Friday, November 10, 2006

"You can't think like that!"

So yeah, I didn't vote on Tuesday. I know. I know. Bad. So very bad. My friend Nina has been riding me about it all week.

"I can't believe you didn't vote!" she gasped as we got drunk at a Park Slope bar on election night and watched the returns on CNN.

I hung my head in shame and stared into my sake glass. "I know. I'm usually really good, but they didn't send me my polling information and I got lazy." I also reminded Nina that we live in one of the bluest areas of the country and both Spitzer and Clinton were shoe-ins for governor and senator respectively. "If there was anyplace to be lazy, it was here."

"You can't THINK like that! That's how they win! I thought you of all people would be voting. Wendy even voted." Wendy is our mutual friend who, according to Nina, normally can't be bothered.

So yeah, didn't vote. I suck. One of the most important mid-term elections in the history of the country and I didn't take part. It will take me a long time to live this down and Nina is still giving me shit.


Red said...

Oh, one more for my "list". You're keeping company with both my little sisters, one of whom lives in *Virginia*, for the love! If there was anywhere where people should especially lose sleep over not voting, it must be Virginia. And I agree with your friend. Vote always, don't just wait for them to put teasing (and often gay/woman/poor hating) ballot initiatives out there.

EnnuiHerself said...

*shakes head in disappointment*

SavvySunshine said...

OMG I am so happy that you said that. I did not vote either and I am ashamed to tell my other lesbo, democrat friends.

And, and, and - I live in Florida where it's really impt to vote (not that it matters, they just make shit up, anyway, but at least we have to try)!

Yes, shame, shame, shame...

Mr. Bad Apologies said...

I don't even know who you are.