Monday, November 06, 2006

Planning to vote?

I love Election Day. I love choosing my favorite candidates, love getting that "I Voted!" sticker, and ESPECIALLY love watching the returns come in. When I was a kid, Election Day meant coming home from school and spending the rest of the night in front of the TV with my dad, waiting to see if any Democrats were actually elected in the state of Utah. It was always a fun night, and now that I'm all grown up, I have my own little Election Day traditions. Namely, I go to a party if there is one (and there were always parties when we lived in DC) or I stay at home with yummy takeout and flip channels all night to see which networks are calling which states for which candidates.

I am such a geek.

J tolerates my political junkie tendancies, but is far more interested in the drama surrounding possible vote tampering with the new electronic voting machines. As I type this, he's sitting on the other side of the family room, watching an HBO short film on the security (or lack thereof) of Diebold's machines. He (if you haven't been able to figure it out already) is also a geek. Ah, love.

Naturally, we're both pretty excited about tomorrow's election since it could mean a shift back to a Democratic Congress. My fingers and toes are crossed for victories in the House and the Senate. If the Dems do regain power, I know that part of me will feel a small pang for my old job back in DC. A Democratic Congress would have made so many things easier for my company over the last few years. Regardless, I'm looking forward to tomorrow night and can't wait to talk to my dad and my old boss about the results once they're all in.

So, happy Election Day tomorrow, everyone! Vote early and often!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm proud that I've had an influence.
Dad

aah0424 said...

I love it too!

I went to vote this morning and for the THIRD year in a row I was told they have the wrong address for me. I have changed it 3 times (at the DMV when we moved in 8/2004, On Election Day 2004 when I voted, last year when I voted) and today is the fourth so we'll see what happens next year on Election Day.

It is starting to get a little scary that the people responsible for counting the votes in my district can't seem to even turn in my address change paperwork! I hope you have a great Election Day!

The Town Criers said...

Early and often! Like stuffing the ballot box :-)

How did the call go to the RE?

Cibele said...

Hi, my name is Cibele and I am a 27 year old woman from Brazil (but live here) dealing with IF. I have a blog (in Portuguese) and I came across yours today. I too am entering my 20th cycle. 10 dpo of the 19th cycle and I know that is not the one. What a coincidence isn’t it? This is weighting very heavily on me. I am about to graduate and choose where to go next. Of course IF is dictating where I should go, a place that would give me IF coverage so I can move on with my plans. As you I came with the realization that probably it will not happen naturally and I am ready to get the ball rolling since I still don’t have a diagnosis. I just don’t want to feel stuck anymore. Time to do something
I saw that you live in the D.C area. I got a job offer in Bethesda, MD. How do you like living over there?
By the way, congratulations on the elections results!
nice "meeting" you
best of luck