Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Mr. Awesome and I were the first people to vote in our precinct this morning--numbers 1 and 2. We were there about 10 minutes before the polls opened, and there were already about 25 people there. We all quequed up quietly like the docile North Seattlites that we are.

After today, all elections in Washington state will be vote by mail, and I'm a bit sad about it. I've voted by mail before, and I acknowledge that it is cool to take your time with the ballot over coffee and whatnot. But there is something about the air of celebration at the polling place--even at 6:45 on a cold, wet morning--that I'll miss. Plus, with vote by mail? No sticker.

I'm going to be in a meeting most of the day today, which I kind of can't believe. Sure, sure, it's probably better for me to be away from a computer, but I know I'm going to get twitchy. I might have to pop out for a few minutes if the shakes set in.

Mr. Awesome just sent me this election day cuteness distraction. Did you even know such adorableness was possible?

Go vote now. And if you've already voted, please allow me to say that you are looking smoking hot today and everybody knows it.


harriet M. Welsch said...

I agree about missing the excitement of election day. A lot of my friends and neighbors voted early, but I wasn't going to miss election day. And I have to say, I've never seen such an excited, talkative, upbeat crowd as I did today. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

Anonymous said...

I was going to vote early but decided that I wanted to vote ON THE DAY because it seemed more exciting. And despite the bucolic, quiet setting in which I voted, it was. Go, "THAT ONE"!!