Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hump Day Happenings

Congrats to the Democrats on winning the House and to the new Ohio Govenor, may you change that state for the better!

Voting was definitely a challenge for us last night. Our polling location was at an elementary school, making it impossible to go during the day. By the time we got there at 6:15 last night, it was pitch black, there were no lights and no signs directing us where to go. We ended up parking 1/2 mile away and hiking. Good thing it's Florida and it was still 70 degrees out. Once near the building, we stood in line outside for about 30 minutes which wasn't entirely fun with a starving toddler, but we managed and she entertained the crowd. Inside, the real problems began. Here's the thing. When we moved to Florida and got our new drivers license, they asked us if we wanted to register to vote at the same time. We did - of course. Well, apparently, when we moved and in turn switched counties, our voter reg did not follow us. I found this out by accident last week, and after speaking to the board of elections, was assured that I needed to go to my current polling location and make sure I bring my ID and proof of residency, they would be able to switch my locations and sign me up. I wish it was that simple. It truly is amazing how lazy some people can be. The "elected official" kept trying to tell me that I couldn't vote, or that I could vote on a provisional ballot but it wouldn't count? So, I asked him if I needed to go to the old location and vote there, but he said that I wouldn't be able to do that either because my new address required I vote where I was standing. Hmmm... He tried the deadline/shmeadline line on me, I gently reminded him of my constitutional right to vote, and amazingly enough, a phone call later, I was voting. I mean seriously, am I the only person in the country who has moved in the past year and was negligent (by default) in switching my voter reg card?

Anyhow, after that was over, we ate dinner at the newly redone Chinese Buffett. It was $1 per person more expensive, but they had a REAL sushi bar and hot, fresh crablegs. YUMMY.

Oh, and Emily woke up in the middle of the night requesting her mommy and wanting to lay in my bed. I let her for a few minutes because frankly, I was tired and not looking forward to laying down on her tile floor. It was so nice, she spent 15 minutes touching my face and my hair and whispering sweet nothings into my ear and then asked me if she could go back to her bed and go night, night. Yes, Emily, you can.


Blogger Kristen said...

Ok a little bit, I want a baby now. I always try to get my pups to sleep next to me but the best I can get is a butt snuggle.

5:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, so maybe you have the cutest baby ever, but my cat will lay at the foot of the bed keeping my feet warm. Does Emily do that? Huh?

"elected official" is code for "person wielding a tiny bit of power like a sword".

6:19 AM  
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