I almost didn't vote today. I hemmed and hawed and said that it probably wouldn't matter, because in MD, it was a given who would win. Now before you get all up and arms about it, I finally walked the one block to my polling station and voted. In the ice storm. Despite being bedridden (no joke) for five days with a wracking cough/head cold thing (which is really why all the hemming and hawing came about). What finally did it, was not just that it was a historic primary, but thinking about people around the world who would walk for miles to cast a vote, flu be damned. I don't ever want Katrina to ask me why I didn't vote in an election year, in a primary. I don't ever want her to try to get out of jury duty, or shrug her shoulders at a voting booth, or be complacent about the world around her. And if I don't want her to be those things, than I surely can't be those things either.
I'm crawling back to bed, hoping that all of you who can vote, have voted, or will soon. And we will return with contest winners and updates on the mooch once I can actually be up and about for more than an hour without being winded.