2/11/08

Windy City Blues

So how many of you are keeping track of what debris you have found on your property?

I have found: 6 roof shingles (not from my own thankfully)
3 strips of film from someones vacation to the grand canyon
1 apple and 1 orange (just to be difficult - the apple was nicer than the orange)
untold amounts of junk mail, most of which had to do with some carpet business
1 tennis ball (bad day to play fetch, eh sparky?)
And that's just in the back yard. That does not include the endless "soon to be mulch" pile of organic debris.

Oh, and a big batch of scruples. Not sure whose those are, but none of the presidential candidates have come to town - so I will assume they are local.

SO we have 2 new faces headed for the Council chambers. Rosen and Price, and let's not forget Lea - who is going to miss his little buddy Wishneff. But I am sure he can play nice with everyone.

Rosen, a land developer who moved here from DC; and Price - a school age guidance counselor. Those are your soon-to-be representatives. Combine Price with Trinkle and you get "cradle-to-grave" coverage. And I am sure Rosen has no interest in development of anything.

Well, I for one am still hoping for some good indies to come forth. There is still time, the deadline is a bit less than a month away.

Anyway, here's hoping for some light zephyrs rather than force 9 gales - and that goes for the elections too.

Oh - which reminds me. Did anyone else hear the Art Museum took some damage from the storm? I heard it once, but it's not been in the paper. I'm just curious.

Always check the Chatbox to the right there, you never know when I'm going to pop in.

3 comments:

Disgruntled in 24012 said...

The tally at my house was 3shingles (not mine), about 6 or 7 feather looking plant stuctures, multiple sticks twigs, assorted trash and the dreams of three democratic city council hopefuls...

Speaking of city council, did you see who got to introduce Pres. Clinton at PH? None other than Gwendolyn, I'll reply to you in a formal letter which I never received, Mason. I thought I'd puke when I saw her smug mug on the TV last night.

RE: TAUBMAN Art Museum, could it get any more damaged? It still looks hideous, but I'm relieved to know that it didn't take flight in the wind and cause major damage elsewhere.

RE: New council hopefuls - Rosen looks like he's 12 years old and is likely going to be a Harris desciple (sp?). Anita Price? WHO ARE YOU????

Anonymous said...

Had you gone to the Democratic conflab at the Dumas center you would know that Mrs. Price has good listening skills, yes good listening skills because she listens to people. Just how good listening skills translate into being an effective council member is unknown. However I am sure Gwen Mason will be happy to have someone on the council who knows less about what is going on than she does.

Please, please, please - Mr Rosen is a SMALL BUSINESSMAN. Or now that he is a shoo in for the Council is it all right to let it be known that he is one of those that rapes, pillages and plunders the pristine landscape of our hallowed valley which is what draws upwardly mobile young professionals such as himself to the area. I think I will go barf.

Anonymous said...

Ya missed another example of Roanoke at it's best if you didn't see the people trying to get into the Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood concert Saturday night. Concert was supposed to start at 7:30, at 7pm the doors weren't even open. "Lines" everywhere and no explanation. Finally got word "the fire marshall" wouldn't let them open the doors... Sunday's paper said, "logistical problems..." Who really knows, I blame it on the fact that it was at the Roanoke Civic Center. How is it Roanoke constantly makes a joke out of itself?