?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Tickle · the · Pear


a historic, decisive victory

Recent Entries · Archive · Friends · Profile

* * *
MoBob left me at the polling place (the local school) this morning at 6:20am. I was probably the 20th person in line, and I was part of the first group allowed in to vote when the doors opened at 7am. What a day. It ended with happy tears. This was the first time I've ever voted in the US.

I was a Hillary fan, and it took me a long while to warm up to Obama. But I donated, and volunteered, and now I feel proud. Proud to be married to someone who was so supportive and who followed the election so closely. Proud to live in a diverse, vibrant city. Proud to see the lines and lines of voters. Proud to be an American. (And I was so disappointed that during McCain's graceful and gracious concession speech that his supporters had the bad manners to boo when he mentioned the President-Elect. While Obama supporters cheered when he spoke of McCain.)





By 8:30am the lines were around the block



My sticker


The neighborhood organized an election watch party.
The outside segment of the party


Signing the victory banner


The inside segment with a huge screen



We were mesmerized the entire evening - the hosts are a Tibetan-American couple





* * *
* * *
[User Picture]
On November 5th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC), seegrim commented:
Yay! :D
[User Picture]
On November 6th, 2008 09:44 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
It's such a relief!
* * *
[User Picture]
On November 5th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC), four_alarm commented:
That is really neat! I wish I had had a place to go for the election. My friends are all Republicans for the most part outside of work, and I didn't want to go to a bar where I didn't know anyone. But it was still amazing to watch.
[User Picture]
On November 6th, 2008 09:44 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
It was nice that neighbors organized a little get-together. If I were living in Utah I'd probably go to a Mormons for Obama event, otherwise I'd sit home too.
* * *
[User Picture]
On November 5th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
I am so relieved. SO RELIEVED.

That is amazing, that you finally got to vote here!

Agree with your comments about the speeches.
[User Picture]
On November 6th, 2008 09:45 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
So much better than filling out a generic ballot at the embassy!
[User Picture]
On November 6th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC), congogirl replied:
I haven't filled one out at the embassy but I've voted absentee for several presidential elections.
* * *
On November 5th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Yeah! What an exciting night/day! Congratulations on your first US presidential vote!

Adriana
* * *

Previous Entry · Leave a comment · Share · Next Entry