Tomorrow is election day, and I will once again cast my ballot for president and other local offices. I plan on casting my votes for Obama and Al Franken in the two major races, but it will be a last-minute decision in the other categories. I still remember the first time I heard the name Barack Obama and couldn’t believe that was the name of an American, let alone an American who was expecting to be taken seriously as a contender for president. My how things have changed!
Perhaps most exciting of all is the end of political ads. The worst political ad yet is by Michelle Bachmann, who has no real dirt at all on opponent El Tinklenberg. The ad speaks very vaguely of “45 counts of wrongdoings” and “El Tinklenberg broke the law.” Which law? Doesn’t say. Bachmann, on the other hand, likely lost herself the election weeks ago when she called Obama anti-American.
Also on the schedule for this week is making an actual effort in the household Weight Loss Challenge. Catching up with Jeff at the Vikings game Sunday certainly inspired me to check out a gym membership again despite my disdain for working out in the traditional sense of running in place and especially weightlifting. Monday at work I walked three miles over break, from the office all the way to Cub Foods and back, where I bought a bag full of somewhat healthy food to have on hand at work. And after work I played a couple games of racquetball with Patrick, Nick, Jeff, and Liz at Patrick’s apartment.
Let’s see, what else is there… I am going to do a little work for Travis & Jonny and revamp their website again. They have some ideas that I’m not sure if I can pull off or not, like a streaming audio player that keeps playing the same song no matter where you navigate on the site. If anyone can give me a pointer, I’d be appreciative! We’re still doing some wedding planning, and we have a couple more venues to check out this week. I added Luke Katuin as Usher #3 this week, along with Jeff LaPlant as my personal attendant. Why can’t the groom have an attendant?