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November 4, 2008

Ooooh, it looks like the fourth of July... and makes me want a hotdog real bad!*

(*Bonus votes if you know the movie this line is from!)

Well, election day is finally here and it's so exciting! I couldn't sleep so I got up at 4:30 a.m. and went for a RUN, and no one was even chasing me! That is insane! I only lasted 12 minutes then I had to walk fast.

There was a big long line at my polling place this morning:

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You can't see it in the picture but the line stretches all the way around the building back into the parking lot! But it was worth waiting for.

My left boob totally voted:
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The right one, not so much.

I know this election has dragged on for a bazillion years but in the end it was really exhilarating today to participate in the most historic election of our entire nation's existence. Not that many years ago women and African-Americans were not allowed the right to vote. And today I got to cast my own vote for President of the United States of America and one ticket has an African-American candidate and one ticket has a female candidate and that is an amazing and progressive thing.

I'm proud of us! Even though the election got nasty and there was so much negativity, at the end of it all I got to choose and cast my vote on this historic day. There was all this camaraderie at the polls, like people felt they were making a difference. No matter what your views, I'm glad you voted. We're really lucky and I started feeling all patriotic and sappy and then I got a free sticker for my boob. Yay!

Tonight is the Election Party and/or Election Wake at Faith & Michael's house, depending on how it all plays out. The cats are not attending because they are still mad about the new "Healthy weight & aging" food I bought for them:

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When they get the right to vote, I'm in trouble!

Posted by laurie at November 4, 2008 10:37 AM