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Madame Zaritska, using her mystical powers, has the following prediction:

The day you deliver, outside will be foggy. Your baby will arrive in wee hours of the morning .

After a labor lasting approximately 3 hours, your child, a girl, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and will be 17-1/2 inches long. This child will have hazel eyes and a little patch of brown hair.

Three hours! I sincerely hope so! :)
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I got a phone call Thursday in between classes that my mom had suffered a heart attack that morning. I overreacted a bit (I think understandably) because of losing my dad last semester. I found out at the same time of day that I learned about my dad having cancer, and the shock, the preparations to get a ride from campus (I didn't want to ride the bus), and the hurried packing to travel down to Wichita were just too familiar in a not-comforting way.

She was scheduled for an angioplasty Friday morning and it went well. With some lifestyle changes (namely quitting smoking), she is expected to make a full recovery. She is now home and so am I (we left yesterday just in time to beat the worst of this ice storm that is now plaguing Kansas).

From the moment I found out until everything appeared to be all right, I had loved ones offering everything I could possibly ask for. Four friends even sent my mom flowers today. It was a really different experience, not having to deal with my step-mom and my dad's family. I don't quite know how I got such an amazingly supportive network of friends and close family members, but I am thankful.
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KNOW YOUR VOTING RIGHTS -- from [personal profile] curieuse
- if you are in line at the official closing of the polls, you are legally entitled to vote and the polling location must allow you to vote.
- bring your driver’s license/photo id with your local address or your driver’s license and college id with you to your polling location. you have the right to vote in the community where you live and go to school - whether you are an in-state or out-of-state student. don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
- if your registration is in question or you’ve forgotten to bring a picture id, you have the right to request and complete a provisional ballot. a provisional ballot will be verified and counted in the case of a close election. do not leave without voting!
- if you make a mistake or spoil your ballot before it is submitted, you have the right to receive a replacement ballot.
- you have the right to file a written complaint at your polling place if you are dissatisfied with the way an election is being run. and you have the right to vote without anyone in the polling place trying to influence your vote.
- if you experience any intimidation or problems voting at your polling location call the election protection project at their toll-free number, 1.866.OUR.VOTE. the hotline provides free, immediate and multi-lingual assistance to voters who encounter barriers to the ballot box.

and as a note, USE A PROVISIONAL BALLOT AS A LAST RESORT. usually provisional ballots are THROWN AWAY WITHOUT BEING COUNTED. do everything you can to prove your voter registration is valid and get an official ballot - bring photo id, bring utility bills, bring a copy of your lease if you have to. DO NOT LEAVE without voting. if the lines are long, HOLD OUT. your vote counts, and it definitely won’t count if you don’t cast it. lines may be long, so bring something to read, bring a sandwich, bring something to drink. DO NOT WEAR OBAMA OR MCCAIN APPAREL as you will NOT BE ALLOWED TO VOTE. it is considered campaigning on a voting site which is not allowed.

if you do not know where you are supposed to vote, search your state’s voter registration information database which lists your location and its times of operation.



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June 2009



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