a list of some important things and some decidedly unimportant things

by Bella Rum

1 – H is playing golf with my brother-in-law today. That would be my sister’s husband. They live in Florida during the winter and plan to return in a few days. H likes to play golf with Bob because H enjoys the misery of playing with someone he cannot beat. H would say, “Yet.” Bob plays golf all winter and has played most of his life. He loves beating H, and H lives and breathes for the day he will beat Bob. Sad, isn’t it? After a couple of summers and a lot of swearing, on a particularly bad day for Bob and a particularly good day for H, they finally tied. I know for most people a tie is like kissing your sister, but you would have thought H had won a year’s supply of bacon on The Price Is Right, and my sister said poor, tortured Bob kept replaying the game all evening, trying to change the outcome. I can’t imagine what he’ll do if H ever wins.

2 – A friend is coming for dinner tonight. We’re having NC barbecue, slaw, potato salad, baked beans and cake.

3 – We received our “official communication” from the Virginia State Board of Elections yesterday. Our voter registration cards arrived, however, a valid Virginia driver’s license will suffice at the polls in November. Otherwise:
Acceptable forms of identification include the following:

  • Virginia voter registration card
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license
  • Military ID
  • Any Federal, Virginia state or local government-issued ID
  • Employer issued photo ID card
  • Concealed handgun permit
  • Valid student ID issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck indicating the name and address of the voter
  • Social Security card (*please see below as the social security card does not satisfy special federal ID requirements)

A voter who does not bring an acceptable ID to the polls will be offered a provisional ballot. Look, here’s the link. Check it out if you have questions.

4 – The fridge is on the blink AGAIN. The freezer side is emitting Exorcist-like sounds, and the ice maker does not work. Guess what that means? I’ll soon receive a visit from Kevin The Refrigerator Repair Man ♥. Remember him? The insurance is still in effect. Yippee on all counts.

5 – Have you heard? We’re looking at a worldwide bacon shortage. This is not good news, bacon lovers. I’ll be stocking up (hoarding). I’ve already reserved a shelf in my freezer. Note to self: must get Kevin The Refrigerator Repairman’s personal number. A girl must protect her bacon.

6 – What about that Bad Call by the NFL replacement refs during that Seattle/Green Bay game? Everyone just went and lost their minds. You would have thought it was something serious… like a pork shortage.