I woke at 3 AM and lay there a moment wondering why before realizing, Ah. All those calls I made to Virginia voters yesterday rubbed off: polls were opening in their state.

I managed to roll back over and sleep for an hour but then woke again, too anxious and excited to sleep any more — I feel like a kid waiting for her parents to wake on Christmas morning.

A friend in Pennsylvania reports that at 6:50 AM he was the 90th person on line to vote. To all my friends in swing states, I wish you patience and hope you have something good to read while you wait on line!

It’s 5:54 AM in California as I write this, and I’m just waiting for my turn to vote for change.


  1. Elrena says:

    I voted! I only had to wait about 40 minutes; not too bad for a swing state.

    Now it looks like I’m going to spend the rest of the day consoling the almost-four-year-old: “I want to vote, too!” she cries. “But I am 18!”

  2. Stacey says:

    I am with you Caroline. I woke early today too and just can’t shake this really anxious feeling. I am so nervous and hopeful… so hopeful…

  3. Aliki2006 says:

    I just voted in NC and there were no lines at all! We were out of there in 25 minutes.

    I woke up a few times last night, with butterflies in my stomach!

  4. Maria says:

    Fingers crossed for you, dear American friend!

  5. penelope says:

    ::dancing around with glee::

    Just wanted to come by and high five, though of course I am sad about the CA thing.