Oh yes, I dragged my sorry ass outta bed at 5:30 and was out the door at 5:50, with coffee in hand. There were 30 people standing in the dark outside the polling place. I've never been there before the poll opens. The 1st three people in line had CHAIRS! Awesome I could vote and get Hannah Montana tickets all in one shot. At precisely 5:59 am, some guy, I assume an election judge ?? came out and said, "Hear ye, hear ye, the polls are now open." It was so official. I felt a twinge of patriotism.
The line moved quickly and smoothly, they were prepared for the approximately 80% turn out they expect today. Largest since 1908...ah a good year, the last one my beloved Cubbies won a World Series.
I saw several people I knew, Augie Dawg and The Neighbor and a few others from down the street, all performing their civic duty today. I was back in my car at 6:22, the sun was out, signaling a new beginning. A fresh start. One can hope.
But nag dabbit! I never got a sticker! Or those Hannah Montana tickets!
Did you vote? What are you waiting for?