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Tuesday, Sept. 07, 2004
Election Night

I have less than half an hour so have to type fast!

It's election night. Oh JOY! Since it is 1) a Presidential Primary and 2) a hotly-contested race for at least two county political races, things will likely be busy until the wee hours of the morning. Thank goodness there isn't an election every year, though in all honesty, it does mean more money in my paycheck, because it means more money to the station overall.

Trying to figure out how to refer to my friend who might end up being more.

He was at the studios tonight taking care of some odds and ends that I couldn't cover because of the combination BOTH of election returns tonight AND a city council meeting. I think maybe I'll call him Tall Guy for the time being. At 6'5", the pseudonym certainly fits! He'll also be back on Friday to help work on another aspect of the system.

It had been so many years since I was involved with a man I had to literally look up 'body language' on the internet to see if I was way off the mark in interpreting a few things. I wasn't, for which I was much relieved and even more intrigued. I know that he is very funny, thoughtful, and intelligent. There is one significant consideration which might be a killer - we are from different religions. And I know that he is considering a foray into ministry, which would probably mean he'd be looking for a wife from his own church. (As is appropriate.) I'm still not sure where I stand on some religious issues, but I'm pretty sure I couldn't convert to his faith, and don't have the right to ask that of him, either.

Ack... it's almost time for me to leave. I will be calling in reports to the Associated Press and while I know within reason that there won't be anything released until 9PM or thereabouts, they'll still call and ask.

I'll be taking pen and paper and working on other things while waiting. For anyone who's never been to the aftermath of an election, you get a flurry of reports about once an hour and in between? Nothing. Bupkus. Nada. A whole bunch of boredom. I might take a novel, but more likely will just write, because I can.


Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )