My Fingers Are Raw

Categories: Advice


Not for the usual reasons.

They're shredded to the bone because I've been emailing and texting like a lunatic ever since the storm hit.

You see, everyone's been super nice and concerned, contacting me to make sure I'm OK.

People who I haven't heard from in years are coming out of the woodwork to catch up, make sure things are livable, offer suggestions, and maybe to also get a little bit of gossip on what it's like inside the disaster zone.

Some people want to be able to say "I just heard from someone who's in NYC and they told me everything!"

It gives them a little bit of flooded-street cred.

And the problem is, if you answer them, they'll answer you again.

"I'm fine" leads to "You sure?"

"Sure" results in "What's happening there, exactly?"

And then six other people have texted. Or tweeted. Or called. Or emailed.

Suddenly I'm wildly popular and loving it, but spending the whole day with this back-and-forth stuff is my idea of hell because it's a bottomless pit of communication and there seem to be more important things to do with my hands, like blogging!

Only I could turn a gigantic natural disaster into a whine about my petty peeves, but hey, that kind of lopsided logic has always been part of my charm.

Anyway, thanks to everyone for caring, and now on to the natural disaster known as Romney.

Let's avoid the sensibility blackout that would surely crush us if he rained, I mean reigned.

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I've been putting this up everywhere I can...the info is very last minute...but:


For those of you who know NYC folks who are outside of the city and won't be/can't be back till after Election Day...they can FAX  (not mail) their vote (TODAY, FRIDAY is the deadline!!!)...


I don't have the fax number but here's the text/website:


Try this: Contact NYC Board of Elections CALL 866-VOTE-NYC (866-868-3692) OR TTY 212-487-5496 (FOR HEARING IMPAIRED) The Board of Elections operates an attended Phone Bank supporting up to 80 simultaneous users during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) with a multi-lingual staff of English, Spanish, Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, Korean and Bengali speaking operators. Toll Free: 1.866.VOTE-NYC (1.866.868.3692) Outside of New York City: 1.212.VOTE-NYC Extension of Absentee Ballot Application Deadline Extension of Absentee Ballot Application Deadline. The State Board of Elections has approved an extension of the Absentee Ballot deadline for all voters in the state from October 30th to November 2nd. Therefore, for all absentee ballot applications sent by MAIL or FAX, they now must be received no later than Friday, November 2nd. The IN PERSON deadline remains Monday, November 5th.BOE - NYC Board of Elections Post Hurricane Sandy Office Schedule Board of Elections in the City of New York staff has been working diligently around the clock to make sure that we are prepared for Election Day. Hurricane Sandy and the loss of electricity have made our task more challenging. Our central phone bank (866 VOTE NYC) is not functioning


Remember folks, Election Day is TUESDAY!  You really, REALLY need to matter how "inconvenient".


And you can get a FREE FAX number on the Web...for all you saying you don't have access/that's soo 1990...just google "free fax".