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What were you doing when Obama won?

Posted: 4 November 2008, 21:51

I guess the real question is this: What were you doing when you heard that Barack Obama was elected to become the 44th president of the United States?

Here’s what Sabrina and I were doing:

We went to Kidd Valley for a quick cheeseburger. We’d been following the results trickle in via the web for a few hours, and we figured we’d better get some food in our bodies before what we thought would be a long night of gritting our teeth. I loaded up msnbc.com on my iPhone, just to check in while we ate, and saw that McCain had picked up Nebraska. Oh well, I thought, and set the phone down. About two minutes later, I picked it back up.

Neil Diamond was singing “Girl, you’ll be a woman soon” on the PA at the burger joint. My fries were still scaldingly hot, my burger half finished. I hit reload on my iPhone, and it happened:

OBAMA ELECTED 44th PRESIDENT

I looked up at Sabrina. “What?” she said. “It says Obama won!” I said, gobsmacked, expecting this election to take longer to close. “Already! YAAAAAY!” Sabrina proclaimed.

We are two very happy, excited people.

What were you doing?