What an exciting day! I set my alarm for an early rise this morning, and trudged out of the building around 6:30 AM to hop across the street to vote. There was already a line going down the block, and it was about this time I realized I needed sufficient reading material and perhaps some food in my stomach. So, back up four flights of stairs and then fifteen minutes later I was back in line. I waited for about 45 minutes, then was finally able to take my turn behind the curtain. Now, I’m not sure what your voting is like elsewhere, but in New York City, we use these prehistoric-looking machines which involve copious amounts of lever pulling and knob turning. It’s quite an experience. After casting my votes, I trekked across the East Village to Starbucks, grabbed my free coffee, and came back home for work.
Today will be a day of anticipation, anxiety, and excitement. Tonight will be quite an event, and we are celebrating by viewing the election coverage at the 11th Street bar in my neighborhood. Perhaps some Obama cupcakes are in order?
Go out and vote!