November 04, 2008


My husband's buddy is a politics wonk like me. We watched all the debates together, we went to the rally together, and we frequently get together for dinner to rant at each other. (I think my husband is just glad that I found someone to suffer through election season with besides him; he doesn't have the stomach for election nonsense.) So the culmination of our wonkiness was going to be staying up all night watching election results and biting our fingernails. This is our Super Bowl.

But orders came down, and he deployed this morning instead.

I took him to drop him off, and I was just so bummed. Six months ago, I said goodbye to my husband, and now I had to say goodbye to a friend who's helped me pass the time through the deployment.

I met a girl at the rally last week who said, "I'm a diehard Republican but politics is just so boring."

"Not if you do it right," I muttered under my breath.

It's rare to find someone who likes the ins and outs of politics. Someone who wants to rant about current events. Someone who wants to watch Fox News so long that you see the same show twice. Someone who gets giddy at the mention of Krauthammer. I have all of you in my imaginary world, but I was happy to have someone like that in my Real Life. Someone to rant with in person and not just via email.

It was fun, and I will miss his companionship.

It will be a long six weeks of the rest of my husband's deployment.

But thank heavens Chuck Z is hosting more liveblogging of the election results, so I have a place to fit in tonight.

Posted by Sarah at November 4, 2008 11:35 AM | TrackBack

If you lived in my state or I lived in yours, I would totally play political nerd with you. Almost guaranteed hubby won't be able to stomach it tonight, but I plan on having Fox on downstairs until bedtime.

Posted by: Leofwende at November 4, 2008 04:53 PM

thinking of you on election night :). hope you enjoy it!

Posted by: kate at November 4, 2008 07:28 PM