Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
When we arrived at the polling place we were met by
a democrat handing out literature at the door
and then we were met by a republican handing out
literature on the other side of the door.
Whichever party you affiliate with, you must appreciate
that we can do this in our country and no one is
being imprisoned or stoned.
These two ladies seemed like nice, patriotic women.
Simple as that.
So, we stood in line for 2 seconds and took 2 minutes to vote.
No problems with machines, just good old fashioned filling
in of the little box with a ballpoint pen like you did on high school tests.
There was even a BIG sign that instructed you on how to fill in the box correctly.
The print on the ballot was too small though...
As I exited the polls, I was looking for my "I voted" sticker.
And I said to Jon, "Hey, don't we get our 'I voted' stickers anymore??"
I said this as we were passing the first lady that we saw upon entering
and she said, "Yeah, look at this lame sticker we get now."
In a sympathetic voice, I said "Oh, it looks like you went to Chuck-e-Cheese."
(Not that Chuck-e-Cheese is bad, but it was a bear sticker with balloons and it
didn't even say 'I voted.')
She started to laugh and then looked at her sticker and frowned at the realization, "It does!"
Then we were walking away and I heard someone ask another
if they had gotten their king sized candy bar for voting.
What??? I didn't get the candy bar either??
No sticker, no candy bar...
All I got was the privilege of voting. Sheesh!
(The picture above is of Belen and her sweet friends.
They decided that in honor of election day, which is when this was taken,they would show their support for all candidates by giving a peace and love sign.
They are thinking about their future and are striving for peace and love.
I think that's a ticket we can all agree on!)
Belen is in the purple pants by the way!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I remember my sister taking me trick-or-treating when she was 13 and I was 8. She told me to say "trick-or-treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat." So I did. The old people laughed and thought I was so cute and gave us lots of candy. Older siblings can manipulate you that way.
Another memorable Halloween was a time when all four of us kids were trick-or-treating, we came up to a house and rang the doorbell. A guy answered and he was shirtless, and had a beer in his hand. Upon realizing it was Halloween, he scratched his head and said, "oh man, I forgot!" He looked around to give us something and said, "I've got beer. Ya want beer??"
Halloween amuses me. It's a strange holiday but always fun since it's the only day of the year when we feel entitled to go and beg the neighbors for candy. I mean we let the kids go and beg. We just watch from the sidewalk and then go home to see what good candy we, I mean, they get. I did see some teenage girls trick-or-treating for UNICEF. Now that is a worthy cause.
I hope you all had fun seeing your family and friends enjoy the night of fun costumes, sweet treats and the cool fall air!