Thursday, November 8, 2012

And the World Turns

Whew.  I know, I'm a day late and a dollar short, but after traveling 450 miles for work yesterday (along with a 5 hour meeting) and having a site visit from the state today....I;m spent.
The good news is...we kicked butt both days.  Our funder thinks our programs kickin butt, and I met all of my new program leaders yesterday, so it's all good.
And sang along to bad 80s music for 7 hours in the car.

 You're welcome.  I know that'll be stuck in your head all night.
Onto the last political rehash for the year I promise.
As I said, I know this would have been more appropriate yesterday-but I was way too tired.  Not only did I have to get up at the butt crack of dawn to go to Albany, but I was dumb enough to stay up way too late on Tuesday night to get the results of the election.
I'm so happy to say I was wrong about my predictions!
I'm not a huge Obama fan.  But after listening to all the of debates, reading on both candidates platforms on each issues, I agreed with more of what Obama was saying than Romney.
I don't think Romney;s a bad person-I give him props.  For being so darned privileged, he certainly wanted a rough job-the next 4 years would have been hard for either candidate, no doubt.
Oddly, I think we would have done well with Romney the first year he was in office.  i think his economic policies and policies on immigration were much better than Obama's.
But...I think Obama will put us closer to where we want to be in 2016.  I agree with his foreign policy, his social welfare, and pretty much the rest of his ideas.
Will it be easy?  Nope.  And I think he will force a strong opposition to the Republicans in congress. 
Basically, the choice for Obama...was the lesser of the two evils.
I should have picked Gandalf.
Just kidding.
Well, with the emotions subsiding (everyone I know was very opinionated on this one!), I hope face book will calm down a bit.  That the lunchroom talks and gym treadmill time will center around something other than how someone is moving to another country if their candidate doesn't get elected.
Damn.  (I apologize for the f bomb...this was too good.)
Facebook was littered with these gems  yesterday.  My least favorite: a social worker in the inner city I can assure you...that's not true.
However, I know this has been beat to death, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one:
Okay, enough of that nonsense.  I'll step off my political soap box (more like a nubbin of soap sliver...this is not my forte).
I sincerely hope Obama Llama can get us back on track.  We need it.

And now...back to workouts and cooking :-)  And racing!  11 mile stage trail race this weekend?  Mmmmaaayyyybbeeeee.....


  1. It's true. Alpaca's ARE greater than llamas.

  2. So where was the Alpaca on Tuesday?? Should have written that one in :-)

  3. I really like your blog, I read it every day.. But being Canadian I'm compelled to point out that the info in the graphic about Canada is inaccurate. I won't inflict upon you a political rant (much), but being that our Prime Minister is working his hardest every day to abolish the Canada that so many (the rightful majority, in fact) love and hold dear, it felt important to me that I say something about it..

    1. Thank you for enlightening me! I will be the first to admit that our country's political leanings are so out of whack that I don't consider other country's as much. I guess there is no utopia, after all...such a sad world we live in sometimes. Thank you for adding to the conversation and reading-I appreciate it!