Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen

Day after

This country has just elected a president who used the phrase "science and imagination" in a positive sense in his victory speech. And this country has just elected a president who demonstrates to little African-American children before he even opens his mouth that their skin color alone cannot keep them from the presidency. He demonstrates to children like my godchildren and some of my cousins that families like theirs, where their grandparents are different colors, can produce presidents.

I think even the people I know who would have preferred McCain can agree that those are good things.

I'm glad we elected Obama. I'm also glad that I live in a place where there will be automatic recounting on several close races that matter to me. It's important that they will take the time to do it right and make sure that there isn't any question how people voted.

And I'm also glad that I spent yesterday evening reading and watching a movie with markgritter and timprov, even if the movie was crap. (The new Futurama straight-to-DVD: don't. Really. Save yourself the time. So tedious.) I finished two chapters of The True Tale of Carter Hall yesterday. I worked out and did PT. I made Spanish rice. I read about the Roosevelts. It was a pretty good day.
Tags: small screen, the art of the possible

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