Saturday, October 04, 2008

Quit worrying

I finally did it. It was a bit complicated, but it's done.

"A ballot will be mailed to the address you indicated approximately 18 days prior to the election date you selected."

I'm still registered at Pops' address, but the ballot will be sent directly to me in London. That was the only way I could do it all online. To register as an overseas citizen, I would have had to print up an application and mail it in. And I'm only registered for an absentee ballot for this one election, but that's fine cuz I don't know where I'll be for the next election round anyway.

I met a guy at school the other day from Nigeria, and when I told him I hadn't yet watched the debates, but planned to, he said, "I care more about your politics than you do." Yeah, well, pooh on you! So what if I hate politics? Does that make me a bad person, because I get annoyed at all the bull-shit? I don't think so. And I'm making an effort!

Today between class presentations, I went to the University of London "Freshers Fayre." It's an event for freshman or anyone new to the school, where all the clubs and groups at the school set up booths and hand out shiny pieces of paper. There was a Harry Potter Society. There was apparently no one interested in their table. The two people at the booth looked very lonely, but hopeful. All sorts of stores and restaurants were giving out discount cards. I took quite a lot of stuff home, including dark chocolate flavored deodorant spray. "With the effect of chocolate," whatever that means. What effect does chocolate usually have on your armpits? Are they trying to say that if you use this product, menstruating women will devour you? I was also handed lots of condoms, but seeing as how I haven't met a single Scottish man yet, I doubt I'll be needing those any time soon.

Oh gosh, it's 1am! Good night!!


  1. HAHAHA! I choked on a bit of the apple I'm eating when I read the bit about menstruating women devouring you!

  2. Was the Nigerian guy mad at you for being so lax about the FATE OF THE WORLD?!

    We watched the Veep debates last night from start to finish. I will just say this: there is one person whom I felt extremely confident would do a good job if forced to step into the presidency. There was another person who made me feel FRIGHTENED FOR THIS ENTIRE PLANET.

  3. I think you should be sure to use up those condoms if for no other reason than to allow your neighbor to have the same fun experience you had last night. :)

    Also, you really should look up the VP debates on youtube. Ms. Palin is hilarious! I was cracking up... in a terrified sort of way...

    And, I'm very glad that you'll be voting in this election. I just saw that Kerry only won in WA by about 7% in '04. That's kind of frightening. I was sure we were way more liberal than that. Apparently, we'll need all the votes we can get.

  4. Well, this is the sad truth about "our" politics. What our politicians do has a more direct affect on everyone around us except our own country. So of course they care, because they're going to be more affected by who WE vote for and yet they have no say in the matter.

  5. migrainemaven10/04/2008 2:53 PM

    Our politicians will have and have had an effect on our country...when our chickens come home to roost.

    I'm glad you've got your ballot sorted.

    As for Scottish men (who are hot)...well, Scotland's a lot easier to get to for the weekend than Rome is.

  6. Did you say hello to the Harry Potter Society people at least? I know you're not the biggest fan, but perhaps you would give the table a thumbs-up on behalf of your nerd sisters.

  7. Ms. Petey, your statements are succinct, concise and hysterical; if I hadn't already done as Joderita and choked over the chocolate deodorant, I would surely have when reading your comment on Pali...someone's veep.