This blog doesn't get nearly asmuch attention as my fitness journal does. Well hopefully as my life gets more interesting it will, lol.
Yesterday was my 27th b-day, and I saw in person Barack Obama, and Hilary Clinton.
I went to an early voting rally at the Amway arena, in Downtown, Orlando. Later on the news I heard there were over 60,000 people that went. Didn't get to the rally until a little after 2pm. The gates were supposed to open at 3, but my mom,and I just got to the stage as Hilary started speaking, which was about 6, or 6:15. Then Barack spoke until about 6:50 and it was over. Short, but sweet, and totally worth every second of waiting. A lot of what was said was about the economy, and how much our votes counted. because we have 27 votes here in Florida, he said that each one of our votes was more like 10 votes in another State. The best thing at the rally was when this elderly very short hispanic lady couldn't see Barack, so this big guy picks her up so she can see over everyones heads. She screamed so loud when she saw Barack Obama, it was a very memorable moment at the
event. It was chaotic though, and there was a lot of pushing, but I managed to push through the crowd alright, and kept a tight grip on my mom, so I wouldn't lose her in the crowd, lol. The medics did take out three people that had passed out, and several others, mostly elderly, and out of shape left before Barack was done speaking. So every time people would leave, we would inch up closer to the stage. It was held outdoors and there was a lovely breeze, so it wasn't too uncomfortable. It was a wonderful feeling to be amidst so many people that are hopeful, and expectant of better things to come for the United states. I just feel bad that many of the people seem to have put Obama on a pedestal, and treat him like a god.
Before the rally I had to work. It was only 3.5 hours, and my
shift ended at 930 am. But I had to wait until 10:30, because the car was getting maintenance work. Then my mom, and I tried a new coffee place that we had heard also sold vegan soups. So we figured it probably at the very least would have soy milk for coffee. The name of the place is The Drunken Monkey, and it is very cool. Not only do they have soy milk, they also have very good vegan bakery items, and vegan bagels, and cream cheese, and some vegan wraps. It actually slightly reminded me of a place that I went to in Portland, but only slighlty. They were also not nearly as expensive as Dandelion Tea, which also sells a few bakery items. The other good news is that the Drunken Monkey cafe is within walking distance to the YMCA that I work at. I ended up getting coffee, a cinnamon raisin bagel with vegan cream cheese, and a pumpking raisin walnut muffin with soy butter. OMG the muffin was so good!
It would be totally worth it to walk there everyday from work, just to buy myself one of their vegan muffins. then i wouldn't have to worry about the added calories, because I'd be walking them off.
After that We went to the UCF arena and bought the tickets for Celtic Thunder, which is on November 12th. Then a few more errands dealing with bills, and at 2 we finally made it to the Amway arena. The only bad thing about the whole day was how unpleasant my brother was. He had to work the night before, a 12hour shift,and he then had to watch his 2 girls all day with no sleep. Lets just say after a few phone calls we didn't answer his calls. I felt bad that the rally was that day, but it was pretty much a once in a lifetime event, imo. My brother is also not intopolitics, so it didn't really interest him at all. Anyway though it was a pretty damn cool birthday in my books!