November 5th, 2013


In Which I Exercise My Franchise

State elections today! I'm a big believer in voting in the oddball elections where everyone else stays home, because it is in these elections that my vote is most likely to matter. In a national election, you're just one tiny little datum point in a giant buzzing cloud of probability; but state or local elections are decided more by who stays home than by who you actually vote for. Whichever broad demographic stays home most, loses.

Virginia elections tend to be a choice between the Crook, the Schnook, and the Just Plain Nuts, and this year followed right along. It also tends to be Northern Virginia vs. The Rest of the State, although this is becoming less true as the Richmond suburbs continue to gain affluence. Once solidly a member of the "God, Guns, and Racism" party, Virginia has become much more of a swing state in the past several elections, which is a trend I wholly approve of. A state of well-reasoned moderates is too much to hope for in the near term, but a state that flops from "awful" to "could be worse" is still an improvement.

In any case, I voted, thus having done my civic duty for today. Now for some art and writing! And kittens.

-The Gneech
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  • Mon, 12:43: Okay, everyone out of the poo. ...POOL! Everyone out of the POOL... gah, dammit.
  • Mon, 13:42: "How's my mom?" "It's her liver, Johnny." "What's wrong with it?" "We can't find it." #JohnnyDangerously
  • Mon, 14:54: Still learning how to Mac. Can't tell if the random "Ding dong!" is from the OS or from Trillian.
  • Mon, 15:03: Kitten Update: Someone wants to adopt Sweetums and Inkyboy!
  • Mon, 15:04: This is a co-worker of @laurierobey's and former co-worker of mine, so we're confident it would be a good home. :)
  • Mon, 15:09: The kittens are tentatively scheduled to go to their new home Saturday-- gonna have to get in all the lovin' we can before then!
  • Mon, 21:12: Okay, enough goofing off. Let's see if I can bang out another 600-1000 words tonight.
  • Mon, 23:01: 2,694 words written today. I'd say that was good progress. But now… SLEEP.
  • Mon, 23:01: Gnite world, and have an awesome tomorrow. :)
  • Mon, 23:11: RT @Wolferfly: Please RT for visibility (furry or not)! I am doing a survey on the fandom's attitudes towards race/gender/sexuality! http:/…
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