Miss Letting-Go-Getting


Flying high on change
November 7, 2008, 9:39 pm
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I am still on a high from the election on Tuesday night! My cynical self had been surprisingly hopeful and optimistic the week leading up to it, but as I watched the beginning of the returns, I had flashbacks to four years ago and started to get a wee bit nervous.

I was fortunate enough (thanks to my awesome boyfriend) to score a ticket to the ralley on Tuesday night! It was indescribably exciting, inspiring, emotional, beautiful and only mildly claustrophobic. You may have seen some pictures of the crowd in Grant Park. If you look closely there are some patches of trees in the way way way way back of the crowd. That’s where we were. Those trees, however, were on a tiny hill–and even though I was squinting through the leaves, and worried that the people who had climbed the trees were going to fall on me, I could actually see the stage, as opposed to someone’s back. I have to thank the awesome, tall boyfriend for sacrificing his branch-free, clear view for me to get a tiny glimpse of history.

It’s a long and sort of funny story of how we ended up way in the back of the crowd, but let’s just say it involves a VIP trolley, Spike Lee, the quick realization that we were not where we were supposed to be/way out of our league and a speedy return to the land of the regular people (aka a long ass line).

But, I digress…the whole night was incredible, and I am beyond amazed and hopeful for our future. Wow, it feels really good to say that, to think that. It feels really good to be proud of this country–I can’t remember the last time I felt that way.

Here’s to a new day!

XXXOOO,

Miss LGG



Fun with Wordle and the State of Our Union: 1993-2008
June 23, 2008, 7:52 pm
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Praise Jeebus!

Never again will we be forced to listen to another State of the Union from our reigning idiot president. In celebration of that, I copied and pasted the text of all nine of his lame State of the Union addresses into Wordle, a fun and free text cloud generator. Just enter any text you want, choose the maximum word count, layout, font, color and presto (Click on the image to enlarge):

Just for fun, here are Bill Clinton’s State of the Union addresses in text cloud form:

Bush (top 15): America, American, Americans, Congress, country, economy, freedom, government, Iraq, nation, people, terrorists, weapons, world, year/years

Clinton (top 15): American, Americans, children, Congress, country, crime, give, health care, insurance, jobs, people, system, world, work, year

Very interesting…

XXXOOO

Miss LGG