Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Change We Can (Eat) (Believe In)

I almost couldn't leave the house and vote today. Too freaked. Visibly stressed, in fact.
I figured California was all sewn up for Obama, anyway.
But then Cranky reminded me how important my vote on Prop 8 would be, and I combed my hair. Put on a shirt. Went to the Nazarene home where the polling booths were. (Nice people!)
Gosh, what a crowd. Last time I voted there, we were the only two people. This time, we could hardly find a place to park.
And then, on the way home, we stopped by a Chinese restaurant we've been meaning to check out. But. It had a new name! A new canvas sign outside.
Still, we went in and ordered food... and they told us we were their first customers.
Of the day?
No, of the restaurant. They just started, today!
I have never been a first customer, anywhere.
The food was OK. Good enough. I'm glad I went and voted, for onion cake, and for Obama.


keite said...

Thanks for getting out there and voting. California loves you for it! I'm watching Prop 8 (and a few of the others) pretty closely ...

We Are Never Full said...

WHOOOO HOOOOOO! Thank you for the vote (esp. on PropHate). I don't know if I'll be able to eat tonight I'm so nervous! Ok, let's be honest, nothing will stop me from eating.

dancingmorganmouse said...

Good for you - and you get an I voted sticker. We don't get anything but a "warm feeling inside" or a case of the grumps ;)
Fingers & toes crossed.

Anita (Married... with dinner) said...

Hey, that scallion pancake looks pretty good :)

kudzu said...

Was the Chinese restaurant the one at Northgate (not in the food court)?? Because my San Anselmo Chinese place became China Villa Nov. 1, from former owners of the one in Northgate! Does this make sense? Hope their scallion cakes as as good as yours.

And you know damned well what else I hope (and pray to Whomever) for.

dancingmorganmouse said...

Hey, the news is he won! Woot.

MaggieB said...

We did it!

The Spiteful Chef said...

OMFG, hooray!

wot larx said...

Oh my goodness, you wonderful, wonderful people - well done! I am so hopeful and happy for you - your friends north of the border rejoice!

Anna Haight said...

Jubilation at this household!

Kel said...

champagne on ice down under. thank you America!

Brittany said...

I'm sure you guys are celebrating, as we are!!!
It is a wonderful day...

peter said...

What? Did something happen? I was napping.

Zoomie said...

I know what you mean about the pre-election nerves, but now you get the post-election glow of satisfaction!

Sweet Bird said...

Prop. 8...I'm sad. Just so sad that this state is still so backward, so willing to take away people's rights. I'm going to go drink my sorrows away.

Sam said...

You didn't need me for Obama this time, but I wish I'd had the chance to be a voice on Prop 8. I take small comfort in the fact that the country has shown willing for change now and this can only mean more change to come. Maybe one day, if we remain patient, common sense will eventually prevail everywhere. It's up to the young people now. They can do it. I have faith in them.

cookiecrumb said...

Keite: Not all good news, but we do our best. Thanks to you, too.

We: I hate that we are punishing gays. How can all those sub-100-IQ idjits overturn a State Supreme Court ruling?

Morgan: I ate the "I Voted" sticker. :D

Anita: Look at the crenellations! Beauty.

Kudzu: Oh! YOU got China Villa? We were just about to check it out, when they shut down. So they moved. Cool.
No, the place we went to used to be Three Dragons, near Futon Mary's, now called Bamboo Gardens.

Morgan: Eep! What do we do now?

Maggie: OMG. I am stunned.

Spitey: This is historic, I want your young white ass to know.

Wot Larx: I am happy. Thanks for your support.

Anna: Champagne for breakfast, no lie. ;D

Kel: I am so grateful for your spirit.

Brittany: I can hardly get a grip on my senses. Wow.

Peter: Wake up. A new Chinese restaurant opened.

Zoomie: Remember that Robert Redford movie, The Candidate? "What do we do now?"

Sweet Bird: I'm ashamed. But elated.

Sam: You are a true citizen, even if you can't vote. Thank you.

Choosy Beggar Tina said...

I love onion cake. And as a Canadian who has also been WAY more interested in your (American) politicking than my (Canadian) own, I also prefer Obama. So CONGRATULATIONS!!!

And PS - you may be chuffed for being that restaurant's first patrons, but they will also ALWAYS remember you: their first customers in their exciting new enterprise. How special is THAT?!

tammy said...

That's so weird. I totally thought you were for McCain.

P.S. Yayyyyy.

cookiecrumb said...

Tina: Click over to the New York Times and read Gail Collins' column (on the op-ed page) today. This one's for you!
Nice thought about the restaurant; thanks for that angle on it.

Tammy: McCain? Meh. But Palin! Hoochie mama! I heard she's still refusing to concede.

Alice Q. Foodie said...

Yee Haw! Well, except for Prop 8, but that won't stand. We won't stand for it.

So what's the new blog header going to say? ;-)

cookiecrumb said...

Alice: Ooh. Umm.
Oh, hell, I'll always be mad.
Oh! I got it. "I'm a Peach"!!!!!

KathyF said...

I think you should change (change!) the name of your blog: I'm Satisfied and I Eat.