How I’m Voting Tuesday

State

GOVERNOR: EDMUND G. “JERRY” BROWN

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: GAVIN NEWSOM

SECRETARY OF STATE: ALEX PADILLA

CONTROLLER: BETTY T. YEE

TREASURER: JOHN CHIANG

ATTORNEY GENERAL: KAMALA D. HARRIS

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER: DAVE JONES

MEMBER STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 3rd District: JEROME E. HORTON

US REPRESENTATIVE 34th District: XAVIER BECERRA

STATE SENATOR 30th District: HOLLY J. MITCHELL

STATE ASSEMBLY 53rd District: MIGUEL SANTIAGO

Non-partisan Judicial

GOODWIN LIU: NO

KATHRYN WERDEGAR: NO

THE REST: YES

Judicial

Office No. 61: JACQUELINE H. LEWIS

Office No. 87: ANDREW M. STEIN

School

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: TOM TORLAKSON

County

ASSESSOR: JEFFREY PRANG

SHERIFF: JIM MCDONNELL

State Measures

PROP 1-WATER BOND. FUNDING FOR WATER QUALITY, SUPPLY, TREATMENT, AND STORAGE PROJECTS: YES.

PROP 2-STATE BUDGET. BUDGET STABILIZATION ACCOUNT. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: YES.

PROP 45-HEALTHCARE INSURANCE. RATE CHANGES. INITIATIVE STATUTE: YES.

PROP 46-DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING OF DOCTORS. MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE LAWSUITS. INITIATIVE STATUTE: NO.

PROP 47-CRIMINAL SENTENCES. MISDEMEANOR PENALTIES. INITIATIVE STATUTE: YES.

PROP 48-INDIAN GAMING COMPACTS. REFERENDUM: NO.

County Measure

P-SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS, GANG PREVENTION, YOUTH/SENIOR RECREATION, BEACHES/WILDLIFE PROTECTION MEASURE: YES.

How I’m Voting Tuesday

Fiat Don’t Fail Me Now

I went to Texas, well, Arkansas actually, in the Fiat a couple weeks ago. I feel like I am always scouting cities and towns to move to Some Day. Observations from the trip:

  • Arkansas & Oklahoma are the most beautiful places I could never live. I saw a little pond in a clearing in the forest that was the most idyllic scene I have seen in years in Arkansas. Unfortunately, people.
  • AT&T 4G coverage is way better on the 10 than the 40. I only had 2 short outages on the 10 when I was super close to Mexico before and after El Paso. On the 40 I had outages more than half of the time. Don’t get your Netflix on Route 66, or something else that rhymes with “kicks.”
  • Albuquerque is awesome. I could live there. A fun minor league baseball team, an architecture program, outdoorsy stuff, and great food. It was by far my favorite stopover of the trip.
  • I didn’t go to Marfa. I stayed in Van Horn in a hotel designed by the same architect who designed the Paisano in Marfa. It was difficult not to turn right off the freeway and drive the extra hour to go to Marfa. Next time.
  • I have done this solo drive probably 50-60 times in my life. It’s just part of who I am now.
  • My dad is an awesome man.

A few thousand words:

spoon
SB bought us tickets to see Spoon the night before I left. It was a nice sendoff, and Spoon always reminds me that I like Texas.
lux
A little luxury in Phoenix. What you can’t see is that it’s a million fucking degrees out.
dbacks
Rockies @ D’backs: two teams I actively despise, but I went for the love of the game. Also, watching major league baseball inside is weird. Also, the kiddie shit they do in the stadium while everyone watches commercials at home is far more annoying than any commercial.
golf
A round in Texas. My nephew works at the course. Perks.
Cracker
This was the appetizer at a restaurant in Arkansas.
crystal-bridges
A surprisingly incredible museum in Arkansas called Crystal Bridges, for some reason. It’s a Safdie building and that is Koons art in the museum cafe where I had chicken & waffles because I was homesick for LA. Not surprising is that this was all done with Wal-Mart money.
george
They have this portrait of that dude on the money.
pooldrink
Perfect after a long drive to Albuquerque.
isotopes
Isotopes game. I fucking loved Albuquerque.
roadsauce
Road options.
route66
There are fewer and fewer awesome things on Route 66 every year. There is still this. Someone should try to protect a lot of this stuff.
sky
You have got to be kidding me. This makes all those songs we have to sing before baseball games make a lot more sense.
Fiat Don’t Fail Me Now