But... I'm so glad I have.
Even if it made me cry buckets. Yeesh.
I mean... I didn't vote for him simply because of that. I voted for him because he knows what he doesn't know. He asks and listens. And that... that's more important to me than all the pretty rhetoric, the specific stances, the history, or even the experience or lack thereof. The attitude alone was what swayed me.
It's astonishing to see Colorado turn blue. To have the old guard turned out on their ear. It'll be interesting to see if the changes make a real difference, I'll hope, but, as usual, not really expect it and, hopefully, I'll also be pleasantly surprised.
And, yeah, having the whole crowd of 500,000 chant, "Yes we can." made me cry buckets too. And, yeah, I'll admit that I'm glad that when I go out of the country, now, that I won't have to be quite so embarrassed to be an American anymore.
Took most of today off to do errands around Boulder with John and go to Food Share with him, to pick up food for the OUR center. Crates of salad, cucumbers, and NesQuik Strawberry Milk Shakes for the day shelter. The folks that really have no where at all to stay can't carry much food around with them, either, so high calorie things with at least some nutritional value is better than nothing.
I also bought some Cotman watercolors for painting, too, as the local art stores are having sales on their paints, 25% off, so not the all-natural mineral colors; but definitely the standard colors my mom taught me to look for. So that'll be interesting as I run out of the cheaper paints.
I may switch sooner rather than later. I painted a more Chinese-style iris or two today, and really worked hard at black and white orchids again. I think I'm gradually getting the hang of how to do the multi-shaded blossoms. The Flat Irons made me really start thinking about painting things that are right in front of me. If I really want to do mountains... well, there they are.
So I had a really slow day writing, but Stark was great and shared some time with me, and we got a bit more done on that, too. I'll do better tomorrow, and the plane ride should be fun.
RP with Stark: 689
day's total: 699
Running total: 7442