I have too many thoughts running through my head about last night to put into a coherent posting, so here they are in no particular order.

As I watched the returns early on, Laura was actually watching About Last Night. That had not occurred to us until I named this post.

Way to go Indiana. Despite almost everyone I know from Indiana voting for McCain, my home state did something they haven’t done in my lifetime.

Way to go Chicago! Last night’s celebration in Grant Park was pretty much a referendum on this cities ability to handle the Olympics in 2016. From all accounts, it seemed to go smoothly.

It was amazing to see all the people in Grant Park. It wasn’t until they pulled back and took shots with the sky line in the back ground that you truly got a sense of how many people were down there. I was awe struck. Then, I went to bed, thankful that I didn’t have to a) try to get home from there or b) clean any of that up.
I always thought that they joy I would feel at watching Jesse Jackson cry would come from a much different part of my being.

For the first time in seven years or so, I am not actively worried about the direction my country is taking.

I am thankful that I had the opportunity to go to Obama’s rally Friday night in Highland, IN.

Today is a great day to be a teacher. To be able to talk to kids about the historical significance of this election is a great honor.

I am hopfeul that all of the people who voted for McCain because they were afraid of what would happen if Obama got elected spend everyday of the next eight years getting a little less afraid every day.

I was kind of creeped out when CNN broke out the holograms. The only one I saw was Will.I.Am. The only thing I thought was Emperor Palpatine.

I was proud of CNN for taking a stand to only project results based on vote totals, until roughly fifteen seconds after they said it, when they projected South Carolina for McCain with 1% of precincts reporting and McCain behind by 55-44. I’m not saying they got the call wrong, but try not to hurt your arm patting yourseles on the back for your restraint.

Ok, that’s all for now.

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