I got my little “I voted” sticker
Tuesday November 02nd 2010, 11:27 pm
Filed under: Friends,Politics,Recipes

And now I’m glued (again) to watching the results come in.

We went over to Johnna and Glenn’s for an election party, Jon Stewart style: everyone kind and courteous and just plain enjoying hanging out with friends, regardless of any party affiliation. Pass the snacks.  Glenn supplied fine chocolate, I brought almond raspberry sponge cake.  (Mom: that would be your hot milk sponge cake recipe from Betty Crocker circa 1952, made with almond extract, 4 tbl butter instead of 2, and with two boxes of raspberries rinsed, very carefully patted dry, and arranged across to sink down to the bottom evenly.  Crunchy organic/Demerara type sugar sprinkled on top of the cake.)

And a good time was had by all.

(Ed. to add, and one political party=one baby hat, knittingwise.)

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LOL…having done mu civic duty, I returned to my regularly scheduled Tuesday. Knit Night, followed by a little Dancing With The Stars, unsullied by election returns, as long as I could keep the fellows quiet about it. (mostly un-successful)

Comment by Ruth 11.03.10 @ 12:19 am

I’ll see your almond raspberry sponge cake and raise you a bowl of potato-leek soup. (Life’s uncertain: eat dessert first!)

Comment by Lynn 11.03.10 @ 3:28 am

Sounds like a fun party! The cake…wow!! Looks like our legislature will decide Vermont’s gubernatorial race as no one got more than 50% of the vote.

Comment by Joansie 11.03.10 @ 4:52 am

I voted in my new polling place. I have voted in the same place the last 23 years. I was VERY discombulated and put out that I didn’t know a single person there. But as Judy says “suck it up mom, they will find about you way too soon anyway.”

Comment by afton 11.03.10 @ 6:09 am


Comment by Sherry in Idaho 11.03.10 @ 6:56 am

What a fun party – and tasty treats. My sticker and I went home to the dogs… where Sissy proceeded to eat said sticker… Hem.

Comment by Channon 11.03.10 @ 7:24 am

I voted after work. My dinner was Triscuits and gouda (really good gouda), and some explosive episodes of Mythbusters. We tend to avoid election returns and the punditocracy; no matter who says what, someone in the house will be Annoyed, and it is better to watch things blow up than people.

Looking at the maps today, though, I am of the opinion that the northeast and the west coast are really different countries.

Comment by Patricia Day 11.03.10 @ 7:50 am

I think Patricia is right — at least the west coast is a different country! (is my visa still good?)

I couldn’t watch the returns all evening long — my blood pressure won’t stand it — I worked on quilts!!

(and I see your firing stuck! yippee — it’s the return of “gov. moonbeam!)

Comment by Bev 11.03.10 @ 8:50 am

I go to bed far too early to watch any returns, but caught some results around 6 this morning. I see Whitman was right about the polls being wrong — hers!

Comment by Don Meyer 11.03.10 @ 9:17 am

I voted with hubby when he came home from work, watched some of the returns, have had enough political wanderings for awhile, Here in Wisconsin, we have a new Governor and Senator. Will see what happens. Your Raspberry dessert sounds heavenly, a must try.

Comment by kris 11.03.10 @ 11:10 am

I’ve had a wonderful time visiting your blog. I’ve noticed that you are a hand knitting pattern designer. Currently, I’m interested in interviewing knitwear designers for my blog: http://sweatercursed.blogspot.com
Well, the main character of my paranormal psychological thriller The Sweater Curse is a knitwear designer.
If you are interested, please contact me. leanne@oknitting.com
Thank you,

Comment by Leanne 11.03.10 @ 2:13 pm

Whatever the results, being with frends makes them easier for all to handle.

Comment by twinsetellen 11.03.10 @ 3:09 pm

I was VERY disappointed that my polling place didn’t have any (or perhaps had run out of) stickers. We get so few rewards for being good citizens!

Comment by Sue 11.03.10 @ 3:47 pm

We went to vote, and for some reason, all the poll workers were under the impression that my boyfriend and I were married. (Guess we give off a vibe?) The really amusing part was how they kept calling him “Mr. Lanafactrix.”

Comment by Lanafactrix 11.03.10 @ 5:25 pm

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