Holy crap, what a freaking night! Not only did we elect our first African-American President ever, but we did it with record numbers! I mean, shit, last I heard, L.A. County had an 83% voter turnout this year. Amazing!
And even cooler than the turnout and the positively epic results was the totally electric vibe in the air last night. Seriously, everywhere Christine, Ryan, Laura and I went in our pursuit of election night freebies — and as you can see from the pics of Tiny O, we made the rounds! — the winds of change were in the air, baby.
People were excited, happy, smiling, it was like everyone in the country got out there and voted for change and then went out there and scored some free food to celebrate. And what a celebration it was!
We were actually mid-way through our happy hour priced meal at the Daily Grill in Burbank when the news came over the airwaves. Our man had won…and even the McCain-Palin-loving chatterboxes at the next table could not dampen the spirits in that joint.
I swear to God, tiny bar food hamburgers never tasted so sweet as they did at that moment…wow. And though we were stuffed to the gills by the time the bill came, we still had enough room to swing by Krispy Kreme on the way home — we hit Ben & Jerry’s before we ate — to score some free donuts.
And as we ate our piping-hot donuts and listened to Obama’s kick-ass speech on the radio on the drive home, we knew that no matter how bad our heartburn was in the morning, we were gonna wake up smiling…
Rock on, President-Elect Obama, rock on!
2 responses to “A night for the record books…”
It was only the third time in my life where the presidential candidate I voted for actually won (Go Dukakis!) 🙂
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to celebrate much considering that I lost one of my civil rights in the process when Prop 8 passed.
So it was a bittersweet night for me.
I know, dude, Prop 8 passing really bummed us out too. What a totally backwards step for our state…man, talk about the wrong side of history…
But yeah, we were excited to finally vote for someone who won again too! I swear to God, it was downright thrilling watching those returns come in last night! Wow!