I apologize to those of you who may not like political talk on a knitting blog. But bear in mind that my degree is in Political science, and I freaking LOVE Election Season.
And yesterday was a great day for the Democrats! At last.
My law partner Eric and I participated yesterday, as we always do in the days leading up to an election, by volunteering for the Democrats.
We started the day bright and early--scratch that, it definitely wasn't bright at 3:00 a.m.--by driving through pea-soup thick fog to a union hall to pick up signs to be distributed at polling places.
After peppering three polling places with a variety of signs, we headed on downtown to pick up more signs to be distributed throughout precincts in North Tulsa.
By 9:00 a.m., we had placed approximately 500 signs around town, and we went back to headquarters and spent an hour putting labels on campaign brochures before getting our next assignment, which was to visit 120 houses in a North Tulsa precinct to enocourage people to get out and vote.
Five hours later, we completed that task and spent the next two hours making phone calls to registered Dems reminding them to vote.
Then, it was time to party! Pizza, wine, MSNBC, and the Daily Show/Colbert Report Midterm Midtacular.
And then a couple of more hours for me, watching the evening's triumphs on MSNBC.
I'll leave you with some wise words from my brother-in-law Eric:
AAaaahhh, what a beautiful day to wake up a democrat.
Sun is shining, projected 80 degrees today, gentle winds, the birds are chirping, flowers are blooming....and what is that smell?? Is that... FREEDOM?
Ah, I love the smell of freedom in the morning.
What's in it for you republicans?
Well, let me tell you...historically speaking the stock market has always done much better when congress and senate gridlocked the Prez. Something about stability.
First on the agenda: Immediate surrender to the terrorists and Iraq. Then we'll look into mandatory gay marriages for all. From there, we'll push on to teaching evolution to all the newly pregnant schoolchildren after doubling the tax they pay on their school lunches.
Break out your rapture pants, the dems are in control!!!
Ah, this day just keeps getting better and better. Goodbye, Rummy!
And for some knitting content, a brief glimpse at my Christmas gift project.
Believe it or not, I don't have any socks on the needles, although my second Fleece Artist Unst needs starting. I am enjoying the above project so much that I just haven't done it yet.