Two things happened in the last 24 hours that made me extremely happy, and grateful, and excited:
1. Obama WON! I'm so proud. I'm so glad that I can hope and be proved right, and really believe in what I know to be true and important and see that reflected in (imagine!) our government. Hallelujah, hallelujah, and thank you SO much, Barack, for being willing to take on this mess. I gave you what was left of my hope for this country and you helped us make it happen. I am so, so glad. I feel like we are safer. I feel like my gay friends, my multiracial friends, my future itself can breathe a little easier. Also, McCain's concession speech was honorable. I wish your followers really listened and I hope they can get over this loss and, well, loosen up. I mean hey, I'm a liberal for a reason.
2. Kenny and I are ENGAGED! He surprised me with a totally romantic dinner, said perfect words, made me remember why I'm so excited about being in love with him. We're pretty thrilled with ourselves right now. :) Don't hold your breath for a ceremony, though; it's gonna be awhile! It's our style.
Man, it is so great to be right here, right now. You have to keep your eyes open to all the unfortunate horrors of the world, yes; but you also have to focus on what's good and be true to what you know is right. Barack (and Kenny): I'm with you 100%!