so i've decided to formally begin "blogging" and whatnot. i'm at work. it's slow. why not chatter away to myself? it seems sensible to me. i'm always holding conversations in my head anyway - it might be healthy to let some of them out sometimes. also, blogging reeks of pretentious self-absorption, which admittedly always makes me a little weak in the knees.
onward and upward:
sweet idaho. i feel a special kinship towards idaho as i'm a minnesotan in minnesota, and i know how it feels to be a big state that's forgotten by the coasts. it's farm country. i imagine the people to be hearty. minnesotans are hearty farmers. hell, if we were living 100 years ago i'd be a hearty farmer. now, of course, i'm just a hearty financial researcher going to grad school in canada in the fall for medieval history. clearly, times have changed. well, i'm still quite hearty.
idaho's new thing is the bill that's currently in their Ways and Means committee in their house. it seeks to formally commend the guys who made napoleon dynamite. you said you wanted a delicious quote from the bill? oh, it's choice all right:
WHEREAS, any members of the House of Representatives or the Senate of the Legislature of the State of Idaho who choose to vote "Nay" on this concurrent resolution are "FREAKIN' IDIOTS!" and run the risk of having the "Worst Day of Their Lives!"
i couldn't begin to make this up: http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/HCR029.html
it's nice to see the idaho legislators working on something besides white supremacists and potatoes. their sense of relief is so clear in this bill, it's actually rather endearing.