November 4—four days into NaBloPoMo—and I have writer’s block already. Well, not true writer’s block. I could write pages about the election, about why you should vote, about why people need to be more objective when choosing a candidate, but as a friend of mine said in a Facebook note today
my views about politics are quickly nearing my views on religion and spirituality; they are deeply personal, deserve the utmost contemplation, and should require self-analysis in the process.
In other words, I’m not posting on the election, other than to say Vote! And be informed when you do so!
5 Reasons to Attend an Election Night Party
(A few of these are localized, so sorry if they don’t all apply to you.)
- You can hear what Germans are saying about the American election process. “Bitte tell me, Electoral college, say what?! (Good thing I read up on it last night!)
- Drinking delicious German beer while waiting to find out who will be the next American president? A great intercultural experience, don’t you think?
- If your candidate wins–or loses, for that matter–you can celebrate (or weep) with your friends. Unless, of course, your friends voted for the other candidate.
- Staying up late to watch election results gives you a great excuse to sleep in on the next possible day (for me, Thursday).
- It’s a great excuse to wear an Uncle Sam hat or American flag toga. (Thanks, Charity!)
(But do you really need 5 reasons to hang out with your friends?)
EDIT: Here’s a bonus reason for you, a reason not to go to election night party: You might run to the store at the last minute to get treats and forget your wallet at the cash register. Thank goodness the cashier had it and not some scumbag!
Question of the Day
In the comments, make your prediction: Who do you think will win? (Not “who are you voting for”!)