Beloved and I stayed up for election night. We drank our way through two-and-a-half bottles of exceptionally high quality wine (for us, okay? :P) and some coffee. When sleep threatened to overwhelm us we went out for a stroll and bought fried food. We fortified ourselves with crackers and hummus and just had a general good time switching between the hilarious nonsense of Fox, the cheap graphics at ABC and an occasional bit of reporting on NBC.

I don’t need to tell you how it went (but I will anyway). Not only did Obama win (and rather comfortably so), but two states passed a referendum opening marriage to same sex couples (a third one is still hanging in the balance) and a fourth one refused a ‘one man, one woman’ clause to define marriage. Two states also declared marihuana legal.

I hope it’s as big of a slap in the face of the GOP as Todd Akin’s comments on rape were for any reasonably sensible human. If things continue like this, federal recognition of same sex marriages will soon follow, allowing all American ‘love exiles’ to come back home. Fingers crossed!

We went to bed after 6 AM and woke a few hours later for croissants for breakfast and a (somewhat seriously) delayed work day.


2 Responses to “Pleased!”

  1. 1 Daria November 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Woohoo! \O/ I woke up at 7.00 and saw on the internet that Obama had won. I álmost jumped out of bed to run around the bedroom, I was so happy. \O/

    • 2 thesmittenimmigrant November 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

      Isn’t it awesome? 😀 I’m even more happy about all the pro-lgbt-rights decisions than about the president being re-elected.

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