Tuesday, October 21, 2008

like chandler bing, I do my duties

Here I am giddy that I have voted.  I read carefully (mostly) through the voters pamphlet while eating my small scoop of reduced sugar vanilla ice cream and sipping on exactly five ounces of Fetzer cabernet (which, by the way, is a sturdy amount of wine...I usually eye it but have been low balling myself).  Mostly I felt like a child that's been given the keys to a car but hasn't a clue how to drive.  There I said it: I am very apolitical.  I have a really hard time with all of it, from the campaigning to the debates to the commercials to the countless websites proclaiming the gospel-truth versions of their candidates views and plans.  What's a gal to do?

So I went from the bottom up, picking some people who's names I've viewed going sixty miles an hour up 204. Got into a nice flow, feeling very comfortable with my single line, even feeling sassy about my ability to sit down and CHOOSE.

Then I get to the Govenor's race and the Big Dog race.  And I pause.  I scrape every last drop of that tablespoon of Hershey's chocolate syrup out of my ice cream dish.  I drain my wine.

I draw funny mustaches.  I hem and haw.  I squint.  Then I vote, breathing "there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus..."  SERIOUSLY, it freaks me out... I almost penned Him in as a write in.  But I didn't.

It's a good thing a machine will likely count my vote.  A caring person might scratch their head and wonder, "was this person drunk?"

No, but she did drink that wine rather quickly :)

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Here is another goody from the sixth folder of 2003.  I thought it was appropriate for keeping with the autumn festivities.  If you can't figure out who I am please click the pic to read the name tag above my head...nevermind, this won't let you click on it.  I am Janis Joplin here
aforementioned mustaches: notice that Sarah Palin is still quite womanly, only she is sporting some chin hairs that I've heard happen at certain ages :)

Okay, so here is my 6th photo from my 6th folder as per Christy's tag.  This photo was taken in November 2003.  This is one of Marcus and my favorite places to escape when we lived in Spokane, the Dishman Hills.  Its this crazy little natural area is right next to auto row in the Valley...you could hear the intercoms of some of the car dealerships.  I am just glad the 6th photo wasn't one of our countless pictures of Frank.

Sorry the pictures in this blog are such a zoo! Thanks for reading.

Oh and I would LOVE to see what Janie's 6th photo of her 6th folder is...welcome to the bloggy world!

4 comments:

Christy said...

I clicked the photo.
it did not get bigger.
who are you in that photo?

I'm Erin Leigh said...

I'm mailing my ballot in on wednesday... i have it all laid out and ready! Way to go on the voting!!!

deena said...

love this post sara! esp. the "no condemnation part..." good thing...this is a hard year...oh and janis, you rock. seriously.

Cara Grube :) said...

Oh Sara, I always love reading your posts! I'm pretty sure that this weekend when I fill out my ballot I will think of you and smile :)