Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day!

Obviously, Amanda and I are pretty confident that this whole getting married thing is going to happen (and with each other) because we have jumped the gun by creating this joint married-people type blog, located at http://timandamandarowan.blogspot.com (emphasis on the Rowan part). This thing is set for April 24th, 2009 (date finalized today).

At the onset, I am a bit nervous since my previous attempts at blogging, journalling, and basic keeping-in-contact-with have proved short-lived and/or half-hearted. But, Amanda has been a successful blogger for years, with a small but firmly established readership, so there is hope for this blog (unlike timandamanda.blogspot.com and timothyandamanda.blogspot.com, both of which have only one freaking post over a year old!).

Today seems like a good day to start--to inaugurate, if you will--this blog. President-elect (now President!) Obama was sworn in to office earlier today and, though I was unable to attend thanks to a useless physical science lab, I can't help but feel the palpable excitement that hangs in the crisp January air. There is always skepticism toward politicians, especially toward those with Mr. Obama's rhetorical skill, so the amount of open celebration (partially because he is African-American--if there is any indication of how big the racism/slavery thing was (is), it is the amount of celebration for this milestone for the black community) in much of the country right now is surprising and exciting. 

And I am optimistic about the days ahead. Though he and I disagree on a few issues, I felt confident casting my worthless-in-Utah-county vote for Mr. Obama. I think that a major tonal and ideological shift is what we need now here in the US. Critical challenges are ahead for Mr. Obama, and for us, and it will be interesting to see how they are dealt with. But that can wait for the moment. Today is a day for celebration! So to Mr. Obama, I offer you congratulations and my thumbs up:

1 comment:

  1. CONGRATS! This is Tyler. Married life is great I love it. It means taking time to be together, which is often hard to do. Make sure to help with the wedding Tim, don't just leave it up to her. This is just my view of our new president. When Obama talks about past economies, he somehow always leaves out the recession of the '80s as worse than this one. Why does he leave it out? He leaves it out because we got out of that recession with tax cuts, not with a trillions of spending. He and the treasury are printing so much money that they are devaluing our money, get ready for inflation! He has proposed more spending than from the founding of the country to his inauguration. He is all about big government he thinks that only the government can fix all of our problems. I don't mean to sound rude or anything like that, I am a finance major so I am always looking at the numbers and they don't add up. He is an amazing speaker, probably the best I have ever seen but the numbers are what really count, and 2+2 doesn't equal 5.