Still Waiting

Pennsylvania and Georgia are still seeing a slow increase in the lead for Biden. Arizona’s lead is still shrinking. Nevada is… Nevada.

Am I still freaking out on Tuesday Take Five? You bet your sweet red white and blue ass I am.

We are getting to distraction time. We watched a Harry Potter movie last night while trying not to watch the news. Today there are some chores to do, there are guitar parts to record (I’ve decided that the rest of November will be played on my SG, you heard it here first), I’ve started binge re-watching The Flash because… I don’t know why, and there are still more Harry Potter movies to see.

All while we wait for the last few states to count the last few ballots. Please let it end today.

Nutz

Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania continues to grow, slowly but steadily.

The lead in Georgia is small and getting minutely smaller at a snail’s pace.

The lead in Arizona is still small but substantial though it too is shrinking very slowly.

The lead in Nevada jumped up in a big way and then bounced up and down from there.

All four states are getting closer and closer to finishing their counts. I desperately want all four states to end with Biden on top. That won’t give me the landslide I was hoping for, but it will be a pretty convincing win.

I don’t know how much longer I can keep myself together. At least it’s Friday and I can vegetate tomorrow if I need to.

Ugh!

This is Killing Me

Last night Biden went ahead in Georgia. This morning he went ahead in Pennsylvania.

Sweet Christmas, this is killing me. I need this to end with Biden as the President Elect, and I need it to end today. I don’t think I can survive with my sanity intact if this stretches into the weekend.

Keep counting, America. Let’s wrap this puppy up.

Beautiful Brutal Day

It’s 70 degrees here in Methuen, Massachusetts. I have the windows open in the bedroom/office and the wind is blowing like crazy outside and it’s making a cross breeze in here that is just delightful. It’s just a gorgeous day out here.

However, there has been barely any movement announced for any of the states that are still counting votes. Biden is still ahead in Arizona and Nevada. He’s still behind in North Carolina and Alaska, and he’s still gaining ground in Pennsylvania and Georgia. If it stays this way it will put Biden up to 270 electoral votes and he will win.

I am, of course, more interested in accuracy than speed but… come on guys, get to the counting. We need the info! This is brutal!

Simile

Much like American Democracy, my Christmas Cookie scented Yankee Candle is about to die.

If you are wondering, the Christmas Cookie candles from Yankee Candle are the best. Period. End of discussion.

Call it for Massachusetts

The polls closed in Massachusetts at 8:00pm. By 8:03pm, ABC News had called the state for Joe Biden with 0% of the precincts reporting. You might think that sounds fishy, but in reality we could have called it at 8:00am. My state is a blue state through and through.

Here’s a picture of two candles to show that I am not freaking out.

Freaking Out

I don’t understand my fellow Americans. Trump is a criminal. Every word out of his mouth is a verifiable lie. Literally every word. 230,000 Americans are dead because he refuses to take any action on Covid-19.

…and there are American citizens voting for him today. It’s unbelievable. It’s unconscionable. I just don’t understand. It’s bad enough that he and the Russians rigged the last election and it’s pretty much guaranteed he is rigging it again… and American citizens are still voting for him.

How can this happen?

How to Spend Election Day

So how have you been spending your election day? In lock down, I hope.

I rewatched The new Mandalorian episode and a few recent Archers and a South Park. I popped into work for an 11:00 meeting. I played quite a bit of electric guitar. I used my new bluesbreaker clone paired up with the Klon Centaur klone I bought back in May. With both pedals set to really low gain, they add up to a pretty freaking wonderful mid-gain tone. With the Klone gain off and the Blooze Maker set very high it’s… not as wonderful, but still pretty cool. I put guitars on two new November songs and three old re-recording songs. My fingers are screwy now so I’m taking a break in case I need to blow off stress steam later.

I’ve done a little doom scrolling on twitter. Not much. I’ve managed to stay away. I don’t know if I’ll be able to stay away for long. The draw of rumor and speculation is strong. Very strong.

Vote out the nazis.