Election Day is finally here. As you are reading this I am probably standing in line waiting to vote. I know early voting has been going on for probably close to forever, but I waited until today to vote because that’s the way procrastinators do it best. I have to exercise my power to put things off to the last possible moment as often as possible. I mean, it is almost like a super power. Have you voted yet? Are you standing in line waiting to vote right now? If not, stop reading right now and go get in line to vote! Voting is important. I’m not making this up.
Still, I am so glad election day is here at last. I don’t know if I could take another “I love Romney so much I wish I could marry him” Facebook post from my cousin. I swear he posted a pro Romney something every thirty seconds for the last two months. I think he must have been sleep-walk-meme-searching in his sleep most nights. Then there are the million messages I have received from the President and the First Lady. Seriously, do not sign up for political emails unless you only want to see political emails. Twenty five a day may actually be an underestimation. If those emails were printed on paper we’d deforest our planet along with a few others in about thirty seconds flat.
Yesterday I received five phone calls reminding me to vote and two asking me to vote for Heather Wilson. I also got a stack of shiny political mail. The almost cardboard kind with goofy pictures and miserable statistics. I’m not sure why I got so much attention the day before election day. I guess there must be focus groups and researchers that have determined that people like me are undecided…still…with less than 24 hours to go before the big day. I can’t believe there are still people who are undecided because I have been decided for weeks and weeks and – I should have voted sooner – weeks ago. I am wondering if the tense in this piece is all off because I am trying to write in the future and in the past at the same time. I really wish I had paid more attention to grammar in English class.
We do have quite a bit of excitement surrounding the election this year. We have a good friend running for judge right here in New Mexico and our brother-in-law is running for State Assembly in California. It’s been a long, exciting election, but I am glad it is almost over. It’s been fun! I want them both to win and I want my presidential candidate to win and I want to eat popcorn and scream at the TV with my husband and congratulate people who have worked so hard to win. Win! Win! WIn! It’s pretty exciting and I feel all nervous just thinking about it. I hope I get to cheer and be happy and high-five people all night long. Either way, in just a few hours it will all be over and we will get back to our somewhat normal lives.
Besides, tomorrow we can start planning the next election…you know some people already are. Why not be one of them?