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18 September 2004 @ 08:18 pm
Awaiting the second print out...  
...Election night is one of the few nights that I'll actually sit in front of the TV for hours. The first print out was just announced and the candidate that I voted for in the Mayoral race is ahead by 1,000 votes. This election probably won't even be decided tonight - it'll probably be taken to a run off in the general (if one candidate can't get 51% of the vote). :P

I was sad to hear that there are only about 40,000 registered voters in Hawaii and from all reports so far, voter turnout has been very low this year. I guess a lot of people feel that the primary election isn't important, even though it could determine offices like Mayor and Prosecutor... :P We were really sad to see the polling place so empty when Mark & I went to vote this morning. :( And a lot of people were having problems with the ballot. Two or three people in front of me actually had to re-vote because they voted for one person on each of the various "party" ballots. :P I know it wasn't really explained, but it wasn't that hard to figure out that you can't vote for both a Republican AND a Democratic candidate for the same office in the primary! :P

In non-election news, we're still managing to keep up our healthy diets - which really surprises me. :) Mark hasn't had fast food in a couple of months and hasn't had the need to slather mayo or butter on anything - I'm so proud of him! :) I'm still on my fruit and vegetable kick and bought a pineapple today from the market (and spent the better part of the afternoon trying to cut it) :P. Even though I live in Hawaii, I rarely (if ever) eat pineapple because it's such a pain to cut. :P I decided to prepare it with Li Hing Mui powder - which I love - it makes a terrific snack. :)

I'm off to see if the second print outs have come out... Hope you all have a nice evening. :)
karmastyx: Laura made by careleswhisperkarmastyx on September 19th, 2004 01:11 am (UTC)
You know, I'm not a big fan of pineapple. I have never had it fresh, so maybe that's why. Usually it is too tangy for me, which sounds weird. LOL. I'm so proud of you and Mark both. That is so great you are still eating healthy. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 19th, 2004 09:18 am (UTC)
I'm usually not a big fan of pineapple either... It's not worth all the headache of cutting it. :P But you're right, fresh pineapple tastes MUCH better than the canned ones and there's a huge difference! And I usually love to eat it with the Li Hing Mui powder on it, it makes it SO much sweeter. :)

And thanks so much for always being so encouraging, Laura! :) *HUGS*
Kananigirlkananigirl on September 19th, 2004 02:34 am (UTC)
It seemed like hardly anyone was voting this time. Maybe there will be a lot more in November?
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 19th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC)
I know! Our polling place was pretty empty yesterday - it was really sad! :P Hopefully there will be a better voter turnout in November... I'm definitely voting absentee in the general election. :P
Sabine: Lauser Kopfsabine10 on September 19th, 2004 09:28 am (UTC)
Saxony and Brandenburg had elections for "the parliament of the country" here - turnout 30-45%. It's sad that not even 50% of the citizen went to the elections. Still, out of that people are angry and disapointed in regard to the parties, they also seem to be tired of politic here.

It's really good that both of you are still eat healthy food. :) I only like to eat pineapple when it's fresh (can't remember what time I ate it for the last time). You are right, it's really difficult to cut it, unfortunately.

Hope you had a nice Sunday, Sheri. *Hugs*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 19th, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC)
It's so sad that there are such low turnouts these days for elections. It's as if people here are apathetic all the way up until the elected individual does something they don't like - then they care enough to complain... :P

I think it'll be a long time until I eat another pineapple - it was way too messy and not really worth all that work. :P

Hope you've had a nice weekend, Sabine. :) *HUGS*