I had a hard time sleeping last night, both from excitement and nervousness.
KafirBoy and I got up at 5am so we can be at the polls at 6 when they open. We live in a black / Latino / hipster / passionate liberal part of town, and it’s pretty notorious for long lines due to high voter turnout. I can’t even imagine what it’ll be like this year. So we’re getting our civic duty out of the way early on. And yes, even though Starbucks coffee tastes like charred feet, I’ll be there getting my free cup after I vote. I fucking deserve it for getting up at the buttcrack of dawn.
Yesterday I saw some pictures of a 106 year old black woman waiting in line to vote for Obama. She was dressed to the nines — hat, gloves and all. It damn near made me cry, and I am not the boo hoo type. This election has really taken it out of me, and I am so ready to get it over with.
Anyway, if you’re in the States and you’re old enough to vote, do it. You know you want to, even if it’s just for the free coffee.
New post coming up sometime soon. I’ve had a hard time focusing on it what with the news and the blogs and the polls. …and chapter 13 kinda sucking it hardcore.