Although I will be baking later for an election night party, I don’t think I’ll be getting this ambitious. But for once, I would rather stand in a line for however many hours it may take than be at home in the kitchen. I love living in New York where Obama signs are everywhere, scribbled on the sidewalk with chalk is a “Bake Sale for Obama,” and there’s an overall invigorating, left-leaning sentiment that pervades so many venues, conversations and events.

I’ve had goosebumps all morning and I hope the election goes the way that I, and the majority (all?) of my friends are hoping. “Wait and hope.”