Sunday, November 2, 2008

Voting survival guide.

So since the Bub was at the 'Rents last night and this morning, we decided to take this opportunity to go vote early. We knew we'd be in for it...but thought on a Sunday it may not be as bad.

HAHAHAHAhahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa...........


BOY were we wrong. Everyone in our county thought the same thing. So I created a quick voting survival guide to use when you go vote. Wish someone had told me. Sheesh.

First, one of these. Cause you'll sit. For a long time. And you need something lightweight to drag after you when you do move:





Second, because you'll become parched. Especially when you see every. single. other. person in line has one:



Third, magazines. You'll need all of these, and you'll be able to finish them all. Serious:





Finally, this:




For when you walk around one corner, then another, then another, and realize you still haven't found the end of the line:






And you'll need some to pass out to these people behind you:









And when you're done, you'll need one of these and a nap:




I hate beer and I could have handled one. :)

All this being said, I say GOD BLESS AMERICA. How fantastic that we all will wait for hours to vote. How awesome Americans are this involved. How wonderful we are so passionate about this election.

I just hope my guy wins. :)

44 comments:

  1. How amazing is that! I am so glad that people are really turning out this year.

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  2. I just started reading a few weeks ago, but HOLY SMOKES! I was thinking I would vote before work, but I go to work at 7:30 so I am worried that I won't get through the line in time to get to the office in time. Surely I won't have a line like that? RIGHT?

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  3. I so glad I did an absentee ballot. Lines were extremely long here for early voting and now only 32% of Leon county has voted. I would hate to be in the line for regular voting.

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  4. Holy Cow. Our early voting line was only about 3 minutes long. That is absolutely inspiring to see yours! I love it!

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  5. WOW--good for you to get out and vote...I've never seen a line like that, guess it helps to live in the sticks! ;)

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  6. Oh my goodness, that is insane and wonderful all at once. I voted early on Tuesday and there was zero line. Wow. Just wow. I am shocked and happy to see that. You are right how amazing that people will do that to have their voice be heard!

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  7. WOW....that's simply stunning. I'm so glad that we vote absentee....we live in GA but our CO residents (thanks to the Navy) so we vote by mail. SOOOO much easier (although all that legal mumbo jumbo is hard to read no matter where!).

    Thanks for sharing......and here's hoping my guys wins too! (maybe its the same guy?!)

    PS I do love that there are so many people in line....it means that they ARE voting, and that is a wonderful thing!

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  8. Amen to that! And thank goodness we got early ballots!

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  9. I can't believe that line. I am dreading Tuesday.. I have an award for you on my blog. I know you have probably received a milion, but I wanted to acknowledge you as one of my favorite places to visit.
    Leslie

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  10. You're right about carrying some good magazines! Your pictures look like Toys R Us on the day after Thanksgiving! Cross your fingers for Tuesday!

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  11. Oh my! I am going on the 4th...it is exciting for me to vote on that day...part of the fun! I may not be saying that come Tuesday!
    -sandy toes

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  12. So great to have to wait! I say that now...
    ♥Jen

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  13. Oh, wow! Looonnng lines! I voted early too. But we only had to wait about 5 minutes. Now I realize I should be veeerrry thankful for that.

    Shannon

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  14. Wowzers! Can't get over that line!

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  15. I'm sorry you had to wait so long, but that is WONDERFUL to that so many people turned out to vote in your area!

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  16. Oh Mannnn... I am not looking forward to that! It's good to see people out there putting a name in the hat and all, I just don't want the WAIT!

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  17. Glad you survived! I am waiting until Tues. to vote. I know a lot of people have voted early in my city so I'm hoping for it to be not so bad. I'm probably kidding myself!

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  18. Wow, I obviously live in a smaller town than you, I've never seen lines that long here. I don't even know if we can vote early here, I've never heard anything about it. But I'll be in my line on Tuesday, probably with a 3 year old in tow, that will be interesting!

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  19. WOW!!! I hate to even say it but I voted on Friday and was in and out in 10 minutes. Don't hate me!!! My mom had to stand in line for 2 and 1/2 hours though. That is so crazy!

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  20. My hope is that everyone in my precinct voted early and the lines won't be so bad.
    I hope this makes your day a lil brighter.
    You have been tagged
    http://thelandoffoo.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hey!!! We will chat about your magnets.. Again, I'm so thrilled that you like your necklace. I stress over each one....trying to get them "just right".
    Leslie

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  22. Thank you for standing in that massive line just to vote!

    I am so thrilled by the level of involvement this year.

    We were actually just talking about lines last night. I wonder if we'll see this kind of crowd in our suburb? Thankfully Hubby is working from home tomorrow, so if we hit a wicked line, one of us can take the wee one home for a bit.

    Then again, MA is expecting a 75% or more turnout... I better go pack a survival kit!

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  23. I was soooooooo lucky- I live in Houston, Texas where we have many mnay voting stations. I early voted LAST Sunday and it was maybe a 10 minute wait. I was so pleased with that. PLUS I live in an itty bitty small town outside of houston. That probably helped.

    May the best man win!

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  24. Wow, that was some line! I guess living in a small community has its perks somtimes! I'm going to vote tomorrow..we'll see how it goes! Have a great day!

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  25. hope my guy wins too, in our county it is all mail in ballots, counting my lucky stars.

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  26. I am glad people are getting out there and voting. I can't wait to vote tomorrow. Maybe I should have looked into voting early with my injury and all. But, I wanted to be part of the excitment.

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  27. Are all of those pictures from your line? HOLY!! I'm hoping to hit the polls right when it opens tomorrow. Hope I can get it done before work otherwise it will be a long night of lines!

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  28. Oh no!! Michigan doesn't have early voting so OH NO it's going to take forever!! Thanks for the tip :)

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  29. Oh wow! I am so angry that my absentee ballot was never sent so I won't be able to vote in this historical election. How incredible is it that so many people are coming out to make their opions heard. Go AMERICA!!

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  30. That is CRAZY!! I did an absentee ballot so I don't have to stand in lines, hurray!

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  31. LOL...sad but true. I love your survival guide. And I love that everyone is voting this year.
    Sorry for your long wait!

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  32. lol love this post! I'm going to have to vote after work.. it's gonna be AWFUL! Not to mention I have to re-register since we finally got my last name legally changed (I'm a procrastinator, what can I say?)

    But yes, God bless America! :)

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  33. I missed out on all the fun!!! (yea,right) We mailed ours in the day we got it in the mail. I love your blog!!! Laurie

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  34. Wow! I was in and out at 8AM this morning....then I took my sticker and went to starbucks for my free coffee...I didn't vote for their candidate, but I got my free coffee! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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  35. I think it is so wonderful to see that there is a huge voter turn out this year ,sorry it takes so long I assure you the next time I walk up to a polling station like I do for every election I will feel very grateful for my lack of line up , actually I will feel very aggrivated that so many of my fellow citizens didn't feel the need to vote along with me .

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  36. AHHH I still have to vote!!! Now I'm scared!

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  37. Happy SITS Day! Please, oh please tell me that wasn't really the voting line. I mean, I think it's great that people would wait in line to vote (I only had to wait about two minutes...must've been some God-intervention there!), but Holy Cats, that's one wicked line!

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  38. I'm glad I live in the boonies. I walked right in. It's smart that you took your camera to get that for posterity.

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  39. Unbelievable! Thank goodness for living in a small town...my wait was all of five minutes. I HATE waiting. Especially if I'm not prepared with a book or magazine.

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