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Super WTF Tuesday

Something happened to me today that has never happened to me before. As I was standing in line to get my ballot, a sudden realization struck me–I still hadn’t decided who I would be casting my ballot for. I got very nervous; my heart leapt into my throat. I took my ballot to the booth and I stared at it like I was from another planet, not knowing what to do next. Their names burned on the page. I took a deep breath and closed by eyes, searching my heart. I strained to hear a single name, rising above the cacophony of internalized political adverts and talking heads, the answer to my question. I looked again at the ballot and my eye was drawn to a name. I sighed, relieved, and bent over the page with my pen to fill in the oval and cast my vote. But then I was overcome by another moment of indecision. If I’d had a coin I would have flipped it.

Did you vote today? Was your decision easy or difficult?

PS–>my Totally Awesome Sister has a great post today about the primary vote. Check it.


Pray for Peace

I really wanted to do a post today, but the assassination of Benazir Bhutto has kept me glued to the crap news coverage on CNN and MSNBC. There’s plenty I want to say about it, but I feel completely at a loss for words. Therefore, I direct you to my Totally Awesome Sister’s blog where she has not only succinctly summed up the tragedy, but in describing her own feelings about it, has surprisingly mirrored my own.

Now, I’m going to go take an infusion of wool. Here, would you like some?