Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Baracktimus Prime

Never have I been so happy to have our baby wake us up in the night. The timing was perfect: he started stirring at a quarter to eleven, just in time for us to turn on the TV and see the most amazing news.

Barack Obama to be the next president of the United States of America.

I am floored, relieved, amazed, privileged, awed, excited, and thrilled to be able to see this day. I feel like a collective weight has been lifted from this country's shoulders. This is the first day. We are going to get the respect back from the rest of the world that has been whittled away these past eight years. And Barack is going to get it for us.

I am so pleased to be in NY during this election day. This borough is going absolutely ape-shit. Our apartment building was screaming and howling in delight, then it spilled out into the street, grew onto the block and I can still hear the celebration on what I am assuming is a very full Fulton Street and Flatbush Ave. If I didn't have a sleeping baby in the other room I'd be out there with them.

What a time. What a time. A gay wedding on Friday and an African-American in the White House on Tuesday. We are back on track America. I am pleased to be living in the country again. Thank you for having me.


MadWoman said...


for a different kind of girl said...

The title of this post? Awesome!

The words withing? Even moreso. Talk about living the glory of what this can mean for the nation! You've had it in front of you these past few days!

Lollie said...

I can't take credit for the title - there is a T-shirt that my guy bought that has it on the front with Barack's head in the Optimus Prime headgear - priceless.

WM said...

It is such a wonderful feeling I'm having trouble putting it in to words.
America did a very good thing. I am proud.