I love voting!
So on the way to work, I go to fulfill my civic duty and, more important, insure that I have the right to bitch about whoever winds up in office for the next four years. I walk up to the table and show them my license.
"Oh!" says the one woman. "You have such a nice photo on your license!" She turns to the woman next to her. "Look at this--isn't this the best driver's license photo you've ever seen?"
"Oh, yes!" says the other. "It looks like it was professionally done!"
(HA! Ha ha ha. I swear she did, and I was totally cracking up and loving every second of it because, needless to say, IT IS SO NOT.)
I retrieve my driver's license, the driver's license that we now know is is not really a driver's license but is really a mini cover of Vogue, and head over to the voting machine, which is manned by a cute, cute boy in a striped polo shirt.
Him: Hi. (Pause.) Wow. You smell great. I mean, REALLY good. Is that apples?
Me: Thanks! Actually, it's ...
Him: Green apples? It is, isn't it. You smell AWESOME.
(It really wasn't apples. But if someone's gonna tell me I smell awesome, who am I to quibble over the details?)
And then, on top of it, the voting took about 0.7 seconds, it made me feel like a responsible member of society, everyone else who was there was super friendly ... it was just SO nice. I walked back outside into the crappy, crappy weather and I was like, can I PLEASE go back and vote again? It was by FAR the highlight of my day. I'm serious. I really think I might go over there and try.
In other Decision '08 news ... we have a crazy love winner! I laughed at every single story, oh, how I laughed, but can any of us REALLY top Beth's brush with the law? (Side note for those who don't know: She ended up marrying a cop! Ha!) Even bigger news: Our friend Eileen's book Unpredictable is now in a bookstore near you! So if you're scared of Amazon--I'm just saying IF--you can go pick it up in person instead!
And, finally, my brother reports that he is still dizzy but, on the plus side, he's allowed to listen to his iPod while he rides around in a wheelchair for money. Oh, yes, this IS a great country. Happy Super Tuesday!