hail to the chief

January 20, 2009

finally.  i love this picture.  our first family.  ::sigh:: 

yes we did

November 7, 2008

shepstickerstill exhilarating.

i am still exhausted from yesterday.  i watched about 15 hours of election coverage.  i wish i could say that i am exaggerating, but it’s true. i feel ill from watching that much tv, but i can’t help myself.  i do it every time there is an election.  it’s my crack.  or my porn.  or something.

it was exhilarating and monumental and breathtaking and fall-on-your-knees incredible to see barack obama on stage and hear the words “president elect” with his name.  it has been a long time coming.  as i put my baby to bed last night i told her that the world is changing, and it is good.  she is too little to know what it means, but i will make sure that she understands the significance of this event.  

i am leaving my obama/biden lawn signs up until my republican neighbors and/or the HOA complain and force me to take them down.  hell, we still have a kerry/edwards sticker on our car and they lost; i’m riding this victory for as long as i can.  

i am heartsick to see that proposition 8 was passed in california.  it makes me ill to think that in 2008 we are still denying the civil rights of an entire group of people based on their sexual orientation.  it is senseless, and it is sick. sick. sick.  bigots make me angry.  

oh yeah, i have pictures to post too, don’t i.  crap.  i’ll do it tomorrow.  i am zapped.


November 4, 2008

chris matthews is making me cry.  he’s talking about michelle obama being first lady, about malia and sasha obama being the first kids, and that african-american kids around the country will see this and feel that they too can be president some day.  shit.  this is wondrous.  it is amazing.


November 4, 2008

i haven’t been this choked up and emotional since my daughter was born.  change is coming, and it feels good.

“there are three kinds of voters in america, according to the pollsters.  about forty-five percent firmly committed to the democrats, forty-five percent for the republicans, and in the middle about ten percent who can’t go outside in the rain because they might stare upwards with their mouths open and drown.”

-peter sagal, host of wait wait…don’t tell me! on npr


“To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. ‘Can I interest you in the chicken?’ she asks. ‘Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?’

To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.”

-david sedaris, in the new yorker

i finally completed filling out my ballot….there were a few amendments i had to do some extra research about so it took me a while.  it is signed and sealed, just waiting to be delivered.  i was so nervous filling in the bubbles, taking care to mark them neatly and completely,  and then i read the submission instructions over and over to make sure i had done everything right.  now i am wondering if i need to put an extra stamp on there as if the additional $0.41 will ensure that my ballot reaches its destination, offering me the assurance that i know my vote will actually be counted.  i wasn’t this nervous taking tests in school.  this election just matters SO MUCH that i want to be sure that i do everything just right.