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November 29, 2000

Election Night

Kelly and I have evolved a ritual as part of her bedtime
preparation. After her bath she has to pick up her toys, get her teeth
cleaned (toothbrushing, flossing, and flouride pill), then get ready
for bed. As part of getting ready for bed she must choose a pair of
clean underwear. Here is her new ritual:

Kelly will open her dresser, pick out two pairs of underwear, and ask,
"okay, which do you vote for, this one or this one?" I'll pick a pair
and she'll discard the loser. Then she selects a new candidate and
repeats her question. This goes on until she's exhausted the entire
collection of underwear, with the giggles getting more and more
crazed. Sometimes, she'll try to discard my choice, in which case I
protest vehemently about vote rigging.

Recently she took to dumping all my choices in a pile, which she
claimed were the potential candidates, but which she promptly
ignored. I as a rule refuse to vote for green underwear, so when she
holds up two pairs of green underwear, I say "offer me another

I swear that this has been going on since before the election, and
that I haven't directed or influenced her in any way. Testified this
day, Wednesday, November 29, 2000, by Donald P. Wakefield

Posted by dpwakefield at November 29, 2000 08:36 PM