Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tuesday Oct 20 Planning a fundraiser, refraining from looking at information that should be private

You guys, I am having a hard time holding back from looking up everyone I know in the Polka Dot voter database.

It's a database of voters in the state. It has publicly-available information, like your name, address, and phone. And then there is other information that had better be public but shouldn't be but I guess once it's  out there, it's hard to pull back.

If you've voted.

If you've signed a petition.

If you've donated to a candidate.

If you have a hunting or fishing license. (?????)

And weirder things, like if you've responded to a political poll. Your ethnicity. (Don't EVEN get me started on why the government should have that information. I cannot believe that in this century, the government is still asking me what color I am on the census and on our wedding license application. I refused to answer the question on the census. You don't have to, you know. All you have to answer is your name and how many people are in your household. None of the rest of it is anyone else's darn business, especially the government's.)

Your religion.

So I have looked up a few people I know, including some of my relatives, because I am NOSY.

But I am making myself stop. This is not my business. I do not want to be as bad as the government, sticking my nose where it does not belong.

I have, however, enjoyed seeing how WRONG the Polka Dots can be.

They have my aunt and uncle, who never miss Mass, listed as Protestants.

In separate households.

Apparently, nobody has thought to match addresses and realize that two people who share the same last name and have lived at the same address for 30 years might be related by blood or marriage.

I'm not going to tell them they're wrong.

The other thing - Primo wants to have a fundraiser at our house, which has me hyperventilating, because any cleaning and cooking that will need to be done will have to be done by yours truly. I have not cleaned the living room in a while because we're never in there except to assemble yard signs. I noticed last night when I was sitting on the floor, stapling the heck out of the signs, that there sure can accumulate a lot of dust and cobwebs in a few months. Or more.

I will have to clean the living room and the bathroom (which I do anyhow, but still) and will have to prepare food. I like to cook and bake, but it's a little more of a challenge when I am away from home for 11 hours every day. This is going to take heroic planning and organization. Fortunately, I am a heroic planner and organizer. But I'm not going to get a lot of rest between now and then.


  1. Even if Primo saved a baby from a burning building, a kitten from drowning in a well and donated a kidney to a potential voter, YOU will be the one being judged on your Housekeeping Skills at the fundraiser.

    1. I know! I could be the one who saved the baby and the kitten, but I would still be the one who has to clean the house! Because that's WOMEN'S WORK!

  2. Ist houseclening for a fund raiser acampaign expense? Hope you hired someone.

    1. It should be! Nope, I didn't hire anyone. Even if I could have charged it to the campaign, we would have paid, as we lent a ton of money to the campaign. Sigh.