Not Exactly What I Had In Mind....
© David Volk

At this point it seems silly to exhort you to go to the polls. Thanks to absentee ballots and early voting, many of you already have done so. My wife and I plan to drop our absentee ballot in the next half hour. She'll be on her way to work, I'll be on my way to volunteer one last time in this election cycle.

If you haven't already done so, please vote. Even if you live in an area where your candidate has it sewn up, there are likely plenty of important local races. If that's not reason enough, do it so that you'll be able to tell your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, average grandchildren and oral historians that you took part in one of the country's most historic elections no matter what the outcome.

Before I go, I know I promised another list of election day freebies based on what you guys sent in. As it turns out, the first response wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but I promised, so I'll mention it and the rest of the list. My cousin, Richard, pointed out that if you live in New York or Seattle, you can go to Toys in Babeland and get a free sex toy, specifically, a Silver Bullet or something called a Maverick Sleeve, whatever that is.

Here are the other offers:

Cupcake Royale (Seattle) all three locations offer a free mini cupcake called a Babycake.
Books-A-Million: Free cup of coffee with "I Voted" sticker.
Chick-Fil-A: Participating restaurants are handing out chicken sandwiches.
Shane's Rib Shack--Free Celebrate America meal--3 piece chicken tenders, fries and 20 ounce drink--for the first 300 customers at participating locations.
Starbucks--Free Brewed Coffee
Krispy Kreme--Free star shaped donut
Ben & Jerry's--Free scoops from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
MTV--Free mp3 downloads in exchange for a promise to vote.
Irwin's Cafe in Wallingford, Seattle--local restaurant offers pay what you want promotion all day.

So, let's all go out, do our duty and stuff ourselves until we pop.

It's American as Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and ...whatever that formerly American owned auto maker's name is.

From a man who anxiously awaits the returns

David H(appy to be getting his middle name back) Volk