Your Face (kandigurl) wrote,
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VOTIN' (and NaNo, of course)

SO! How many of you complete jerks went and voted today? I voted for Kinky Friedman, not for any of his politics, persay, but for the same reason I would have voted for Arnold Schwarzenegger if I lived in California: WHY THE HELL NOT*?

Then the most bizarre event of the day occured! My boss called me after my lunch break from the field where he was working to holler at me, "Did you go vote??"

I said, "Yes, I did on my lunch break."

"Who did you vote for?"

"I don't want to tell you."

"Oh, come on, I hate when people say that! Why won't you tell me?"

"Because you won't like it."

"Oh, seriously, I don't care. Tell me."

"Fine...Kinky Friedman."

"That's no big deal, I'm gonna vote for him, too."

Then my head fell off from the shock. My boss is this psychotically conservative christian who takes politics super seriously, so I was more than a little stunned. I said, "You are???"

He went, "Yep, because of ONE ISSUE."

"Immigration?**"

"Exactly."

So I voted for the same person my boss did, and I'm almost not sure how I feel about that. I either feel a) Ashamed that I voted for the same person my boss with diametrically opposing political views did, or b) Pleased that we can all take our political frustrations out on Kinky.

...That sounded wrong.

NANOWRIMO

So, I've got just over 20,000 words now and I'm in DESPERATE need of a write in, a pep talk, SOMETHING. There's a write in tonight at a coffee bar, but I don't know how many people will still be there by the time I'm done with class. One thing's for sure, I absolutely CANNOT fall behind, because if I don't write for a day, that's 6,666 words I've got to write the NEXT day. I reeeeeeeeeeeally hope my plot will stretch for 100,000 words. This story isn't as goofy as my trilogy, and I'm not really sure how I feel about that, either.

So today is a day full of things I don't know how I feel about!

All I know for sure is that I felt awesome after voting, because everyone at the polling place is just so super chuffed that you showed up to bother to vote at all and they make you feel like a super star for doing it. After I voted I went and bought stickers to stick on my NaNoWriMo calendar, and that was also awesome.








*This also happens to be one of his campaign slogans, which is another reason I voted for him. I kind of want to marry him.

**Kinky claims that if elected, he's going to put four billion troops on the border. It's the only bit of actual politicing I've heard from him, but then again, I would vote for him even if his platform was, "I believe in clubbing baby seals in the head."
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