a New England election

Last night, we stayed up late.

To see the beard.

pullen joins the student section

To see the Octagon of Doom rock national television.

final score, 71-62

And most importantly to see our beloved Wildcats beat #1 Texas.

post-game celebration

This morning, we got up early for another important event with national coverage — the special state election to choose the Kennedy-seat replacement. For the first time since 1953, the seat will not be occupied by a member of the Kennedy family. Even more significant, this seat is Senate Democrat number 60 and a party change here could threaten Obama's health care bill. A google search shows the race is a close one.

So it was no surprise there was a decent line at 7:30 a.m., only 30 minutes after the polls opened. I'm just thrilled that our first votes as Massachusetts residents are so significant!

to simplify voting...

It's a very organized setup, and there are some adorable senior citizens helping voters check in.

Us after fulfilling our civic responsibility.

we voted

And to make the experience even more delightful, a beautiful fluffy snow made our short walk to the polls a beautiful one.

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The polls close at 8 p.m. eastern time. When you see the results, know that two of those numbers are us!