Whew! I'm so glad Obama won. I was nervous for a while considering how certain I was during the last election that there would be no WAY the Republicans would win. But now we have a new president in the wings and hopefully a bright future ahead of us.
Election Day was hectic. Up at 6 a.m. to shower, eat, and get the kids packed up for their flu shots/mist. ZP lucked out and only had to have a little spray in his nose. Poor AP had to have a needle jabbed in her tiny chubby thigh and after a slight delay, she let her displeasure be known to the entire office. After passing by the polling center (which is literally right behind our house) and seeing a slightly smaller line of voters, we dropped the kids off at home and I ran off to vote while TP, anxious about getting to work first, decided to vote later.
When I arrived at 10:15, I saw that the cluster of people outside were actually not voters at all but last minute advocates for the candidates. I called TP to come quickly because the line was actually only about 30 people deep. I had barely hung up the phone and opened my book when TP appeared behind me. A woman came down the line calling out, "Anyone K through R? Anyone S through Z? Come on up." Apparently the "A through J" folks were behind on their game. I was STILL standing in line when TP (with his fancy pants "P" surname) ran in, voted, and whizzed by. Why didn't I change my last name?! (interro-at-least-I-can-share-our-President's-name!). Eventually, I was permitted to enter, get my "I voted" sticker, and leave. The whole affair took about half an hour. I grabbed an everything bagel from Tryst, a free coffee from Starbucks (which I split with Tia), and ran upstairs to work (i.e. stare at the intense yellow and red leaves in my backyard).
How was your experience? And answer this for me: I have a theory that the "A to K" line was so long because as children, we folks with surnames towards the beginning of the alphabet were used to having to go first, stand at the front of the line, be called on before anyone else. The kids with surnames in the rest of the lower 15 letters were used to going in later. That's why the "A to K" line was long in the morning and, theoretically, the "K to Z" lines will be longer in the afternoon/evening. So where does your name fall and what time did you vote?