Oh man, thank goodness presidential elections only happen once every four years, I’m not sure I could handle this anxiety anymore than that! Watching the results pour in was a nail biting experience! The election was called an hour ago, and I’m still glued to the tv taking it all in. Must. Stop. Watching. TV.
However, I can’t say I’ve ever been more proud to be an American. No matter who won, I’m proud of how many people got out there and VOTED! My cousin waited in line this evening at a precinct in Orlando for THREE hours to exercise her right to vote. The whole time she waited, I followed her Facebook statuses as she had nothing but nice things to say about the experience. Instead of complaining about the line, she mentioned how happy she was to even have the right to wait in line to vote, she also spoke of how supportive everyone in line remained through the wait; the person behind her even had her daughter deliver dinner for everyone waiting. That made me proud. Yes, she was one of the ones still waiting well after the polls closed, but she kept waiting and did get her vote in.
And, now that the election is over, can I just say how HAPPY I am that the campaign ads are OVER?!?! Woo hoo!! There needs to be a special celebration for that. 😉
Before I glued myself to the tv, I worked the registration booth at the Social Mobile Payments kick-off vino party.
The vino was courtesy of our sponsor, PressPay, who had custom labels created for the event. How cute are they?
I had one (or three!) glasses of the sparkling wine while signing folks in.
I also nibbled on some of the cheese we had on display.
As the party started winding down, we transitioned to The City Hall Restaurant for dinner.
A pre-fixe menu was laid out ahead of time.
Unfortunately, my food photos weren’t great, so you’ll just have to take my word that the baked eggplant ROCKED and the salmon was light, flavorful, and delicious.
Oh, and the bread pudding was AMAZING. The chocolate chips were really what put this dessert over the edge. Yum. Yum. And more yum.
Thank you, City Hall, for feeding my election results addiction during dinner. 😉
I have to say, it was fun to watch all the results come in with a big group of people. The whole restaurant would cheer as each state was called. Luckily the person sitting to my left and right had both voted for the same guy I did, so we took comfort in biting our nails together as we cheered our guy on. 🙂
Alright. TIme to turn the tv off and get to bed.