Obviously, I am thrilled about this - words can't even express it. For the first time, my chosen candidate has won the presidential election. And not just any candidate - one that I believe in, and one I feel strongly about. That's right, That One has won!
The results are bittersweet, though - in Arizona, County Bully Joe Arpaio was re-elected, along with his crony Attorney Andrew Thomas. Props 100 and 102 passed, which is thoroughly disappointing, I despise adding stupidity and discrimination to our state constitution. I guess I can't expect an election to fully go my way, though, so it's all part of living in the good ol' US of A.
I might as well have stayed up last night until the bitter end for all the sleep I got. I had to be at the airport early this morning for a 6 AM flight to Charleston for the 28th Annual Charleston Conference. I've checked into the conference hotel (for once!) and am having a quick respite from traveling to enjoy free wi-fi before hitting up the vendor showcase and going out to dinner. I always enjoy myself at this conference, and it comes at the perfect time each year too remind me that I love what I do. I love meeting people on the shuttle, who, when I tell them my job title, nod in understanding rather than just look puzzled. I love hearing about other libraries, meeting my counterparts, and allowing myself to fully geek out on library stuff. And, I love the town of Charleston!
Yes, there will be pictures, including any delectable southern dishes that I might have. Stay tuned!