November 7th, 2006

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Our story so far:

Showered, shove, schlepped down to my polling place to do the dirty deed.

It's a beautiful clear cool November morning, a little high haze, yellow leaves in drifts.

After nearly missing the door (my new voting place is St. John's Episcopalian Church, and a Joe Lieberman supporter was standing in such a way that I could not see the walkway) I wended inside and was confronted with a Big Long Line. Apparently, they were sent one wrong voting machine, which had to be replaced, and then the remaining two jammed. (My precinct in Connecticut still uses the big clunky old lever and curtain machines. KERCHUNK! Which, I might add, work reliably. No wonder the state is slowly replacing them.)

Anyway, they trundled in new machines (to sounds of loud applause) and then I had to go get my address sorted out, as they had me at the wrong street address.

But all ended well.

The woman behind me brought her two toddlers with her to vote, as my mother used to bring me. I told her, and she grinned.

I tossed my Gubernatorial vote to the green party candidate, because I actually favor Jodi Rell, but she's going to win anyway and I didn't want to vote for a Republican this year. And we support third parties.

Now I must finish this novel, which is, among other things, about the fall of a monarchy of sorts.
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everybody knows the war is over. everybody knows the good guys lost.

Well, the wolfygothboybook is done, and has been sent off to hopefully beguile an editor. Further notes as developments warrant. Now the question is, do I goof off for the rest of the day, or start the soup and then stare at "Chatoyant" for a while?

Progress notes for 7 November 2006:

By the Mountain Bound

New Words:  748
Total Words: 81,644
Pages: 372
Deadline: --
Reason for stopping: Done!

Stimulants:  jasmine tea
Exercise: walked to the polls and back 
Songs mutilated: actually, guitar practice is my very next thing to do.
Mammalian assistance: Mebd was clingy, but now has resumed her regularly scheduled sleeping on my bed and ignoring me
Mail: nomail, but I got a rejection from Strange Horizons last week

Today's words Word don't know: leaflorn, kinked, whatso'er, seithr, downturned, mundanities, recrossed, unwarded, withy, weregild, bastardy, directionless, ungood, wot, legless, Wyrm, bitted, blinkered, hoofbeats, unchanneled, stormfront, swordless, unwelcoming, retuned, unhewed, unlooked, enslavers

Mean Things: End of the wurld!
Jury-rigging: Actually put in some hints as to the actual, you know, plot of the book.

There's always one more quirk in the character: That bitch is crazy. Just saying.
Books read: I finished crowleycrow's book, which is wonderfully written, but I think I have some deep philosophical issues with it. In any case, I found it disturbing, and I need to think about it for a while.
The glamour!: I slept in until almost 8 am this morning. That was nice.

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rolls are closed.

The A.P. is calling the Governorship for M. Jodi Rell (R) in Connecticut. This is not a bad thing: Rell is a Yankee Republican, in the tradition of Lowell Weicker, of the sort we don't much see in national politics anymore.

We're all waiting with bated breath for the Senatorial race, of course.

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Ned Lamont (D-CT) (?)

with 59%.48% 44% dead heat. Lieberman in the lead now with 47%, but that is only a 450 vote lead.

And Channel 3 is also calling it for Joe. Too late to hope he'll accidentally drink hot lead, I guess....
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