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Good-bye Athena account. You were fun while you lasted. You provided convenient storage and ubiquitous access while I needed it, social networking mechanisms until I didn't, and a short-and-sweet e-mail access that slowly gathered more and more junk mail. My user ID and Kerberos principal will probably still linger on, but those will be distant memories in my mind in a few years. So long.

Getting back to Earth, I quite literally talked to a thousand people yesterday, which means my voice was dropping out around six or seven o'clock. Voter turnout was fantastic. In the precinct that I worked there were about 1400 votes out of a voting population of about 2000. By the end of the night I was quite exhausted and non-functional, though part of that could be attributed to my waking up at two in the morning the night before and not able to get back to sleep. By five I just gave up and started my morning routine in preparation to arrive at the polls by 6:30.

And now Massachusetts has a Republican senator again. I'm not a big fan of Scott Brown, but I'm taking a wait-and-see approach. Also I don't want to sleep with Brown or Coakley, but I was amused by Brian McGrory's column in the Globe comparing the election to a bad weekend hangover. "Oh, you bad boy. You bad, bad boy."

Addendum: the cheap-ass umbrella I bought from CVS a week ago? It died in yesterday's icky-but-surely-not-windy weather. Maybe I should really go for the "Unbreakable Walking-Stick Umbrella" (video also on Youtube). But it's not foldable :(

Date: 2010-01-20 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gigglefest.livejournal.com
Also I don't want to sleep with Brown or Coakley

Thank you for my first election-related laugh :)

Date: 2010-01-20 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puffy-wuffy.livejournal.com
Thanks for the link to McGrory's column! I needed a laugh.

Poor umbrella. I gave up on umbrellas and now I get free showers. :p

Date: 2010-01-20 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-simpson.livejournal.com
How can you not like Scott Brown? Did you see his truck??

Date: 2010-01-20 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-simpson.livejournal.com
I should clarify - that was his campaign. "I'm Scott Brown. This is my truck"

Date: 2010-01-20 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lokiect.livejournal.com
I hadn't even thought of that as dirty, and now between the two of you and the fact that he's big with the tea baggers, I'm trying not to giggle about it at work, thanks!

Date: 2010-01-21 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chain saw with a magician (from livejournal.com)
I've been favorably impressed with the quality of these: http://www.windbrella.net/

Around $30.

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