11.04.2008

election day

I am SO NERVOUS! Joe and I voted two weeks ago since we knew he was going to be out of town today, so at least I don't have to worry about waiting in any lines. Why do I have this paranoid feeling that since I voted early my vote will get lost or not count or something? I am being so silly. I'm really a bundle of nerves, and I can't wait until this whole thing is O-V-E-R! I feel so passionate and excited about my choice, and I just hope it comes out well.

32 comments:

Soon, Then said...

Honey, I am right there with you!!!
I have hope!

mallory said...

I'm so excited to vote! I told Geoff that I would wait to vote until he got done with school today. 2hours!

mette said...

i feel the same (and i can't vote!). fingers crossed in canada.

hibou said...

I second that! We Canadians are watching in anticipation!

shayna said...

oh me, too! i voted early on saturday and i haven't slept since.

Anna Allen said...

i voted early as well. can't wait to hear the results! i have a pretty good feeling about this election and i think our country is ready for some change. :)

kathleen said...

After 2004, I'm not sure it'll really matter when we vote but yeah, I'm with you. We voted two weeks ago even tho I knew I'd miss the convivial atmosphere waiting in line at the polls. Being self employed, I can vote whenever I want but I didn't want to make the lines any longer for anyone else. After I close the shop (no working late today!), I'll go to party headquarters and watch the returns. Hopefully it'll end up being a party.

Here's to hoping for a brighter and more prosperous future for everyone!

Yin said...

that's great planning on your part! i had to wait for hours this morning at my local poll, but it still felt nice in the end!

Olyva said...

Hello!
I like your blog very much. Do you design the clothes you wear?.
(Here, in spain there is expectationabout election day).

Anonymous said...

Here in Australia we are waiting with anticipation! Hope you voted for change. ps love your blog!

habitual said...

Here's to Hope and Change and a new future for this country.

k-ron said...

no, you're not crazy! i voted paper because i worry about other stuff malfunctioning -- i feel like the crazy one.

Anonymous said...

I feel ya, I voted a week ago absentee from Europe by Fax. IM nervous that it didnt go through either. Even though it said it did on the machine, I still worry.

Lucys Place said...

What is the chance of a special vote going missing on a day the minority vote, versus on a day where millions are voting? Don't worry, you will be counted! We're following it here in NZ too. Our election is this Saturday and I am certainly voting for change. Enough red; it's like communist China!

Hello Cozy said...

Excited over here, too!

kate said...

i couldn't agree with you more jenny, and i'm canadian! this election is so important for everyone i believe.

Miss M said...

I am so excited as well and I really love your blog! I also agree that we need a change, i wish we could change back to the way it was when the founding fathers gave birth to this great nation rather than a change over to communism. GO MCCAIN!

Becca said...

CONGRATS OBAMA AND AMERICA!!!

AlmondFlower said...

Miss M : Obama, communism ?
What a lack od education to write such a thing.
France is very happy with the results of election, we hope than every thing will be better now, in ISA and in the world.
Progress is arrived.

heather said...

wish all of you in the states good times and great leadership!!!!

viva the big O!!!

xx

Feather in london

Miss M said...

How is Obama not for communism? I is all for "spreading the wealth" and have you heard him talking about taking away our fire arms. He also wants to start something very simmilar to Hitler's youth that is manditory. I am so happy that Americans finally get what they want. Let's see how cool Obama is in a few years!:0)

renee said...

Hopefully with Obama as president, education will become a higher priority.

Also,
1) Hitler wasn't a communist. Many considered him a fascist. Hitler was extremely anti-communist.
2) The Soviet Union, which was a communist country, helped defeat Hitler/Germany in WWII.
3) Prominent people in the NRA (national rifle association) supported Obama for president.
4) Implemeting or believing in a progressive tax code does not make someone a communist or even a socialist.
5) Many of America's allies are socialist, or close to it.
5) The link of Obama and Hitler's youth - well, that one leaves me simply wordless.

samantha said...

renee, you are awesome! thank you!

renee said...

thanks Samantha - but Jenny is the really awesome one. She makes the cutest clothes and has a great blog!!! Can't wait to see the winter collection - I hope I score a purchase in my size.

AlmondFlower said...

Thanks Renee to explain what i can write in french but not in english.
I hope with all my heart that Obama will change a lot of things in USA and in the world.

Anonymous said...

"Hopefully with Obama as president, education will become a higher priority."

Renee, what a wonderfully graceful way of putting it!

Well done America - you did the right thing. People all around the world are grateful to you.

C

Anonymous said...

Almost half the country voted for McCain, as I did.
I'm obviously not happy with the result, and the stock market isn't either.
If the change so many voted for was good for this country, then why is the stock market tanking?
It is by far the most precipitous post-election drop in the stock market in history.
Fewer people will be able to afford beautiful well-made clothing if further pressures are applied to the economy through tax hikes and expensive programs.
I,too, was nervous and passionate about my choice, and I voted Republican.

Anonymous said...

in response to the previous comment: it is unfortunate, that fewer people will be able to afford beautiful well-made clothing...but higher taxes mean more community programs, better education and in turn better opportunities for those who don't even know what it feels like to wear organic cotton. these "expensive programs" are there to ensure that the children of america have every opportunity to succeed. you can thank your "republican" party for the current economic state.

Anonymous said...

I expected someone to attack me for what I said. My main reason for being a Republican, however, is not economics, but social issues, especially the right to life. Children who are not allowed to be born cannot succeed, either, nor feel organic cotton. And you can thank your "democrat" party for that.

And on economics, taxing during a recession leads to further demise of the economy, and then where is the money going to come from for more taxes? If the economy gets worse, taxes decrease.

It's something to think about.

Anonymous said...

thank you democratic party!

Anonymous said...

Political debate on a blog devoted to beautiful things is in poor taste. Jenny mentioned her excitement and apprehension over the election, she in no way invited comments on your vote or your beliefs on the state of our country. Save your debates for the political blogs.

Anonymous said...

I would have to disagree with Anonymous Nov 12 in that Jenny opened the door for political discussion with her Election Day post......with that said, I do love Jenny's drive to create fabulous fashion and the fact that we live in a place that can support that drive, regardless of her polical views.
What I think is fantastic about the above discussion is that this election has really gotten everyone focused on what is going on in our government and how it effects us all, something we are all a bit too complacent on for the most part.....there is good and bad on both sides of the fence.....We all need to be informed and actually do something about it!!!!
Now....back to fashion Please:)!!!