Signs you’ve been under the Gold Dome too long…

…I’ve been working on this list, intermittently, for about two weeks now and I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’m comfortable with posting my list of signs you’ve been under the Gold Dome too long. I’m pretty sure others will want to chime in, so feel free to do so (and that includes all you legislators that frequent this site).

If the two dates you look forward to in January are Super Bowl Sunday and the Wild Hog Supper, then that’s a sign you’ve been under the Gold Dome too long.

If your idea of a good time is sitting in front of t.v. and eating pizza…(wait for it)…on the third floor of the capitol with a bunch of lobbyists on Cross-over Day…at 11:30 at night, that’s a sign you’ve been under the Gold Dome too long.

If you long for the days when state Rep. Doug Dean would ramble about who knows what on the floor of the Georgia House, that’s a sign you’ve been under the Gold Dome too long (FYI, I miss Doug Dean’s floor speeches. They were very entertaining.).

If you can give the names of five people who have added their signatures to the wall up in the Gold Dome (I’m talking about actually up in the Gold Dome itself), then you’ve probably been under the Gold Dome too long (FYI, a front-pager here at Peach Pundit is one and it’s not me).

If you’ve got more cans of boiled peanuts on your shelf than you do books, then that’s a sign you’ve been under the Gold Dome too long (Quick question…why boiled peanuts? Why not honey roasted peanuts? Or cashews?).

Any good ones that I’ve missed?


  1. Rpolitic says:

    Loved Doug Dean but you are forgetting Judy Paog he had some of the best lines and funniest amendments. If I remember correctly during the billboard fight he even said he learned to read from Billboards and we should cut the trees that grow in front of them down.

  2. Burdell says:

    If you’ve seen a Senator get drunk in another Senator’s office and then run down to make a floor speech…you

  3. Chris says:

    oooh! I know the answer to Number 4.

    *sigh*, I’ve still got to post the pictures from Earl Erhart’s tour last year. Given the wedding is in 21 days and I have a major deadline at work, I don’t see it happening.

  4. Warrior says:


    You refer to your children as “my constituents”.

    You ask your sister what kind of turnout she expects at her wedding shower.

    You watch Jeopardy the week before the election just to see the campaign ads.

    When meeting someone for the first time, you immediately ask them what precinct they live in.

    When your son asks for advice about dealing with a bully, you tell him to “go negative”.

    You refuse to help your daughter run for class treasurer because it is a down ballot race.

    You ask your wife if she loves you a lot, a little, or not at all.

    You hear yourself saying, “Not tonight, dear, there’s a subcommittee hearing on CSPAN.”

  5. Inside_Man says:

    You know you’ve been under the Gold Dome too long if you are convinced that there are only three food groups, which consist of: Mary Mac’s, Six Feet Under, or the Varsity.

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