Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Wow, is the news ever looking good this morning! I haven't absorbed all the details yet, since I just woke up about an hour and a half ago and I spent most of that time working -- more on that in a moment. But it seems the election results went well in just about every race I'd been watching -- not only for Obama but also for Elizabeth Warren, Claire McCaskill, Bill Nelson and many other Democratic senators. Way to go, voters! I'm amazed. I almost feel bad for every derogatory joke I've ever made about gun-toting, Bible-thumping America.
I've been watching the comments from my friends on Facebook, and it seems everyone is pretty psyched, at least among the people I know. I'm sure someone somewhere is disappointed, but I'm not friends with them on Facebook! And apparently gay marriage is passing in certain states? Who'd a thunk it?!
What a relief. And now, best of all, it's over. We return you to our regularly scheduled program of moving the country forward.
For once, I'm sorry I live overseas. I want to be there, in the midst of the excitement, like I was four years ago.
Yes, I worked all morning. I got up at 5:45 to find three voice mail messages from teachers calling in sick. I had to scramble around and find subs in the pre-dawn darkness, and I was so preoccupied that the election didn't even enter my mind. It wasn't until I had everyone squared away for today that I thought to check the news.
Also, the draft copy of my newest photography book arrived yesterday. I'm a little disappointed in the results, actually. Last night I had to redesign the cover, because the edges of the image had been cut off, and I had to adjust the type size inside. I also think the photos are printing a little too darkly -- some of the detail is lost -- but I can't really help that. I ordered a second copy, and if this one looks good with its revisions, I'll make it available for public sale.
(Photo: Kensington High Street, on Sunday.)