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After my stinging loss last night in the municipal election … I finally felt empathy for all those Leaf fans out there.

I get it, losing, badly, all.the.time, to ANY team, for years… its not so fun.

I did enjoy running in the election.  I learned about Esquimalt.  Met some people.  Researched.  I hoped to place but didn’t really think I would win this time around, but it did sting coming in last.

This is the third time I have run in a municipal election.  You do get what you put in.  You need time, energy and money to win an election and pretty much energy was the only thing this time around I had to offer.  Three years from now, I will be that much more connected to my community and have a more organized and focused message to communicate.

What success I did have, I can thank my boss Johnny for.  He encouraged me to run, sent me some campaign money to buy posters.  He helped with the platform and debating the ideas till they took some shape.  He is a long time resident of Esquimalt and his wisdom and perspective on many of the issues was invaluable.  Thank you.

Coral and Madelyn were out there with me hammering up posters and shaking hands and generally being cute to offset my creepy moustache factor.  Coral kicked my ass to answer all my emails even when I was tired and didn’t want to.  She generally listened to me whine and cry about “unfair” things that the Lizard People were orchestrating to ruin my political campaign and she gave me a Popsicle when I found out I had finished last.

Razer helped my get something on the internets with http://www.jeremybaker.ca .

Steve at Metropol gave me a rad rate on posters and Evan did a fantastic job on the design.

Mom sent me $100 to help with costs and Dad said, “fuck Esquimalt if they don’t want to vote for you,” when, uhhh, they didn’t (he might not have said exactly that).  Then we went for a nice walk around the E-town waterfront on Sunday morning and ate a sandwich.

A couple of my favourite candidates did win.  I liked Ali Gaul (she actually did VERY well and crushed almost everyone) and Meagan Brame (mostly because a Zoner works for her).  They placed 2nd and 5th respectively.

I am not going to hang in Losertown for too long.  Time to take on some new challenges, as Zone Ranger Ally would say, “I need to peace that scene.”


I was researching Root Beer brewing the other day.  Did you know that the main ingredient in Root Beer, Sassafras, causes cancer?  neat.  The root beer we drink from the store today uses artificial sassafras to get the root beer taste.  We are so conditioned to this “fake” sassafras that if you tasted “real” root beer, you might not like or recognize it.

Now I want to brew some.  sounds dangerous.

I am having a hard time tracking down sassafras, it being a cancer causing controlled substance that is also found in Ecstasy or some dealio.  Apparently the stuff grows like a weed back East… in Maple Leaf territory.  Sadness.


Corj and I went to Port Angeles last week for a little holiday.  I had never been so we decided ot hop the ferry.  I did take a few pictures, but I have not uploaded them, so maybe I’ll yap about Port Angeles after I get some pictures up.


James Sutton sent me a bizarre link today.

James, you’ve only been rocking the Peak in Vancouver for like what?  a month?  stop smoking marijuana.

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