Monday, November 3, 2008

The Final Countdown

Less than 24 hours to go, kids.

It's been a long freakin' year, hasn't it?

I don't know if I mentioned this before, but we were there in Springfield when Obama announced his intent to run. As a former Wisconsinite, I've experienced cold weather in my lifetime, but I can tell ya that was one mother of a freezing day on the square at the Old Capital building. We're all glad we went though. One doesn't get to witness history very often, to say "I was there!"

And tomorrow, regardless of the outcome, we'll all be "there" - where ever "there" is for you.

What are your plans?

Me, I'm getting up as normal, getting the family fed and caffeinated and off to school and work, then I'm going to vote. I'm not really expecting huge lines. Our precinct isn't that dang big. But I'll bring a coffee and a book (reading a great one now - subject of a future post!).

Then off to work myself. I've got a lot to do this week, so the day should go by quickly. After work, we're coming home and doing all our normal junk - running The Boy to his martial arts class, taking out the trash, making dinner, etc.

Finally we can settle down and watch the returns. I think I'll make some pico de gallo for snacking. We've got a fancy, expensive, tiny bottle of champagne in the fridge already. And I've got my Laphroig at hand too. Plus our favorite Wisconsin beer - now in CANS!

Remember, if Obama wins Virginia, he's won it all. You can start celebrating then. If he doesn't, you'll just have to wait a few hours longer.

And, if for some reason you are still undecided or think that Obama is some kind of weirdo liberal nutjob, check out this piece by a former speechwriter for Nixon and Reagan, who's endorsing Obama. He calls Obama a "conservative"! (And if his definitions are right, so am I to an extent. Very creepy.)

Now playing: Roky Erickson - The Looking Glass Song
via FoxyTunes


Kevin said...

Nervously looking forward to tomorrow. Have some tasty Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale ready to go!!

Anonymous said...

The day has finally come. The tragedy of eight years with an administration that actually loathes its "subjects" shall be handed walking papers. (Yes, I know that they're in until January but this is the bell tolling. Loudly. Republicans are sure a mean-spirited bunch anymore. Fear-mongering arses. %$#@ 'em.)

Now playing: XTC - This Is Your Big Day

Nazz Nomad said...

It's like Xmas in November!

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

I know the right thing will be done, it's just got to! The Whole Worlds Watching and Waiting. A word of caution; Britain felt the same when New Labour were on the verge of victory, and look at the state were in now. Hey though, I didn't come here to piss on your parade. Lets all enjoy the moment. Take care and Stay Free

gomonkeygo said...

Nazz & Nuzz - Rock On!

evin said...

Well I did my part and felt good!! never have I felt such a buzz on election day. And I haven't even started drinking yet! LOL

now playing: The Specials "Dawning of A New Era"

gomonkeygo said...

Excellent! Have a great night - we got appetizers in the oven and beer in the fridge - it's a party!