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what are l&j board pipples planning for november 4?

it will be november 5 afternoon here when the results come in. we are not going to work that day, we will be staying home and watching tv and making tacos and cheering on the new president barack obama<3<3 (or being very gloomy and conspiratorial and furious like the last two times) (and i most likely will be reading ilx as well.)

!!! so excited

estela, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 21:27 (twelve years ago) link

let's see. i most likely have the 4th off (i'd rather have the 5th obv but instead it's a 13-hour workday so yeech except hopefully i'll be on cloud 9 all day) so i'll spend the daytime trying not to hit refresh on political sites. lxy will get home around six, which is when we'll go full-on into BOOZE+SNACKS mode. national races should (cross fingers, knock on would) should play out pretty quick, and then we'll focus on the local stuff: light rail, governor. we might buy fireworks. i'll definitely hoot and holler out the front yard if all goes well. i'll be boozy as all hell, one way or another. it'll be a party of two, i'm thinking. my friends who i align with most closely, politically, don't live anywhere near. i'm not interested in hanging out with anyone who isn't as vehement as i. sound like a dick? i brook no dissension, don't care about alternate viewpoints. very few days allow for that, but it is my own home, after all.

i'll also get blazed in the front yard and check ilx occasionally. it can be such a good aggregator when a bunch of shit is going down.

jergins, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 22:08 (twelve years ago) link

what are other people doing?

jergins, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 22:09 (twelve years ago) link

i'm buying a bottle of champagne. with a blue label.

lxy, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 22:32 (twelve years ago) link

(too bad the dems color isn't yellow. then i would finally have an excuse to lay down the cash for a bottle of veuve clicquot.)

lxy, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 22:33 (twelve years ago) link

if the dems' color was yellow they'd probably lose :(

jergins, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 22:34 (twelve years ago) link

haha. good thing it's not yellow then. i'll have to find a yellow-wearing sports team.

lxy, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 22:37 (twelve years ago) link

there will be tears before the end of the night. i am confident they will be tears of happiness.

lxy, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 22:37 (twelve years ago) link

pittsburgh pirates!

jergins, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 22:40 (twelve years ago) link

i dont have plans yet besides voting for barack h. obama II

max max max max, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 01:10 (twelve years ago) link

you're voting twice? lucky!

lxy, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 01:33 (twelve years ago) link

i heard a great piece on NPR, interviews with some residents of st. louis, asking what they will do on election night if obama wins. all of the ladies said they would cry, and then pray, and then hoot, holler, scream, run around, etc.

lxy, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 01:36 (twelve years ago) link

and a man told about a text message he had received, which maybe you've all heard already, but i like it:

rosa sat so that martin could walk
martin walked so that obama could run
obama is running so that our children can fly

lxy, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 01:38 (twelve years ago) link

i'll probably be hanging out with 1 or 2 people, but not sure where yet.

Lingbert, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 01:46 (twelve years ago) link

well, i do know which city (seattle, wa)

Lingbert, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 01:47 (twelve years ago) link

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/conservativelife/sfighter.gif

jergins, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 19:25 (twelve years ago) link

hurray!!!!

lxy, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 19:29 (twelve years ago) link

https://store.nexternal.com/csm/images/extra_bottle.gif

lxy, Thursday, 30 October 2008 04:36 (twelve years ago) link

amon, Thursday, 30 October 2008 05:13 (twelve years ago) link

i like the sound of everyone's plans. i can't wait.
we are probably going to only be a party of two as well, it's not a day for listening to 'oh americans this, americans that,' i can't be bothered with any of that from people who could try scrutinising themselves if human improvement is so important to them. also i don't want to hear a single word of assassination prediction talk, which i hear every day here now and it makes me sick.

estela, Friday, 31 October 2008 07:40 (twelve years ago) link

the new restaurant around the corner is bringing in a big screen tv i think im going to go down and watch there and eat mac & cheese and turkey meatloaf and flounder

max max max max, Friday, 31 October 2008 12:01 (twelve years ago) link

THREE MEALS FOR OBAMA! YAY, MAX!!

lxy, Friday, 31 October 2008 13:43 (twelve years ago) link

estela otm.

lxy, Friday, 31 October 2008 13:45 (twelve years ago) link

was gonna early vote today but i'm not driving to fucking renton when i can walk 2 blocks on tuesday

lxy, Friday, 31 October 2008 17:17 (twelve years ago) link

(the place i'm not driving to is on grady way)

lxy, Friday, 31 October 2008 17:18 (twelve years ago) link

A grady way -- everybody wants one
A grady way -- everybody needs one
Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god
Oh my god, oh your god, oh his god, over god
Its everybodys god, its everybodys god, its everybodys god, its
Everybodys god
The worlds collide, but all that we want is a grady way

jergins, Friday, 31 October 2008 17:45 (twelve years ago) link

i know, when i went down there to register, i thought "grady".

