Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Idle hands

aren't really that common around here - idle brain is another story. But while I don't have a whole heck of a lot to occupy the old cerebral cortex, my hands are usually busy knitting something or other.

Today is a different story. I am SO. NERVOUS. about the election which starts in about twelve hours, that I can't bring myself to knit for fear of knitting OHSHITGOBAMAOMIGODOMIGODOMIGOD into my Moderne Log Cabin Blanket. Irish is coming over for a lesson in an hour, so I've got to beat this impulse before then.

SO. What do you do the day before a major election? I was in college and therefore 100% self-absorbed in 2000, and in 2004, or the Dark Days of Democratic Demolition as I like to call it, I spent Super Monday working hard to elect Inez Tenenbaum to the U.S. Senate.

Yeah, that didn't work out.

But today I've already cast my ballot, made my last donations, and talked to all my friends and family about voting. It's 7:20pm on the East Coast now, and 9:20am here - I have a whole day of worrying and pacing before the polls even open! ARGH!

The flip side of all this is that, if I can go to sleep tonight, I'll wake up around 6pm on the East Coast and the final results should come in during daylight hours over here, so I can glue myself to cnn.com, npr.org, and www.atwoodatlarge.com for the results in real time (GO DEBBIE!). But until then, I'm at a loss. Leave me some suggestions in comments, would you?


1 comment:

Bob said...

OK Em; It's out of your hands now, so relax, breathe and wait for the results. BTW; did you know the folks in "Obama" Japan are all wearing Obama T-Shirts?? Honest; I heard it on NPR this morning!