Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Day 22: we do our citizenly duty

This week I got a letter in the mail from Hackney council stating that NOBODY WAS REGISTERED TO VOTE AT OUR ADDRESS. Now, knowing for a fact that Al voted last time there was occasion, this was not an *entirely* correct missive, but it was enough for me to realise: I'M BRITISH NOW. I can vote!

So today I went to the government's website and registered.

I don't know when I'll get to use it, or if jury duty is a thing here and I've just opened myself up to *that* particular hazard, but I do know when I clicked 'submit application,' I felt a frisson of civic pleasure. Such power coursing through my fingertips.

The rest of the day was much less eventful: I worked for several hours, prepped dinner, did laundry, and ironed. The latter chore is a favourite: it's one of the few times I get to binge on TV without feeling guilty about all the other things I should be doing, like working, or reading a book, or completing one of the thousands of items on my to-do list titled 'impossible'.*

Now I'm waiting for Wolf to get home because I've got mackerel ready to grill and the marinade looks and smells terrific. I am so.hungry.

I hope you're all having a great day, and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!


*This list really does exist. It has things in it like 'make photo book of 2017 travel' (and now 2018 travel), or 'clean mildew off the outdoor palm' or 'pin up/hem bedroom curtains.' That last one has been on this list since we moved in and hung them, so roughly three and a half years now. That's why this list is called IMPOSSIBLE.

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