Thursday's Child (lauri8) wrote,
Thursday's Child

Election Eve Nerves

Work started out fairly normally, but there was an undercurrent of tension in the editorial department that rose steadily until around two o'clock, when no one even made a pretense of working anymore. It was like a strange office party. People were gathered in knots, talking, telling anecdotes--it was impossible to sit still and concentrate. Just about everyone I know at work voted early (and voted Democrat), but I'm glad I didn't (vote early, that is). I'll need something to do tomorrow to keep from going nuts. A burst of loud, antsy laughter was the last thing I heard as I left.

I'm trying not to dwell on the fact that even if Kerry wins he'll be fighting a Republican-controlled House (and possibly Senate). Our state is one of several that has been gerrymandered beyond belief to ensure that outcome. It's okay, it's okay, we have to start somewhere, right? At least my local elections are looking good. Sort of.

My plan for tomorrow is to get to work by 7, leave at 1:15 to have lunch and a hefty drink with the regular Shady Grove bunch, then go get in line to vote. Tomorrow evening we'll head over to Vindaloo Manor and keep vigil or sit shiva or celebrate the moment, something, until we know (more or less) what the results are.

My my my. Isn't this a time?

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