Monday, August 04, 2008

That Time Again

You'll notice a new feature on my sidebar - the read-out from

It's that time again. I don't know what we'll do in this house with the debate and election season. The last two presidential election cycles were pretty dramatic for us:

In 2000, we were on the last night of our honeymoon, on a magical Disney cruise in the middle of the Caribbean, trying to learn if we should ask the captain if he would drop us off in a different country or if we could return to the States. We spent the evening at a dinner table with some very un-likeminded guests, and all took turns heading out to the lounge to see where things were on the TV. Sarahlynn stayed up all night; I gave up in the wee hours. As we all remember, the results were still unclear the next morning when we docked. So, we disembarked anyway.

In 2004, we rented a huge 52" rear-projection TV that looked like a martian ship in the middle of our little living room; and we hosted debate parties. We had to rent the TV for at least a month, so we decided to host an election night party as well. Everyone was required to bring a food item that was either red or blue -- lots of interesting concoctions showed up. We all remember where that election went as well.

So, here we are in 2008. Seems like we're on the cusp of change. I sure hope so.


Rob Monroe said...

Wyoming is red on your map. Is that right? :o)

You will notice that Maryland is blue, they say it's because of the blue crabs!

paulboal said...

What!? Maryland has "crabs?" Ick. ;)

Rob Monroe said...

Yep. Your mom got crabs when she was here.... HA HA HA!! A your mom joke that hits a bit weirdly close to home.

Awkward silence.

It was crab mac-n-cheese if that helps.

Sarahlynn said...

Ew! Ew! Ew! That's my mother-in-law you're talking about! (Oh, and yours too . . . )