Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Exhausted, Hungover, & Happy

On the day after the election four years ago I apologized to my boss as I told her I simply had to leave early. I couldn't concentrate and I just kept crying at my desk. Eduardo had to go to Chicago for work and I called Lydia to tell her I just could not go home where I would be alone. I brought some taquitos over to her house and Shawn, Lydia and I watched KPBS together. It was horrible. I couldn't believe we had to deal with Bush for four more years.

Today I am so freaking tired that it is pretty hard to teach, but it doesn't matter. The Bush years are almost over and yesterday very well might be the most exciting election of my lifetime. I can hold my head high and say I am proud to be an American. I know we still have a lot of problems and are still doing a lot of shitty things around the world, but I'm not thinking about that today. Today I am happy.


dragonfly said...

If you'd had to go home in tears this year, I (your current boss) would have gone with. Shortly before I quit LSI and moved back to Canada. Thank God, we could both stay at work today, bleary-eyed and still ecstatic. For the first time in my life, I am truly a proud American! Hell yes we can!

susan m said...

Exhausted? check.
Hungover? check.
Happy? check minus, because of Prop 8.

but see this video? I am the guy lying on the couch....