Monday, November 3, 2008
Happy Election Day!
As I mentioned previously, The Calm One and I voted early. We weren't sure if we'd be moved by the time Election Day rolled around we just decided to brave downtown and vote at the Board of Elections.
Cherie was the only one with us as Mark and Michael were at their respective schools. The three of us climbed into the mommymobile and headed out. We don't live in a huge city. In fact, in many respects, it's on the small side. Yet we still avoid downtown if at all possible.
There are so many things to consider: the traffic, all the buildings that look exactly the same, the traffic and all those one way streets and - did I mention the traffic? It's a nightmare for a directionally challenged person like myself. Luckily, The Calm One is much less directionally challenged.
Unless it comes to actually asking for directions. That's another story altogether.
And then there are the people one encounters on the downtown street walking from the over-priced parking garage to your destination. "Yikes" almost covers it. We'll just leave it at that.
We arrived and stood where we were told to stand, filled out papers we were told to fill out, stood in another section of the room to which we were directed, waited our turn, and slid the white plastic cards into the slots.
Honestly, I cannot give you any more detail than that. The whole ordeal was traumatic enough that I can't actually remember voting. I left with an "I Voted!" sticker near my collarbone, so I must have.
The only thing that bothers me is that Cherie left with four stickers. Four. I'm just wondering who she talked into letting her vote.