Today at work, out of the blue, Princess said, "I think I'll go home and do some vacuuming." So I laughed and said, "That sounds like a pretty exciting Friday night!" But what am I doing with my Friday night? Working on my Paper. It's almost done, luckily. So its okay that I've been mostly distracted from working very hard on it tonight.
My first distraction came when E came to me and said, "I need to go register to vote." Well I'm glad she finally got the civic urge on the last day to register in New York! So we put on our flip-flops (it's been so warm in the city this week!) and went out in search of this voter registration place we saw the other day over by the laundromat. It was plastered with Obama propaganda, because this is Harlem, and they were selling bejewelled Obama shirts and hats. I wanted to buy a sticker, because no matter which way you lean, you must agree that Shepard Fairey is a brilliant artist. But I didn't have a dollar. Now, I do want to rant a bit here because lately I've heard several people say they aren't going to vote. I'm not endorsing Obama here, or McCain. But I am endorsing voting. If you physically can, vote! It is a privilege and a responsibility that no citizen should forfeit. You can write in a candidate if you really must, but at least go and vote. If you sit home and ignore the process, nothing will ever get done in this country--or at least nothing good.
Anyway, I came home and started working on my paper some more, but then I got distracted by talking on the phone to my brother, who described the cakewreck he saw this evening at a wedding reception. I hope he sends me a picture!
By the time I got off the phone, the Japanese guy who has been "installing" our floor's washer and drier unit was out in the hall throwing tools around and talking to himself in Japanese, (now look who's got an exciting Friday night...) and I couldn't concentrate with that ruckus. So I got distracted by my blog.
The photo above was taken in 1963 (I think) by Leonard Freed. I hope it inspires you to go vote in a few weeks.