Election Night Watch

11:05 p.m.:  And that's it.  Go get some sleep Barack.  You need it, and so do I!

11:00 p.m.: Love it when candidates President-elects start talking 'bout their wives and daughers....and puppies! 

10:52 p.m.: The celebrating outside the White House warms my heart a little. 

10:40 p.m.: Now if Prop 8 in California could fail my happiness would be complete. 

10:25 p.m.: Don't let Sarah talk--if I never hear that woman's voice again it will be too soon. 

And we're at 333!  That's how much I guessed Obama would win by!  And he's still going!  And the Senate's at 56...wow, this is so great!

10:20 p.m.: And the concession speech--so wonderfully early....so wonderful that it's not 2000, or even 2004. 

10:15 p.m.: Goodness, eight years since we've had a President we can be proud of....

10:05 p.m.: Moe is glad Obama won, because Sarah Palin was going to take his squeaky toys.  Champange is opened!  Tbe first black President--hard to believe, but I'm so glad I'm seeing it.

10:00 p.m.: CNN just called it!!!  And Fox too!!!  Woohooo!!!!!!!!

9:58 p.m.: Call California, call California....

9:50 p.m.: And the Lawrence sales tax questions passed resoundingly--yay for the "T"!  (Our city bus needed the sales tax to survive.)  And Fox just called Virginia for Obama--I think we might be done in a few minutes here!

9:35 p.m.: Back from dinner. Waiting for the West coast polls to close to pop the champange. Love that this will probably be called before I go to bed tonight!

7:20 p.m.: Well, I've got it back for now. Feeling bad for the CNN reporter covering McCain. Wonder if they drew straws for that?

7:15 p.m.: My map broke! I may have to break out the crayons after all....

6:50 p.m.: And the first few states are called.  We've decided to go have dinner with friends.  Yes, I'm celebrating early.  There hasn't been much to celebrate politically these past few years, so I think we need to party it up.  Unlike Sweet Sarah (see comment below) I'm feeling really good.

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Does anyone else remember sitting up on election night as a kid, coloring in maps as each state was declared, red or blue?  My first memories of an election were doing just that.  It was Bush/Dukakis in '88 (I was seven going-on-eight), and I can clearly remember getting impatient with the newscasters for changing their calls after I had already colored in a few states.

Although Google and a computer have replaced my paper and crayons, this year--maybe because of the extra-historic nature of this election--I have the urge to do the same thing.  So, here is my map, and below I'll be commenting throughout the night.  (Or at least until Lawrence erupts into one big orgasmic Democratic party--knock on wood!)