25
Aug

vote for me

posted at 10:01 am by brandon in terra-trees

A and I attended our first board meeting last night for the homeowners’ association of our new neighborhood, and no more than ten minutes into that flea circus, I was already plotting out ways to get myself elected to the board so that I can effect some change ’round here. Plan A: join the neighborhood book club and try to ingratiate myself among the local intellectual cognoscenti and power brokers.

(Incidentally, to those of my readers who live in Austin: after the meeting last night, A and I tried out Hyde Park Bar and Grill for the first time, whereupon I had a smashing sirloin burger, quite possibly the best I’ve ever had. If you’re in the mood for such cuisine, do not overlook this place. It looks pretentious and frou-frou from the outside, but the staff is friendly and the prices are stunningly reasonable.)

1 response to “vote for me”

  1. the buzz from JB:

    Hi Brandon,

    Two points for using “intellectual cognoscenti” in a sentence! πŸ™‚

    Back on point, I’ve had very similar reactions to several boards in the past. For example, the first time I went to a school board meeting in San Mateo my initial reaction was: “Good God, I need to get myself elected to this. There’s no way in hell I could do anything but better than over half of the board members!” It’s amazing who does/doesn’t get elected to these things… I completely agree with the overall structure of board governance, but in practice it seems to crap out rather than work out.

    Best of luck to you!