Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day Tea & Treats


Normally on Election Day, I make the newsroom's evening pan of lasagna that feeds the gang before everyone heads out to collect results of all the local races. This year, my colleague Brenda, knowing I am also on Baby Watch and feeling a little antsy about the day's plans, volunteered her husband to make the lasagna. So, that freed me up to make simply a pan of Seven-Layer Cookie Bars last night. I also tried to spruce up a plain white cake pedestal to make things a little more festive, and I think the ribbon does the trick just fine.

Amazingly enough, I still have some of the Eastern Shore Tea Company's Liberty Tea my friend Ashly brought me from the White House a few years ago. I'll drink a cup or two for good luck for my guy!

And since I've early voted, and I don't have a summons to go see my new nephew, I'll be chained to the computer most of the day obsessing over every silly voting anecdote I can get my hands on. If those of you voting today care to leave a comment letting me know what you found at the polls (especially how long you waited in line), I would be more delighted than I can say!

13 comments:

Steph said...

I voted early, too - I only had half an hour from start to finish. Glad I did that! I'm excited and exhausted, too. A historic day, for certain.

I am amazed that you can do NaNoWriMo AND keep up this blog! Happy writing and best wishes for the baby's birth.

Melanie said...

I voted just this morning in Brookline, MA. Waited one hour in line, but all went smoothly.

ChaChaneen said...

Ooooh those bars looks delicious! I'll put the tea on! My area doesn't have more than 250 registered voters - how sad is that? Now don't complain to me later people cuz you were registered- so I had to vote by absentee ballot and mailed it in. Definitely not as much fun as going in with the crowd.

Angela McRae said...

Ooh, I'm loving the reports! Keep 'em coming!

Meredith Leigh Knight said...

I voted early, but Bobby said he only had to wait 20 min. He said the line was longer at Shane's Rib Shack because they are giving away free food to the first 300 customers. The original promo. was free food for voters, but, come to find out, that is against GA law. It's considered a bribe. Have fun today.

Southern Touch Catering said...

Hi Angela,
My husband & I just got back from the Tommy Lee Cook Station. When we arrived the line was all the way down the drive at the station but the line moved very fast I thought (55 minutes in & out). By the time we left the line was completely gone except only a hand full. My friend who works the polls there says that it had been mobbed all day so I guess it has died down a bit. Glad to hear such a great turnout.

Gerri said...

No great story to tell about voting. I live in a small area so while there were people there, we were the only I-L last name so my husband and I ( K's) voted almost immediately. We chose paper ballot and were out of there in 4 mimutes!!
My son, although 21, voted for the first time this year.
We don't agree politically but it made me proud to see him decide to become a part of the process.

Frivolitea said...

Hi Angela! I voted early last week. When I was there the process only took about 30 minutes from start to finish. I voted at a local library branch so I was able to scan the books for sale from friends of the library as I waited. Best wishes, Frivolitea

Angela McRae said...

Waiting in line at the library? Now THAT would be my dream!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Those cookies look delicious. I'd like a cup of that Liberty tea about now, this election has me nervous!!!

Kathy Bo said...

First: "Festive"... tee hee!

Next: I'm glad you have tea that is from "a few years ago" because I do too!

Finally: My voting experience: Tuesday was misty/rainy here in Savannah and I did not vote early. I packed a backpack with water, a meal bar, a snack bar, TWO books (did I think I would finish the first one while in line??), an umbrella, a t-shirt (in case I had a hot flash) and two camp chairs (two in case someone needed one... I always feel guilty sitting when everyone is standing). So I was ready for three, maybe four hours of waiting. I was in and out in less than 45 minutes! Thankfully, I left most of my survival kit in the car and all I used from my backpack was the bottled water. Yes, this will be a column!

By the way, to continue the voting experience story: it is 3:40 a.m. and I got out of bed to see who won. Arrgh.

Blessings on the newphew! Congratulations!

Kathy Bo said...

I said, "newphew".... LOL! Well, he is NEW, so I guess he is a NEWphew! Pretty good for not quite 4 a.m.!

Denise ~ Charleston, South Carolina. said...

My precinct votes at the local High School, just a couple of blocks from my house. I went by there at 7am yesterday morning on my way to work. The line was out the door so I came in to work as usual. At about 3:30, Mr. Boss Man told me to go ahead and leave. I got to the poll at 4:30, and walked right up to the registration table and only had 4 people in front of me at the voting machines. The greatest thing about small towns is seeing everyone you know - and seeing the same old poll workers who are there at every election. I love America! (My husband Tony has his US Citizenship interview/exam tomorrow!!!)