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I Voted!

by Meghann on November 4, 2008

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I voted today for the first time at my actual polling site. No absentee ballot for me this year, I was there live and in person to witness all the action. Ok well there was not really any action, I just went in my little box and did my thing, but I still felt like a real live grown up! I remember going to with my mom to vote when I was little and standing beside her as she made her decisions. It feels so strange to be in the little booth all by myself, making my own decisions.

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My little brother voted for the first time today. He was so proud of his sticker. πŸ™‚ This is the first presidential election all 6 members of my immediate family have voted in. πŸ™‚

Now it is just a wait and see game to see who the winner will be. Unfortunately I am not going to be able to stay awake to see the declaration as soon as it happens, but it’s nice to know I will wake up in the morning to a new Presidential Elect. At least I hope they will have the decision finalized by then, I am not sure our country can handle another 2000 fiasco. Those damn Floridians screwing everything up. (sarcasm)

On the flip side of voting I had a fabulous rest of my day. I was able to leave work around 3:00 and made it to my parent’s neck of the woods in record time. On my way over there I snacked on a Kashi Peanut Butter Granola Barin the car.

I ended up going to vote after 5:00 and there was amazingly no wait. I was in and out in under 5 minutes and saw two people I knew at the polling place. My parents live in a very small town.

Since I was going to be at my parents for dinner I told my Dad to make something yummy. My Mom is currently out of town, and my brother had already ate so it was just the two of us.

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My Dad made me his famous Pork Roast (which he rubs with his own blend of seasonings and roasts in the over for 3 hours), steamed asparagus and small baked potatoes (which I topped with a tablespoon of gravy drippings). This meal was perfect and just what I was craving. My Dad is seriously a fabulous cook and I miss his food.

On my way back to Orlando I stopped at my favorite yogurt place for a tart frozen yogurt.

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I got a small Strawberry Tart Yogurt with granola, strawberries and blueberries. I was trying to go for the patriotic theme I missed at breakfast.

Now I am currently at Caitlin’s blogging away on her laptop as we watch the Presidential results unfold. This is sooo exciting! I can’t stay to the finish, but I am hoping to at least see a candidate pull out ahead and take the lead.

Good Night Everyone!

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VeggieGirl November 4, 2008 at 9:42 pm

That yogurt is so perfectly swirled!!

Have a lovely evening at Caitlin’s!!

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2 Maggie November 4, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Oo yummy yogurt πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for the results!

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3 Lindsay November 4, 2008 at 9:55 pm

have fun πŸ™‚

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4 Laura November 4, 2008 at 9:59 pm

I’m glad you had a good voting experience!

Keep your fingers crossed for Virginia for me! I thought we’d actually choose a democrat this time, but I’m not sure if it’s going to happen!

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5 Megan November 4, 2008 at 9:59 pm

That frozen yogurt looks yummy! Your dad made a great looking dinner!

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6 Amy November 4, 2008 at 10:04 pm

yay for voting! glad you got your little cute sticker too πŸ˜€ love the frozen yogurt…so jealous! plus, i love the dinner from home. awesome πŸ™‚ have a great evening meghann

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7 Krista November 4, 2008 at 10:11 pm

Were you driving and taking a picture at the same time? Very talented! Your yogurt looks really good! πŸ™‚

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8 Melissa S. November 4, 2008 at 10:24 pm

that yogurt looks great!

btw, love the driving shot…that’s talent!

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9 gina (fitnessista) November 4, 2008 at 10:31 pm

oooh where is that yogurt from? it looks delish
hooray for voting!!! πŸ˜€

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10 Andrea November 4, 2008 at 10:55 pm

that froyo looks sooooo good with granola+fruit. best combo!

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11 Allison November 4, 2008 at 11:03 pm

MM that strawberry tart yogurt looks PHENOMENAL! what is the name of the place you get it from? just curious! πŸ™‚

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12 runjen November 4, 2008 at 11:29 pm

Where is that yogurt from? Yum!!! Yay for voting!

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13 Erica November 4, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Good for you for voting πŸ™‚ I haven’t had frozen yogurt in forever but I love it! I am hoping to get to the airport early tomorrow night to get some! You inspired me πŸ˜‰

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14 bobbi November 4, 2008 at 11:57 pm

This was my first time voting at the polls too, so much better! I should have got a picture!!! lol…that yogurt looks yummers!

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15 graduatemeghann November 4, 2008 at 11:59 pm

The yogurt is from a place in Waterford Lakes Called Sweet! http://www.sweetbyholly.com/ They have the best tart frozen yogurt and they have amazing cupcakes!

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16 jess November 5, 2008 at 12:06 am

You and your brother are SO cute with your stickers. I was definitely really proud too, and took a picture… and posted about it, haha! It’s way more fun to actually go out to the polls. In fact, I think I could have done an absentee but I opted to reregister instead!

Dinner with your dad sounds ideal- as well as that sweet (well, tart!) treat after.
Tart froyo is the best!

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17 i love your blog November 5, 2008 at 1:24 am

your brother is cute =]

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18 wholefoodswholeme November 5, 2008 at 5:15 am

you and your brother are adorable!! yay for voting!!

lovely yogurt tart πŸ˜€

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19 Lindsey November 5, 2008 at 8:24 am

I love that place! Unfortunately I moved from Orlando after it had barely been open. πŸ™ Did you know that if you go to the Sweet website you can join the sweet treat club and they’ll email you a coupon you can print for either a free cupcake or a free tart frozen yogurt (with a couple toppings too). Haha I did it w/ a couple different emails I had, never actually paid when I went! πŸ™‚

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20 Lindsey November 5, 2008 at 8:28 am

oh, the website for sweet is http://www.sweetbyholly.com/

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21 caitlin November 5, 2008 at 9:38 am

Amendment 2 – Define Marriage –

Florida – Precincts Reporting – 99%

Yes 4,662,558 62%
No 2,851,598 38%

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22 graduatemeghann November 5, 2008 at 9:50 am

Lindsey – THANK YOU! I register 3 e-mails for the coupons!

Caitlin – I know πŸ™ so sad that people just don’t understand anything

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23 Jordan November 5, 2008 at 10:19 am

YAY! OBAMA IS OUR PRESIDENT!

Um, did you see the Amendment 2 vote results for Clay County [Orange Park, FL – About 20 minutes from me.]? 100% yes. Ugh. People make me sick sometimes.

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24 seeleelive November 5, 2008 at 10:32 am

your little brother and i are on the same page with that one—god bless america!

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25 catms916 November 5, 2008 at 1:41 pm

So awesome that your dad cooked you dins! Mine’s specialty is popcorn on the stove and plain spaghetti with olive oil and Parmesan πŸ™‚

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