November 4th, 2008


Writer's Block: Secret Ballot

There, I voted. Not only have I fulfilled my duty as a citizen, I've also secured my right to bitch for the next four years.

It's hard to ignore the fact that today is Election Day in the U.S. If you went to the polls today, tell us what it was like. Long line? Free stickers? Hanging chads? We want the details.

Well, first of all, I was supposed to vote at Mosside Elementary, but there were like a million buildings smooshed together in that area (I knew which building the public library was, but that was about it), and it was getting dark, so I got a little confused. But I went in, and there were only a couple people ahead of me. My mom, friends, and coworkers were warning me about huge lines and long waits. Hah! Not for me, SUCKERS! Anyway, I also got kinda confused at the signup table thingy (I automatically get confused by just about everything when I go out in public by myself, I swear), but there were people who told me what to do. I only voted for the P/VP, since I knew nothing about other people who were up for election. There was also some question about if it was ok to use $400,000 for somethingorother that was a big long boring-sounding paragraph, but I figured if I had no idea what they were talking about, I probably shouldn't vote on it. I didn't get a sticker, but I can get a free coffee at Starbucks with the stub thingy (but I hate coffee) and $5 off my $35+ purchase at McGinnis Sisters. (Yay! I've been meaning to go there, since they sell some delicious heatable meals for lazy people like me, but they're expensive.)

So, tonight I'm going to sit glued to the internet until they announce a winner and also sit glued to the TV since a new episode of "Paris Hilton's My New BFF" is on. (I'm all about classy TV shows that enhance my brainmeats, you see.)