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Star Trek TOS Autograph Photo

This evening we attended a fundraiser at a local independent multipurpose theatre – The Retro Dome – where they had a mixer, a performance of songs (Barbara, Bette and Carol Burnett), a raffle, and an auction.  We won the picture below in the silent auction, and now resides in the place of honor that once belonged to Space Ghost.

Star Trek TOS Autograph Photo

We were impressed that everyone pictured has signed it – as well as the creator himself, Gene Roddenberry.  So there’s 4 autographs on it that we couldn’t hope to ever get, plus the near improbability of getting Nimoy or the Shat’s scribble.  The record hanging on it is the description tag which was pasted on – as were the auction paddles – old 7-inch singles.

Pi and E

For the past month (or so) we had been gearing up for the opening knight of Spamalot.  It all started when our friend Kevin discovered that the show would be opening on his birthday.  He made all the calls to Broadway San Jose’s booking office, and committed a group of friends to the night.  Then we made the suggestion of costumes.  This was a no-brainer for us, as when we saw Spamalot in London we noticed a few people dressed as Knights (though it was the matinee showing on Halloween…)  Also, it was a no brainer as Kevin and his husband Andy (as well as many of the people attending) are costumers.  Kevin took this suggestion and ran with it…


I think I voted sticker

We Voted, Have You???

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Yesterday we voted.  Yes, that’s right, we voted early – but since this isn’t Chicago, it won’t be often.  The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters office is just around the corner from my office, so Jerry came over for lunch and a vote.  We had lunch at the California Cafe, which is the cafeteria at the Registrar’s office (much like we did when we got our Marriage License.)  Then we voted, which involved taking a number – because we weren’t the only ones with this idea – and then waiting a bit. Numbers were called in chunks of five, to be herded into line to get your ballots and vote.

The thing about it that we didn’t like was that the process of being issued an absentee/vote by mail packet, filling it out there and dropping it off in the box.  Last time I voted early, it was like a regular polling station.  In fact, that time they had the electronic booth that also printed out a receipt – nifty!  If you’re the teeniest bit paranoid about absentee voting, then you’re not going to be happy.I think I voted sticker

Since Jerry has heard the horror story of absentee ballots not being counted unless they would actually make a difference (an urban legend, apparently purported by some radio talk show host) I thought I’d post this picture I found on the web.  Since there is no punctuation involved, I’ll let you decipher it’s meaning…

A “No” vote on CA Proposition 8 will annul no marriages.

A “Yes” vote on CA Proposition 8 will annul over 10,000 marriages (many with kids.)

Which vote is REALLY “protecting marriage”?

(NOTE: Each and every single vote WILL count. There is no “electoral college” for referendums.)


re-posted from KPRoche’s LiveJournal. Feel free to repost it as you like.

Leap Day 2008

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Today is Leap Day, the day Jerry and I chose for our wedding. While we know that we will only have an anniversary once every four years, there are many who were born on this day who suffer from Advanced Age Confusion Disorder (AACD).

For more on this disorder, you can visit the LeapDay08 web site.


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