Before and After

Flowers I bought myself when I was finished with my yearly Spring Cleaning before …


And after. The trick is to buy flowers before they’ve opened, I’ve learned. That way they last much longer. If you buy them when they’re open you don’t know how long they’ve been open and they could only last a day or two. Hello beautiful Bleeck.


Post Poll Work

So exhausting. At one point a young girl walked in and said she was told a judge had ruled at 2pm that people registered as independents could vote in the New York primary. It seemed insane that we wouldn’t have been hearing that all over the place, but I called the Board of Elections, who said “no way,” and then I googled it to see if it was in the news. Nope. But I tried. I like seeing younger people passionate about voting. I think there was low turnout among young people during the last presidential election, wasn’t there?

I tried to think how the rule that only democrats and republicans can vote in the democrat and republican primary here in New York may have come about and I came down to two guesses. One, why should you get a say in who my party nominee is if you are not in my party? Two, people outside the party could sabotage the process by voting in a candidate who is less likely to win.

Love the stencil of the top half of Bernie’s head. This was at the top of the stairs to the subway.


Live From a NYC Polling Site

I expected it to be BUSY and it wasn’t so much at my poll site, the Tweed Courthouse. Except I was told that the Tweed site usually gets close to zero, so the steady stream we’re seeing is a TON for them. The busiest time is after work hours, so we shall see what happens then. I can’t wait! I want mobs. Mobs!! Please show up!

My view from the table I’m working (I look up people’s addresses and tell them the Election District table to go to). This is the most beautiful poll site I’ve worked. The building is stunning and my view is lovely and breezy.


Still Torn, But I’m Voting for Hillary

I’m exhausted from Spring Cleaning but here is the Cliff Notes version of why I’m voting for Hillary. It’s mostly because of two unforgettable impressions. 1. The first time she took on the senate, re: healthcare, when her husband was president. I’d been in scaled down versions of that situation many times, facing down a bunch of men who didn’t care about what I was proposing, or whether or not it was a good idea, only about making sure I didn’t succeed. I never handled it very well and I was impressed at how well she did.

2. The second time she took on the senate, re: Benghazi. I watched the whole thing. THE WHOLE THING. The Republicans had been preparing for how long? Months? Years really. They must have put all their best minds to work on how they were going to take her down. They threw everything they could at her, hour after hour after hour. And she swatted them aside like gnats. She also never backed down or tried to be nice and she pulled that off.

She’s not perfect, but I’ve got to give it to her for that. Really, I’m waiting for Elizabeth Warren to decide she’s ready. Wait, she’s 66. Maybe President Warren will never happen.

Pigeon love in Washington Square Park.