A whale, a smattering of birds and a rambunctious seal met me at the beach last week. I have never been able to snap more than a fin or bit of whale back with my phone until the above image. The whale breached a couple of times over the course of about 30 minutes. I happened to have the phone at the ready and took a series of snaps. This was the best image of the lot. As the whale breached, surfers on their boards let out a series of cheers. It was pretty cool.
Our absentee ballots arrived in the mail last week. We finished filling them out yesterday. One must sign the envelop in order for the ballot to be considered valid. And the signature must match one on file or the ballot risks being discounted. I don't know what got into me, but the signature I wrote has one loop extra. It's like I couldn't stop signing. I think, knowing how important this election is, I just became nervous about my signature thus going a bit overboard. I think I shall bring the absentee ballot to the drop-off center at City Hall, explain the situation & ask for a new ballot. I could show up to a polling place on Nov. 3rd, but feel a bit nervous about doing so. I'm still in the mindset of: the less people I interact with IRL, the better.
I can't believe that there are still undecided voters. What are your values, man?! On a related topic: Since 2016, I have had two near strangers begin statements with: I don't know what your politics are, but...
Even though they didn't know me, I still felt really insulted. No one can look at you and see your political leanings, if you're not wearing a pin, hat or t-shirt proclaiming your beliefs. However, I still wanted to not be seen as a 'turkey looking forward to Thanksgiving', if that makes any sense.
I don't normally wear my beliefs on my sleeve (har-har), but here's a shirt I do wear with pride: