Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005
Well, it looks like I will be living in another town soon. The best part about that? I don't have to move.
I don't actually live in a town right now; I live in an unincorporated area just outside of town. But we made history by being the first area to form a municipality without having to go to a vote. Under Arizona law, if 2/3 of registered voters sign petitions to form a city/town, the matter doesn't have to go to the polls - it's automatic. That's never happened before, but it happened here, with a small margin over that minimum even after the county recorder validated signatures.
If I remember right, that will make us the third-largest municipality in the county. I am not sure when we formally become a town; it may be as early as next month, when the county board of supervisors vote to ratify things.
The latest newspaper article is here if you want to read it.
I've been involved in the creation of two new radio stations, where I was on the air with them from Day One. I've been involved in the formation of a new community college district at the county level. But this is the first time I've been involved with the start of a new town!
Of course, I'm only peripherally involved in this instance, and mostly by association. I live there, obviously. My boss (the station owner) will also be one of the first town council members. I don't know yet exactly how that end of things will work. I will be talking on the air to everyone involved and am pretty sure I'll end up more actively involved in other things before it's all said and done. Seems like I always get involved in civic projects and developments, whether or not that's my intent.
I was pegged yesterday to be a judge for this year's costume contest at the casino. That, of course, means I have to go at least somewhat in costume. My partner in crime - my co-judge - is from the other station here and he'll be going in full cowboy regalia, as Doc Holliday. Which, coincidentally, is also the name he uses on the air on the other station, which is a country station. I don't have that kind of persona to fall back on, though if I had the time and money I'd get a long black wig, grass skirt, etc., and go as a hula dancer. Maybe I'll hit the thrift store this afternoon and see if I can't find a baggy purple blouse. I can do makeup and sew up a huge detachable white collar to complete the pierrot ensemble. That'll take maybe fifteen minutes and a piece of cheap muslin and one big white button. Maybe some pompoms for effect. No matter how much I embellish it, a neck apron won't take that long, hehehe.
I'm going to go ahead and sign off for the moment and head off for lunch. Just looked at the clock!
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )