10:48am - Just prayed to Allah for an Obama victory tonight. I know I'm not the only one.
11:10am - Off to the polls.
11:16am - I brought a TIME magazine to read while waiting in line, but forget about it. My wait to fill out a ballot is a mere 90 seconds. Ah, yes, the good old-fashioned paper ballot. If it was good enough for my grandpappy, it's good enough for me. I just filled in the oval, heh, heh, just like the Oval Office for Barack Hussein Obama. Who the fuck put his middle name on the ballot? Mother fuckers! Recount, recount! Al Franken, check. Why? Because he's good enough, he's smart enough, and doggonit, he's a Democrat. Some of the lesser races I'm voting for the person whose signs I've seen around town the least. I figure they could use my vote much more than the other guys. Voted yes for increasing the sales tax about half a percent to care for our natural resources. Talk about a no-brainer. The machine I put my ballot in says that 583 have voted so far today. Most of the other people voting are between their twenties and forties. I assume all the seniors voted when the place opened at 7am.
11:42am - I put my Obama lawn sign in an even more prominent place than I had it before.
11:58am - An Obama volunteer rings the doorbell asking if I've voted yet.
12:31pm - For the first time ever, Zoe caught the frisbee I threw to her. This bodes well for tonight.
1:46pm - Off to take Zoe for a walk.
4:36pm - Heading to Friday's for an anticipatory celebration.
6:02pm - Vermont! (Obama has 3 electoral votes)
6:23pm - I'm watching MSNBC tonight, by the way.
7:03pm - Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Delaware, District of Columbia (103 EV)
8:04pm - New York, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Rhode Island (175 EV)
8:23pm - Ohio! (195)
8:32pm - New Mexico (200)
9:05pm - Iowa (207)
10:02pm - California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii (284)
10:03pm - Barack Obama is elected President of the United States!!!
10:08pm - Virginia (297)
10:14pm - Colorado (306)
10:16pm - Florida (333)
10:36pm - Nevada (338)
11:22pm - My eyes well up as the families of Barack and Biden wave to the crowd.
12:03am - Taking a bath while reading the latest ish of Newsweek (this is getting to be navel-gazing to the nth).
1:09am - Indiana (349)