what are you doing next tuesday?

Me: I’m going to be making gumbo. And some corn bread. Maybe fried okra. And greens. And a yet-to-determined starch. It will be a celebration of my southern roots. And I’ll be having folks over to watch the returns (NY readers: you’re welcome to join my “party” – if by party I mean anxiety fest). I don’t plan on going to bed until it’s over. I just hope this year isn’t like 2000, because that could mean being up for several weeks.

8 thoughts on “what are you doing next tuesday?”

  1. We hosted a grad student election party in 2004. It was a lot of fun in the beginning, but lost steam quickly. I went to bed before everyone left because I was so depressed. The only good thing that came out of it was that I learned how to make Texas Caviar for the occasion, which is now one of my staple party foods (we had a buffet of state-themed foods).

    This year Omar and I are attending one, rather than hosting it. I’m looking forward to what I hope is a more invigorating experience.

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  2. I’m actually going to start the evening with my Tuesday Bible study group; we’re doing the last third of the letter to the Hebrews. We talked a lot about whether to cancel, as some are working on the election, but decided that spiritual reflection wasn’t a bad way to begin the evening. That will be done by 9, after which my offspring (and their partners, I think) are coming over. We spent 2004 at an election party that got increasingly glum. I just can’t make myself plan a celebratory event. If things go well, I’ll celebrate later.

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  3. Breathing a long sigh of relief that the blogosphere will finally get back to other matters… and grimly preparing for the next election onslaught in Quebec (provincial elections by Christmas, folks).
    You know the saying: No matter who you vote for, the government always wins.

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