Well, there is not much that I can add to what has already been written in the comments to my previous post. Just a few random items.


Unlike my cousin and aunt and half the world, it seems!, I didn’t stay up last night, figuring that we wouldn’t have any reliable election results until at least mid morning (Italian time). But as soon as I woke up this morning, my first thought was to turn on the TV, where I saw the headlines: “Obama presidente.”


Presidente??? Still bleary-eyed, I thought “wait, that’s not possible, it’s too SOON!”


But it wasn’t. I began watching CNN International, Sky News and Fox News. It really happened.


I laughed, I cried (with joy, obviously), and laughed again.


And when I turned on my computer, I found cheery messages from my students, family members and friends. One of my Italian friends phoned earlier to congratulate me, as though I myself had run for President and won. 😀


Special reports on the U.S. election have substituted regular TV programming here in Italy. I am simply blown away by the celebrations going on all over the world, not just in the United States. Unprecedented.


This is an amazing day. I am so proud. So happy.

And tomorrow I am going to have my blood tests. I want to take advantage of OHF, the Obama Happiness Factor. I am sure that OHF will kill at least a few of those evil myeloma cells…!


  1. Ooooh, that’s not nice at all…gee. Well, I can assure all of my “followers” 😉 that I will not offer them any kool-aid. Too much sugar, anyway…

    (tongue in cheek)

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