Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Just Voted!

Man, was that easy! My sympathies to you if you have a long wait or other troubles, but my voting experience was a breeze. I just walked a few block on a lovely, breezy, cool but sunny Fresno morning. Arrived to find a line of, oh... three people. Got my ballot in about three minutes. Walked out of there about ten minutes later. I got to vote for my prez and to strike a blow at a discriminatory initiative. Felt nice.

How did it go for you?

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Anonymous Erika Hamerquist said...

I voted by mail a while back because that's all we have in my county. Obama, of course. Not only is he the best candidate on every scale, he and Michelle are friends of my stepmom's so it's sorta like "this time, it's personal" for me.

Washington also has an Oregon-like death with dignity measure on the ballot which I'm hoping will pass.

By the way, I'm reading Gabriel's Story now and totally loving it. It reminds me a little of Molly Gloss (a fave of mine) or Proulx sp? (except your characters are much more likable than any she ever produced IMO).

6:02 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

I'll happily accept that company. Glad you're liking it. It gets a bit... harrowing as it goes. Be forewarned...

6:19 PM  
Blogger Constance said...

Everyone in our town of 29,000 votes at the same place (events center). I think at least half were out there when I voted. It was awesome. Oh, and I took my 18 year old to vote for the first time. He was jazzed. Everyone I saw the rest of the day were proudly wearing their "I Voted" stickers.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Dirk said...

From the time I left my front door, walked down to the local polling place, voted and walked back, it took 20 minutes.

Easy peasy.

Looks like Obama is a winna!

Hopefully Prop H8 is a loser.

10:42 PM  
Blogger paranoyd said...

WOOT!

Congrats to all of us.

It is pretty cool to be part of history.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Thomas Robbins said...

I just finished Acacia Book One (last 50 pages after voting). Great book but the ending was like waking up to something too close to reality - I can't wait until the Second book is out so I can dive back into the soothing pool of idealism and raw fantasy. Don't get me wrong, the ending was well done and I think necessary for it to leave a mark on the reader, but GEEZE it was like sticking my head in a bucket of icewater - I want so much to see how the main characters get it back to idealized fantasy - hopfully with lots of what I see as your "Quantum Mechanics" or string theory Wizzardry (fabric of space and time. Notes sung make the fabric, it can be torn if not perfect) - neat stuff. I always wanted to write, but its a lot of work now isnt it?

Thomas Robbins, Katy TX

2:07 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

Wow.

What an amazing time to be alive. There was something so incredible about being a part of this election. There were so many firsts, but the best part is I feel like we'll be able to finally go foward.

I am so happy for Barack Obama (whom I confess I voted for--and proudly). What a historic moment!

2:29 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Congratulations to all of you in America for choosing the best man for the job! Man, I wish I was American so I could have voted for Obama! :-)

2:29 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

It's late. I don't want to write too much. I'll end up misspelling tins, dwunk as I is... (Kidding.)

I'm very happy, and I'm happy not just because of the many historic barriers broken tonight. Also, folks... he's going to be a wonderful president - for those that voted for him, and for those that did not.

2:57 AM  
Anonymous Greg Wilson said...

Amen to that. It's a vote for true transformation, and it's about time.

Good seeing you this weekend at World Fantasy Con, David.

11:22 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Hi Greg,

Yes, good seeing you as well. Thanks for coming to my reading. We should have talked more. Next time, let's do that.

12:25 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Thomas Robbins,

Hey. Thanks for writing! Glad you liked the book. Sorry about the head dunking. Um... I'll say this. I am, ultimately, an optimistic person. I want the best for these characters too, but if that's gonna happen it's gonna be a long road, filled with hurtles. Just like life.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous stephe said...

Two hours well spent in line. Couldn't let my dad with his titanium knee outdo me. :)

12:53 AM  

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