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Who’s more American now?

I was away from a computer since I left work on Election Day so I haven’t been able to post about my excitement of Barack Obama wining the Presidency. I finally have a memory of “where I was when” that is POSITIVE. That is a first, one worth getting a little teary-eyed over.  Technically, when I first heard the news I was a Charlie’s getting the tab for my booze and mozzarella sticks, and hanging out with my cousin, who just flew in to visit from Colorado (which went blue for the first time in ages, btw). Okay so paying for cheese sticks, is really not that great of a story but, it gets so much better. Afterwards we headed to the Rosebud to watch Obama’s acceptance speech, (and caught the end of McCain’s concession speech.) After that I was in just the right place to bear witness to the awesomeness that followed in Capitol Hill that night. I have never seen such jubilation in the streets! I have never high fived and hugged so many random strangers who passed me by as I went out for a smoke. (In fact to help him understand and appreciate the moment to its fullest I had to explain to my cousin about the typical Seattle Passive Aggressiveness and stand-offishness that didn’t even seem to exist that night.). Everyone was happy. There was music, drums, fire works, and a helluva lot of “woo!”s.  Joy incarnate just flooded the streets of Broadway and Pike and I’ve never seen anything like it.



Anyway, so the theatre peeps showed up eventually and eventually Ryan and Raye came by and collected me & my cuz and we went back to the apartment. My cousin was pretty wrecked the next morning (shouldn’t have tried to keep up with Mir) which sort of impaired my plans to show off my city on foot, but I got to take him around Downtown and Capitol Hill, with a quick detour at my optometrist while I got my new frames (my glasses got bent Halloween weekend) fitted and the big wining stop was definitely the downtown library, which he thought was “weird but cool” and he especially dug the number of escalators involved. (I guess they literally don’t have escalators in Ft. Collins, the things you take for granted in the big city, eh?.)


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Nov. 6th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
I was in that mob! That's a mere block from home! :)
Nov. 6th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
How did dispercing the crowd go when the time came? I'm curious.
Nov. 6th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't get that far. Have you ever been in a wonderful situation where you feel you've used it all up, where if you tried to keep the good feeling up, you'll only be disappointed? I left around 1:30 or 2:00.

But I heard that it went very smoothly, that people picked up after themselves, that there was no violence or any real misconduct.
Nov. 6th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
Oh thats good. Yeah I probably wandered back home about 1-ish. It's hard to say. The night was kind of time-less. All I remember was when i checked to see what the time was I was alwasy surprised with how early it was, and the "woo"'s on the top of the hill in my hood continued thought the night.
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