Up at the crack of about 1500 yesterday p.m., & managed to decide for whom I'd waste my vote & drop my vote-by-mail ballot at the polls by 1930-ish. Second time in less than a mo. I've had to vote, & if none of the 23 candidates in this special election for Cali.'s 34th Congressional District reach the magical 50%+1 we'll do it again in June. As I type the establishment candidate leads, but the guy who sent me a (rather thin) yellow potholder w/ his name on it is close behind.