Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The waiting game.

I'm officially a giant bundle of nerves. My stomach is queasy, I'm high strung, shaky and I can't concentrate. I'm pretty sure it isn't the flu. I've done what I can to make things better. I dropped my ballot in the drop box this morning on the way to work, and for good measure I honked a few supportive honks at people on the side of the road with Obama and Gregiore signs. Now I just have to sit back and wait. Not that it will be a passive activity. I'm sure I'll be obsessively checking the polling information on the web. I'll be pacing and biting my nails too, for all the good that does.

In addition to the presidential race, I'll be keeping tabs on California's Proposition 8, a hideous piece of legislation that would make California the first state to overturn a State Supreme Court decision allowing same sex marriage. I'm hoping it fails because I'd hate to see the state I love cling on to this vestige of bigotry.

Tonight, I'm hoping they'll be calling the election early, because I don't know how much of this stress I can take. I'm already exhausted. If you haven't done so already, please go vote. I'd like to be able to say I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote, but this time we have too much to loose. So vote wisely. Vote Obama. Vote No on 8.

5 comments:

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I am going to an election party where the drinks will be flowing, the kids will be playing and we will be glued to the tv. This is a very special election.

followthatdog said...

I've decided tonight we're drinking Blue Hawaiians. Get it? We have to win. I'm freaking out.

Kristen M. said...

I'm dying. The husb is coming home at 4 so that we can go vote together and I have no way to fill all of this time! Well, actually I did ... it's called Guitar Hero and if anything requires your full attention, that is it! But now I'm back to waiting impatiently ...

Insta-mom said...

It's 8:30 PST, we've achieved one victory...let's hope we can make it two for the night.

Mrs. F said...

I am amazed at the world-wide attention Prop 8 got. I just wish there had been a little more attention to NOT passing it.

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