So, you may have heard that this Illinois senator guy is like, going to be like, W’s successor, or something.
And that he totally took this giant paintbrush and painted a whole lot of red parts of the US map blue.
Yes, Barack Obama is going to be our nation’s 44th President. I couldn’t be more excited about giving the ol’ Dems a shot at changing things and hopefully turning back the demolition the Bush administration has wreaked on our country. Yes the man may have preached Hope and Change ad nauseum, but is there a better solution to our status quo? Doubtful. I’m just relieved not to have to go through another four more years of the Dub (or someone whose vote aligns with him 90% of the time). Hey, and listening to a phenomenal orator never hurt anyone.
And I’m so proud of traditionally red Virginia for going blue. You’d never guess from the map below, but I’m OK with that! So maybe my hometown still went McCain (64% to 35%, no surprise there), but I’m so happy for my state on the whole. And it looks like they finally counted all the ballots in North Carolina, which was split 50% to 50%… but Obama took the state by a slim margin of 14,000 votes.
Anyway, this is all besides the point. I graduate in December! Yeyyyy. I’m moving back to the East Coast (back to ACC Country, thank God!). I’ll be able to watch teams I care about to my heart’s content. I’ll be driving distance (err, less than a day) from Boston, New York, Philly, Baltimore, DC, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Charleston, Savannah, Atlanta, wherever. I miss that. Immensely. And the beaches, oh the beaches.
I mean no disrespect Texas or Austin; I’ve enjoyed my stay. And I’m reaaally going to miss this place. There’s just really no place like home.
So I just realized that since I’ll be back in the Commonwealth (Virginia for those not quite as obsessed with the state as me) starting in mid-December, that means I’ll be back in time for the Presidential Inauguration in January! Sweet. No idea if I’ll actually go or be able to, but the possibility is making me excitedly squirm in my seat.
Also, I can’t wait to put my advertising education into practice. Art direction? Copywriting? Account planning? Other advertising? Sports marketing? Journalism? PR? Graphic design? I may not know 100% what I want to do, or where I’ll end up, but I’m ready to be put to work, get paid to do what I love, and not have homework. Oh yeah, and being able to afford rent would be a welcome change.
Fun times await and I’m anxious to get started. Err, well after a nice relaxing Christmas that is. Ol’ Barack and I have big goals for 2009, and I think we’re ready to take ’em on!
*Apologies for my inclusion of more percentages here than on any post to this point.