Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Haven't had much to blog lately--or rather, have had so much to blog, what with turmoil in the markets, turmoil in my own industry/company, turmoil at home and within, that I can't crack open the can of mess and pour it out. Sometime soon I will get my head a bit more sorted out and get blogging again properly, I promise.

But I had to share this: I just realized this morning that my parents are going to be out of the country on Election Day. They live in a very hotly contested battleground state--Sarah Palin spoke in the next town over from them last week--and so their votes will actually count, unlike mine. I wasn't totally sure if THEY realized they would be missing the election--my dad has been a US citizen for decades and usually manages to vote, but my mom has only been a citizen for about 15 years. Until she became a citizen, she had never voted for anything in her life, having grown up in Korea when it was under Japanese occupation and then a military dictatorship. The very first time she tried to vote, she got lost on the way to the polling place and gave up and went home.

So I looked up absentee ballot requirements for their state online, and emailed them detailed instructions on how to vote absentee. I begged them to take the time to fill out the forms, and sent a link to this video (featuring a Korean mom just like mine talking about why she's voting for Obama) for good measure.

My mom wrote back to me: "Hey, I would not give up my right of voting. We already send in for absentee ballots."

Go Mom!


Blogger caramama said...

Yeah for your parents! And good for you looking out for them!

4:30 PM  
Blogger TeamWinks said...

I wish my vote counted in my state. Not much worse than being a democrat in the bible belt.

5:06 PM  
Blogger MoMo said...

you go mom and dad!! Can't wait until this eleciton is over!!

11:24 AM  
Blogger gaelen said...

that post made me smile. Go Mom!

12:07 PM  
Blogger kbreints said...

I love absentee ballots!! i have already voted too!

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Kath said...

Go Mom indeed! That's so cool. I am very heartened by the fact that so many people are voting this year.

And I so wish it were over already. The suspense is killing me.

2:38 AM  

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