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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Voting Is Fun! And Good For You!

Yesterday I thought about writing two different posts: one happy and joyous one in the case of Deval Patrick winning here in Massachusetts, and one disgusted one if Kerry Healey somehow managed to convince the ignorants to connect that little black arrow next to her name.

Then I thought about how much energy it would take for me to compose a post vitriolic enough to embody my true feelings on Healey and realized it just wasn't worth it. But I did vote! And I got that all-American patriotic feeling I get every time I enter the voting booth. I also laughed openly at the volunteers holding the Healey signs outside the school building- did you not see the commercials supporting Patrick sponsored by the Mass Teacher's Association, people? Do you think the last six years of Jr. Bush-dom have embittered me a bit towards the Republican party?

Now we can all breathe a sigh of relief here in MA. Oh, and New Hampshire? Good job maintaining your status as a blue state. You've made me proud. I was a bit worried about you, especially after I had a conversation last night with my sister that went a little something like this:

Me: Did you get out to vote yet? You know it's your civic duty. Live free or die and all that.
Sister: No, I don't want to drive all the way to the polling place. I'll vote when it's for a president.
Me: What?! You need to get your lazy ass out the door and vote for a Governor. It takes two minutes.
Sister: Meh. Who would I vote for, anyway? Dalrymple?
Me: (stunned silence)
Me: Who the hell is Dalrymple?*

I then proceeded to laugh my ass off while at the same time hoping that NH would revoke her right to vote.

Anywho, it's day 8 of the NaBloPoMo- so far, so good. However, I was hitting the Randomizer a bit today and noticed that there are a lot of people that have already missed posts. Props to them for not back-posting and 'fessing up to it, but seriously, it's only been a week and you couldn't make it?** I also noticed that my little corner of the universe has yet to show up when I hit that random button, so who even knows if I'm in the database yet? But if you do stumble upon me somehow, I love, love, love feedback. Feel free to leave any old comment you like; it makes me feel like I'm writing this for more than just myself and my two friends. (Also, I'm not trying to give myself kudos or anything, but I know there are tons of people who read this and don't comment- now, I suppose it's possible they just really hate this blog and don't want me to feel badly when they leave something mean for me, but I'd say it's more likely they're just too lazy to respond. You know who you are! Get typing!)

*Phew. At least she knew the name of someone that was actually running. She must have seen it on one of the road-side signs that litter the NH streets at election times. Still, a little scary she'd vote for anyone whose name she could remember. And a Republican, no less.
**I'm secretly hoping that lots of people miss posts- I'll be a shoo-in for the cool prize drawing!

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Anonymous megan rocks hardcore!

go figure, the legalization of marijuana DIDN'T pass in CO???!!! I would have thought for sure the hippies storming the castle, er, I mean state house, would have convinced those cowboys to vote in their favor.
at least i'm in a democratic state again. i felt a little scared there for a while...

9:23 AM

Blogger Kirsten rocks hardcore!

Did you see this?

9:26 AM

Anonymous Anonymous rocks hardcore!

Thanks for stopping by my site yesterday. I've loved reading through some of your older posts and hearing you talk of Boston. Oh how I can't wait to get back there!
Also, a huge congrats on the apartment -- I can fully appreciate the hunt and the pro/con lists. Maybe we'll run into each other while picking up our rental trucks since we're both 12/1 move-ins.

9:29 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Meg- Don't feel bad. It didn't pass in NV, either, and they already have the prostitutes going for them.

K- I didn't see that yet! That seems like a whole lot of work. Can't wait to see the reviews of our masterpieces. :)

Kelli- What part of Boston will you be in?

9:45 AM

Anonymous Lex rocks hardcore!


1:09 PM

Anonymous Michael rocks hardcore!

Is it wrong that seeing Rick Santorum's kids cry made me feel warm and fuzzy inside?

1:36 PM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Lex- between your Dalrymple comment and Mum calling me this morning to tell me "a turkey jumped over my car the other day while I was driving", I feel like I've gotten quite the ab workout just from laughter.

Mr. Michael- Seeing Republican children cry is like winning the lottery. Congrats, fellow Democratic state.

1:50 PM

Blogger MyUtopia rocks hardcore!

I love to vote!

2:39 PM


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