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Seize Your Someday

It should go without saying, but c’mon now folks, if you are eligible and haven’t already, get out there and vote.

I showed up around 7:55am and had voted by 8:00am. Absolutely no waiting whatsoever, which makes me kinda sad. This was my third presidential election there. The primaries are even more pitiful. It’s always a ghost town down in that badly lit church basement. I like to think it’s because there’s another polling place just a few blocks away, and maybe that one sees heavier turnout. But just because my polling place isn’t crackling with energy doesn’t mean I can’t get excited about an Obama win! Especially since I saw so many folks with homemade Obama signs on the freeway overpasses on the drive to my son’s school this morning. Which, I discovered, is doubling as a polling place this year. Saw lots of confused-looking voters trying to find parking (road construction is still heavy in the area) and then navigate their way around the building with its many doors. Hopefully they succeeded.

Tonight my friend Emily will be at the Obama rally (she has a ticket) in Chicago’s Grant Park. I’m excited for her! While she’s at the Obama rave I’ll be at my other friend Emily’s house for an election party. Where friends will gather to cheer (or cry, but hopefully not) together.

day 309, I voted!


  1. holly wrote:

    let this be a bit of comfort for you in regards to your precenct’s pitiful turnout. i am in virginia, a heavily contested state, and vote in a precinct which is virtually vacant on any given year. usually there are maybe three or four other voters in the room when i go to vote. today i stood for 2 hours in the rain with hundreds of happy and smiling faces around me while i waited to cast my vote. everyone was pro-obama and giddy. and it was 7AM. in the rain. in virginia. on a side of town filled with folks that think they don’t matter to our government. i have never felt more proud to be an american. cheesy as it sounds. it was an astonishing experience.

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 1:49 pm | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    Now that’s what I’m talking about! I would’ve loved a shared experience like that. Sigh. At least I did get to share it with someone - my son. And he was far more interested in the process this go around then every other time he’s gone down to the polling place with me.

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 2:11 pm | Permalink
  3. lillie wrote:

    hope hope hope. someday today.

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 9:52 pm | Permalink
  4. em wrote:

    I am in the middle of lightening up a ton of the photos from the rally so you can actually SEE Obama. The photos look like crap, but at least he’s in there, somewhere!

    How do you think the Franken race is going to turn out? Do you think even with the recount he’ll lose?

    Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 7:02 pm | Permalink
  5. Sharyn wrote:

    It is soooooooooo close, and getting closer still! Currently it’s looking like there’s less than 236 votes between the two. Guess we’ll have to wait and see what the official recount ends up with!

    Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

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