We're watching you.
That's right, all you would-be ballot stuffers trying to rig the 2010 Best of Boise survey: we know what you're doing. Every single day, we monitor the answers coming in to the annual survey, and when certain things start to jump out as out of the ordinary or odd, we can see who's trying to manipulate things. Creating new e-mail addresses isn't going to fool us. We have ways of knowing.
If you want a particular business or person to win this year, your best course of action is to campaign for him/her/it and get your friends and family to vote, too.
So, one more time, let's go over the rules for Best of Boise voting:
1) Only ONE vote per person. Ballot stuffing will not be tolerated.
2) You must answer at least 20 questions.
4) You do not have to finish your ballot all at once. You can save and come back.
3) Voting ends on Sunday, Aug. 29.
Now, go forth and vote ... but just once.
Sure there's some world-class mugginess in the air around quitting time, but precious little grade-A hammock weather. We get a day here or there. It's clear that the weather is trying, but I think this whole global warming business has it all depressed. Whereas the weather used to stroll in to town like a straight gangsta, now it's sort of moping around decisively swaggerless.
I think what this summer needs is a bit of confidence so it knows we all still believe in it. The old if-you-build-it-he-will-come approach.
So why not hit up the start of summer fair season with Eagle Fun Days? Both the rodeo and the carnival kick off today and run through the weekend, which is chock full of so much fun, that summer won't want to be left out. The full schedule can be found here.
And if all y'all partake fully, I would bet a hot nickel that the sun will be shining down brightly by the wet and wild parade at noon on Saturday.
Questionland wants to know: is there a restaurant in town that serves fried pickles? There's a pregnant woman out there somewhere waiting to slather them in ice cream.