Monday, November 05, 2012

Voting Obama

We voted on Monday (October 29). When we arrived at our polling place (Wilton Manors City Hall) there was quite a line and we almost turned away. But we decided to stick it out, and the line moved more quickly than we had thought it would. We were about half-way there when Dee came over and told us we should have gone to Main (the Main Library) because there were no lines there at all. People evidently thought that because of all the construction, the library was closed. But we stuck it out and finally cast our ballots within an hour of getting into the line. Today I'm seeing online that it's taking up to six hours to vote. Thank you Governor Rick Scott!

I got an invitation in my email for a ticket to see President Barack Obama at the MacArthur High School football stadium on Sunday. It was free to get in but you had to have a ticket. I got one for each of us. Then I decided (wisely as it turns out) that there was no way I could do that. The ticket indicated the event was to take place at 12h30 on Sunday afternoon. Later I saw that it was actually scheduled for 15h40. We lived just a few blocks from there before we moved to our current apartment, so I knew it was a small venue and I wondered why they would choose such a small place for what would be a huge crowd. It was a wise decision on my part to stay away.

Sunday evening we had dinner at Bona Italian Restaurant. We both started with Pasta Fagioli, which ordinarily would have been enough for me, but I followed it with Baked Ziti, while Robb had Eggplant Rollatini. Of course, I could only eat about a third of the ziti and I was surprised that Robb couldn't finish his rollatini, so we both have dinner for another night. That's one of the things I always loved about Bona's, I always get two meals for the price of one!

Dumb Law of the Week: In Hood River, Oregon, it is illegal to juggle without a license.

À la prochaine, mes amis.


Virginia said...

Glad you got to vote. I'm going tomorrow since there aint' no such thang as voting early in Alabama!

Peter Olson said...

Long time to vote ... and very long time to wait for the Florida results (now at last known)!