and now we wait

November 4, 2008 |  Category:   life

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Just voted. Lines were long so thank god it was a beautiful mild day in Brooklyn. It was actually pleasant to chat with neighbors as we waited in line. I’m inclined to stay up to watch the results as I’m usually up late anyway, but I have an early morning appointment. Not sure I can go to bed without knowing though, know what I mean?

Addendum: Forgot to mention that on the way home from taking C to class, we passed by a hugely massive American flag draped over the entire front of a brownstone building, from the top floor all the way down to the stoop. Wish I had my camera. The resident of the house stood on his stoop and I caught him saying to a curious passerby “Today we take back our country”.

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  • kitty November 4, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    I’m not sure why voting is on a wkday…don’t people have to go to work?
    And why are the lines so long?
    I honestly don’t know!

  • Jenna November 4, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Not sure why it’s on a weekday either, but schools are closed because polls often take place inside schools. Generally employers are lax on election day with taking time off to vote. Lines are long this election because we are having a record turnout. Historically, the US has never had good voter turnout, but this election is different – possible first African American president, or first woman VP or um, oldest president ever (please god, no).

  • kitty November 4, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks, Jenna!

    Oh god I know what you mean.

  • Alicia November 4, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I keep hearing reports that lines are really long, and they all seem to be coming from Brooklyn, but here in Manhattan, I walked right in, cast my vote, and that was that! Weird.

  • Gabriel November 4, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    here’s an article explaining why we vote on tuesday:
    http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categories/category.php?category_id=27&id=24250

  • jennifer November 4, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    The middle school in brooklyn where I voted was actually holding classes today. Between classes some of the kids walked by the voters screaming “vote for obama!,” which I’m sure is totally not allowed but it was kind of cute. It’s so nice to see people give a crap.

  • Tumus November 5, 2008 at 7:29 am

    I’m so proud of who we elected and I’m honored that I was able to vote in such a HUGE election such as this.

    I’m so ready for change. If I had seen that guy on his stoop I would’ve run up and shook his hand, yes sir, we certainly are taking it back for the people.

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