One blogger’s conundrum.
I could write about the coming open season for health insurance. However, I’ve already decided that last year’s post on the same topic is sufficient, and there’s really no need to do constant follow-ups. You can only test your readership’s patience so much with the same topic. Though, come to think of it, this never seems to stop that rascal Elyse from repeatedly bringing up the topic of bodily functions on her splendid blog. But hey, we all toot different horns.
I do have a post half-written about my new part-time job. In fact, I had been working on it over the last few days in the hopes of having it published and available online today. But a force bigger than me put an end to that process.
There’s an elephant in the room here in America.
We’re trying really hard not to focus on it, yet it still seems to suck the air out of the room anyway. We can’t totally get away from it; even some of our sleepless nights have been interrupted because of its jarring messages.
Our presidential election finally concludes tomorrow. I posted my own thoughts on both candidates earlier and have nothing new to add.
No one really has anything new to add for that matter. Those looking for last-minute Providence sadly won’t find it from any of the Fox News or MSNBC talking heads, nor the political print columnists at this point. Even Wikileaks ran out of… ‘umm, gas.
But I for one am relieved it’s all about to be over. Another four or five weeks of this and I’m sure there’d be a run on Xanax and Valium to get us through it.
Tomorrow night I will follow my nervous election night tradition of holding a clipboard with all fifty states handwritten on a sheet of paper along with their individual electoral votes. I’ll tally the numbers using my trusty Texas Instruments calculator, stolen from my last job sometime around 2008. CBS News will obviously give me this same information quicker and with very fancy graphics, but I prefer to do it all myself. It makes me feel like I’m part of what’s actually happening before my eyes.
For those who haven’t already voted via early voting or absentee ballot, please do vote tomorrow. You have no right to complain if you don’t make the effort to participate in the process.
To our friends in other countries, who through no fault or desire of their own, have had their news coverage dominated and hijacked by our sorry display of elective hijinks, I do hope that you are safely returned to a world that resembles something from approximately six months ago before we invaded it. I bet you’ll never bitch about having Seinfeld, Friends, and Everybody Loves Raymond cluttering up your TV landscape again, eh?
I for one am glad to be rid of those terrible political commercials, constant robo calls that came to our land line, plus the omnipresent candidate signs at traffic intersections.
Just breathe, folks. It’s almost over.
Until next time…