21 February 2007

Yes, I want to move to Arkansas...

All state legislatures have their absurdities. This one wins for today however.

Rep. Pam Adcock, D-Little Rock, has proposed that bright pink plates be issued to those convicted of drunken driving. This may sound like a good idea- let's inform the public and the police that the driver of the car in front of you has a history of less than ideal thinking.

Then comes the kicker- these plates would be issued to those with 3- OR MORE- convictions.

There are a few issues I have with this bill.
  1. Does Arkansas have that many DWI drivers that this would be necessary?
  2. Why are there drivers with 3+ DWI convictions even allowed licenses in the state of Arkansas?
  3. (And admittedly of much lower importance) Is the choice of color determined by the sex of the DWI driver? Pink because those convicted are primarily men? Why not construction orange? Wouldn't that be more 'gender neutral'? Or is the Arkansas Democratic Party not in tune with its compatriots in California?

These questions I put to you... they are far beyond my poor little brain.

14 February 2007

Happy V-Day

Happy Valentines to everyone who has a cat. Everyone else can go chitter at the squirrels.

Been a while. Been busy. Holidays, finals, house hunting. Still doing the latter.. seems like there is always something to get in the way. The latest is my sister crashing her car. She's fine, no worries there, but the car is totalled. So now we have to get her a new car, while trying to find one that she likes and can realistically afford. She can really handle a lot of things, but everyone has a 'this will set me off' button, and talking to her about finances is hers. Especially if Dad gets involved.

Job is ok, but still sort of dull. I am hoping that when things really get moving in April, things will pick up for me as well. I feel sort of like an afterthought at the moment, filling in for really dull things for people who are more important. I dislike this intensely.

My classes are on hold until March 26. I foolishly registered and didn't follow up- thus not realizing my online course selection was for one starting at that time rather than the end of January. Works out well though with the househunting etc., but I still feel like I am wasting time. Funny how that is, since I took nearly 8 years off and didn't consider it time wasting!! I just want to get it done so I can find a more interesting job, but it is several years down the line.

Just trying to get back in the blogging habit, so those of you who still bother to check, encourage me!