Quirky is a word I use to describe myself every October and November in the presidential election year. No, don’t worry. I’m not going to talk about the candidates today, but simply my way of following the elections.
I grew up in a family that talked through ideas and issues just for the fun of it over Thanksgiving Dinner. No wonder I still love the discussion.
When there is a debate, major news coverage, or new poll I’m there glued to the news like a kid on an ice cream cone. I pop popcorn and watch to see what each candidate has to say. I get frustrated and rant at the television.
You would think I’m watching Sunday afternoon football. (I love that too by the way)
All of this leads up to the moment of Election Day. From the time I get my kids on the bus for school, I have the news on following every step.
We tend to eat take-out on this day. Once the kiddos are tucked in bed and the polls are closing throughout the country, I pop popcorn and watch the tallies come in.
Even when the win is announced, I wait for the final numbers to come in. Why? Because I’m quirky. Why? Because I’m always amazed at how the people vote. Why? Because I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to be part of a nation who allows its citizens the opportunity to vote.
Here’s where you come in. I need to figure out what types of popcorn I should have there for the final night. Want to hang out with me on Election night?