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The Blizzard

Christmas came and went as quickly as it always does, and what were we left with? A blizzard, it would seem. Now I am left with a whole lot of free time, and not a lot to do. Sleeping gets old.

So far this morning I’ve read about the history of wine (becoming an effete is no small feat, and requires training…plus the book was a gift to me dad, and since he can’t get to it yet, I thought I’d review the book first). I also watched “La Strada,” a heart-wrenching movie from Federico Fellino that left me yearning for those “good ol’ days” when movies were made with intellect and heart. And only one car blew up, which would be way below the average of today’s movies.

If you’re wondering what to do during this time of the year, read my article here, that gives the youth of today a new way to get into the spirit of winter break without partaking in old-timey traditions. Who even knows how to roast chestnuts on an open fire? Doesn’t that sound dangerous?

What To Expect After Voting

So I voted, took care of my civic and moral duty. I believe I was pretty informed about the whole situation. So now what? The results haven’t come in. Do I just sit here and wait? Here’s a list of some of the things to expect post-vote, pre-result.

1) Questions. “Have you voted?” “Have YOU voted?” “Why?” “Why NOT?!” One of those days where small talk is a given, as well as unerringly irritating.

2) Political rants on Twitter. Not that this is new from the past few months, but they’re realizing these are the last few moments they’ll be able to talk about a subject that, for 90% of the year, nobody acknowledges. Even now less people are responding to their jabs.

3) Independent voters watching the results on CNN. Coincidentally, they are finally being informed on the political landscape as well as the issues that they should have considered while voting.

4) Facebook statuses rejoicing at the end of election season. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are others of us equally relieved.

5) Those people who won’t tell you how they voted. Either because they honestly think it’s personal, but more likely because they’re waiting for the results to see if it’s okay to admit their decision. If it doesn’t go their way, who’s going to know but them?

6) Independent voters proclaiming their independent thought. Alright, we get it. Let’s all move on with our lives (while enjoying a classic SNL video).

7) Republicans following conservative media, Democrats following liberal media. Because what’s better than winning as the reporters rejoices with you, or losing with a news anchor that bemoans along with you how the election was stolen?

8 ) I miss all those political ads. Said no one ever.

9) Whatever happened to Ralph Nader? Somebody should really check up on that guy. Make sure he’s alright.

10) Comparing Romney and Obama. How are they reacting? Why is Obama crying? Why is Romney as emotionless as a robot?YouTube Preview Image