Wednesday, August 27, 2008

August 27, 2008: The Day History Started Being Made

I am about to go on vacation, including a trip abroad and a stop off at the US Open on the way back. I will post about my experiences upon my return, with photos of course.

I have never seen Rafael Nadal in person and more than anything I look
forward to getting several photos of that spectacular ass. If you read stories about a Tennis Chick being questioned for stalking, it just might be me.

I also want to see Dinara playing up close. I am so impressed with her. But of course I will photograph as many players as I can. I love tennis far more than I like any particular players. And I will most definitely be praying for Federer's full recovery and return to world domination. Feel free to pray with me.

In the meantime, here is an article run by the AP today about Barack Obama's nomination.

I don't agree with their statement that history was made today. That implies a one-time accomplishment that we should all settle for - you know, as in he got the nomination, what more do you want?

No, today is just the start. I expect more from Mr. Obama and I know that he expects more of himself.

Today was the historic start of what I fully expect to be one of many stellar achievements.
Congratulations to Barack Obama. But let's not celebrate too soon because brother, it has only just begun. And whatever you do, don't forget to pay those bodyguards well. America is clearly ready for an African-American president but that does not mean that there aren't some loonies on the side that might not be tempted to see you six feet under.

Congrats also to Michelle Obama. Thank you for having the courage to be a strong Black woman
and for not backing down from that stance. Thank you also for the words that you used to announce to the world that your husband is someone special. To the convention audience, you proudly stated, "I come here as a wife who loves my husband and believes he will be an extraordinary president". And girlfriend I just love the hair. You have Tyra-big-forehead-Banks green with envy.

See you all in a few. Keep playing tennis!