Tuesday November 6 2012


Waking up with a mild headache, caused from the 19% alcohol I consumed.

Strawberry Toaster Pastries. Orange Juice.

I hop on Kevin’s bike and head to the polls to place my vote. Light Rail? Yes. Obama? Yes. It only took me about 10 minutes to wait in line.

Tensions are high at the house over the election. All the TV’s and computers tuned into the live election coverage. I’m terribly nervous as I feel the fate of our country will depend on what happens tonight. Over the years I’ve found myself leaning towards progressive thinking. Obama deserves another four-year term to continue the change we’ve started. I have to say, even though the president doesn’t specifically affect my life and how I choose to live it, inadvertently he will. But then of course we all know he’s just a puppet anyway and not with the full power and control.  

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Hummus. Tortilla Chips with Salsa and Guacamole. Honey Oolong Tea.

I get called into China Wok to work two and half hours.

Starfruit and a Pumpkin Muffin.

With the whole 1435 family on the edge of our seats watching the TV, just waiting...to know for sure – all of us in support of Obama.

Me: “I just want this to be over so I can move on with my night.”

Apparently, Obama played a two-on-two basketball game with Scottie Pippen earlier today.


Snacking on Goldfish.


And then I hear it while I’m preparing some Ramen Noodles and a Salad in the kitchen. “Obama won! Whoo!” The spirits are high. We celebrate. And why are we happy? Why did America vote Obama back into office? Because Romney didn’t impress us enough. Sure Obama didn’t impress us either over his first four-year presidency but most people recognized the artificiality in Romney. As a whole we were ready to vote for someone else but not this time. Let’s more forward. I’m relieved all of this politic mumbo jumbo is over with.

Sipping on Coffee and eating Biscoff Cookies.

Watching Obama give a powerful and inspiring speech.

“Despite all the hardship we’ve been through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I’ve never been more hopeful about our future. I have never been more hopeful about America and I ask you to sustain that hope. I believe we can seize this future together...because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America and together with your help and God’s grace we will continue our journey forward!”

The caffeine that I pumped myself up with earlier has taken its toll. I’m high and jittery and hungry. I feel like I’ve been eating constantly all day.

Popcorn and a Banana.

Watching Mansome (2012).

It’s after 5 a.m. and I’m wide awake...listening to newly acquired music...drifty...hypnotized.

Sleep finally just before 6 a.m.

[i] Jason Heuser.

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