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First and foremost, a major sigh of relief that I will continue to live in a country where my gender isn't considered a preexisting condition and where I'm allowed to make decisions about my own body. It's weirdly hard to be actively excited about this win simply because the terror of the "what could have been" is so strong that having won is about relief from terror more than excitement.

What I am massively excited about is all of the amazing women who have been voted into congress, and all of the amazing women who voted across the country and made this election possible. What was that about women having ways of shutting things down? Yeah, they shut MISOGYNY down.

In other news, houseguest extravaganza has finally come to a close...I seriously love all the people I've gotten to see in the last three weeks but NEVER AGAIN will I have guests on three consecutive weekends. Even if two of them are long weekends. It just messes with my productivity in ways I can't afford, especially going into November. November is always hell month, because it's when I have to actually start getting to work on seminar papers while still managing to keep up with reading. This year won't be so bad seminar paper-wise -- I already know what I'm writing on for both my seminars, now I just need to sit down and write it -- but that takes time and time is not a thing I've had the past few weeks.

Also on the topic of November, NaNoWriMo...yeah, about that. This is the hardest time I've ever had coming up with a concept for a story, and even now that I have (a bunch of people get trapped inside an uptown NYC apartment during Sandy) it's slow going. I haven't been able to write because of houseguest, and then because of reading catch-up in wake of houseguest, but I'm not going to give up, even if I'm not terribly inspired by what I'm writing. Any motivation would be very, very welcome. I'm going to need it in the next few weeks...
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Agh, too many things I want to do and not enough time to do it.  I've got  a bajillion things to do tonight.

1. finish writing my short story
2. read and critique two short stories
3. vote for Barack Obama
4. begin reading As You Like It
5. read more of Canterbury Tales
6. go to a students for Obama party tonight (watching election results)
7. go to an Alumni association meeting
8. do research for the library seminar

Um, I'm sure there's something else I'm forgetting.  And of course I don't have to do all of those, but I really want to.  Especially the Obama party, because it's at my favorite pizza place on northside.  Maybe I'll get Becca to come with me?

I stayed up til 1AM last night in order to watch the beginning of the A&E Pride and Prejudice, and it makes me immensely happy.

Maybe if the voiting thing doesn't take too long, I'll be able to make everything work.
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Two awesome things happened yesterday.

1) Barack Obama won the South Carolina primary with 55% of the vote.
2) I wrote 12,055 words of my story over the course of a single day, and am back on track to finish in time with my schedule.

Time will tell which was more awesome. I have a feeling it'll be the former, but I won't complain if it's the latter.
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If you're not interested in reading about my personal politics right now, you don't have to, but last night I watched Barack Obama win Iowa by a margin of eight points over edwards and nine points over Hillary, and I needed to talk about it.

Why I want Barack to win )


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