Monday, November 5, 2012
I Remember The Last Election
I was in Omaha. It was about half an hour before Steven Malkmus came on stage when Ohio came through for Obama, and it was done. I remember driving to a friend's house to crash afterwards, listening to reactions from all over via the BBC via NPR, seeing the hipsters partying in recently 'gentrified' midtown neighborhoods and thinking that yes; this would all be good. I remember reading Emma Goldman and engaging in some heavy petting with said friend. I remember forgetting my cell phone in her couch, driving all the way back to Lincoln before I noticed, returning to a house with no one in it, and granting permission to myself to violate their sacred property so I could retrieve mine. Then I had Asian for lunch at some place downtown and hiked across the brand new Bob Kerrey bridge. We'll see what happens this year. Things are a little colder all around. We'll see.