Day 4

Nov. 7th, 2012 08:12 pm
cifarelli: (Ember)
....and nothing much to post today.

Obama has been re-elected for another 4 years as President of the United States. I shouldn't be, but still am, amazed by the amount of vitriol I have heard spewed today on this topic. I actually wished I hadn't picked Corwin up from school as a walker today, because some of the other moms' conversation while we were standing at the corner waiting for the kids disgusted me. They couldn't find a single nice thing to say, and managed to make me feel dirty for even being there. I briefly debated saying something, but decided nothing good would come of it and just stood by with my mouth shut. I've been lumped in with other Obama supporters and called a "blind idiot" on Facebook. I will admit to not understanding how Romney's supporters can think the way they do, but I don't talk about them using language like that. It really is hurtful, even when not aimed at me, individually, and even when it's just overheard.

I really, really hate that our country has gotten so polarized.

I'm still sick -- scratchy throat all day (mitigated somewhat by regular doses of Tylenol), hoarse voice, and I'm starting to have a "productive" cough. I seem to have mostly missed the usual "congestion" part of whatever-this-cold-is, though, so we'll have to see if my luck holds on that front. I picked up Corwin's antibiotic today and got him started on that tonight. And he got a (sorely needed) haircut this afternoon, too.

Ian has well and truly discovered the word "no." Tonight he was adamant that he did NOT want a rag in bed with him, but then as soon as I left the room without giving him one, he started fussing about how he wanted a rag. That was over half an hour ago, and he's still fussing. Ugh.

Day 3

Nov. 6th, 2012 08:06 pm
cifarelli: (Ember)
Today is Election Day. Hopefully by later tonight the wait will be over. Fingers crossed for the outcome I prefer! :) Andrew & I voted last week on Thursday, so it's been pretty anticlimactic since then.

Today, I am sick. Drainy with a scratchy throat. And unenergetic this evening. I really feel like watching some mindless TV, but the only shows I have been following lately are Bones and Revolution (both via Hulu). Unfortunately, I watched the latest ep of Revolution this afternoon, and the latest ep of Bones is currently only on Hulu Plus; I'll have to wait 'til next week for it to be free. Revolution is....hard to watch. It's both very violent and very emotionally wrenching. And the science feels 'off,' too, though I'm hoping ultimately they'll be able to explain that. Since I'm not an electrical engineer or anyone else who knows the intricate details of how it all works in the real world, it's not TOO terribly hard to suspend disbelief. Though I'd still like to know why there are no alternative energy sources in use (steam, diesel, etc.). For some reason, in spite all of the above, I'm hooked. Guess I want to know what happens. And Billy Burke (Miles) is pretty easy on the eyes, too. :)

I took Corwin to the doctor after school today. He has a sinus infection, so gets a round of antibiotics. I'll pick those up tomorrow; we had gymnastics after the doc appointment today, and both boys were pretty much "out of control" all afternoon. No way sick, run-down me was spending extra time sitting in rush hour traffic to then drag them into the grocery store to pick up a prescription. Ugh.
cifarelli: (Ember)
Going into this election, I found myself in the same boat I usually do -- not thrilled with either of the candidates, for various reasons. Unlike many of my friends who are absolutely elated by Obama's election, I find myself still in the "wait and see" boat. Will I like the change he brings? He's stepping into a very big, very difficult job, and I'll be interested to see what he does with it. I am more than ready for a change from Bush's leadership -- but will I like the change Obama brings? Can he fix the country's problems without breaking the budget/national debt any more than it already is (because hoping he can FIX the budget in these economic times is probably too much to ask for from anyone)?

That said, I AM absolutely elated that we, as a country, have managed to elect a minority to the Presidency. That's a HUGE deal. I hope it is the first step toward a world where, when my son is old enough to vote, electing a minority or a woman to the presidency WON'T be a huge deal. :)

Bad day

Nov. 9th, 2005 08:20 am
cifarelli: (Ember)
Well, I DIDN'T wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. But I may as well have. Right off the bat, I discovered that the pair of underwear I wanted to wear with the pants I'm wearing today wasn't in my drawer. Since I can't remember wearing them since we last did laundry, they SHOULD have been there, but I sure as heck couldn't find them (and still have no clue where they are). So then I started hunting for one of the other two pair I own that can be worn with these pants and couldn't find those either -- and then realized they were still in the dryer downstairs from Monday. So I had to tromp downstairs just to have underwear to wear today.

Then after I woke up a bit more, I realized that stupid Proposition 2 most likely passed yesterday (the preliminary tally was 75% in favor when I went to bed), and that just made me grumpier. I want to move back to Austin. At least Travis County had the sense to vote against the thing...why couldn't the rest of the damn state? Now we have discrimination and bigotry written into our Constitution. I only hope I live to see it repealed.

Heck, part of me wants to up and move to another state, but the only places I know of that aren't anti-civil-rights are COLD. *sigh* I can't win.

To my friends whose lives are really impacted by this, I'm sorry. :(
cifarelli: (Ember)
PROPOSITION 2 is the hot-button item on the ballot in today's elections in Texas. For anyone who doesn't know, the text is below:

PROPOSITION 2
"The constitutional amendment providing that
marriage in this state consists only of the union
of one man and one woman and prohibiting
this state or a political subdivision of this state
from creating or recognizing any legal status
identical or similar to marriage."


Please VOTE today. Your opinion matters! Let's not let this thing be decided because of voter apathy.

If you are registered to vote in Harris County, and don't know where your polling place is, you can find out by going here: http://www.harrisvotes.com/index2.htm. Click on "Election 2005" in the upper right-hand corner, and choose "Find Your Election Day Polling Location" from the list. All you need to know is your name; it'll tell you your precinct, the residential address where you are registered to vote (if you've moved recently), and your polling location. If you're registered elsewhere in Texas, you can probably get similar information from your county clerk's web site (just go to Google and put in "[your county name here] county clerk" and that should get you to the right place).

Polls are open 'til 7:00 p.m. this evening.

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