1.27.2009

Rain...

...in January?! COME ON!!! In other unexpected news, this January has seen: --a (tenuous) peace accord in Gaza --the triumphant return of LOST --hope in the market --hope in the world --gas prices down nearly THREE dollars from their summer levels --mass transit prices down --education cuts (alright, we all kinda figured this would happen) --Jazz losses at home --an ailing Steve Jobs --BYU basketball losses at home --an undefeated University of Utah football team (no one thought they would do this well this year. If they tell you otherwise, they are lying) --another Clinton in the national spotlight...again --another Kennedy in the national spotlight...again --the greatest Office episode this side of the Stanford Branch Call of Duty ("if he keeps the Prius under 5 miles per hour, it remains silent!") And last, but never least, we saw the inauguration of an African American President in a country that had institutionalized slavery 140 years ago and segregation laws until as recently as 30 years ago. Can you believe that only decades ago, Mr. Obama couldn't have drunk from the same water fountain as other fairer skinned people? Oh, the roads that we have walked since then.

3 comments:

Kenny said...

Regarding Steve Jobs, I think xkcd said it best...

Mel said...

I know! That WAS the best office episode ever. Oh yeah, the president thing was pretty good too...

AlliSMiles said...

hooray for lost.

and regarding your last statement, true. but we've many more still to walk.