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November 2, 2004

pull my shirt off and pray

guess the bandI woke up this morning, turned on the TV and made coffee, and saw on the news how long the lines were at the polling sites. So I thought, "Hmm...I'll bet the lines won't be so bad at 11am." So I went back to bed, woke up again at 10 and was in line by 11. A very short line, mind you. And I was the only white person there, which was good too. I wasn't very informed about a lot of school board members to vote for, but of course I knew exactly who I needed to vote for for President-Monarch-Dictator-CEO of this country. I got lots of exercise too, as my polling place wasn't really close to any subway, so it was a long walk there, and then to the subway to get to work.

Naturally, Tuesday being the night anything cool happens, I have class during all the election night huzzah. Maybe that's a good thing, as I'd just drive myself crazy watching it. My neighbor Hunky Austin's having "laid-back liberal Democrats" over at his house tonight to watch the hullaballoo. If it were a house full of uptight Republicans I still might have gone, as the host is so hunkalicious.

After I voted, I went back to campus to get to work. It's a fine, warm, humid fall day today, and lots of students were relaxing out on the commons and greenspace today. Then suddenly I walk into a frikkin' A&F commercial where three BUILT guys were playing football in the leaves, completely shirtless with big pecs and shit. One had a furry chest and a 3-day growth of stubble. I was visibly shaken. I really need a raise if I am expected to tolerate this sort of environment in the workplace and be expected to behave like an advanced primate, and not a slavering reptile.

I have been reading Empire by Hardt and Negri for the Conciousness Change section of my Persuasion and Social Movements class. 3 words: OVER MY HEAD. Anyone have the Cliff's Notes version of this shit? It's something about postmodern imperialism or somesuch stuff. Empire: discuss.

Posted by jimbo at November 2, 2004 1:24 PM


I like the Post DuranDuran incarnation ARCADIA pic. I thought no one would remember that band.
AHH The 80s how I miss them so


I voted :-)

Posted by: Dax at November 2, 2004 7:11 PM

Yo Jimbo! Did you vote at 9th & P? We must've been at the same polling location, since we live so close to each other. I got out of work all early thinking there would be a huge line. Turns out I was in and out of there in 10-15 minutes. LOL. :P

Posted by: Ray-Ray at November 2, 2004 11:03 PM

wow, that image is a total throw back! *currently stressed out watching election blow by blow*

Posted by: riye at November 3, 2004 12:11 AM

By roads and backways
A lover's chance downwind
Cut open murmurs and sounds
Be calm hands on the skin
Carry further oh...
Entangled strands all sing
Saving some time to slip away
We could dance...

...ah, nothing beats a Grace Jones guest "rap".

Posted by: johnny at November 3, 2004 12:19 AM

Jim here's a grad school trick I learned with horribly academic books that you can't comprehend... book reviews. Get as many of them as you can and read those instead. They work as Cliff notes. NYT and serveral British based newspapers are the best kind, the kind put out for Librarians, worst. E-mail me and I can foward you some reviews, or you can hike your hiney to Mckeldin and do it yourself using the author as a search term.

Posted by: Marie at November 3, 2004 7:37 AM

Marie: it looks like that's what a classmate has done, and I'll do that too.
Johnny: so that's what Grace said? I never understood a word.
Ray-Ray: I'm Ward 1, and voted up at 11th and Clifton up by Dunbar.

Posted by: jimbo at November 3, 2004 10:10 AM

That's how I spent election morn, shirtless and in agony. Aw shucks.
Really grat blogs. I really enjoy them. WOOOF>

Posted by: buff tuff at November 12, 2004 2:48 PM