Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What I Did Today - Tuesday, March 4, 2008

1. At 7:00 AM this morning I VOTED - and if you live in one of the states that had primaries today, I hope you did too. For what it's worth, I hadn't made up my mind when I walked into the booth. I stood there, hovering over the ballot, the marker in my hand...and then it came to me, there was really only one choice for me, and I made my mark and filed my ballot. Is this the most exciting election year since 1960 (when I was 10) or what? Katharine and Chris not only voted, but both were headed for the Texas caucuses tonight...exciting stuff! My parents had the sort of reverence for voting that only immigrants (or in their case, children of immigrants) tend to have, and they passed that trait on to me.
2. I made tomato pesto with penne pasta for dinner and it was good. Of course, I inhaled it while watching election returns.
3. I called Dave, my younger brother, late tonight to discuss the results in Ohio and Texas. I love talking with Dave, and as usual, we had a great conversation about what's happening politically in this country. One of the things I love most about living in these times is that although my baby brother lives a thousand miles away from me, I can pick up the phone and talk with him as if he were just down the street pretty much any time I want to, and that's a great thing, and a big change from the 60's, when there was just one phone company and long distance could be as expensive as a plane ticket.

4 comments:

Chris said...

My parents instilled the same sense of duty to vote. I think it's sad that so many don't exercise this basic right.

Lisa :-] said...

I must be the only person in the world who is NOT excited about this election.

Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled that whichever Democratic candidate gets the nod, he/she will make history.

But if he/she loses the general election, he/she will be forgotten in the wink of an eye. And I harbor a deep foreboding that this is exactly what will happen if the Dems don't settle on a candidate and stop their sniping SOON!!!

Lisa :-] said...

...and I'm also very afraid of how much more damage the Bush Administration can do in the ten months it has left...

Tammy said...

Good for you Judi! I'm holding my breath on this horse race! XXOO