I'm a girl. I live in Wisconsin with my husband. We have a cat named Zelda, a houseplant named Lindsey, an herb garden on our balcony that is always *thisclose* to being nothing more than soil, and a habit of watching Criminal Minds until way past an appropriate bedtime. I'm a grad school flunkie with leftover angsty feelings from that time in my life. I can't parallel park or ride my bike with no hands. I can teach systems of equations, though, so I feel like I've gotten a fair shake in life.
My best friend and I take pictures every day. Every day of the month has a different theme. Enjoy!
There's a sign over Main Street, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, that reads "VOTE VOTE VOTE." This banner is out for every election here - primary, general, and random judicial elections. As soon as it appears, we make unfunny jokes about voting three times and voter fraud and federalism. That is how nerds do it.
I went for a long walk yesterday. As I wandered our neighborhood, I saw no Clinton signs, no Trump signs, only signs for our local Assembly member (you might call it city council or something similar) and signs in support of the school referendum. I think that's fine. Local and state laws definitely impact my day to day life more than federal laws. But I worry. I worry.
Get there and vote, rationality be damned.
Unless you're a Wisconsin voter who wants to re-elect Ron Johnson. If that's you, stay the fuck home.