Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Matter of Change

Besides the Lucy post, I haven't really
been serious about anything on here.

C and I just returned from casting our votes.
I nearly cried in the booth. I nearly cried at dinner. I'm nearly crying now.

I've never felt so strongly about my vote, my hopes, my anticipation.
My future. Our future.
Never in my life have I cared so much.

Now--along with America, we wait.

Regardless of your political affiliation, I hope you voted today--with passion.
With A LOT of passion.


Meg said...

Nope, didn't vote today.
HOWEVER, I DID vote last month when my country held an election. And I'm horrified to say that less than 60% of eligible voters turned out.

My word verification today is emAticon!

Hillary said...

Is it wrong that whenever I see a "I voted" sticker, I immediately thing it says "I farted" and giggle to myself?

The Over-Thinker said...

Meg: Less than 60? Man, that's sad. Ematicon, however? Rad.

Hills: Yes, it's terribly wrong. Yet hilarious.

jess said...

i totally voted. and i'm glued to the tv right now.

Sra said...

Here's to the end and the beginning, my friend.


My captcha is "cringle"

The Over-Thinker said...

Jess: I JUST removed my ass from the couch--holy LORD. I am so happy right now.

Sra: Cheers to the beginning.

Mike Valentino said...

Sooooo, you voted for McCain?

witchypoo said...

I wasn't allowed to vote in this election. Danged prejudice against Canadians.

Nilsa said...

I voted. Early. And drove my husband to vote on time. We proudly watched the election coverage last night. And we both cried when what we had hoped for finally came true.

Nate Ring said...

I am so glad I'm not the only one who was glued to the TV last night. And apparently at 9:30 today, they are still counting in Indiana (we Hoosiers apparently aint good at count'n)

Not that Obama needs our state to win, but it sure is nice to see sweeping victories.

matches said...

who is the shiznits? OBAMA IS. THAT'S WHO. YEAH! partner and I were dancing and cheering (oh so silently in silent dances and cheers so as to not wake the kids).

i feel gushy and gingt, like my word verification for the day.

Hyphen Mama said...

I voted early. YAY for absentee ballots... I'm pretty sure those aren't counted, but it appears that it wouldn't have mattered. I was full of tears watching the speeches... GLUED to the tv for a few hours last night. My sick kid was laying next to me and I was trying to explain to her the magnitude of it all... and she drifted off to sleep. That's okay... His speech was pumped into her sleeping unconscious and that's good, too.

NOW... I hope and hold my breath that his promises will actually unfold. Because if one thing politicians are good at is saying what needs to be said to get elected.

word verification: pulsheas... I just know there's a joke in there.

Ree said...

I was just really grateful that they called Ohio early and I could get SOME sleep last night since I had to be up at 3:30 this morning!

and mine?


Sparkliesunshine said...

Woo! Democracy rocks!

monstergirlee said...

I voted about 10 days ago - absentee.
And I cried last night when he walked out on stage. Wonderful.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

And isn't it fantastic? I love the fact that everyone has been so involved, so motivated, so energized. Yay!