I know that not everyone in the country is thrilled about today. I have heard people say (snarkily) that this is a coronation, not an inauguration. Which is silly, I think – just because some people are excited about the new president doesn’t make us want a king (any more than George W. supporters really wanted him to be king, I’m assuming)! I am only really excited about royalty from other countries.
I am excited about today, though. I honestly thought the last 8 years took the country in a completely wrong direction – between the unwarranted wiretapping & the “interrogation techniques” – things really got scary bad. I don’t know how much of the current economy I can blame on the last president, but I do feel that the wars that we’re in right now might have something to do with the administration of Ex-President Bush.
I don’t think he’s evil, but I think he is petty & that he surrounded himself with a lot of people with questionable moral character.
I think that President Obama will have a hard time living up to the almost unrealistic expectations that many people have – but I think that the one thing he gave a lot of people was the hope that he talked about so much on the campaign trail.
Even if President Obama is never anything more than a mediocre leader, I think that his influence will go further – he’s made a lot of people excited & he got a lot of people to vote FOR someone, rather than against someone else. He is a charismatic man who can speak in complete articulate sentences, and maybe this makes me a bit of an elitist (I also like arugula and won’t drink macrobrews), but I like that he seems smart. I think it will take a smart man to get this country back on the right track.
And I, for one, am excited to see what happens over the next few years.
Congratulations, President Obama! I hope to toast your presidency tonight, if I ever get home from work.
Ann Coulter breaks jaw, has it wired shut.
I just can’t stop smiling about that one. It’s so delicious!
Oh yeah, bitches – we have porn.
Last night, the debate made me angry. And, as I previously shared, every time I got angry, I took a drink. By the end, I was a little inebriated.
Nothing, though, made me so angry as John McCain’s cavalier dismissal of women by using air quotes around “health of the mother” as a reason to get an abortion. Also – being called pro-abortion is ridiculous.
But – someone else already said it better than I did. Go read this now. Seriously. Get out of here.
I went to crazy weights today – to fulfill my half of the exercise pact I made with Ms. Maximum Heartrate yesterday. (did you do your run?) It was pretty good – although my gym buddies are all traveling fools right now, and so it was just me (and about 20 other people).
I feel awesome, and although I think I’ll be sore, I don’t think it will be as bad as last time. I’ve had a pretty good week. I ran Monday & Wednesday (2/2 intervals, which I’ll repeat tomorrow – and then hopefully I’ll be able to do 5/1 intervals or something next week). I didn’t really do anything on Tuesday except for set my alarm for 5 AM and then turn it off in my sleep. This morning I got my weights in AND about 20 minutes on the elliptical. Tomorrow I am going to run. I’m trying to decide if I should do yoga tomorrow or on Saturday. I’m leaning towards Saturday…but I want to make sure that I actually get there.
Today has been pretty busy at work – I’m looking forward to my 4-day weekend! Tomorrow, besides the run (and possibly the yoga), I am planning on catching up on my book reviews and maybe hitting the library. The architect and I are dating at home tomorrow night so I can watch the debate. He’s thrilled to be having a romantic evening with me, McCain & Obama. They’d better not stand us up. The architect will be crushed!