11/02/2004: "Indecision 2004"technorati tags: excited, anxious, happy, freaked out, etc.
I actually woke up early this morning so I could make it to the polls as soon as they opened the doors. It's exciting because I've never seen such a large crowd at my polling place before. GO KERRY! GO KNOWLES! RAH RAH RAH! I admit I got a little weepy eyed when they handed me my "I Voted Today" sticker.
I hope everything goes smoothly with this election. I'm especially hopeful that all the young and newly registered voters show up. If there are long lines people will still get to vote if they're in line when the polls close.
Here in Alaska there is also an initiative to make it legal again to grow, sale, and use marjuana but to regulate it like tobacco and alcohol: still restrict to adults over age 21, make it illegal to drive under the influence, etc. I taught a research session yesterday and one group was doing their presentation on it and I admitted that I thought it should be legalized too. Their regular instructor looked a little horrified...and I thought to myself "Uh Oh".
Then I went to the bathroom afterwards and I looked like I was totally stoned! I had lined my eyes with red face paint for Halloween and there was still a very thin line of it around my eyes that made them look puffy and bloodshot. "Stoner Librarian" is *just* the reputation I'm going for! Hey, that actually sounds like it could be a funny comic...stay tuned...