I don't know why that song title just popped into my head. Was that a Green River song, or was it Mudhoney? I don't care enough to look it up. Seattle grunge, at any rate.
11:52 p.m. – Well, it has happened; I want sleep more than I want to find out who won the election. Sleep always wins with me.
11:34 p.m. – My NBC network has been on local coverage for the last 20 minutes and I don't care. I'm giving this horrible, horrible thing until midnight to resolve itself, and then I'm going to bed and denying the existence of this apparent reality.
11:02 p.m. – Bush leads 197-188 with CNN calling California for Kerry and Idaho for Un Petite Tyrant.
10:58 p.m. – Hope springs eternal, as Kerry pulls within 193-133 by winning Pennsylvania. California, which is solidly Democrat, carries 55 electoral votes, so ... I guess it's not over yet. But Florida is going Bush, I can just feel it. *crosses fingers for Ohio pulling through for Kerry*
10:47 p.m. – God, whatever. I'm going to wake up tomorrow morning and the sky will be black and the air will be filled with ash and brimstone and the sun will be in eclipse and birds will be speaking in tongues and time will move in reverse and and and ... *cries*
10:07 p.m. – Even Jon Stewart isn't making this better. A guy whom I haven't talked to in a few years, Eric, messaged me and now we're talking about how many gay guys he knows support Bush. That defies logic. But he does live in Texas, so maybe that explains everything.
9:44 p.m. – Kerry comes back a bit in Florida; the popular vote is now 52-47% for Bush. Pennsylvania is tracking heavily for Kerry; Ohio might be our last great hope for regime change. Nausea Level is at DEFCON 3.
9:27 p.m. – I've just opened my fourth Diet Sunkist of the night and have resigned myself to feeling like hell, stomach-wise, tomorrow.
HWG: 156-112, Bush
HWG: the key states still not reporting
Teem: *sits on pins and needles*
HWG: I'm not sure whether or not I'd like to have Bush just barely beat Kerry, or kick his ass
Teem: barely beat him
Teem: noooooooooooo, Ohio is leaning to Bush!
HWG: I hate Florida
HWG: I hate Ohio, too
Teem: you die, Ohio! You die and you go to HELL!
9:00 p.m. – Teem is online, so we're commiserating. Florida is still too close to call, but exit polls (bad for Bush) don't appear to match actual vote tallies (good for Bush). Which is BAD. Very bad. And I'm eating hummus again.
8:44 p.m. – South Carolina and Virginia go to Bush. *glares*
8:22 p.m. – Bush takes the lead, 81-77, after taking North Carolina. Russert chants "OhioOhioOhio" and "FloridaFloridaFlorida" because, apparently, NO OTHER STATE MATTERS!! Woo!! Doesn't that mean my vote for Kerry should count, say, 25 times? And Brokaw just said he didn't want to leave other states out. Oh Tom, quit trying to be so inclusionary.
8:15 p.m. – Bush leads Kerry in Florida in the popular vote, 55-45%. C'mon you Wangers! Don't vote for your spiritual leader! Only one-fifth of the precincts are reporting, so there's still plenty of room for Floridians, as a whole, to wise up. Ooh! Tom Brokaw is now going to Tampa - ewww, he's throwing it over to Ralph Reed, who is blessedly having mic issues and so I have avoided Satan, Jr. for the moment. Brokaw starts talking to my crush, Tim Russert, and I celebrate by consuming Edy's Whole Fruit Strawberry Banana sorbet.
8:00 p.m. – John Kerry leads in the electoral votes, 77-66. For the moment. I'm trying not to eat more roasted garlic hummus, but I feel stressed right now, and it makes me feel all warm and happy inside. Much in the same way drinking napalm might.Posted by Highwaygirl on November 2, 2004 08:03 PM to the category Current Affairs