A lot has happened in the almost nine months since I last posted. Imagine that.

The most exciting thing for me was that I voted in the US election for the first time. I was very proud to be able to vote for Barack Obama, and I still haven’t gotten over it, as silly as that may seem. I was also quite perturbed to see that the ‘great’ state of California asked me vote on a little something called Proposition 8. I voted no, since I don’t feel that it is constitutional to refuse certain people the right to marry.

I was disgusted to see, however, that the state as a whole narrowly passed the measure, making it illegal for same-sex couples to marry. Not only was I disgusted, but I wondered about what would happen to the several thousand couples who had tied the knot since the state supreme court had ruled that it was legal. So far, nothing has changed for those couples, since they did nothing illegal. But what about when it comes time to put it to the test, like when someone retires, has a medical issue or gets divorced.

I am totally and completely pumped for the inauguration, just five days away. Thank God for the internet, or I would never see decent coverage, since I only have peasant-vision on my telly and live in Canada. I’m counting the hours for the 44th president of the United States to make history. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream and it finally seems to be coming to fruition. Awesome.

Advertisements