All the thoughts…

  that run, wander and meander through my mind when I lie in bed at night. 

I take a deep breath once I switch the light off, and prepare to fall asleep. 

But then the thoughts get free access to everything. No sensory overload to prevent it. 

All the things I should have done. All the things I want to do. 

Middle of the night thoughts when I am tired but cannot fall asleep.

Ponderings on the Norwegian Municipal elections 2012

Today it is election day in Norway. We have elections every second year, alternating between parliamentary and municipality/county elections. This  time it is municipalities and counties that are up for grabs.

As I mentioned in August, I have already voted electronically.

I haven’t really changed my mind. The only thing that has vaguely tipped me away from the party I voted for back then was the planned expansion of the toll-road around my part of town, but the only party that is against that is also so douche-baggy that I really don’t want them to have my vote for anything.

As we don’t have a two party system, we do have a lot of parties. I overheard someone say that voting for smaller parties is a vote wasted. But, if we all thought like that, we would end up with a two party system, and I think we would be poorer for it.

There will be an election wake going on television tonight, but, unlike the parliamentary elections, I can’t muster that much interest in the results to watch. I’ll be settling down on the couch with a pair of knitting needles watching my box set of Bones. I’m not much of a political junkie.