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First, let me say how proud I am to be an American and how lucky I consider myself to be that I got to participate in this historic election.

However, I am very disappointed in a lot of people I know and love. Whatever your politics may be, the election of Obama is not the coming of the antichrist or the first step towards socialism or the end of America as you know it. It's the beginning of a new, better time in our history, provided that we all come together to allow and facilitate the opportunities now before us to be realized. The end of economic distress ushered in by Reagan, stalled by Clinton, and renewed by Bush has its end in sight, as does this ridiculously costly war that it taking our money away from relieving our debt, feeding our children, and caring for our veterans. These can only arrive at that end if we all support each other an put Americans first, families (of whatever composition) first, education first, basic necessities first, in stead of fear that a stranger might have an abortion, that two men might fall in love, that you might have to wait a few days to get that new AK-47, that you the people who run the company you work for might make record profits, but pay record taxes (while fighting their hardest against a new administration that will not let them win to make you work more for less). Go outside, look at the world around you, at the Americans around you, at the children, the elderly, the struggling, the prosperous, and realize that we're all in this together, and guess what, so is the rest of the world. We are all lucky to be alive to see this day, and we will tell our children and our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren about how we remember what people doubted that a black man could be elected president, because to them, that will seem as strange as a day when women couldn't vote does to us.

One final note: I am so sorry to all of my friends in same-sex relationships or traditional ones but without the desire to officially marry who have been stripped of their rights by an amendment to the constitution that should have protected them. The idea that somehow my marriage to Anthony is more valid than your relationships baffle me.

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I rode 18 miles today!
I rode 18 miles today!
Training started this morning. I rode 18 miles. I think I could've gone a lot further, but I wasn't sure when I would run out of energy and didn't want to be in the middle of Haile Plantation with no way home but my two legs. I really want a road bike, a lot!

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cantus: Femi Kuti in concert (NPR All Songs Considered Podcast)

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I decided earlier this summer that I needed a bike since I now live within an easy cycling distance of campus. At first, I took my mom's old Zeus, which is this fantastic road bike she bought in the 70's while she was in Spain. This bike, however, is too large for me, and as a road bike, it cannot take the wear and tear I'm planning to put it through. So I started looking for a new bike. I was going to buy a Target bike, but after a lot of research it became painstakingly obvious that for $150 I was getting a bike 1/6 the value of a $300 bike, and I still wouldn't have the type of hybrid city bike I am looking for. So after months of talking to bike enthusiasts, shopping online, and visiting bike stores, today, I bought a 2008 Trek 7100 on clearance (since the 2009s are now out). I saved $80 by buying the 2008 model. It's quite girly, as there were no more men's available, but it's pretty sweet looking. I'm really excited.

I've already lost 35 lbs over the past 2 years, about 15 of that this summer, and I'm look to lose at least 15 more by Sam's wedding in January, so riding to campus should definitely help.

Trek 7100 WSD

The only downside is that I've been spending all my time looking at bikes and watching Olympics. As a result, I am totally unprepared to my History of Latin Lit exam on Monday, which is one of the 9 exams I have to take for my degree program before I can dissertate. I'm thinking I will not pass, which puts me a little behind schedule, but I'll make it work.

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cantus: "Futures" - Zero 7

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I bought a Trek today!

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I created my new Latin 3 website for next semester on iWeb. It's awesome! I'm so excited about this... probably because it distracted me from writing an essay/paper that is due tomorrow.


My Website


and then select "Latin 3"

Give me feedback if you feel like it.

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