(It’s sad, I only have one sweatshirt… I think I need to get some more)

I was quite happy to find that the polling place line was only 16 seconds long.  Woohoo!  After reading Lesser’s post, I was fairly concerned I’d have to read through the last 6 months worth of free Cycling and Triathlon magazines that seem to show up in my mailbox.


Speaking of lines – did you know that in Washington State (and I assume other locations) most counties don’t even have polling places anymoreThat’s sad. :(  I remember very clearly always going up to my elementary school to vote with my parents on election day.  No more.

However, in positive voting news – I found out this morning I was nominated as one of the ‘10 Best Sport Endurance Blogs of 2008’ by EverymanTri.  Wootage!  Thanks to all who nominated me, and of course – even more so – thanks to all who read all my ramblings.


Of course, there are some awesome blogs on that list out there that I read religiously – like Steve in a Speedo and Triboomer.  So I’m up against some stiff competition.  But…I’d appreciate a vote.  Ya see, I need a new pair of sunglasses.  And the ones they give to the winners – they look stylish.  And remember my turkey costume?  Or showering with my bike. I could see how someone might think I need some style.

So vote here..for style.  Or vote cause ya like me.  Either way…

In other news – I’ve been making all sorts of good pumpkin stuffs this week.  At a rate of two things per day.  They’ll be a massive pumpkin post in the next few days, kinda like the blueberry one.

Oh, and I knocked out 15 miles on the track this morning.  It was the perfect track morning.  Overcast, cool, and just barely misting/raining.  Things went quite well.  I start tapering next week for the Philly Marathon.


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  1. You’ve got my vote, dude. Yes We Can!

  2. 15 miles on the track? I was gonna vote for you, but you’re just another crazy white guy :-)

  3. Congratulations on your nomination! I voted for you too! Your election is way more exciting than ours was last month. We had the lowest voter turnout ever. Talk about apathy!

  4. I agree from a nostalgia perspective not going to a polling place to vote is kind of sad. From an efficiency and informed voting perspective being able to look at your ballot and consult the web to inform your decision is a huge win. Plus I didn’t have to stand in line or make others wait while I did that. Its not cool in the places like Colorado where people have had to stand in line for hours just to vote. I have all kinds of respect for the people that still hung in there to do exercise their right to vote.

  5. Congrats on the nomination and for not having to wait in line at all. Seemed to be hit or miss with a bunch of people I talked to. Some walked right in, others had to wait an hour or two. Too bad I don’t work or live near a Krispy Kreme.

  6. good luck ray on this…

    congrats on gettting nominated…

  7. I’m sure a bunch of other people nominated you as well, but this site was advertised on a tri site I was looking at.. so I thought for a second and realized I definitely had to nominate you. You’re reviews have been quite helpful!

    Good luck!

  8. Guess who I voted for? You… you silly goose :)

  9. Dude, That’s awesome about the blog contest nomination. Keep up the good work!

  10. Oh, and more importantly… You’re from Seattle, right? How the hell do you only own 1 sweatshirt? :)

  11. I cast a vote for you! Good luck! :)

  12. Dude 15 miles on the track is NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can’t believe that…I would’ve gone insane. :)

    But you still get my vote because I think you and your blog are just awesome.

    And i’m glad you voted!!

  13. No polling places?? That is sooo sad! There were so many kids who came with their parents to our precinct and got excited about the voting process. How exciting is mailing something in? Bleck. Good luck on the blog award!

  14. You have my vote. I guess I need to work on my blog so that I get some good reviews. LOL