04 November 2008
So this is it.
The most important election of my lifetime thus far, will be decided today. Hopefully.
Man, I remember 2000 all too well. This was back when I had a TV in my bedroom. I left it on when I finally succumbed to sleep because the election hadn't been decided. I kept waking up all night and it still wasn't over. Florida had been called. A few hours later I woke up and it was still in play. I was positive I was dreaming.
I don't think I can handle a repeat of that.
It took me an hour and 10 minutes this morning to vote. Quite frankly, I was glad to get to spend some time outside in the lovely weather. Jim was in line a few people ahead of me. A girl who goes to my gym was also there. (Now I feel less bad about working out there and driving since someone else in my 'hood does the same.) I was voter number 404 around 9:30. They had to empty the ballot box while I was there. I'm not at all surprised. Minnesota consistently leads the nation in voter turnout.
Do y'all have big election night plans? Not me. I'm going to the gym, as usual. I'll get plenty of CNN while doing cardio. I just don't think I can sit all night watching coverage. It's too much. And it's the same thing over and over and over until it gets to be later in the night. There are too many swing states this time around -- too many new swing states. Virginia? North Carolina? If things are close in traditionally red states, they won't be called until everyone is sure. Besides, I'm so nervous, I'd be drunk before the fucking polls closed.
There is one electiony thing I'm doing tonight, though. I'll be stopping at Ben & Jerry's on my way home from the gym to get my free scoop.