First things first: get thee over to Footsteps of a Writer, where I have a guest post about happy endings (or lack thereof). Be sure to leave a comment with your opinions!
Nextly: the power is back on at my house, and it was good to sleep in my own bed last night. However, the phone/cable/internet is still out, and it might be our house's connection (rather than the general signal). Someone from the company is coming out tomorrow afternoon. Fingers crossed that it can be fixed quickly and easily so I can stop coming up to my parents' house to borrow their wi-fi!
Last but not leastly: though I could, I'm not going to get on my soapbox and rant about politics today. (One would think that people reading the blog of an erotica writer would skew a certain way, but one can never be too sure!) I was always firmly decided on which candidate(s) would get my vote. There are a ton of different issues, and I don't always agree with my registered party on 100% of them. It becomes a matter of which issues are most important.
Ultimately, I think I vote based on who I am, or what makes me who I am. That's about as open-ended of a question as the one about issues, but I can summarize: I like to think I'm a strong, confident, compassionate woman. I like to write about strong, confident, compassionate women, and hope that strong, confident, compassionate women (and men!) will read about them. Without getting into the nitty gritty details, one party clearly values and respects that more than the other. I just hope that there are enough strong, confident, compassionate people who feel the same way.