Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Voted

I decided to go before work this morning. It took about 25 minutes. That is approximately 24.75 minutes longer than it's ever taken before at this particular polling place. Go, democracy! Of course, seeing as how I'm in Oklahoma, reddest of the red states, none of my votes probably "mattered." But you know what? They "mattered" to me. I got a little thrill, connecting that broken line next to Obama/Biden. We're making history, one way or the other. Now I just have to hope it's the history I want. Heh.

Do you want to hear a sad story? I called New Guy last night to wish him happy birthday and see if he got his birthday present, and he was sitting in a daze in his apartment, waiting for the police to come. No sign of forced entry, but somehow someone got in and took ALL his electronic devices, including his computer and his son's xbox and playstation. Plus a power tool or two. ON HIS BIRTHDAY! I suspect his apartment management. Or the UPS man who delivered his birthday present, or both. Really, wouldn't that be a hideously ingenious plan? A crooked UPS man hooks up with a crooked apartment manager and wipes out the tenants? They'd have built-in alibis for why they were hanging around the apartment, and a tailor-made getaway truck. Who'd even give a second glance to a UPS man carrying boxes? I'm very sad for New Guy. Fortunately, he's insured, but it still sucks. And if the UPS guy was involved, then I feel really, really bad, since the UPS guy was there delivering MY gift to him. Some days you can't catch a break.

I think I'll be attending a watch party tonight. I would say "with" Obama Guy, but since we'll probably just meet there, I don't think it counts as a date.

I've pretty much cleared the man queue again, otherwise. I've decided, too, that I need to clear up something in my online profile, assuming any of these last few guys even took the time to READ it. "Politically progressive" does not mean "I encourage redneck ultra-conservatives to contact me." Maybe I need to change my online name to "Lizzy Liberal" or something.

8 comments:

Tony B. Loney said...

CEDNEO? REALLY?

3carnations said...

How sad for New Guy. People are rotten. I'm glad he's insured, at least. So many people neglect to get renter's insurance.

Noelle said...

That seems like an incredibly stupid thing for a UPS driver to do. If indeed that was the case, it seems so traceable.

I also wonder if my vote "mattered" being in this deeply blue state, but I also felt so good pulling that tab and knowing that most of the people in line in front of me and behind me were doing the same thing.

Sauntering Soul said...

Oh man, that sucks for New Guy. I hope insurance covers everything.

Stinkypaw said...

I've been gone for 2 weeks and come back to New Guy?! Is that New Guy the "old guy" that left etc.? or really a new guy?! Argh, I'm confused, as if I wasn't enough already! No matter, it sucks to have your place violated like that...

Even if I'm Cdn I sure hope for a change for you guys. I feel sad for Obama with his grand-mother's passing yesterday - while in HI we drove by where he grew up and is grandma lived - but I'm sure he'll have her around on this important day in history...

nancypearlwannabe said...

Aww, that sucks for New Guy. On his birthday! Makes my losing my wallet on Election Day story sounds stupid.

But hey: OBAMA!

Stefanie said...

In my profile, I mention a preference for men who know the difference between "your" and "you're" and yet I got a message today from a guy who misused those words four times in the same brief email. That HAD to be on purpose, right? He's just messing with me? Sadly, I doubt it.

That sucks about New Guy. If he was still with you, that totally wouldn't have happened, right? :-)

Miss Pants said...

Poor New Guy - that is THE WORST!

I had a few similar experiences to Stefanie's with the "your" and "you're" in my profile. I also had a guy tell me I was a judgmental bitch for pointing out there is no "X" in espresso...who then asked me out. Oh, the joy of internet dating! :)