I voted… sort of.

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

I went in with every intention to vote today. I was pissed that there was not a single Green party candidate on the sample ballot I saw, but I thought I’d vote for the lesser of the evils. However, I never actually saw the real ballot.

We just moved, and I changed my address with the DMV, and they said they would forward the address to the registry of voters. So I didn’t know if I’d vote at my old polling place or a new one. The old one worked fine. I got checked in, went to go to the machine and someone had to “get it set up for me.” I was sure that we weren’t getting electronic voting machines, but I was wrong. I asked for a paper ballot and was told “It’s electronic or nothing.”

“Fine. This fkng sucks. Scratch my name off, I’m not voting.”

Blank stares.

“Just record him as a canceled ballot.”

Yay. I wonder if that counts as “none of the above” like in “Brewster’s Millions”?

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Moving in o.m.f.g. that sucked

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

i’ve slept … maybe 8 hours since tuesday 6AM. everything was so much more labor intensive than I expected… mostly ’cause I was doing it alone. My brother did help with some of the moving / loading, so that was nice. Now there’s crap everywhere. Dismantled furniture with screws in bags that were not taped to the furniture. We ran out of boxes so there are cloths baskets and piles of things everywhere. The “honeydo” list of things that were broken that we didn’t know about gets longer every minute.
word of advice. When the water heater is turned up to 170 degree, it may be because there is a problem with keeping the water hot.
Then, my boss called at 715 this morning and asked what time I was planning on coming to work… bastard. So here I sit helping ~2 customers an hour. yay.
But, we own the house. Oh yeah, did I mention that the sellers, who spoke little English, didn’t realize until about 24 hours before the closing that they were getting stuck with $5800 in pre-payment penalty? They were expecting to walk away with a couple grand and ended up owing close to $1000.
sleep is for the dead. did I say that already?

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