Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Night!

Anyone else watching the election coverage? Big stuff happening right now, and I have to admit that this is really only the second time I've been truly drawn to watching as the counts come in and analyzing how all the numbers will play out.
Why now?
In the last election I was really drawn to the history that was being made and how the nation pulled together to achieve something once thought impossible.
Now, it might be more selfish in the reason why I'm so interested. That, and I'm a lot more educated now, finally.

But first, as a quick aside. Did you just see this (whack) from Kentucky accept his new Senate seat?

From wikipedia.org
B and I are texting back and forth as we watch the election results coming in. One of the texts was that someone told him today that he looks like Rand Paul. Now, B has been told several times that he looks like Justin Timberlake; but I think its time this maybe budding politician moves up to being compared to one in the political world. Let's just hope he never says something like 'there are no rich, no middle class, and no poor in America'.

So, this election marks the beginning of what I'm calling in my head the start of "Real Life" planning. I will officially say that one of the few places we are considering after we both graduate in May is Washington DC (!), and the results of the election will affect B's job search. Not that the results are going to change my job search approach, but in my head I have been avoiding sending out CVs and cover letters with the excuse of 'I'll just wait until after the election'. Tomorrow "Real Life" will hit me and I will have no more excuses to not being able to answer the ever present (and starting to feel nagging) question "what are you doing next year?". Its pretty crazy how fast this last school year has already flown by and I know we will be all taking our licensure exam in May in just a few blinks.
Also, along these same lines - everyone send happy thoughts to Yasi tonight and tomorrow! She is among the early brave and is taking her Part II Board exams tomorrow and Thursday! Jamie and I, on the other hand, are waiting until December to tackle this huge exam. You will rock it Yasi!!

Happy election watching to everyone! And, bring on the "Real Life" challenges, because lets be honest - I can't wait!


Kathryn Cantrell said...

Thank you so much for following my blog- I'm so happy to hear you enjoy it!

I didn't know you had a blog!! Oh how I love DC- what a great city to start your career. Good luck embarking on the real life challenges and starting all the logistical planning :)

B.P. I said...

I just got around to reading this. What? Thats 'whack'