Mine and Jana’s conversation today about our plans to start hanging out at home more:
Jana: And Bar 902 will be better because we get to choose the music selection… for free!!!
Me: Perfect idea, Banana! And no cover!
Jana: We’re so clever.
Me: And, you don’t have to tip me when I pour your beer into a pilsner glass.
Jana: Nice. No cans or bottles allowed at bar 902! That’s just tacky.
Me: Yeah, we are all about being high class. Like when I sit on a plastic stool to blow the Marlboro Light smoke out of my window and put my cigarette out in a coffee cup? All while in my pjs, listening to bootlegged cds?
Jana: And when I bring my year-old stolen wine…
Me: I’m not drinking that.
Jana: Lol. That’s where you draw the line???
Above is Jana and I, circa Christmas 2075. I am the one in the hat, as I tend to be more festive.
God, I love my friends.
I just love this!
Go Rock the Vote, Kids.
Oooh, also check out http://thisfuckingelection.com/
So, as I strolled through the tunnels this morning in my downtown-hipster-office-wear, listening to Dispatch on my ipod, and rocking a Barack button on my bag, I realized that today is the big show. I mean, its the real deal, and I can hardly contain my excitement.
To my friends, regardless of your political affiliations, I encourage each and every one of you to get to the polls. Stick it out through the lines and the broken machines, and whatever other drama you will encounter, because this is the most serious election will have seen in our time. The economy is failing, soldiers are dying, our country’s education system is a complete joke, we are on the brink of a severe energy crisis, and the health care system is all for profit. All of these are issues that effect us now in our 20s and 30s, and will only continue to be more important as we age.
I tire quickly of my apathetic friends, those who will think of any excuse not to go and do their part. I also tire of those too lazy to take the time to research the platforms of the candidates and are choosing to pick someone based solely on the popular choice of their friends and family. Get out there, know your candidates, and go vote. And if you don’t, you refuse all right to complain and be disenchanted with the outcome or any future effects. Every vote counts.
Voted Early Beotches,
Teri Ann Hagen