Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Random musings and tidbits

The actual vote takes real concentration. Not only do you have to remain conscious of whether you support or oppose the article (as opposed to all the discussion around it) and keep track of whether you're voting on the article itself or the motion to "call the previous question," but you also have to make sure you don't vote aye AND no. It is easy to get lulled into the call and response part of "All in favor say Aye." AYE! "All opposed say No." NO! Or maybe that's just me.

Another myth busted: One of the stereotypes I came into TM expecting was lots of women knitting. In fact, I only witnessed one knitter, and he was a young man. So there you go.

A smattering of people got up to leave as soon as we finished the article that crossed the 9:00 hour. I will be interested to see if this is common, or just a coincidence of this particular evening.

Hwei-Ling Greeney sat out the meeting in support of "A Day Without Immigrants."

The biggest laugh of the night came when Harrison Gregg was reading the text of an article that was projected on the screen in front of us, and skipped over the specifics of the long MGL citation with "Yadda yadda yadda . . ."