People seem to like these "some things I think" posts that I write because they always seem to bump up the page views. And it is all about the views, the views after all. No treble. So without any further ado, some things that have been coming to mind this holiday season:
At some point during Columbia's redevelopment, won't Symphony of Lights have to be moved? Probably not until the south side of the Crescent/Merriweather Park portion is examined, but if it would have to be moved, where would it go? I can't think of another place where it could happen. I can't think of any county park that would allow the driving access throughout the park site that the current site does. Possibly Western Regional? And if Western Regional, would all the babies who didn't want the park there because of the lights start crying again?
I know it's not three weeks into his administration, but it's interesting seeing Allan Kittleman doing the photo-op thing as the county is celebrating some new program or announcing something being given to somebody or congratulating somebody on something. I know one of the behind the scenes criticisms and complaints about the prior administration was Ken Ulman's supposedly being way too eager to jump in front of a camera. Will be interesting to see how this unfolds over the next few months.
So I looked high and low across the HoCo this holiday season, and could not find any HoCo-themed holiday ornaments! This is a major hole in our local culture. For one, it would be cool to display an ornament of the People Tree, or Bollman Bridge, or Main Street, or supporting Days End Horse Rescue, or the Thomas Viaduct, or something. Just a tiny county flag or county seal would be awesome! Do these things exist and I've missed them? How do we go about making these things happen? Sounds like a job for a 3D printer! And aren't we like the 3D printing capital of the world?
And one last thing. 2015 is almost here and there is not a grand New Year's Eve celebration in the HoCo. Local establishments seem to be having some nice things but I'm one who thinks we need a celebration somewhere. And we need to drop something. Like Gingerbread Girl. Actually, I would prefer the symbolism of launching something, like fireworks or just a big ol' rocket, into the new year.
We may be coming up to the holiday season but the Zesty Topicality runs through the tape in 2014! On Sunday night you will learn about the state delegation meeting last Thursday evening, on Monday night about the next battle in Columbia, and on Tuesday night, a special holiday gift for The People's Voice!
Let's be careful out there.