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Election Day Rocked My Socks: 3 Reasons Why


1.Dixieland Musical Accompaniment


I spent election night seeing War Horse at the Kennedy Center.

(It’s majestic and stirring and perfectly done.)

(Also, crushing.)

I spent the intermission at the Millennium Stage, where they had a live CNN feed accompanied by a live Dixieland band.

It was an adorable way to get updates.

Though they still missed the ideal election watching boat.

As not a single crayon was provided for map coloring.

Despite her fear smile, I'm 47% confident Skye enjoyed her surprise birthday flowers and spiky plant delivery.

2. Skye’s Twenty-Six, Y’all!


I don’t know why I thought I could pull off y’all.

Now I just feel all awkward and out of place.


CNN already called the election!

3. The Empire State Building


As you all know, my favorite New York City building is the Chrysler.

Though the Empire State Building is attempting to stage a coup of my affections.

For the election, it lit up its spike based on the electoral count as it came in.


We’ve all, I’m sure, long dreamed of an land where important political societal updates are immediately reflected in classic architecture.


Today is that day.

I’ve never been so proud,


p.s. I know you’ve all been on the edge of your seats since my election 2012 post, but have no fear – the eminent domain amendment totally passed.


Equally Awkward Reads

* I Love You, Chrysler Building

* Kennedy Center & Sparkly Purses

* Election Shame 2011

{ 11 comments… add one }

  • Nain November 7, 2012, 10:23 am

    Heck yes, the election rocked my socks off, too! Not sure if Indiana politics get around, but here, the superintendent of school who has basically screwed teachers and our schools and who spent SO much money on his campaign lost to a candidate who was 100% backed by teachers, had no money for a campaign and won only by grassroot efforts and word of mouth. So inspiring and gives me such faith in the political system.

  • John November 7, 2012, 11:18 am

    Whenever there is a Dixieland band, you need a well-placed y’all. After careful review, I’m allowing your use of the term.

    Because I’m the arbitrer.

    I originally read the title from your Election 2012 post to include the words “…vagina’s eminent domain…” so, you’ll have to excuse me for being me.

  • Emmy November 7, 2012, 1:10 pm

    I am just glad the whole thing is over. That would be cool to see the Empire State building have a counter like that.

  • Misty November 7, 2012, 1:39 pm

    I was in bed by the time the Empire State Building turned blue. So, thank you for including that in your post. Now I finally know who won the election!!

    Wait, which one is the blue again??

  • Mindee@ourfrontdoor November 7, 2012, 7:33 pm

    Was the stage show War Horse the same story as the movie? Because that movie totally traumatized me. Can’t imagine it live.

  • Kari @ bite-sized thoughts November 8, 2012, 1:26 am

    The Empire State building showed the voting tally?? Oh America, you are truly wonderful.

  • spilledinkguy November 8, 2012, 11:08 am

    I imagine the Chrysler Building turned green.
    You know. Envy. Which they say is green. I’ve never really understood why that is. Maybe it has something to do with chlorophyll.

  • Bridget November 8, 2012, 11:26 am

    Maybe in 2016 both the Chrysler building and the Empire State Building can light up for the election? It’s almost too much swag for America to handle.

  • Galit Breen November 8, 2012, 11:44 pm

    I pink puffy heart {BLUE puffy heart?!} election day and night, too! <3

  • The Guilty Hyena November 9, 2012, 11:30 am

    Not had the opportunity to watch War Horse yet, I know little about the U.S Election being from England, but I heard the vast favorite globally was Obama.

    BTW I like your blog name!

  • Skye November 13, 2012, 4:34 pm

    The surprise plant delivery was the most exciting thing that happened to me all day. Yes, including the election. Thank you! :)

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