First I should explain, I live in the second red-ist state in the union. There is not a chance that my blue vote will matter in the 2012 presidential race. but that’s not going to stop me from pretending. About 25 of my friends and I plan to gather tomorrow night and watch the election results together. We are from a wide variety of backgrounds with both blue and red running through our veins (some with both). It will be a bipartisan party to say the least and I’m very much looking forward to it.
One item I plan to take with me is this electoral coloring map. I love the idea of having coloring time during the result readings. It should go well with the All-American salad, hamburgers and potato salad. (I found the map here.)
Apparently this is a common thing — having a results watching party. I’ve never done it before, but I’ve never really been around non-military either. I find it odd that military personnel don’t really have a desire to celebrate who their new boss will be…or maybe they feel they can’t. Perhaps it has more to do the fact that the local race should be or is the draw and there isn’t a vested interest in the local race for military personnel. There is the slight possibility that maybe my interest this year lays in the fact that I’ve gotten older…but I’m sure that’s not it.
What do you think? What are you doing tomorrow night?