It’s alka seltzer time!

The next 48 hours are going to be brutal. The polls are looking really, really good for Obama, but I don’t dare get my hopes up too much. There is just too much news about potential problems with the voting process in too many states. And how can that be, in this country? There is no excuse for us to not be able to handle an election where the majority of eligible voters actually vote. We have the technology.

It’s almost as if those in power don’t want the masses to actually be able to vote.

But before I go off on a socialist tirade here, I’ll just say that I know that this election will be watched over very carefully by the lawyers, and hopefully any problems will not go unnoticed. I just hope the Supremes don’t have to decide who the president is again. They didn’t do such a hot job with that last time ….

I’m trying not to watch the pundits too much today, because really, what can they say that I don’t already know? But I am at home today with the car in the shop (my neighbors will be happy to know that I am finally getting my muffler fixed, so, no more “blub blub blub” at 6:30 am).  I know I won’t be able to resist checking out some blogs during the day today, but I’m going to try to keep myself otherwise occupied — get ahead on some homework, bake some banana bread, put a dent in the pile of laundry.

And I’ll try to keep this post from FiveThiryEight.com in mind:

Barack Obama’s position has become somewhat stronger since our update this afternoon. We now have him with a 5.8 point lead in the national popular vote, and winning the election 96.3 percent of the time. Earlier today, those figures were 5.4 and 93.7, respectively.

Update:

Banana bread’s ready! Come and get it!

(Now if I can just sell enough loaves to raise $250 for a new muffler, I’ll be all set! Is $10 per loaf too much?)

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14 comments

  1. Brutal I believe adequately describes it. I have been on an anxiety roller coaster since voting two weeks ago. As much as I wished to be off on Tuesday to help out, it is probably best that I have to be at work for a conference call to my corporate office in Canada. This election and the campaigns the last two years have been interesting to say the least. About the only thing that I am truly sure of is that come Jan. 20th, there will be no more Bush.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/weekinreview/02bruni.html?em

  2. Hey! I’d go for warm banana bread also.. Be right over..

    OT – McCain says that Sen. Stevens should step down.. If he does, the state gov. gets to name a replacement. If McCain does NOT win tomorrow (please let there be some justice in the world), Palin might name herself. (Nightmare!) BUT, Palin has told Tina Fey not to part with her ‘Palin’ wardrobe, ’cause Fey’s gonna have at least 4 years more with it.

    * I think all of that is scary enough that I need something to go with the banana bread.. You do have jello shots ready, don’t you?*

  3. Cootamundra – Palin in the Senate has been tossed around by the pundits, that is until they found out that by Alaska law she can not name herself. That doesn’t leave Todd out though.

  4. Morgan – Thank you for the info. Todd may even be worse… though he does have ‘experience’ from sitting in on the cabinet meetings…
    Pass the banana bread and shots please!

  5. good lord I’m glad I’m going to be on a plane all day today. I don’t think I can take one more news flash.

    I am at the airport and did just see CNN have a story on the violence in Sacramento yesterday at a yes vs. no on 8 rally. just a blurb but at least it’s something.

  6. Oh my word! They are beautiful! I can smell them through the monitor. I need your address so I can send UPS over to pick one up.

  7. Alka Seltzer indeed. Your banana bread looks great – tonight is definitely a night for comfort food. We’re having chicken pot pie. And tomorrow, homemade beef stew – a bunch of friends and we are getting together to watch the returns and eat more comfort food.

  8. Nah. It’s vote, get everyone you know to vote and CELEBRATE time.

    I am cracking open the shiraz as soon as my work is done tomorrow and then I am going to watch history being made!

    j.

  9. I like your attitude, Janet!

    I just found out my car won’t be ready tonight, so looks like I’ll be home again tomorrow. So the good news is that I guess I can vote during the non-rush hour primetime.

  10. Sue – If you have 25 loaves, $10 is the right amount. From the picture though it looks like they are $125 a loaf. Sign me up anyway, I need some comfort food today!

  11. Put me down for 2 loaves! My chocoholic partner would like to know if you make chocolate cake loaves too. Chocolate is a fruit, right?

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