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In which I meant to gush about democracy but got sidetracked by thoughts of, um, food

So, EPI and I have done the deed – gone and cast our ballots for the Greater Good.

A group of radicals were urging people to eat their ballots in the voting booth, IN PROTEST of course, always the first thing that springs to mind when one thinks of civil disobedience. EPI and I both resisted the urge to eat ours, though it was touch-and-go there for a moment. Cuz I’m sure they would have tasted exceedingly nice with fava beans and a nice bottle of Chianti.

AAH also voted earlier today for the first time in her life, which I’m pretty sure was a big kick for her. It was for me. Only too late did I realize that she has AN ICELANDIC COSTUME hanging in her room at this very moment – rented, for a special Icelandic Costume day that her school has every year and which is on Monday. If I’d been on the ball I’d have made her put it on before she went to voting station. What a squandered opportunity for patriotism!

Anyway, we’ve got two extremely patriotic New Zealand beefsteaks ready to be slapped on the grill, an open bottle of red wine, and will hunker down in front of the telly in due course to watch the election results. I’ll be sure to report on any major developments – if I don’t doze off, that is, in which case you can follow the live election blogging over at The Grapevine’s site.

More anon.

Mild, hazy, with the sun occasionally breaking through the clouds, and hardly any wind. A day that SMILED on our future, or so I like to think. Currently 5°C [41F], the sun came up at 5:20 am and will set at 9:33 pm.



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  • RK in Los Angeles April 25, 2009, 8:35 pm

    Happy HAPPY election day Alda! Cheers!

  • Sigga April 25, 2009, 10:22 pm

    Am watching with baited breath… I am more interested in what is happening with the smaller parties. Things seem to be polarising quite a bit here and in a way I find that it is disheartening that the smaller parties come and go so quickly. F shot itself in the foot by taking on the folk that it did during the last period – Kristinn H and the racist. Now the new smaller parties are taking this mótmæla vote. Perhaps a good thing, perhaps not as their platform is basically unformed and untested. Still am happy for S and V – they do deserve a really good win

  • Physchim62 April 25, 2009, 10:49 pm

    The early results give a clear majority for starting membership negotiations with the EU, followed by a referendum on the result. Perhaps the Left-Greens are being “punished” for their rather unenthusiastic stance on the EU.