Anybody out there ever been to a caucus? Apparently Colorado switched over to the caucus system for their presidential primaries back in 2000. I remember voting in an election style format in the 1990's for the primary but the switch in 2000 completely escaped my radar until now. I must have been expecting some notice about the primary election and never noticed that it never came and that I never had a chance to vote. I looked up some information about my neighborhood caucus and there's a half hour registration period then the caucus takes a whopping 2 hours before the final vote is decided. My first reaction is 'Are you kidding me??!! 2 hours?! To cast a vote for a single person?! Why???!!!' I'm not thrilled with either of my options for the Democrats and for the most part I'm of the opinion that it's six and half a dozen so do I really want to devote all that time for a single vote? On the other hand this could be entertaining. Anybody know exactly what goes on? Do people get crazy? Can I bribe people to lure me over to their side? If so, just how much can I expect to hold out for? My curiosity may get the better of me. What else have I got to do on a Tuesday night in the dead of winter?
In other news it appears I don't have enough fat on the bottom of my feet. I went to see a podiatrist yesterday and he informed me that I'm in the bottom 20th percentile for the amount of padding I have on the bottom of my feet. He also told me the pain I'm suffering is common in dancers. I pleaded that I have no sense of balance, coordination or rhythm so he must be mistaken but alas it appears that such things are irrelevant. He confiscated my orthotics to make some modifications and took some x-rays. Worst case scenario is that the bunion has pushed my sesmoid bones, which have already suffered and healed from some fracture I was unaware of in the past, out of their groove and the grinding of those misaligned bones is what's causing my pain. Surgery is really the only option in that case. Hopefully the x-rays will have better news and I can get away with the orthotics modifications for now. I really really really really do not want to deal with another orthopedic surgery and rehab. The only good thing that could come of it is that maybe while they're in there grinding away at my bones they could take some of the fat off my ass and put in on the bottom of my feet.