February 5th, 2008

politics, Kerry Edwards

still undecided

So we're on the eve of super-duper-mooper Tuesday, and I haven't the first clue who I'm voting for tomorrow. I like Barack Obama. I like Hillary Rodham Clinton. I'd happily vote for either to become president -- especially since the notion of any Republican in the White House for the next four years has me actively fearing for my life, and no I'm not exaggerating.

But I honestly don't know who to vote for tomorrow. And no, this isn't a plea for people to convince me that their favorite candidate is the jinkiest. I've heard it all from both sides.

I'm still undecided.

Maybe I'll flip a coin.....
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politics, Kerry Edwards

Barack and roll

Well, I voted for Barack Obama, and the reason why I voted for Barack Obama is because the coin came up tails.

No, I'm not kidding.

I go to our polling place, and the little old lady takes my driver's license and my information. She starts to explain how to operate the voting machine, and I cut her off, saying I've been voting in New York for 20 years. She expresses shock that I'm that old. In her defense, I was wearing a denim jacket, jeans, and a "Joba Rules" Yankees shirt. In her lack of defense, she was holding my driver's license. *chuckle*

Anyhow, I get into the voting booth and pull the lever to the right -- and I stare.

For a brief shining moment I considered voting for Joe Biden, who's still on the ballot in New York (as are Edwards and a bunch of others), as he's the candidate I can most get behind. He'd never be elected in a million years because -- well, because he's batshit insane, but I think that's just what the Oval Office needs.

But I got over that, and stared some more, and finally I pulled a quarter out of my pocket. As a writer, I'm a firm believer in alliteration, so it was heads for Hillary, leaving tails for Barack.

It was tails.

I clicked the thingie under Obama's name, pulled the lever to the left, and went on my merry way.

As I type this, Clinton's the projected winner in New York -- which, frankly, isn't a surprise, since we're the ones who sent her to the Senate in the first place. (And they're projecting the same for Obama in the state that sent him to the Senate....)
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help a friend in need

A while back, I posted about Robbie Greenberger, currently under treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia. Robbie's sister, and my fellow Boogie Knight, Kate, is doing her bit to help.

As she posted on her blog:

I want you to donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of Robbie Greenberger. The link is here. For every $10 you donate between now and Sunday, February 24 in honor of my brother, your name will be entered in a raffle for yarn-y goodness. If you are a non-knitter and win a raffle prize, I will come up with something for you. So far, prizes include Claudia Handpainted Yarn Silk Lace, Dream in Color Smooshy, Fleece Artist and more. I will be photographing and posting the prizes over the next two weeks.

If you donate, please send me an email at kgreenbergerATgmailDOTcom with your name, blog link if you have one and the total donation. I will enter your name in the raffle and the names will be drawn on Monday, February 25. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please comment on this blog with your email address and I will make sure you're on my list.

I know the knitting community has done great things in the past for people in need. Please spread this on your blogs so that one day there won't have to be another post like this. Can we raise $500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?
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