27 November 2008

Advent Cometh

"I suppose if you did one of those word association tests on 'Advent', the other word you'd come up with straight away would be 'calendar'. " ~ , ()

The Church of England has an .

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05 November 2008

President Obamaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

''I Voted'' sticker

I'm so excited!

And I did more than just vote . . . I did by voting in the primary and I caucusing. I spent a very long day and evening at a state senate district convention. I volunteered and volunteered and volunteered some more. I gave money. I registered voters. I early voted, even though I do not like electronic voting without a verifiable paper trail. I clerked on election day. I celebrated on campus. I celebrated with the local party. I celebrated on the bus. I celebrated in the lobby of my apartment building. I stayed up late last night. And finally I slept in this morning, knowing who the 44th President of the United States of American would be and being very happy about it (unlike the last two elections).

The title link goes to a BBC clip of the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue talking about the election results. I just love the part where he says "President Obama" . . . .

8:31PM CST - edited to add:

I used to live in Portland. The video was filmed in . The Square as locals call it, is the city's living room. It is where we gathered to celebrate the Blazer's NBA Western Conference Win in 1990. It is where we gathered to remember Princess Diana in 1997. It is where we partied like it was 1999 until it was 2000. It is where we gathered to sign banners by day and light candles by night in the days following 11 September 2001. I wish I could have been there Tuesday night to have lifted my voice in singing The Star Spangled Banner.

Oh, say can you see,
By the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed
At the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars,
Through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched
Were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare,
The bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there.
O, say, does that
Star-Spangled Banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free
And the home of the brave?

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