This makes me look like such a fucking idiot, I don't even know why I'm writing about it. But it did make Mr. FGD almost pee his pants laughing at me (damn gun-toting republican) that I figured I may as well just embrace my idiocy.
So, as some of you know (e.g. my Facebook and Twitter friends), yesterday I went to vote. I've been a registered Dem for the past 13 years. Or so I thought? After I signed in (uh, they never checked my ID....Nice), I went over to my little polling machine (with my LGBT-friendly candidate sheet in hand, of course) and started scrolling through candidates I didn't even really recognize. And for some weird! reason, NONE OF THE NAMES WERE SHOWING UP ON MY LGBT-FRIENDLY VOTING GUIDE.
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I looked up at the top of the sheet, and it said REPUBLICAN something something something (I glazed over after I saw the word REPUBLICAN). So silly me kept flipping through the pages thinking....hmmmmm....maybe the Democrat section is after this?
Yes, thank you, I already acknowledged my idiocy. Let's keep going.
As a side note, I will say that Tom Campbell, a Republican dude for Senate who came out again Prop 8 was on my lovely Republican ballot, and I did take a second and vote for him. Not that he won, of course. (Fuck you, Carly Fiorina)
Anyway, back to my fucktardness. So I scroll through all the Republican pages, get to the Ballot Measures, vote on those and think, huh. Is the Democratic section at the end? This is so weird!
So I keep going, and then I get to the review & submit section. At this point, I realize something is probably wrong, but I'm soooo embarrassed that it took me this long to figure it out that I just review my votes and hit submit.
It wasn't until I was walking out that I looked down at the "access code" sheet they handled me to login to vote, and realized that under "Party," it said Repub.
So, there you have it, my gun-toting husband wins. I'm a Republican.