Well, tomorrow will be the Big Day.
I'm all set. For the first time in my life I'm going to either stay up or (more likely!) wake up at 3:00am, when they expect the first results to come in.
I've got Friday off, I've got the web (assuming my occasionally glitchy router holds up - can these things wear out? I've been rebooting it a lot lately...), I've got Stuart Sharpe's gorgeous little election app on my iPhone, and I've got whatever fellow bloggers and Tweeters will also be up at that unusually early hour to keep me company.
And it strikes me that - with the exception of the Leader's Debates on TV - it's been blogging that has taught me more about the differences, personalities and proposed policies of the main and minor parties than the MSM has done.
Whether it's been semi-serious political comparisions of the main parties with breakfast cereals at LfaT's blog, or motorbikes at Hogsday's blog, or hard-hitting finncial analysis of just what sort of mess we are really in at Burning Our Money, or incisive analysis of just why some events of this election cycle encapsulate our nation at Anna Raccoon's blog and Counting Cats..., or in-depth looks at just what we are likely letting ourselves in for at Dumb Jon's, I've been far, far more impressed with the quality of bloggers and blogging than with any number of talking heads on TV or well-paid pundits in the dead tree press.
So, here's to blogging. And here's to our political system. May it serve us all well tomorrow.
Or if we make the wrong choices, serve us right!