Mark Sachs (ksleet) wrote,
Mark Sachs

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There was a time in this country when the word "crackpot" really meant something.

Man, it's been a peculiar day and the polls haven't even closed yet. There was a fire in a dumpster near my workplace, which led to a power cable coming down, which led to general collapse of the network infrastructure. I was told not to come in until noon since the power wasn't even back up yet, so I was able to cruise in and vote around 11 AM at a church in Easton, the small town I live in or near. Fairly busy, but a cheerful atmosphere and no lines; I snuck a peek at the tabulating machine on the way out and saw that it had counted 940 votes so far. What does that signify? Not a clue.

Due to some random road closures I had a hard time finding my way out of there, but on the plus side I passed a dairy and got ice cream. Democracy-flavor. Then I arrived at work just in time to find everyone going out for a nice long lunch since the servers were all still down. Joined them, which was very pleasant, returned, found out one of my hard drives had gotten into an argument with its master file table when the power went down and they were no longer on speaking terms, and that was pretty much it for the day. (I really hope that chkdsk can resolve this problem, as I don't want to have to spend a whole day rebuilding the drive and then another day rebuilding my work.) Which is why I'm at home at 4:00 PM.

That said, it was gorgeous out, 65 degrees, partial clouds. Probably the last nice day of 2008. If there's going to be a day where I find myself aimlessly driving around back roads south of Boston, I couldn't ask for a better one.

If you're curious, yes, I did climb on board the Obandwagon. I won't deny that hope was part of my decision-making process; namely, I hope that on Inauguration Day he doesn't pull off a Scooby-Doo mask and reveal that he's actually Jimmy Carter. But that being said, I insist that you do not allow my actions or preferences to affect your vote. The political conformity on Livejournal is stultifying enough already without me adding to it.
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