"Congratulations to President Obama and VP Biden! You were not my choice,
but I fully support you in your future job as MY President. Your acceptance
speech gave me hope and seeing you and the Bidens on stage together moved me to
tears. The greatness of America is that in patriotic times like these I'm
hopeful that we can join together and be the GREAT nation that we are. Together.
Hopeful. I sincerely hope that you make me regret NOT voting for you. God bless
you both and God bless AMERICA! "
Personally, I can't be this gracious yet. I am truly heartbroken over the election and unfortunately my gut says our country is in for it, in many ways. As soon as they announced the outcome, I called my mom, as we have both been "Praying the Vote", and told her now we have to change our prayers that American can withstand the next 4 years. But the election is over and my candidate obviously didn't win, and now it is time to support our new president-elect. Now I did not watch his acceptance speech so the words above are definitely not mine, but the Pink Owl's. Someone much more gracious than I at this point. But her sentiment, I do feel and will accept prior to the Oath of Office on 1/20/2009. Please, America, come aboard, cross aisles and work together. (By the way, my NC elections I feel worse about than the presidency.)
So now for some fun:
Life of a Southern Belle tagged me for the My Favorites tag. One of hers, I am pretty much going to copy if she doesn't mind. I'm supposed to list a few of my favorite things in specific categories...Here goes...
Favorite Store: Probably Swoozies. I love all of the party items and everything that can be monogrammed. Total Prepdom!
Favorite City: There's no contest...Beaufort, NC is tops on my list. Although I don't think it is even a city. More commonly known as Beufort-by-the-Sea. Quaint old waterfront town, spectacular shops, live music on the weekends, excellent food, and the most gorgeous collection of boats docking at any time.
Favorite Sweet: probably homemade ice cream - preferably peach.
Favorite Music: I listen to a wide range of music...country, top 40, hiphop, and even rap (gotta know what the kidlets are listening to). But thanks to my parents, I grew up listening mostly to what is commonly called NC/SC beach music. Same as Belle. Love her quote: "absolutely favorite music, though, is Beach Music (clarification...the Beach Boys are NOT Beach Music). If you're not from around here, you might not know what I'm talking about." You can listen to it live on 94.9 The Surf.
"The Catalinas, The Drifters, The Embers, General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board and many others played beach music as young people danced the summer nights away in the pavilion in Myrtle Beach and other places all along the coast. Beach Music is the official popular music and Shagging is the official state dance of South Carolina (edited to add that there is plenty of it in NC too). There is NO better fun in this world! Click here for the 100 Greatest Beach Music Songs. (Yes, I know that in other countries the word "shag" means something entirely different). In fact, my husband and I PLAN to take shagging lessons starting in the new year.
But if you know anything about me, you know there is one other form of music that is a favorite. It is my own beach music...that in which we Parrotheads listen to. That which you can listen live to on Radio Margaritaville. The music of the one and only...Jimmy Buffett!
enough about music...let's move on...
Favorite TV Show: At the moment...Dancing with the Stars
Favorite Movie: gosh, there are so many, but probably A Time to Kill starring my boyfriend, Matthew McConaughey. The accent, the attire, everything...just plain southern and a very good storyline to boot. Thank you Mr. Grisham for that.
Favorite Workout: What workout?? I know, I need to be on one!
Favorite Drink: Diet Pepsi
Favorite Coffee: Don't drink coffee...but I will take a hot chocolate or an apple cider from Starbucks.
I'm not going to tag anyone because I actually think most of my blog readers have done this one BUT if you haven't please feel free to do this fun little tag, and let me know you did it so I can come read.
And I was tagged again...this time by Preppy Southern Princess with the Bookworm Tag.
"Husbands, you can be romantic. God desires you to be romantic, and it's up
to you to take the lead in romance in your marriage. Early on it was your
instinct to be romantic. Later, it must become a discipline." ~ Tommy Nelson (author of the book, program, and study guide)