Election day, part 1

I was up ridiculously late last night–until almost 2 AM.  I started playing Tiger Woods 2009 at around 9:30 PM and ended up in a tournament that I eventually won, but it took a long, long time.  I can’t recall the last time I did something like that.  Nevertheless, I was up at 6:30 this morning, excited for election day.

Yesterday was a strange day at work.  I couldn’t find my groove, but I am feeling much better this morning.  I finally got to talk to vickyandnorm  yesterday.  We had played phone tag for a while.

I’m planning on leaving work at 3 PM to go vote.  Lines in "battleground" Virginia are expected to be long, even though we have early voting and a record number of people made use of it.  I hope that by avoiding "peak" hours, I won’t have to wait too long.  I’m very excited about the election today.  Six key states close early (by 8 PM Eastern) and Virginia is one of them.  It looks like if Obama takes Indiana or Virginia, we are in good shape.  If he takes both, we may have a landslide on our hand.  I still have no doubt that Obama will win–now it’s just a matter of by how much.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.