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Kevin McCarty: Why I’m Not Writing a Blog Post about Him

You would think after all these years, I’d recognize a blog post when it was standing on my front porch, engaging me in conversation, commenting on my Megadeath T-Shirt. It was a moment virtually begging to be photographed so you could all be properly entertained. But no. I blew it. And for that I apologize.

My local City Councilman, Kevin McCarty, knocked on my door Saturday to introduce himself and tell me he was running for re-election. And I just stood there, listening to him, thinking about how he was probably younger than I was, impressed that he was walking around my neighborhood, keeping it real, shaking hands, one by one.

But did my blog brain kick in and think, OMG, I have to take a picture. This would make such a great blog post! I could pose him in such a way like you see at ribbon cutting ceremonies or whatever, two people shaking hands, smiling for the camera. I could have told him we had something in common. That we were BOTH running for re-election.

I could have told him, hey, I’ll vote for you if you vote for me.

I could have taken away a great photo of the two of us, but instead I got of photo of him with OTHER PEOPLE.

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And he would have gotten all kinds of good publicity out of it because I would have blogged about it, and it would have been awesome and you people would have tweeted and Facebooked my post. It would have gone viral. And he would have become a nationwide sensation, and sixteen years from now, he would have been elected President of these United States.

And I would have that picture. Back from that day when he darkened my door step as a mere city councilman.

He seemed like a nice enough guy. He probably would have been a good sport about being the subject of an absurd and ridiculous NGIP post because this is not a political blog and I would not have pushed his political agenda or his political party, whatever THAT is. No, he would have just been a regular guy, like you and me.

But since I blew it, there will be no blog post today about Sacramento City Councilman Kevin McCarty.

I’m still kicking myself.

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  1. Just came across your blog from blogrank.  Very funny.  Nice to read some humourous blogs for a change.  Will be back to keep reading.

    1.  Thank you, Anne-Marie! (By the way, I love the banner picture on your blog.)

  2. Joanna Jenkins says:

    You are too funny…. and far nicer than me.  i’d have never even opened the door….
    xo jj

    1.  Well now that I finally have my peephole, I looked through it and for some reason, I thought it might have been the UPS guy, what with his satchel and all.

  3. Oh Margaret, we all miss PERFECT blogging opportunities. But you still made me laugh! xoxo

    1.  Well that was the most important thing, really.

  4. Jayne says:

    Girlfriend, you’ll be famous long after Kevin what’s-his-name is just another guy named after an actor.  

    1.  Ha! Why thank you, my dear. But if he becomes President without me, I’ll be pissed.

  5. Linda R. says:

    Sorry you missed out on such a great photo op! 😉  We all have those “kick ourselves in the seat of the pants – what was I thinking” moments.  Next time…

    1.  Yes! I hope so, anyway.

  6. Jaffer says:

    So you want to become a man with a tiny bit of facial hair, a (brush) cut and wear that horrible striped polo shirt ?

  7. Slommler says:

    Ha!!  Ahh!  The pressures of blogdom!!!

    1.  I Know! Talk about a blog post about nothing. 🙂

  8. Venom says:

    Politicians cannot be bothered to visit the middle of nowhere… go figure. BUT! Every single Jehovah’s Witness in the province has my land description on GPS. WTH?

    1.  Amen to that brother. Er, I mean….well you know what I mean.

  9. Nicky says:

    This was a hoot Margaret. But I gotta tell you, I keep looking at that pamphlet and there’s no way that could have been you. They never would have put a Megadeath tshirt wearing woman on the pamphlet and there’s no way you would have worn that bland, striped shirt. You’ve got way too much class. 🙂

    1.  What about a Kraft Mac n Cheese T-Shirt (*ducks Nicky’s powerful swing*)?  I’ve still got your recipe on my brain, speaking of which. I AM going to make it, I swear!

  10. Danny says:

    Just awesome ! May I add : who cares about councilman K. Mc Carthy when we have Ms Andrews ? I wouldn’t 🙂
    Anyway, great that you didn’t have a post about him and we, readers, didn’t get to know more about this poor guy. Btw, did I mention any councilman here ? Oooops !

    1.  Danny – thank you for not further mentioning him. Since I didn’t. 😉

  11. I totally thought you were headed in another direction with the posing of photos…a whole politicians and farm animals kind of thing.

    1.  Yikes! Well now, THAT would have been something.

  12. Mike Shain says:

    You likely just put him over the top publicity-wise! Free too!!

    1.  I know! Still would have been nice to get a pic, though. Dang.

  13. Golly Gee, his loss!!!

    Now stop kickin’ yourself and have a glorious day my friend!!!  :o)

  14. I’m still cracking up over the Megadeath t-shirt. Metallica is a much better band. Plus they kicked Dave Mustaine out for being a druggie douche and he’s still bitter about it some 30 years later. LOL

    And I had no idea you were a metalhead. Of course no one believes that I am one, too, so there ya go. LMAO

    I find myself wishing daily I had a camera with me when I see things out in the world. I could write about it, but sometimes I just know that without photographic proof no one will believe me. Like the time I saw a stretch, blinged out Escalade hearse with SPINNERS on the freeway. Or the time the Secret Service almost knocked my car into the center barrier because they were going so fast and not adhering to any California traffic laws. I have no proof, but it happened.

    1.  See? That is EXACTLY what I mean. Too often I want to use my camera while driving but it’s so dang dangerous trying to dig through my purse to capture that one awesome shot. I can’t wait until they invent eye-implantable cameras. Then all you’d have to do is blink. Or wink. Or something.

      As for being a metalhead, it’s my husband who’s the fan. I don’t know how I wound up wearing it. It must have gotten too small at some point and ended up in my wardrobe. But I have sent the resentful Mustaine still talking about, or not talking about it, or whatever he does to not seem bitter about it.

      1. Yeah, Mustaine is still pissed and bitter no matter how hard he tries to hide it.

        I also have some of my husband’s old punk rock t-shirts. I do like punk, just not as much as he does. LOL

        And eye cameras? That is a BRILLIANT idea. They must have HD video capabilities as well. LOL You need to trademark that so you can rake in the bucks on it when some geeky dude invents it for real.

  15. Note to self: do not read NGIP at work. You will laugh and snort and heads will pop up over cube walls and disaster will ensue.

    1.  Note to self: keep embarrassing BrownThumbMama by posting during work days. 🙂

  16. Sexnfries says:

    Thanks for not posting about him and still entertaining at the same time, you do have amazing talent.

    1.  Thank you, Sexnfries!

  17. Pricilla says:

    I’ll bet if you had answered the door with Lacey in panties (you figure out who was wearing the panties) it would have made for a photo op!

    1. That is EXACTLY what I thought too! I could have had him pose with Lacy. Thanks for reminding me – now I’m kicking myself all over again —  GAHHH!!!!