"I believe the most significant barrier to a healthy, happy family is the combination of self-will, a sense of authority rather than partnership and respect, and a reluctance to express forgiveness. The qualities of respectful communication, trust, patience, and an abundance of flexibility will lead to a family life of happiness and mutual love, even through the tough times."
Tomorrow is November 5th - and NYC gets to vote on the next mayor and some things, including expanding gambling. After being horrified by how slow things were last November, I signed up, took a class, and will work the polls tomorrow. I want voting to be as easy as possible, so here are my tips:
1) Look up your Election District (ED) and Assembly District (AD). There are two lines at the poll site - first you wait to be told your ED and AD, and then you wait in line to get your ballot. You can skip the first line if you know your ED and AD! Look them up online first! The website is here, look them up now, because they will not change overnight.
2) For a luxury experience, use the Ballot Marking Device (BMD). It’s like a cybernetic enhancement for your ability to vote. You put in your ballot, and instead of filling in circles with a pen like some teenager in high school, you can use ancient touch-screen technology. It’s very hard to mess up with the BMD, so give it a whirl.
3) The polls are open from 6am to 9pm. So you can definitely go before work, or after work. Unless you commute to Connecticut from Brooklyn - that’s like being in prison, and it too will probably prevent you from voting.
The first tip is more important, but I had to have more than one tip to use the plural, “tips”.
EDIT: allisonfoley, your note is reason #327 why I will work the polls.
I ran my first ultramarathon this past weekend - the 50 mile race at Virgil Crest. I tried to follow the following advice:
- Start out “uncomfortably slow”
- When the terrain is steep - walk
- Eat and drink regularly - i.e. for each aid station I ate something and finished at least half of both of my water/salt water bottles
For my first race I think this strategy worked really well! I got lucky with the weather (rain held off until I was through the areas least able to bear it), and there are certainly improvements that I want to make (#1 is not to skip food at the last aid station), but I am pleased.
Because I am an excel junky, I obviously had to show the effects of my strategy with a graph:
The above graph shows my position out of the 110 runners who started the 50 mile race on Saturday. There’s no data for aid stations 1, 6 and 9. At the second aid station, I was ahead of 34% of the field (I started slow!). By the fifth aid station I was ahead of 65% of the field, and I finished the race in the top 24% (I was still slow!). I improved my position between each aid station, because my strategy kept me from “bonking”. I.e. I kept passing people who started out at a faster pace than they could sustain, and then they ran out of quick energy and had to slow down.
My next step: get faster without burning out.