Lingbert, Sunday, 2 November 2008 15:28 (twelve years ago) link

something made me think "grady" the other day, i think it was seeing someone who looked very pleased with himself, which grady usually does (in a good way, i like it).

i can hardly stand this waiting, i don't have to work this week and i'm spending hours online reading news and ilx and jiggling my legs and waiting and waiting.

australia totally <3s obama, everyone wants him to win bar a few stupid old fuckers.

estela, Monday, 3 November 2008 04:42 (twelve years ago) link

i love how the world loves obama. it makes me love the world.

lxy, Monday, 3 November 2008 16:15 (twelve years ago) link

thank you, world!

lxy, Monday, 3 November 2008 16:15 (twelve years ago) link

my darling niece is studying in belgium, and the family she's staying with LOVES him SO MUCH!

lxy, Monday, 3 November 2008 16:16 (twelve years ago) link

i'm fixing to go hold a sign on the side of the road, then go out to breakfast

jergins, Tuesday, 4 November 2008 17:16 (twelve years ago) link

yay, what road?

lxy, Tuesday, 4 November 2008 17:38 (twelve years ago) link

i mean, YAY!

lxy, Tuesday, 4 November 2008 17:38 (twelve years ago) link

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/siren.gif ...AREA MAN WAVES POLITICAL SIGN...PASSERSBY HONK, WAVE, POINT...LOCAL BALLOT INITIATIVE MAY HAVE BEEN DECIDED BY ONE MAN'S ACTIONS...DEVELOPING...http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/siren.gif

GOOD LUCK USA (jergins), Tuesday, 4 November 2008 19:29 (twelve years ago) link

OUR HERO!

lxy, Tuesday, 4 November 2008 20:09 (twelve years ago) link

planning on thai takeout as pre-booze pre-excitement primer

GOOD LUCK USA (jergins), Tuesday, 4 November 2008 21:23 (twelve years ago) link

i voted today

― Lingbert, Tuesday, November 4, 2008 9:37 PM (0 seconds ago) Bookmark

Lingbert, Tuesday, 4 November 2008 21:37 (twelve years ago) link

BRAVO GOOD WORK!

― lxy, Tuesday, November 4, 2008 10:14 PM (47 minutes ago) Bookmark Permalink

bless u

― estela, Tuesday, November 4, 2008 10:18 PM (43 minutes ago) Bookmark

Lingbert, Tuesday, 4 November 2008 23:02 (twelve years ago) link

my darling niece received an entire belgian school's worth of congratulations re. obama's win, and her host family had a celebration party the night after. so cute and wonderful.

lxy, Monday, 10 November 2008 02:31 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

title amended, a place for those of us not attending the inauguration to get excited

lxy, Friday, 16 January 2009 22:05 (eleven years ago) link

from the assistant director of communications and marketing -- could be crossposted on the spelling thread, but i put it here out of appreciation for the fact that even state institutions can kick it sometimes:

I am invitinge you to a small, informal inauguration celebration on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 in my office. You can expect light refreshments and a photo opportunity with a special guest. The photo op is not something you want to miss!

Refreshments will be available between 8:15 am and 9:30 am or as long as supplies last. The photo opportunity will be available all day. You can bring your own camera or allow use mine.

lxy, Friday, 16 January 2009 22:05 (eleven years ago) link

however i will not participate because i will be celebrating at home with EB and THE CURLER, with bagels and mimosas!

what y'all others doing?

lxy, Friday, 16 January 2009 22:07 (eleven years ago) link

probably studying. today i think it finally sunk in how far behind i am with school. but i hope others have fun.

Lingbert, Saturday, 17 January 2009 00:41 (eleven years ago) link

I will be at work u_u
I think media might be showing it upstairs but I will probably just feel awkward. Friend wants me to skip out and go watch @ a bar across the street but I don't think I can pull off any delinquency after I ended up off all this week :(

tehresa, Saturday, 17 January 2009 01:18 (eleven years ago) link

overheard at market while shopping for provisions for inaugration day:

"wait we don't have to buy cooled champagne, don't need it till tomorrow"

:)

lxy, Monday, 19 January 2009 20:42 (eleven years ago) link

also LOL guests arriving at 7:30 a.m.

lxy, Monday, 19 January 2009 20:42 (eleven years ago) link

where i was

jergins, Saturday, 24 January 2009 04:36 (eleven years ago) link

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/whereiwas6.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 24 January 2009 04:37 (eleven years ago) link

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/whereiwas5.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 24 January 2009 04:37 (eleven years ago) link

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/whereiwas4.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 24 January 2009 04:37 (eleven years ago) link

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/whereiwas3.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 24 January 2009 04:37 (eleven years ago) link

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/whereiwas2.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 24 January 2009 04:38 (eleven years ago) link

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/whereiwas1.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 24 January 2009 04:38 (eleven years ago) link

I-395

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/IMG_0027.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 24 January 2009 06:09 (eleven years ago) link

george bush leaving

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nImtNJPA9K0&hl=en

jergins, Saturday, 24 January 2009 06:10 (eleven years ago) link

was trying to get a feel for the faces afterwards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adKfetPYg-k&hl=en

jergins, Saturday, 24 January 2009 07:11 (eleven years ago) link

this is cute
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/hendrikhertzberg/2009/01/positively-penn.html

jergins, Sunday, 25 January 2009 00:19 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.flickr.com/photos/47643807@N00/3254169498/sizes/l/

lxy, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 20:54 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

need me a triple shot of that stuff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L4zro-2dZQ

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 05:32 (three weeks ago) link

is it safe?

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 03:59 (three weeks ago) link

I would regret it

toadstool might (tehresa), Thursday, 5 November 2020 00:14 (three weeks ago) link


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