krislaughs: (sandman dream)
I don't think I could even concentrate on my appointments at the hospital until I've pushed that lever. Polls are open. So here goes.

ETA: Done. And Done. I had mapquested our new polling place (it used to be at the Hospicare right down the street-- such a nice place) so I wouldn't get lost. I left an extra hour in the morning to account for voting lines, but although the parking lot was full when I arrived the whole process took about ten minutes.

There were only three contested elections in my district-- including the presidential race-- and NO propositions (see that, Californians?). I checked three times that I had ticked the right names, swung the lever, and put my 'I voted' sticker on.

Now there's nothing left to do but wait.


Good luck everyone.
krislaughs: (obama smile)
At least, that's what I was expecting Sarah Palin to say when she started to quote Reagan. I watched the debate first, Supernatural second (boys, it's not that i love you any less, I just thought you'd be better material for dreaming to).

The debate. Joe Biden did not just win the debate and win me (I have always loved Barack, but was dubious about his running mate), he knocked it so far out of the park, I think it has yet to land. In fact, I think Biden would hands-down win a debate between himself, Obama, and McCain. He made sense, he had facts, he could think on his feet, he managed to come off as intellectual, experienced, and human. And he never had to say 'gosh darn it' once.

Palin did not do quite as humiliating a job as I had expected. She was more or less ready to talk about four things (energy, taxes, Iraq and education) and she answered every question with one of those four. I thought it was a little frightening to see the ambitious glow in her eyes when she talked about her presidency if anything happened to John McCain. And she, like our illustrious president Dubya, thinks it's okay to mispronounce the word 'nuclear' when you are asking to be one of the few people in the world with the power to launch one.

The moderator, Gwen Ifill, I thought was brilliant. She was in control, not that these two were really anything but cordial, except the few times Biden took the stage. Her questions were interesting and tailored to the speaker, and despite the questions about her political leanings, I thought she was equally challenging to both.

Overall; good debate, though not quite the gaffe-fest I was expecting.
krislaughs: (heroes micah)
1. You know what's an AWESOME movie (if you're not epileptic)? SPEED RACER is. Why did no one tell me this? I wanted to see it when it came out in the theaters, and it took me until yesterday to get it on Netflix, and OMG! It's shiny and fast, implausible, cheesy as hell and makes no excuses. It has the catchy theme song (Go Speed Racer) and the catchy theme (one guy against the MAN) and the kid from The Kids are Alright is in it, and and and... I want to watch it again!!

2. I am so inordinately amused by Tina Fey. Almost as much as I am by Sarah Palin. Less by the government in general (although I might've laughed out loud when I read the news this afternoon).

3. You know what else is awesome? SGA is. I finally got to watching First Contact after the furor of the debate died down, and it was GREAT. By far the best episode of the season, reminded me why I got hooked on the stargate verse in the beginning-- except now I have to wait TWO WHOLE WEEKS to see what happened!

4. I just discovered the best easy curry dinner EVER. It's Spaa natural foods. You heat the packet of curry and rice in the microwave while sautée-ing some fresh veggies (pre-cut mushrooms, broccoli, and green onion) and tofu, throw it all together, and PRESTO. Awesome Thai curry in less than ten minutes.

4a. I made chipotle apples for a pot luck dinner on Saturday, and they were a surprisingly big hit. Easy, too. Basically, you sautée thinly sliced apples with brown sugar, cinnamon, a little oil, and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (to taste) until it's one sweet and spicy mess.

5. The title for the last Spn ep? STILL cracks me up. I am conflicted about whether I will watch the VP debate (which should be hilarious) and DVR this week's episode. Or vice versa.
I'm highly amused that of all the major networks, only CW doesn't suspend programming for the presidential debate series-- although it was funnier when the choice was Obama-McCain or Friday Night Smackdown...

6. HEROES! PETER! SYLAR! MICAH! What can I say?? I'm not even going to speculate.

(7. Gosh, it looks like I'm watching a lot of TV this week.)
krislaughs: (sga sheppard)
Spoilers for 5x02, in which the theme of the season comes clear )

And just because they make me giggle (and are one of the few media outlets who manages to satirize Barack Obama with good-spirited humor), the newest JibJab video: Time for Some Campaignin'
krislaughs: (doctorwho)
This shouldn't have surprised me, really, but the lengths to which she's willing to go to win this, still did.

Jon Stewart and his Super Hump Day officially own my soul and make me spit peas out my nose.

For those of you who've seen and been moved by this video, Will.i.am explains why he recorded it. Abuse of ellipses aside, I thought it was a perfect of example of one person taking it upon themselves to do something.

And lastly, I thought this was an interesting take on the "superdelegate" (which are like political superheroes. Only not.) problem.

I need an indecision '08 icon...
krislaughs: (toast)
Way to go, Barack!! One down, forty-nine left. :D

Only thing that would make the win sweeter, is hearing it reported on a fully-WGAstaff written episode of the Daily Show.

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