i mean, i don't really have to tell you to vote today do i?
didn't think so.
this morning i voted for my first time in cuyahoga county - which made me feel like a real clevelander, even though i have lived here for the past three years.
the klutz and i headed to starbucks bright and early to get coffee (venti) and walk to the old stone church in public square to cast our vote. we already had friends in line (court and hatchel) so we kinda knew what we were getting into.
as i entered the building there was a surreal silence - no one was really talking. i mean we were in a church, but come on now.
at the point that i arrived, i was having a serious hot flash ripping off layers of clothes. one could say i was being typical loud alexa (shocker).
suddenly my phone starts to vibrate. it was my friend court, "alexa, i can hear you."
me: "where are you? i can't see you."
suddenly, the guy in front of her in line (who she doesn't know from adam) turns around and asks her, "is that alexa?". it was yet another one of my friends.
joking aside, i actually had fun voting.
the whole process only took about an hour, and the line was full of my friends and neighbors - creating that community feeling that sometimes can get lost living downtown.
one thing did surprise me though. i thought that all voting in ohio was now electronic. my polling location was SAT test style - filling in little bubbles with pen by the candidate's name. hey, at least the technology now allows pen instead of #2 pencil right?
well that's my voting experience for the day, i hope you get out there if you haven't already and create your own.