Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Weapon of Choice

Holy crap, it's Election Day. It's been a wild ride, that's for sure. I'm going to go vote before work. I'm expecting lines. Should be an interesting night watching the returns. Hopefully everything will be nice and above board.

Hannah's got the day off because her school is being used as a polling place. They never used to give the kids the day off, but last year an old dude accidentally drove into a school, so now it's a safety thing. Speaking of which, last night an elderly fellow drove right onto the tracks in Salem and crashed into a commuter train. He was walking around afterwards and sent to the hospital as a precaution, but then died unexpectedly there. Very strange.

The weekend was a busy one. The girls had a blast going trick-or-treating Friday night; we stuck to the four dead-end streets in our neighborhood and they got a ton of candy. Need to get it out of here before I eat it all.

On Saturday, I ran my last 20-miler before Philly. It was a good run. Now I'm in taper mode. I'm running a 10-mile race in Andover this weekend and then will probably run another 10 the weekend after that, and then it'll be race day. Congrats to our friend Joe, who ran his first marathon in New York on Sunday, and to our friend Lauren, who had another kick-ass finish with a 3:35.

Saturday night was fun as Doobs had some of the old Webnoize crew over for a Drive-In movie night featuring bad TV movies from the '70s. We saw "Trapped," a 1973 thrilla starring James Brolin as a dude who gets stuck in a department store with a bunch of psycho guard Dobermans, and "Bad Ronald," the creepy tale of a dork who kills a girl and then has to hide in the walls of a house and...ah crap, trust me, it was all kinds of SBIG. Doobs also had some cool old trailers and "Let's go down to the lobby" shorts. Fun stuff.

Aiight, time to go to work. More later...

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