Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Barack Obama is AWESOME

Seriously, look at this picture:

Doug Mills/The New York Times

That guy is awesome.

Tonight I'm gonna watch the Obamamercial, and while that sort of stuff is usually hard to swallow whole (I'm still not sold on the whole politics thing, I'll be honest), you *know* it's gonna be a well produced 30 minutes of politics. A couple of things I watched during the Democratic convention choked me right up, and I imagine a little of that will happen tonight. A friend of mine said he thought there would be a backlash against Obama because of it, but I don't think it will happen. People who have already decided to vote for him aren't going to suddenly not, and undecided voters* will or will not be swayed by seeing this thing. In any case, I think his committed base will be energized by it. That's my guess. And that can't be bad for his campaign.

*What the hell is wrong with people that they are undecided at this point in the game? There are a lot of theories floating around in my head, none of which pass the "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything" test.

My oldest turns 13 next week and he totally loves Obama. He is reading his autobiography right now. I got him a book of photos of Obama for his birthday. What do you get teenagers anyhow?

UPDATE: Here is the Obamamercial on YouTube. I really, really liked it.
Barack Obama is awesome!!! And yes, I'm his base, but still. Nice piece of work.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm angry

So my therapist suggested to me that I get angry about my bipolar disorder. Not angry at myself for having it and all the struggles that come with it, but angry at IT.

This has been an interesting few days experiment. I'm not so good at being angry at an amorphous IT. It's way more familiar to be angry at myself.

In any case, I'm pissed off, and it isn't pretty.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Here I am!

Wow, I've been gone for a while, haven't I?

So where have I been?

For a week I was in the hospital being treated for my huge ginormous depression (which was just about strangling me to death). I've been home for a week and a half, and am just getting used to things and trying to take it easy while I regroup.

That's about it.

It's autumn here, which means I need to get out my warmer jacket, and maybe take my camera out for some fall colour shots.

I watched The Elephant Man today. Hadn't seen that since it came out in 1980. Used to see a lot of films in the theater. These days there are few films I really want to take my kids to.

That is all for now. See ya later!