I wanted to be Michael Phelps earlier this summer, so I swam 50 lengths in my apartment complex pool. Once.
So yesterday, I was very emotional about Barack winning. I'm totally excited about it. In fact, as you may have guessed, I have lots to say about it, but I have not had time to process it all yet, and I'm trying a new thing called "think before you speak". Or in this case, write. So more on Barack later.
But anyway, yesterday I got really excited about Barack Obama and change and politics.
I get really excited about people who are doing great things in life and I want to do the same. And I think that I really could do it if I tried. But usually, I dont want to do that same thing, I just want to be that ambitious. But the road to that final conclusion is always a bit bumpy. This is what happened last night at my house:
Cy: "Hey Bon. What are you doing?"
Me: "Oh just looking at PhD Programs online."
Cy: "That's great!"
Me: "Yeah. I think I might change my focus. I'm going to get a PhD in Political Science."
Cy: "[smiling] Oh really? I think that you can get whatever you want, but I dont think that you want to get a PhD in Political Science."
Me: "You are mean."
Twenty minutes later...
Me: "Thanks for saying that. I don't really want a whole PhD in Political Science. I would rather just go to cnn.com"
I'm ridiculous. Good thing I have people to keep me grounded