I Voted

I voted today for the new (presumptive) president! Go Obama! Remember when he made his announcement on Monday Night Football back in December 2006?

I got to the polls this morning at 8:20. There were about 15 people in front of me in line. It took about 7 or 8 minutes to get to the front of the line, then I spent about 5 minutes actually voting. I checked and checked and rechecked my ballot before I submitted it. How exciting!

Rather than hanging at home in front of the t.v. all night, Amy and I headed to Kendall Square to hang out with my friend from grad school, Mike. He lives in Oregon, so for him to be on the East Coast is a big deal! We found a nice brewpub and had dinner and some beer while catching up and watching CNN. When Pennsylvania was called for Obama, a big cheer went up in the bar. That was pretty awesome!

I voted for a few more folks who won: John Kerry (US Senate), Edward Markey (US House), Paul Linsky (state rep), against question 1 to eliminate income tax, for question 2 to decriminalize the posession of small amounts of marijuana, and for question 3 to ban dog-racing. The only race I voted in where my candidate lost was the state senate race. Sara Orozco, I’m so sorry that you were defeated by a man who is so clearly homophobic. Please run next time around! We need you more than you can know.

Happy Election to all of you who are as ready for this change as I am!