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We were talking about clairvoyance and miracle powers in Buddhism class today and my partner talked about how she sometimes can foresee bad things happening to people and then she started talking about plane crashes and I was like, well fuck.

H is driving me to the airport and I'm sure I've forgotten something important. I can't find one of my aunts' Christmas present, so I'll have to go shopping in San Antonio. Joy.

Second-favorite Christmas song for all of you: I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas.
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Hayes Carll YouTube video--She Left Me for Jesus

And now you know more than I wanted you to about my sense of humor.
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Anyone want to go to the Catie Curtis and Lori McKenna concert Friday at the Birchmere? My concert companion can't make it and the Birchmere is not really a place to go to alone. Good music, and I'll drive!
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I need a better "patriotism" icon.

Anyways, it's Veteran's Day, which has become more of an annoyance than anything meaningful to those of us trying to use public transportation -- and there wasn't a train from Baltimore today, so we had B over for the night so she could get to work this morning. Also the pool was closed.

But. It's Veteran's Day, and it's important. We can and should do better by our vets, and I'm not going to prose on about it, because that's really it: can and should. We should take care of the people who fight and die for us. Yes, even if we think the wars are pointless and stupid.

This isn't my favorite Tom Russell song by any means, but it's a Veteran's Day song, so here 'tis: Veteran's Day.
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Tuesday night was fucking amazing. We broke out the champagne early, way before any results were in--we all remembered last election. And then we started seeing results, and the screaming started.

Later we went down to a drum circle on U St, and as the last metro went in the middle of Obama's acceptance speech, I was stranded downtown, and I swear downtown DC has never been so happy.

93% of DC voted for Obama. Perfect strangers were hugging and kissing on the street. Cars were blaring their horns. Everyone was screaming. I don't think there was any crime Tuesday night in DC; everyone was just too blissed out.

It was like... I can't describe the energy. It was like when I was living in Spain and Bilbao Athletic won the futbol Cup, and the city shut down for three days. The streets ran red with kalimotxo and wine. Looked like blood. We partied for three days. The energy on Election Night, downtown, was like that on steroids. Like the home team had won, and finally, finally, I actually gave a damn about the sport.

I finally got a cab home with two guys who looked like extras in a rap video, a Native American, and a guy from Dublin. The cab driver said he wouldn't charge me a dime if I would take over honking the horn for him. I think we were all a little high--and I was definitely very, very drunk by that point. Drunk enough to try walking home on my bum foot... feeling no pain.

It was the first election where the candidate I voted for actually won--I was beginning to think I was cursed. I hope to God this isn't the only election that will be this meaningful for so many people, but I feel so blessed that I was able to see this one.

Finally, the song. This is the song I was going to post if we'd lost. It's brought me a lot of comfort over the past year or so, and now it no longer applies, so I thought I'd post it as a kind of "goodbye" to the song: Austin Lounge Lizards, We've Been Through Some Crappy Times Before
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Signs you've been watching too much X-Files lately:

1) You get very upset with Netflix when they don't have Plan Nine From Outer Space immediately available.... it's only the third-worst movie ever made; who else wants the damn thing?!

2) In the "Magick and Paranormal" section of your second-favorite used book store, you actually pick up The UFO Abductee's Survival Guide and laugh so hard the owner of the store gives you dirty looks.

3) You know all the words to Bree Sharp's stalkeriffic "David Duchovny, Why Don't You Love Me?" and catch yourself singing them in the backstock refrigerator at work.

4) You have (oh, the shame) read Lone Gunmen Mary-Sue fic because dammit, there's no good LGM fanfic out there.

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