Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Bad Things; Good Things
Today I went to Sacramento to attend the Senate hearing about Prop. 8. Let me give you the "good" and "bad" highlights.
Bad: It was raining cats and dogs on the way
Good: I saw a field full of hundreds of Egrets
Bad: I took several wrong turns and got there too late to get in to the hearing.
Good: I got there just as they were convening a press conference to honor Captain "Sully" who safely landed the plane in the Hudson river. (Who knew he was Californian?) I was more excited to see him than I was to see our Governor Shwarzenegger.
Good: I got a few pictures of our beautiful capitol building
Bad: In the process, my camera battery died.
Good: I was about 5 feet away when Gov. Arnold and Capt. Sully came in the room.
Bad: I couldn't stand that I couldn't take a picture.
Good: I saw some church friends who had made it in to the hearing.
Bad: They weren't allowed to speak during the hearing.
Good: I was given a California flag to wave (I gave it away to a child).
Bad: The second hearing was postponed to an unknown time.
Good: I got a chance to see a real hero up close
Bad: I couldn't stay longer than two hours because of parking limits.
Bad: I saw some of the "No on 8" people gloating.
Bad: The Senate voted to write their recomendation that Prop.8 was unconstitutional
sorry...couldn't think of a good for this one.
Good: The issue will now be brought before the supreme court.
Bad: The supreme court is full of activist judges.
Good: I didn't get a parking ticket
Bad: I accidentally turned the wrong way on a one way street (couldn't see the sign in all of the rain) I didn't know until the cars started honking at me. lol
Bad: It was pouring rain all the way home from Sacramento
Good: I got home safely.
Bad: Arnold Shwarzenegger supports same sex marriage
Good: He may not make wise choices, but he is gorgeous in real life. lol (So is his wife.) And frankly, that is saying something because I never thought of him that way on the big screen.
Good: I wore my yellow shirt to show my support of Prop 8.
Bad: I never did meet up with the other supporters.