To quote various American celebrities …


Tomorrow is Election Day, New Zealand, and as worrying as the polls can be looking at the moment – no matter which team you’re batting for – what always comes to the fore in my mind is the concern that people just vote. There’s no shortage of polling booths and there’s no five-hour queues (holy shit, USA). I don’t care who it’s for, if it’s even serious (though I must admit to be interested to see what support Bill & Ben garner), I just want you to take a few minutes out of your day and participate in this fucking awesome democratic shindig we have going on.

Speaking of which, so far the hardest part of planning my own celebration of the day has been discovering that purple food colouring is really bloody hard to find. Red, blue, green, yellow, even black, no problem. Purple? It’s a clear indication God doesn’t want me to make United Future cupcakes.


One comment

  1. WildlyParenthetical

    We always made purple with blue and red food dyes. In other news, did you know that blue food dye is banned in numerous countries? Mmmhmm… and also that red food dye, at least sometimes, is still made out of lil beetles? 😉 Sorry if that grosses you out!