Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

I just got back from voting @ Adams Elementary School which is @ the end of my street. Solstice & Aiden came w/ me, & we had a great time. I love bringing them w/ me so as to get them used to the process so by the time they're 18 it will be 2nd nature & they'll look forward to it. I remember registering to vote on my 18th b-day back in the summer of 1992. I was so excited that after years of following politics, I'd finally get to participate in the democratic process. I may be a nerd, but I'm a nerd for the left. This morning, there was absolutely no line which kind of freaked me out ("Where is everybody?" I asked myself, "Is on one getting out to vote?"), but they said there'd been a huge line earlier between 7:00 & 8:30... we got there about 9:00. Overall, the process went smoothly w/ no hanging chads & the volunteers were friendly as usual. We were even able to document the entire process w/ the trusty old camera. As you can see, we had a beautiful morning for an election. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen a General Election Day as nice as this one. As for my fashion choice, I went w/ the new tweed slacks, a white shirt, & a McPherson Hunting tie. The entire ensemble has now been brought together nicely w/ my "I Voted" sticker. For this evening, we've gotten a bottle of Cider, a couple cans of Guinness, some nice Triple Cream Brie and some fig spread to top off the cheese. My friend from Plum is going to be @ Aubree's for an election night party so I might go up there for a bit too... & I imagine there'll be something happening @ the Corner Brewery too.
Obama/Biden Home Page
Statewide Ballot Proposals
NPR Election Map
Election Results from CBS
BBC Election Night Guide
Before we went in

Aiden in the midst of the signage

Getting my Ballot

W/ Solstice

W/ Aiden


jeremy said...

did my duty as well...

and just got word that my wife's best friends lil girl shouted out while her mother was voting, "We're voting for Barack Obama!!!"....2.5 years old---broke a rule, but hey, at least she got it right!!!!

Andre said...

I was pretty vocal the whole time too as I was explaining to the kids how I was voting.

I love the new CD, by the way.

Shan said...

I went at 9:30 and the line was HUGE where I had to vote. It took me an hour and 15 to finally cast my vote but it was well worth it.

I bet the Corner will be a great place to gather later...I'll be up for that for sure!

You sort of remind me of a cross between Robert Smith from The Cure and a librarian in your photos from today!

Daye said...

I miss your beard.

Andre said...

Me too!

Stephanie said...

Me three!
But kissing a scratchy-faced Andre makes me feel like I'm in high school again:)

Shan said...


Joe said...

Why are you wearing a tie? You look like a modern day Alex P. Keaton. Are you sure you didn't vote Republican?

Warren said...

Who's the guy in the necktie?