Tuesday, November 04, 2008
It's Election Day! Finally!
I feel like I've been waiting for this day literally since 2004 when I first heard of Barack Obama and voted him in as my Senator. I feel very lucky to live in the Chicago area and get to witness everything first hand -- many friends have said they wished they could be here today. I know it's a historic day, so I'm just trying to soak everything in - what people are saying, what shirts and pins they are wearing, where they plan on being tonight. Even down to what the sky looks like and how lucky we are to have unseasonably high temps today in the 70s.
I've made plans with a friend and co-worker of mine, Lori, to head over to Grant Park tonight to try and witness it all go down. It's going to be a pretty wild night. I'm just hoping it turns out to be one giant party in the streets and hoping some Neo-Conservative Republican jack-ass who thinks Obama is the anti-Christ doesn't go AWOL and ruin it all.
Work is letting us out at 3 PM today and I'm planning on booking it out of here and heading over to Millenium Park/Grant Park to see how many people are down there and to see if we can grab a few beers before heading into the park. It's somewhat strange to be mere hours away from knowing what the outcome is going to be. Right now, everyone around me has really high hopes and we don't really foresee Obama losing this. Let's just hope our intuition is right.
Photos to come. So exciting!!