Monday, February 12, 2007

Snow Day, Hurray!

I didn't have to go to work today due to the very treacherously icy roads. I was pretty sad about it for several minutes. So I've been catching up on my recently neglected video games. Every weekend day that I spend in someone's computer closet, I get a comp day that I can take off whenever, so that's kinda nice. Not that I think trading my Saturday for a snowy Tuesday is exactly a fair trade, but I guess it's better than nothing.

I got up nice and early this last Saturday in order to go see Senator Obama give his speech announcing his run for president. It all went down within the spiky black fence of the Old State Capitol in Springfield. Unfortunately, by the time I got there, that space was occupied by reporters, people with tickets, and those crazy enough to get up earlier. So I was reduced to watching it from across the street. It wasn't that big of a problem, though, because I still had a pretty good view of him. The speech itself was pretty lame I thought. It was filled with big generalities, like "let's reduce poverty" and things like that. Things that in my opinion aren't even worth uttering if there isn't some sort of actual plan of action involved. At the moment I don't think that Obama has much of a chance of winning, but I will follow his campaign all the same. I think that he is an interesting figure, and it's fun that he is from Illinois.

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