Wednesday, November 5, 2008

How do you feel today? And did you cry last night?

21 comments:

erin said...

I blubbered! So proud!

Courtney said...

like the world is full of puppies and unicorns. I didn't cry last night, but I did when I heard Obama's speech on NPR this morning

Kathryn said...

I was a weeping machine last night....and this morning.
I'm so happy and proud!!!

Cate said...

i am still crying. elated, grateful, hopeful, and so, so proud to be an american.

Beth D. said...

I am hopeful. I cried several times last night and have already cried a few times this morning!

Dan said...

euphoric. haven't cried yet, but came close when I started reading stories about celebration around the world. side note: I've heard that people were doing the electric slide in the middle of U St. last night.

Scottie said...

"I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it is the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope [we] can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend, and shake his hand. I hope the [next four to eight years are] as blue as [they have] been in my dreams. I hope."
--Paraphrased from Shawshank Redemption

And yeah...I got a lil misty last night during his speech.

Mike said...

You can do it! Its Electric!

Great to see us get it right. Bye Liz Dole. Seeing the red states on the map even after all the nonsense we have been through the last eight years made me think this whole confederacy thing might be a good idea.

tamika said...

There was no crying until my friend called me in tears from U Street, where people were dancing in the streets. Then I sobbed through his speech.

I'm just really excited and so grateful for the feeling of being part of something larger than myself. OMG, I love America!

beth r. said...

I sobbed. Especially during the victory speech. I'm so happy. And relieved!!

Megan D said...

I was too shocked to cry last night. I still am. This is an amazing time to be an American.

Leslie said...

I am thrilled and elated. Permagrin. Desire to high-five everyone on the street.

I cried last night. Kept tearing up. Our intern gave me a hug. Then I cried this morning when I saw the first page of the Post.

Selfish bonus, now I don't have to leave the country or DC.

Karen said...

i am tired and hoarse and actually kinda bummed i missed the electric slide in the middle of u st, but the chanting and singing at the white house was cathartic. and yes i did cry.

andrew said...

I am soooo happy! I am so proud! I am so hungover! But the headache I have right now is totes worth it! Nothing can get me down today! Oh, and I didn't cry until I read an email from my friend in Chicago who was at Grant Park.

John said...

Haven't cried yet, but probably because I'm so dehydrated from all the alcohol my body needs every fluid I have.

Just-Sully said...

I'm hungover and proud today! Oh yes I cried last night. I didn't think I would but I did.

sara said...

no tears... saving them for when the war is over.

beenu said...

sooooo freakin excited! have you noticed how EVERYONE is in a good mood today? strangers are smiling and saying hello to each other. it's such a great warm and fuzzy feeling.

who's going to the inaguration with me? i'm def going to cry there!

Ryan said...

U st. was apeshit. I could hear people partying from my house well after 3 in the morning. For me the news didn't exactly sink in last night. This morning though I got a little teary-eyed when reading the front page of the post. Also, I gush with pride every time they refer to President-elect Obama. I repeat: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA.

ebo said...

we all cried in indiana. twice, in fact...once for the big win and then again when WE WON INDIANA!!!!

of course, it could have had something to do with the fact that none of us had slept in 3 days...

totally worth it, this is monumental!!!

Kelly said...

I did not cry; was too drunk (from both booze and euphoria)