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Absentee Ballots

I vote, therefore I am.

Yes, boys and girls, taking into consideration that:

  • My flight to Florence departs at 5 p.m. on November 4th;

  • I should be at the airport at 3 p.m. at the latest (earlier if possible);

  • Everybody and their cousin are coming out of the woodwork to vote in that day; and

  • The likelyhood of long lines at the polls may or may not make me late for my flight,

    I decided to bite the bullet and join the throngs of people who are voting early.

    Yipeeeee!!!!!!!!!!

    As greta_k and rheabecc had previously pointed out, the Commonwealth of Virginia allows you to do your absentee voting in person. Therefore, I showed up this morning at the appropriate place, ID in hand, and ready to rock and roll.

    I must say, the line was a bit long, but not terribly. However, the poll workers have this operation running smoother than a baby's bum, and the whole thing didn't take me more than 30 minutes.

    I feel so relieved!

    And now, back to the drawing board. A sandwich is calling my name and then it's back to work.
  • Comments

    ( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
    caemfind
    Oct. 27th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
    This is totally off topic but do you have a really good picture of Marcellus's face you could send me? I have an evil plan, mwah-ha-ha!
    ballistabob
    Oct. 27th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
    I am a-feared....
    belfebe
    Oct. 27th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
    Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    greta_k
    Oct. 27th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
    As well you should be (love ya, Caemfind! Mean it! ;-)
    caemfind
    Oct. 27th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
    Aw, shucks Greta. And right back at you!
    belfebe
    Oct. 27th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
    Why yes. Yes I do. I'll be sending you several :D
    reasdream
    Oct. 27th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
    Congratulations on participating i n your first US Presidential Election!
    belfebe
    Oct. 27th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
    Thank you! I am very excited!
    greta_k
    Oct. 27th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
    Feels good to have it over with, doesn't it? I think you made a very wise decision, and now you have one less thing to worry about that day :-)
    belfebe
    Oct. 27th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
    Oh, yeah. I know I will be going bananas on Tuesday. I don't need to have the election to worry about :-D
    thanate
    Oct. 27th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
    The line (at the Balls Hill Rd center) this afternoon took about an hour to get through. But I had a book, so I had guilt-free reading time, and a couple of cute small children in line behind me.

    Yeah, Tuesday's going to be exciting... enjoy your flight! ;)
    belfebe
    Oct. 28th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
    Yeah, I suspect that Tuesday will be a zoo. Glad that you got to vote early too! Smart!
    caemfind
    Oct. 27th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
    He, he, he....look out ballistabob. If I can get ahead on those trunkhose you're next on the list. But ye need not be afeared, I'm quite sedate and harmless, really!

    Looking forward to the photos, Bel!! Air smoochies to all.
    belfebe
    Oct. 28th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
    Ohhhh, big codpiece! Yeah!
    stanci
    Oct. 28th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
    Hey, what's your flight schedule out look like? We're going Dayton to Atlanta to Paris to Florence...
    Horray for voting early!!
    belfebe
    Oct. 28th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
    I am flying directly to Paris and arriving at Charles de Gaulle at 6:20 a.m. on the 5th. Then fly to Florence and arrive at 12:15 p.m. I already have an appointment at the Uffizzi at 3:00. (Jet lag, what jet lag?)

    What's your schedule?
    stanci
    Oct. 28th, 2008 10:16 am (UTC)
    On Delta, Dayton to Atlanta, Atlanta to Paris (arrive at 7:55 am), Paris to Florence (arrive at 12:10 pm). Looks like we're flying different airlines.
    What's at the Uffizzi?
    And, hey, I heard that making your travel days full helps you adjust to the new time zone.
    belfebe
    Oct. 28th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
    What's at the Uffizzi?

    The Valois Tapestries. :-D
    stanci
    Oct. 28th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
    Oooh!!!! I hope you get pictures :)
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