Even though I really don't like that song and felt like changing the lyrics to something more appropriate, dogma dictates against such things.
What I would have said -- and what you may be thinking yourself -- is: "Where have all the bloggers gone?" Blogging in Howard County, once a cool thing that everyone was doing, appears to have jumped the shark, or at least fallen down on the priority list. Granted, a large percentage of us are involved in one way or another in the Columbia elections, but that's no excuse!
Actually, it kind of is, but still...
Since we're on the topic of cowboys, how about a Friday Round Up?
I don't think anyone can question my commitment to affordable housing, but the more I read about the situation in this county, the more hope I lose. To be sure, there are many advocates dedicated to the cause and the new county housing director seems genuinely concerned about finding solutions. Yet, as I've found myself doing a lot recently, I agree with Tim Sosinski, architect and former co-chair of the affordable housing task force.
"I'm on the edge of disappointed. The level of movement is not impressive," he said. "We're not going to solve this overnight, but the question is, when are we at least going to start?"To be perfectly honest, I didn't really read this story. I just saw the headline -- "Councilman takes aim at developers" -- and found it peculiar, given that the "councilman" in question is Courtney Watson. Is that really how we're supposed to refer to the three women serving on our council? I seem to recall talking to someone who said the council had agreed on calling themselves "council members" or some such. Any thoughts?
An e-mail arrived from my local village manager today informing me that pre-2001 Honda Civics and Acura Integras are targets of choice for local car thieves. Indeed, according to the county police, last year these two models made up 24 percent of all vehicles stolen. As the owner of one of these models, I suppose it's time to put an alarm system in The Maroon Dragon:
Notice the "flames" on the hood; it's not easy to get the clear coat to chip off in just the right pattern like that. Yeah, you're jealous.
Finally, Oakland Mills has created a website with the pictures and statements of all the candidates for the upcoming election. Scroll down to the bottom to see the candidates for Columbia Council. For those who wondered who I meant when I said "some" the other day, I think that question can be put to bed.