As apolitical as I am, I can’t ignore the fact that today is Election Day. And I don’t want to ignore it. I voted first thing this morning. And it really felt great. This is the end of an awful era (awful in so many ways) and the beginning of what I hope is an amazing era. One of change, new ideas, new governing.

Maybe I’m not really apolitical. Maybe I think that what I think is between me and my brain. I’ve never liked to discuss politics. My first husband’s family would talk about politics frequently over dinner. And I would just nod my head and agree.

Anyhow, I’m looking forward to watching the election results tonight with my kids. This is the first presidential election that they are at an age where it will mean something to them and stay in their memory. It is going to be an extremely historic event. I’m making a special All American dinner of teriyaki steak, roasted cauliflower and fried rice. What the hell. We live in a melting pot. And I don’t like hamburgers and hot dogs.