Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It Was Better Before, Before They Voted For Whatsisname


I voted this morning on the way back home after dropping Girlie Girl and Handsome Lad off at their respective schools. My polling place is in the cafeteria of the continuation High School. It wasn't at all crowded when I stopped in. After they triple checked me in, I got my ballot and went to my Ink-a-Vote booth. There were...like, 14 Propositions on the ballot, plus some judgeships, plus Congress, and of course, the Big Show. So I had my cheat sheet and blazed right through that sucker. I had to gently awaken the elderly gentleman minding the ballot box. Poor old fellow...anyway, he was able to show me just how to insert my ballot, he looked at his screen and assured me it had been successfully entered, and handed me my sticker from the tip of his finger to mine. Right on. Now it's all over for me but the waiting. I do have a few things on the ballot that I felt pretty strongly about...well, we'll see. I hope that you all rocked the vote too.

9 comments:

aliencg said...

I inserted my ballot into the mailbox last weekend. I'm a nomadic traveler, so I vote by mail.

Tara said...

I'm listening to our progressive voting results on BBC America. Then at ten I'm switching to The Daily Show's voting special, cuz I need a laugh while I wait for the results.

I don't know if it's cuz I'm tired or just goofy or both, but the phrase "insert my ballot" sounds a bit perverted.

Cricket said...

I voted and, once again, tortured my kid in forcing him to go, too. As a reward for this and for good grades, our lunch was at Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins.

Yeah, I think voting is growing on him.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

I voted in my mind.. I'm Canadian, so I can't vote for real for the next President..

laura b. said...

AlienCG: Good job, Travelin' Alien!

Tara: hee hee! She said "insert"... :-)

Cricket: I think kids should definitely go along to voting if possible. And we should all be rewarded with Dunkin Donuts / Baskin Robbins lunches too!

Mrs: Well, I for one, appreciate the thought :-)

Churlita said...

I waited until 7 last night to vote and there wasn't a line at all. Nice.

laura b. said...

Churlita: Well done :-)

Churlita said...

I also forgot to tell you how much I liked your use of X song lyrics.

laura b. said...

Churlita: Thanks, I ♥ X