Saturday, November 07, 2009

Meeting of the Tribal Council



Here in the desert paradise of Palm Springs, we are engaged in a ritual filled with treachery, double crosses, palace coups, and near fisticuffs.



I'm speaking, of course, about the annual Homeowners Association Meeting.



In a hotly contested compromise, I was installed as one of the three board members.



Pray for me.

10 comments:

reechard said...

Mike - I'm concerned for your eternal soul. You know the sort of diabolical shenanigans that are involved in HOA meetings! OTOH, I lived at the Hamilton, which was like a daytime soap opera in a classy retirement home. Complete with one very evil opera chorus diva... Beware Ric Cascio types... he'd light a fire at your doorstep! Remind me to tell you about how he ruined the plumbing at the SF opera house... by flushing dozens of wigs, and saying he'd misplaced them. He liked his spiky bleached look, you see.

pjwv said...

I'm starting a novena posthaste, as soon as I decide on an appropriate saint.

Jon said...

My few years as a member of an HOA made me happy to become a renter again. I will say that you little condo community looks lovely, while I despised my little suburban nightmare. "It's a good investment." Prayers are with you.

momo said...

Do you get to vote anyone off the island? *rubs hands in evil glee*

sfmike said...

Dear momo: It would be our greatest wish, since there are a couple of characters who are transparently evil and greedy. But alas, that is not how HOA's work.

And thank you, Jon, Patrick and Reechard for your prayers. I'm going to need them.

Sibyl said...

As intercessor saint, might I suggest either Joseph (patron saint of social justice) or Aedh Mac Bricc/Teresa of Avila (patron saints of headache sufferers)?

AphotoAday said...

Better call the fire department on that last shot!

janinsanfran said...

I will pray indeed. Oh gosh ... does it never end?

Pura Vida said...

Dear Michael,
I'm just traveling back in time to look at some nice photos of Palm Springs - instead of the hot car drive etc. In case you get this in present time; my trip to Oakland evaporated. Maybe another time.
Heidi

reechard said...

Pity the poor woman who's being targeted by Ric Cascio right now. She found my comment above and contacted me... I reassured her (?!!) that yes it really is that bad (!???) but stopped short of offering to testify in court



Which I would in a heartbeat



do you hear me Ric?