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I have voted! Yes, I did! And my neighborhood was all appropriately electoral ... On my way from the polls (I waited about 40 min.) to the Metro, I saw a red minivan plastered with general patriotic emblems (stars-and-stripes shield etc.) trailing about 2 dozen blue balloons (and one lone red balloon) from its roof rack, a house with an "Impeach them both!" sign and a patriotic pictorial flag with Americana and "USA" in front of it, a classic Victorian home with a huge "OBAMA 2008" banner stretched along its upper porch railing, and numerous other campaign signs (mostly pro Obama and pro Chris Van Hollen, our local Dem congressman).

But it was a long slog up Maple Avenue from the polls - there's a steep hill, and I had to dodge garbage cans and recycling bins - because it was, perhaps appropriately, garbage day. And of course that made me think of Saiyuki, and Gojyo's inability to remember garbage day, which figured prominently in Hakkai's decision to stay on with him at the end of the "Be There" arc!

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fmanalyst
Nov. 4th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
I voted too! And I'm in a part of Virginia that could go either way, so I'm on tenterhooks. (Oh, and it's garbage day here too.)
chomiji
Nov. 5th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)

Virginia swung blue! I was pleased to see Albemarle county (home to Hookville and UVa) went for Obama!

LOL! I guess the garbage really did get taken out ... my husband was commenting that now there's a chance to undo the things that Rove and Cheney have done to the Presidency.

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chomiji
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)

I am thoroughly saturated with fandom ... .

Today, our librarians here are having to watch the day's newspapers like hawks - everyone wants to have as many front pages with the historic headlines as they can get!

dana1witch
Nov. 4th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
High Five!

I can't vote yet so I'm cheering for everyone who does.
chomiji
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
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:-D

Did you stay up to watch the results?

dana1witch
Nov. 6th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
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Yes, I did! I watched both speeches and all, couldn't even sleep for a long time because of the excitement. I'm so happy with the result.
ginnyvos
Nov. 5th, 2008 11:51 am (UTC)
Van Hollen... Is this congressman of yours Dutch?
chomiji
Nov. 5th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)

By ancestry, perhaps .... here he is.

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