Oh, and I was fearing some serious bed-head this morning since I've never had hair this short (in my memory) but luckily it fell right back to place when the hair brush looked at it. Sweet! I have my own share of problems, but good well-behaved hair is truly a blessing.
theodorad came over to work with Alan on their 20' up class notes, so they worked on content for an hour downstairs watching Hogan's Heroes, while I watched Destroyed in Seconds upstairs. I had the veep debate on the background while I then took my turn at reviewing and making minor edits to the class notes and chatting with the marvelous Theo.
For the record, despite my penchant for pink, there was no way Palin was going to win me over to the Red side. (FWIW when I took that political leaning test I was squarely in the Democrat slice.) I admit, much like my preference for the Destroyed in Seconds version of tv, I was hoping for a little Jerry Springer action, and in that I was disappointed, so good on them both for that. I thought it was a good opportunity for them both to bolster their candidate and their party. While no one likes a know-it-all in person, I'd like one in the White House. Also, while I like the idea of a woman in the White House, I'm willing to wait for the right woman. Each side will think their side did the best. Some people apparently really respond to Palin's Joe Six-Pack/Hockey Mom references and appreciate her attitude. Some people find it insulting and pandering. I really loved it when CNN showed two different audiences and their reactions to various parts of the debate. Democrats applauded at the parts that Republicans boo'd, and the Republicans nodded and smiled at parts that the Democrats said WTF? I like that I can see both sides of the coin, that I can see her appeal, but can also appreciate why that appeal isn't universal.
I have to say I am impressed with Joe Biden. He's smart, and I want a smart person being second in line and advising the President. I like that he seems like he can see all sides of a problem and use his smarts and experience to navigate a way over, around, or through it. He had the most coherent answer so far for me why someone could have "Voted against the war, after voting for it." I'd like to see more of him and might just go back and re-watch the debate to examine him closer. I voted for Hillary in the primary, and I will vote for Obama/Biden in a month. (Probably to the shame of my Joe Six-Pack family...)
I really loved reading the Mudflats blog entry that hazebrouck linked to. While a negative reaction, it is inspiring to see the ground swell of support and thought. No one is ever universally liked (except moi!) but for the most part I loved the home-made signs that had individual thought put into them, and the variety of participants. Would anyone be interested in something similar close to home in MD? We'd need an opportunity and numbers. Anyone know of something pre-planned we female supporters of Obama can join?
BTW, I loved this bit on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart from Wed night: