After ten years of contemplating it, I've finally gotten around to changing my political party registration. I am officially no longer a Democrat! I am now officially a Peace & Freedom Party member. I think the main thing this means for the near future is that if I find myself feeling obligated to vote for John Kerry in November, I can now do so without renouncing all claim to political non-mainstreamness.
I have also now purchased a pot and filled it with strawberries and dirt. No one will be more shocked than me if the strawberries actually grow, but we shall see.