I never liked Joe Lieberman. I didn't like his positions on most things, and I hated that he supported Bush around the Iraq war. I thought that he liked his job in the Senate too much when he decided to run for Senate at the same time as he was the VP candidate in 2000. Well, I guess he likes his job way more than he likes his party. He lost the Democratic primary to Ned Lamont and now he is going to run as an independent.
My SO took me to the Albany Bulb, which is a wonderful place I hadn't heard of until she told me about it. It's an undeveloped little spit of land that sticks out into the bay in Albany, which is the town just north of Berkeley. Lots of artists have made scuptures and paintings there. It's a great place to explore. There apparently has been a fair bit of controversy about it, and supposedly some officials want to make it a more manicured kind of place.