A nice treat today: my employer celebrated its 130th anniversary, and so we all got free ice cream. They had stands set up, with cute umbrellas even though it was inside, big shiny balloons spelling 130, the people serving wearing those short, flat-topped hats, canned ice cream shop music, and somebody dressed up in an old-fashioned suit who looked remarkably like the founder of the company. Though I'm not usually big on ice cream, with how hot it's been lately, it was a real treat to get some great tasting strawberry sorbet and peppermint bon bon ice cream!
Also nice to have it cloudy but not yet raining for my drive to the fire station to vote in the state primary election. Usually I just get off the bus and walk there...but not in this weather! Still, it was funny to run across one of the ladies who rides the morning bus with me serving as an election judge.
The ice cream sounds fantastic! And how good of the company to put on such a nice little event. It must have been quite a sight!
I'll be voting too in a bit over a week's time--federal rather than state, though. I guess we'll see if Australia keeps its first female Prime Minister. Do you usually vote on weekdays in America? It's always arranged for a weekend here.
It was quite charming, and people just came flooding in to get the ice cream. =)
Well, this was just a primary, not a general election (voting to see which member of a particular party gets on the ballot for the general election). I can't speak for every state's primaries, but the general election is always the first Tuesday in November, and Minnesota primaries are always on a Tuesday as well. We do have laws in my state that allow people to leave their job and vote and be paid for that time, but I've never taken advantage of it because my polls are next to my home, not my place of employment (though I'm not certain that applies to 'mere' primaries).