Hey! S'up? Well, Jamie is supposed to be jetting off today to go visit her brother, Doug (aka, Dug), out in San Francisco, so that's pretty cool (I've still never been there, but I always hear great things about it, and it's definitely on my list). I wandered over to Steans Manor for dinner last night, and I'm happy to report that Ryan and Jamie's house looks really great following the staining and painting that they had done. The house just looks a lot more.... unique with the different colors (it looks more interesting, less generic, and overall, I think, a lot cooler). Jamie's parents have also given Team Steans their Christmas present a few months early, so they now have some kind of super badass Samsung flat screen high def television. It's an impressive piece of technology. Now you can see every pore and pimple on the actors of whatever sitcom you're watching. What else? We got some rain, yesterday, overnight, and this morning. I'm not sure that my lawn (or the small bits of remaining vegetation in my yard which once comprised a lawn) recognizes the liquid falling from the sky or knows what to do with it. Anyway, it's great get some rain, and it's amazing how quickly the plants around here spring back to life.
And the last presidential debate before the election is on TV tonight. I'm a little curious because I want to see who does a better job of explaining their economic recovery program, and also a little curious to see whether McCain is going to try to go on the offensive with all of this Ayers/ACORN/Obama's-a-fanatical-left-wing-liar-commie-terrorist crap. I don't think any of those attacks have been very successful with anyone outside of the GOP base, and, in fact, I think they've turned some people against McCain. McCain, himself, has defended Obama at some of his rallies, calling him a decent man when people in the crowd became a little too rabid. I thought it was good to see McCain say these things, and it reassures me that despite all of this campaign nastiness, he's still probably a pretty good guy (not saying I agree with him on a lot of stuff, but that's okay). I'm not really willing to give Palin the benefit of the doubt in the same way (I see nothing but ignorance, lies, and distortions from that woman).
Obama needs to come out tonight and retain his poise and composure while getting very specific and clear about his economic recovery plan and any other plans that he has for the country. I think that people want to see the candidates stick to the issues, and they want to be able to feel confident that their candidate has viable, well-defined plans to lead America out of it current problems- most specifically our economic downturn. The more realistic and viable Obama can make his plans and ideas seem, the more likely he is to shore up his lead tonight.
Well, that's it for now. Mayhaps more later.