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day 4 – a heart aflutter with hope

November 4, 2008


I’ve been feeling anxious all day; a restlessness akin to drinking ten double espressos laced with speed, then washing it all down with a 2L bottle of Pepsi.  Jitters without a cause.  Don’t you just hate that?  When you can’t quite put a finger on what is bothering you?

But I’m thinking it has something to do with the US elections.  This is, in my lifetime, the mother of all elections and it seems like no matter which “side” you are on, you are dead set on not wanting the “other” side in power, so perhaps I’m feeding off a collective nail-biting angst.   I feel like Christmas morning, hoping to get that gift I really, really want and at the same time, I have a deep seated fear of losing something I never even had.

My absentee ballot has been mailed and I’m keeping my fingers crossed up here.  I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one… millions of people with their hearts aflutter with hope… for Obama.


I just had to share this.  I could hardly believe my eyes when I read these voting instructions on my absentee ballot.

Notice to Absentee Voters

To vote, fill in the ovals to the right of the candidate (s) name in black or blue ink (pen is not included)

You HAVE to be kidding me.  Really?  Seriously?  Seriously!

Happy Voting America!  And for all US citizens living abroad, I hope the fact that pens weren’t included with your absentee ballots didn’t prevent you from casting your vote.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 4, 2008 10:07 pm

    I couldn’t sleep LAST night. I don’t know if I’ll sleep tonight. I suspect I’ll be a mess at work tomorrow, either way. 😦 UUUUURRRGH.

  2. November 4, 2008 10:11 pm

    You sure made that ballot look cool. Great shot! As the day progresses I’ve added toes crossed as well. Hopefully, we’ll be celebrating tonight!!!

    Thanks for voting! (and for finding your own pen).

  3. Elizabeth permalink
    November 4, 2008 11:42 pm

    my fingers are crossed too. Great shot! I was hoping my ballot wouldn’t say “fill out your choice in pencil” (for some reason, that’s what I thought mail-in ballots did), so was happy to see the blue or black ink part. 🙂

  4. November 5, 2008 12:16 am

    That’s hilarious! My absentee ballot didn’t say that!

    Whichever way this election goes, there will be tears from me, I know. Happy tears or sad is the only unknown.

  5. olava permalink
    November 5, 2008 12:56 am

    My mail-in ballot didn’t say that either. It said to use a #2 pencil, and that if I’d already marked it in pen to just go over it again with pencil. (pencil not included either)

    And now that it’s over we can breath a sigh of relief 🙂

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