So no one is really commenting, but... I have a tracker thing on this site, and yesterday was the most hits in a day we've ever gotten. That said... :) Thanks for reading, everyone!!!!
the ever-wonderful MYSTERY PERSON was revealed today...Jared figured it out at work. We'll keep her anonymous, but... We can all sleep at night knowing that ...I didn't forget to lock the back door, it was someone with a key!
Not to beat a dead horse.... but whew Inauguration day...
Whew.... You all caught that, RIGHT? *siiigh* Dear Barack, read me a bedtime story?
Dear GW, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
How freakin COOL is it, that Our kid will sit in class... and it will just be "normal" that a black man is president. And probably in his/her lifetime, there will be a woman as a president. What a change! What a barrier TRAMPLED on! How strange will it be for us to FINALLY get a well-spoken president after 8 years of Bushisms?
Obama said it best today
"On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics."
How cool is it that Our kid is born with a president who has a view of:
"Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America." ... "Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions -- who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage."
I think quite possibly my favorite quote from Obama today though was this one:
"To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West: Know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."
I must say... That the day Bush won that first election.... I was still in high school and even then...I was Ready to move to Canada. When he was re-elected I think I about crapped my pants in despair (sorry for the over-share, there...). But that Now there is a president who (crossing my fingers) gah...brings hope! Brings Pride! Its not so Shameful to be an American. ...And that's good, because I think if we were to have had a kid during Bush, we would have raised it to believe it were Canadian................ey?
Also......Obama has Ludacris on his iPod.
(that's who our dog, Ludacris is named after, by the way......in case you didn't know....)