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This year I voted by absentee ballot. It was almost too easy and somewhat anticlimactic. I didn't even get an "I Voted" sticker to wear proudly. Can you tell that I'm bitter?! I guess I'll consider today's post my sticker.
Growing up, Election Day was better than the Olympics in our household. My parents (cough, mom, cough) take politics and civic duties seriously. I remember the excitement that ensued every four years -- we even got to stay up late on a school night in anticipation of the results. I realize there's nothing that exciting about hours of political analysts jabbering on about numbers and predictions, but it's Democracy in action. A few decades have passed and that giddy feeling has yet to wear off. This is freedom and patriotism at its finest.
Over the past 1.5 years, I've tried my best to keep the blog a politics-free zone. It's not a matter of apathy, but this isn't my platform to discuss the issues -- they're just too divisive and it's more fun to talk about polka dots and Bravo! However, it's an election year, and I'm passionate about our right to choose. I really don't care if you're a Republican or a Democrat -- I've proudly voted for candidates from both parties -- but I do care that you're passionate about some thing. Voting is a privilege. Go vote!
I told you my mom takes Election Day seriously!