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I Miss Voting ...

... in person.

We mailed our ballots in several days ago, because we wanted our votes counted LOUD and PROUD and EARLY.

There's at least one proposed measure on the Oregon ballot that makes me feel panicky, so we didn't procrastinate with our ballots this year.

It is absolutely BUCKETING down rain here, however, so maybe I don't miss voting in person that much.

And yes, I've already been out in the downpour with my two dogs, who are usually straining at their leashes to get outside and check their neighborhood pee-mail.

Not this morning. We stepped onto the back porch, they observed the deluge, and stood there looking appalled. (Well, maybe I'm anthropomorphizing.) But they certainly moved reluctantly into the drenching rain. (I should take a photo of them in their little red raincoats.)

VOTE.

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kellyrfineman
Nov. 7th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
Perhaps they were appalled by their little red raincoats? :)

lkmadigan
Nov. 7th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
Hahaha!

That's entirely possible.
lisa_schroeder
Nov. 7th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
Done and mailed here, too.

I SO dread the drive to work in this morning. I miss summer!
lkmadigan
Nov. 7th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
Oh - love the icon!

Yes, the drive should be all kinds of fun today.
susanwrites
Nov. 7th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
Chelsie hates that she has to go out in the rain too and will skirt around the deck and cram her too tall body under the camelia bush to pee with a bit of an umbrella.
lkmadigan
Nov. 7th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
I'm getting an image ...!
dampscribbler
Nov. 7th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
My cat yowled from 5:50 this morning until I finally let her outside about 6:30. Crazy beast. She's sitting on the stoop, sniffing the rain.

I dropped off our ballots yesterday at the library. If we were voting in person today, turnout would likely be terrible due to the weather.

I miss voting in person, but as I filled in my bubbles yesterday, I was grateful that at least we get a paper ballot in Oregon, and we don't have to use those machines that I'm having trouble trusting.
fabulousfrock
Nov. 7th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
Little red raincoats!! That sounds so adorable.
ex_dotificu
Nov. 7th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
They *really* have little red raincoats?

YOU HAVE TO POST A PIC.
ammichaels
Nov. 7th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
Hahaha!

The image of them standing there looking appalled. Good one! Made me laugh.

We simply must see the raincoats.

Gorgeous balmy weather here in LA. Can't complain about the drive to my polling place -- just blocks from the beach. :-P (I am secretly looking forward to the rain. I ADORE rain.)
lkmadigan
Nov. 8th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
To be honest, I adore rain, too.

Good thing, or I could never live here.
c_larkins
Nov. 7th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
Neighborhood pee-mail = LOL
Hope that the sun shines soon!
lkmadigan
Nov. 8th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
We had an absolutely GORGEOUS fall, so I can't complain. I didn't have to stand around in a single rainy football game!

How are you feeling?
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