My Name Preceded Me in the Capital / by Karie Luidens


The House didn’t end up discussing HB 287 on Monday, March 4, 2019. I don’t know why. For some reason, even though there were dozens of bills on the agenda, the Speaker skipped ahead over some of them in fits and starts that were unpredictable to a mere observer.

I’m sure there’s an explanation for which bills got a hearing that day and which didn’t, but everyone working there was busy and I didn’t have a chance to inquire about it. Unfortunately I didn’t even have the opportunity to say hi to Representative Gonzales before he was off to his next committee meeting and I had to catch my train back to Albuquerque.

Oh, well. I’ll look into it later.

Oh—one last “what a small world” moment for my day in Santa Fe yesterday. The Albuquerque Alibi has a few boxes around the city to distribute their alt weekly. On my walk back from the Roundhouse to the Rail Runner station to ride home for the night, I had to take a quick look. Yup: my name preceded me to the capital by a few days, and will be available in print there until the next issue comes out on Thursday.

Excellent. “And get a mind of your own!!!” Cracks me up every time.