day 5: we got out the vote!

Happy Obama Day!!!

And, um, I don’t quite know how to say this, but – he is black, isn’t he? I hope my readers will take this in the spirit of peace and acceptance that it is meant… but I kind of forgot. I’m sure he didn’t forget, and I know black people in our country didn’t forget, but maybe my forgetting means something? That a white suburban twenty-something, just another girl of my generation, went and voted for the best man and skin color didn’t even cross her mind? I’m sure I wasn’t the only one. That’s also a symbol of progress, right? Edging toward the day when none of us will consider it a deciding factor anymore?

Michigan issues:

Medical marijuana wins (62%). I didn’t even know this wasn’t already legal. They interviewed this girl on the news who said making medical marijuana legal will just make it easier to get, and then everybody will be walking around stoned all the time. LOL! People amuse me sometimes. Because, you know, alcohol being legal and everybody just walks around drunk all the time… oh, how will we ever function??? 🙂

Stem cell research wins (52%). I was a bit torn on this one, about the whole ethical, is it a baby, isn’t it a baby, debate. Finally leaning toward the side of no, it’s probably not a baby. I say probably, because none of us know for sure one way or the other. Hopefully this research will help cure people, and not be used to make bear-elephant-hybrids or whatever. That’s all I’m hoping for.

Good election people! Congrats to my friends and family in Ohio for voting blue! 🙂

NaNoWriMo Stats: end of day 4

6774 written (on track = 6668)

On track and then some. I had a productive day yesterday, but don’t have any idea what I’ll work on today. I guess I’ll just show up and see what spills out.