To the voting booth, of course!
Miss O was very excited, and for the first time in the history of the world, we were downstairs, eating breakfast at 7:25. Usually? People are still milling about, in their sleep-stinky pajamas, rubbing their eyes and whining.
But not today. They couldn't wait to go vote. They entertained the other people waiting in line... I was very surprised there was a line. My town is very small, about 2000 in the whole thing, including the village, and there were ten people waiting to sign the register and get busy in the booth. And naturally, everyone there was very pleasant, because people in my town are generally pleasant.
This does not include the bastards who vandalized my home last Friday. They are NOT NICE and I DO NOT LIKE THEM. Just to clarify.
Here's Wee Man, showing off *his* I VOTED TODAY! sticker.
And finally, I would like to talk about brand recognition for just a minute. We had returned home from voting (big trip that it was, as our polling place is two doors up the street from our house), and were outside playing in the leaves. Where playing = shorties jumping in the pile as Mama raked.
The Mister's Mom walked up the street, and HB ran to give her a hug.
Show Grandma your sticker, I said.
HB pointed. MY TICKER!!! MY TICKER!!!
Oh, you can't take him to vote with that sticker on. Yours either.
I was confused for a minute, and then I realized that the stickers look just like the pin I wear on my jacket. From a distance of six or eight feet, it was not obvious AT ALL that we were wearing the I VOTED TODAY! stickers. It looked like we were stumping.
I think this suggests a conspiracy. The I VOTED TODAY! sticker makers are clearly Democrats, and they made the stickers to trip the Barack Obama wire in people's subconscious...ON PURPOSE.
The sticker? Is a circle. Just like Obama's logo.
The top of the sticker? Red. Just like Obama's logo.
The bottom of the sticker? Blue. Just like Obama's logo.
The center of the sticker? White. Shocking, I know.
The font? A strikingly similar serif. (How do you like my alliteration?)
I don't know what to tell you other than to politely decline the sticker if you are a Republican. Also? Be sure to go to Starbucks after you vote, because they are giving away free coffee to all voters. (No voter registration cards or government-issue identification necessary.)
Have *YOU* voted?