November 4, 2008

When E.S. and I went to vote this morning, there was a guy with a handheld video camera making, one presumed, some sort of documentary. As E.S. conferred with the poll volunteer about which election district we were in, the guy pointed his camera toward me and said, “What does today mean to you?

And I thought for a moment, and I said, “It means I’m an American.”

The thought that that might soon start to mean something again makes me very, very happy.

However, the polling place, though a public school, made the regrettable mistake of not having a bake sale, which I really thought was mandatory during elections.

I hope this doesn’t mean my vote will be suppressed.

It’s okay, though, since at lunch I had red velvet cake, which was delicious and had the added advantage of not having been touched by a grade-schooler.

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6 Responses to When E

  1. Jen says:

    Interesting. When I voted this morning (btw, no line, only one other person voting) I was feeling depressed. I’d never seen a cop standing guard at a poll before, and I was worried that this was what the country was moving toward.

    Plus, I was pissed that I didn’t get my “I Voted” sticker. How hard is it to order enough stickers?

  2. anne marie in philly says:

    my polling place opened at 7a; at 7:45a I was voter #102; at 10:20a spouse was voter #294.

    we have had heavy turnout here; YAYZ!

    I have not felt this hopeful about a candidate since 1992 and bill clinton.

    OBAMA 08!

  3. Jess says:

    I’m so nervous. Yes, the polls say this should be a great day, but I won’t relax until it’s over!

  4. sdf says:

    no bake sale? i’m afraid you really were lured into one of the fake voting places the republicans have set up to discard the gay vote :-(

  5. Lisa F. says:

    Oh, I understand the lack of bake sale. Our school got picked as a polling place, and we all went absolutely nuts keeping voters and school stuff apart. This included a couple of police officers. Every teacher/admin was downright paranoid about keeping the kids safe…which for us meant no interaction. No bake sale. A shame. A bake sale sounds like fun. (Thank goodness for voting early, too! For Obama. Of course.)

  6. Aidan says:

    The rally was sumpin! 71,000 people laughing, screaming, and crying as one.

    YES WE DID!

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