Sunday, November 28, 2010

Election Day 2010 -- Haiti-style!

For the first time in 20 years, I was near an election and I didn't vote. It was a good day though. I had heard there were going to be riots today. But it wasn't until around 4pm that someone stopped by and told me about them. So at least there was nothing in my neighborhood. And there were a few pop-pops -- maybe next door -- but I'm guessing they were fireworks and not guns. Besides, all gun licenses were revoked for the day. So I'm sure no one would use one.

Anyway, I'm still on the mend. But intend to go to work for a full-day tomorrow... first time in more than a week. And I've begun my weekly chloroquine cycle. That should at least mitigate the effects of another battle with malaria. Hopefully I won't have to reprise my pick-me-up theme song from last week:

Kodachrome, it gives us those nice bright colors
Gives us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah!

Love that song! Even when I pretty much feel I'd be better off dead... I just can't stay in a bad mood for very when I sing that verse.

As for the election results, all my news has been online... other than one conversation this afternoon. But after a month, my creole is still far-from-perfect. So I'll take a pass on that for now.

Thanks for all the support this past week. I really do appreciate it.

Tim White


Anonymous said...'ve got lots of material for a your spare time? ddv

Tim White said...

haha... thanks. I've had lots of friends suggest that in the past. My dad's always pushing me to do it... and he does know writing fairly well. But you know me... I never have enough time... and I think you're the same way...

"the world needs to be saved! And there's just not enough time to do it!" haha...

You should see some of my earlier (pre-political) stuff. Nothing bad per se. Just a bit more descriptive than may be appropriate for an elected official... although... Jim Webb is now a US Senator... so... hope springs eternal! haha... again, thanks. Maybe after I finish my chem class.

Tim White said...

I do love telling a story.