Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Yes, today is the day--the day of the Potomac Primaries, the Chesapeake Primaries, the Beltway Primaries, the...Crabcake Primaries?! I can't believe people get paid to come up with such silly names.

I went out and voted this morning...I've been looking forward to this for weeks! I don't remember ever voting in a presidential primary before..it seems like we've always lived in places that voted late enough that the candidate was already a done deal by the time it came around to us.

So this year is exciting. The race is exciting. I voted for Senator Obama, I guess I don't need to make a secret of that. I think he's got a better chance of a) winning the election, and b) being able to govern effectively, than Hillary does. I can't wait to see how it all turns out today and in the races to come!

In other news, I burst a blood vessel in my right eye somehow. I got up yesterday morning and looked in the mirror and yikes! The white of my eye was all bloody. I went straight to the eye doctor and he looked at it and said it wasn't serious, and the red should go away within two weeks.

Meanwhile, I'm walking around looking like something out of a particularly nasty freak show. It's gross. I went out to vote and get Valentine cards for the kiddies, and grab some lunch, and I was afraid to make eye contact with anyone lest they recoil in horror. I'm trying to figure out how to make a fetching eye patch out of scrapbook supplies!

More later, I still have a ton of pictures from December to post.


Jeremy said...

What a great excuse to wear an eyepatch and talk like a pirate! ARRRRRRR! Go to the pharrrrrrrmacy and pick up some candy harrrrrrrrrrts for Valentine's Day!

scrapmom4 said...

It's also National Pancake Day (observed...it was actually last week on Super Tuesday), so go to IHOP with your pirate patch. ;)

Martha said...

Awww, Poor Janelle!

Make your new patch really fancy - scrapping paper with a little sequins - heh-heh.


beverly d said...

There's a character on LOST with an eye patch. They call him "Patchy". Original, eh? I think you should make a fake eye 3-D eye patch -- take one of those Halloween gel eyes and attach it to a skin toned eye patch. :)

I voted for Hilary. I figure that this is the closest we'll ever get to having a woman as President and something about Obama creeps me out. He just seems ... dunno... kinda soft. If Obama is the Dem candidate, I'll probably vote for McCain.