History in the Making

August 29, 2008 at 3:53 am (Uncategorized) (, )

I wasn’t planning on making this a terribly personal blog, but I do feel compelled to write about the DNC and Obama’s speech tonight.  I haven’t really felt like writing anything original lately so I thought I’d get this down while still fresh in my mind.  I have to start by saying that I don’t think his speech was that impressive really.  I mean it was good, but compared to the stuff we’re used to hearing for the past 8 years that doesn’t mean much.  I think it was just so damn monumental.  I have almost always been an Obama supporter.  Except in 2004 when he was running for senate and I used to laugh at the signs people had on their lawns with his name on them because I thought it was a joke.  Seriously.  So, I suppose I should say I have been an Obama supporter since he began running for president. 

I feel, like many other Americans, that the past 8 years have been a big step backward for our country and for humanity in general.  And Obama, this black guy with almost no experience, doesn’t necessarily seem like he would be the most likely candidate, as he said in his speech, but there’s something about him that screams “trust me!”. 

 I read his book, “The Dreams of Our Fathers”, which gave me some insight into his life growing up.   I definitely see him more like an “average” American than any of the other candidates.  He struggled growing up, and wasn’t admitted to Harvard because of who his parents were.  He actually worked for it.  <insert Gasp from all the WASPs>

I think it’s because of his everyman vibe that I feel he is a symbol of hope for so many Americans.  I remember the election in 2004 and feeling so incredibly depressed when Bush won.  I gave up on our country and the American people, thinking, why would they do this again?   I became ashamed of my home, especially since I had just returned from a semester abroad and found out just how much the rest of the world hated us.  When I was in Europe, we were actually instructed to tell locals that we were from Canada to avoid any altercations.  I also saw some interesting graffiti, many of which contained a combo of Bush’s face and Mickey Mouse with obscenities scrawled underneath in Italian. I suppose I feel so emotional about Obama because it is the first time I’ve really felt hope for America in a long time. 

I was watching the crowd during his speech and people were crying.  CRYING.  Like Beatlemania for Gods sake.  I teared up too a few times and I’m not ashamed to admit it. There were all kinds of people in the crowd – black, white, old, young.  I know it sounds like I’ve fallen for the political jargon (and I probably have), but to me it seemed like this really was the definition of unity.  People from all different backgrounds gathering in one place to listen to this guy speak.  Although, to them, he isn’t just a guy.  He is almost like a savior, a messiah of sorts.   I just know that I was deeply touched by what happened tonight and I felt in my heart that something major was happening.  And by the tears of those who were in the audience, they felt it too.

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a survey

August 26, 2008 at 6:04 pm (Uncategorized)


1.   Where were you an hour ago?
I believe I was sitting in this same chair at my computer eating a salad and checking my e-mail

2.  Who will be your next kiss?
I am guessing it will be Matt.

3.

What kind of deodorant do you use?
Dove.

4.

Are you wearing socks right now?
No.  I dislike socks.  And turtlenecks.  Too tight and restricting.

5.

When was the last time you went out of the state?
I was in Wisconsin like a month ago.

6.

Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
no, but I really want to see “Burn After Reading”

7.

What was the last thing you had to drink?
Lemonade

8.

What are you wearing right now?
Shorts, tank top, sweatshirt
9.

What was your last purchase?
Some random stuff at CVS

10.

Last food you ate?
a salad

11.

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
Matt

12.

Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
no

13.

Do you have a pet?
Nope

14.

What’s the last sporting event you watched?
Some running at the Olympics

15.

Where did u go today?
to work, the bank, then home

16.

If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
Probably with Matt.

17.

What is the last thing you purchased online?
a poster

18.

One thing you hate about yourself?
my lack of self confidence.

19.

What’s your favorite song?
Oh my.  I think it’s “White Winter Hymnal” by Fleet Foxes at the moment.

20.

Do you miss anyone?
Yeah.  It gets lonely living by myself.

21.

Last play you saw?
I have no idea, it was a long time ago.

22.

What are your plans for the day?
lie in bed and read, then set up some furniture.  Ha, that’s been the plan for 2 weeks and it never happened.
23.

Ever go to camp?
Yep, lots of summer camp.

24.

What is on the ad on the myspace page right now?
There is no ad.

25.

Do you have any tattoos or piercing?
No tattoos yet.  My ears and belly button pierced and I am thinking of getting my nose pierced but I don’t know.

26.

Last person who made you cry?
It wasn’t one person it was just a bunch of things happening at once.

27.

Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
Nope

28.

Where are your best friends located?
All over the world!  And it makes me sad 😦
29.

Do you have a tan?
Maybe a little, not really

30.

How soon do you want to have kids?
Hmmm.  29?

31.

Have you ever drank soda from a straw?
of course

32.

Ever mixed all the sodas from the machine and drank it?
Yeah.  But I would rather not do it again.
33.

Do you have alergies?
Yes, they suck.

34.

Do you like hot sauce?
sometimes.

35.

Next time you’ll take a shower?
tonight

36.

Last shot you received?
Hmmm.  I don’t know when the last time I got a shot was.  But I had blood drawn last year.

37.

What is your mood?
procrastinaty

38.

Are you someone’s best friend?
I think so

39.

What did you do for valentine’s day?
I think i had dinner with Matt.

40.

What are you doing right now?
Filling out this survey so I don’t have to put together my bed.

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Whoa Fox News!

August 26, 2008 at 5:20 pm (Uncategorized) ()

I saw this video on Perez…. these people should NOT be reporters!  And, well… just watch the video.

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This makes me want to die.

August 26, 2008 at 5:09 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

Heidi Montag (that bitch from the Hills with the fake boobs and the douchey boyfriend) came out with a single called Overdosin. Oh yes. And it sucks. It sucks more than you could ever imagine. And the video just makes me embarassed for her.

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Awesome video

August 25, 2008 at 11:50 pm (Uncategorized) ()

Video from Gnarls Barkley “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul?”.

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Chortle

August 25, 2008 at 11:39 pm (Uncategorized) ()

Never heard of Harry Potter?

Never heard of Harry Potter?

Warner Brothers is piiiiiiiissssed!!!!

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