Election Day can’t come soon enough.
For anyone who has missed my copious whining, we live in Ohio. For some reason, Ohio is THE swing state this election (can someone explain that to me? Florida has more electoral votes). Yesterday we got 7 fliers in the mail (Mitt Romney REALLY hates trees). Our address gets a few democrat fliers sent to my husband and at least 2-3 republican fliers a day sent to the former owners (they are really conservative Catholics from what we have learned). We’ve been bombarded with door-to-door people and targeted ads on social media and Hulu Plus (why am I paying for Hulu Plus with all these damn commercials anyways?).
I would like to add that there is a senate candidate here who looks like he is challenging you to slap him in the face. He puts his headshot on all of his flyers. NOT HELPING MY RAGE!
I’ve finally hit my breaking point. People who know me in real life know I’m undecided. I’m not going to get in to why here, but I will say the candidate my views most align with is third party. Anyways, I’ve had people ask about it before, so I stupidly admitted it on a friend’s Facebook status. I thought people were genuinely curious, not looking to piss me off.
Umm, nope. I got a long message about why I NEEDED to vote for Obama. Can we clear something up? I’m not undecided because I don’t know the facts, I’m undecided because I do. I have been bombarded with information for months. I don’t want help or opinions on who I NEED to vote for. What I want is a bottle of wine and a nap uninterrupted by ringing doorbells and phones.
For the record, I am so glad that I never got an Ohio cell phone number.
Meanwhile, here in Ohio we have a pretty long early voting period. We have been bombarded with ads of the president telling us to vote early. And every time someone says vote early it feels like they forgot to say vote often at the end. This doesn’t work like American Idol?
Anyways, brief training update. I will be run/walking the 10K on Sunday. The course is pretty much impossible to entirely run (I don’t understand how they found hills like that in Ohio). After the race I am planning to take 4-6 weeks off from running completely to let my foot and IT band really heal. I’m starting the New Rules of Lifting for Women, so there will still be plenty of working out. Probably just walking with the dogs and baby on my normal running days. It’s not my favorite decision, but the most effective cure for both of those injuries is rest and stretching/strengthening, so I figure I’ll nip it in the bud now before I’d have to start training for a spring half. Also, there aren’t really any races before January 1 that I’m interested in. Also, also, I really like sleeping. A lot.