate that I wanted to support was indeed a member of my party. Which still proves that I tend to vote along party lines and not even know it. :P

And I'm not sure if smittenbyu heard about this from others, but only the Hawaii Jaycees would be so hardcore about going to National Convention that they'd attempt to fly into the path of Hurricane Ivan! I've served many years on the state board with Jon and Marcus and I'm so glad to hear that they're all okay... a little stranded, maybe (though Las Vegas isn't necessarily "stranded") - but okay nonetheless! :)

Hope you all have a nice evening, I'm off to grab Sydney and get some sleep. :)
Current Mood: tiredtired
Smithasmittenbyu on September 18th, 2004 03:37 am (UTC)
Good to hear they are safe and sound! I didn't realise the threat had increased to New Orleans as well! oh no... have a friend there... hope and pray for the safety of the people there!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 18th, 2004 12:03 pm (UTC)
I hope your friends are safe and well in New Orleans! :( And I'm just glad that Jon & Marcus are on their way home (and having a good time in Vegas, it seems) ;)
curlybear on September 18th, 2004 07:37 am (UTC)
We've got state officers down there too, they flew in Monday and the U.S. Jaycees decided to cancel the convention on Tuesday. As of Tuesday night they were still there, they were stuck and couldn't get a flight back (don't know if the airport was closed already or they just couldn't get any flights) and no one had heard from them... so we're hoping they are okay. Since I haven't heard anything else, I'm sure they probably are. If something had happened to them or if they were still MIA the chapter presidents probably would have gotten emails about it.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 18th, 2004 12:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, I hope your state officers are safe and well! :( I'll be thinking about them. And it was really lucky that our delegates got out of there on time... I'd heard they'd cancelled the convention, but didn't know our delegates were already on their way up there! :P Thank goodness they were okay!
irisheyes77 on September 18th, 2004 10:23 am (UTC)
We are actually getting colder weather up here, which a friend told me is because of Hurricane Ivan forcing it up this far north. I thought that was so weird!

Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 18th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC)
Cooler weather is always great, too bad for the reason though. :( I hope you don't have any family in the hurricane regions.... BTW, I've really missed you around here, Amanda!
ex_angeldove677 on September 18th, 2004 11:40 am (UTC)
Hi Sheri, I've never really voted. It's not that I don't want to but I think on this I would need to do a little more research if I have to vote. I don't rely on anyone's campaign. Besides, I'm not sure which side I am, I think there is goodness on each but still not sure.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 18th, 2004 12:10 pm (UTC)
I don't rely on campaigns either. It's a bunch of propaganda from both sides... :P I've been reading about the issues recently, but last night did some heavy research into both candidates and have finally made my choice. :) I was having a hard time with this election since no candidate really stood out for me...

Hope you have a nice day, Angela! I'm off to vote with the hubby! :)
morsefanmorsefan on September 18th, 2004 01:53 pm (UTC)
Speaking of parties, I live just on the border of Indiana, and we are in the Evansville Indiana media market, so we see their political advertising as much if not more than our own. Both the governor candidates have their clips out in force now, and I realized something recently: I've forgotten whether their governor is a Republican or Democrat. Now, surely, Indiana would have a Republican governor, but just like Kentucky (we had like 30 years of Democrats until this last election cycle), they've been mixing it up and the "old faithful rules" aren't true anymore. I've been listening to the advertising and there's no "Smith, Democrat for Governor" line in any of it, so I honestly cannot tell which is which! Very strange!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 18th, 2004 10:44 pm (UTC)
I've noticed in recent times that campaigning nowadays doesn't necessarily include a reference to a political party. I know our Mayoral race is non-partisan, but I also noticed in our State House, very few people are vocal about party affiliation in their campaigns anymore...