Nov 07

Ah. I have so much to write about the past few days. I went to Grenoble with the French Jewish student union, and now I’m back to school. But. It’s Election Night In America. I voted absentee for Obama. My first time voting in a presidential election! This really matters to me. I’ve spoken to a lot of people here about it and quite a few (both French and American) have said, “Oh, yeah, Obama is the lesser of 2 evils,” or, “It doesn’t matter, Obama or Romney, they’re all the same…”. BUT THEY ARE NOT THE SAME. NOT AT ALL.

But let’s leave that for now. I just got back from a lovely dinner at my mother’s colleague’s apartment, and was introduced to another American exchange student there. I’m really tired right now. I think I’m going to sleep for 2 or 3 hours and then just stay up for the rest of the night.

Here on my computer I’ve got my CNN stream, Comedy Central ready for when Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert come on (at 5 in the morning that is!) and as for French stations, I’ve got BFMTV. What is an election night without Wolf Blitzer, John King, Anderson Cooper and the Magic Wall? The first election I remember watching unfold on CNN was in 2000. I wrote about it in my diary and everything.

I’m going to mute everything and nap.  The time is now 12:33 am. Be back later.


4:37 am. Well I’m back. I set an alarm for a bit earlier but I just could not get up. Watching CNN now, John King is very excited. I’m a bit disoriented. I’m going to have coffee and cookies. Election snack time! Or, rather, BREAKFAST.

4:47 am Apparently Comedy Central doesn’t allow me to watch their official live stream from here. No big, Comedy Central, I’ve already got a backup feed! Mua ha ha haha!

5:04 am Daily Show election coverage just started. Oh man this is going to be great. Patrick Stewart!!

5:06 am Elizabeth Warren won the Senate race in Massachusetts?? YAY!!

5:17 The Daily Show, iTele and CNN are all giving me different electoral college numbers. Quite interesting. Either way Obama’s ahead in all of them. I hope they’ll be able to call it soon!

5:18 iTele called Ohio for Obama (according to CBS apparently) omg

5:19 That’s it, CNN projects Obama will win. YES!!!!!!!

5:26 I’m so relieved and happy. I didn’t expect it to be over this quickly, for it to be this clear cut. So, so happy.

5:37 Apparently it’s Stephen Colbert’s mom’s birthday. Happy birthday Stephen’s mom!

5:42 “What was his name? Mitt? No that can’t be, Mitt’s not a name.” Oh Colbert. I love you so.

5:57 Just got off the phone with my mom. She’s really happy too.

5:59 Okay, this was an extremely short and not that entertaining live blog, but whatever because OBAMA IS REELECTED! 4 MORE YEARS! YAYYYY!

Okay, I’m going to go back to sleep for 2 hours or so. Good night everyone, and CONGRATULATIONS USA!!! WELL DONE!

I’ll be back soon hopefully with a longish post about my weekend in Grenoble and other assorted fascinating lovely things. <3

Selon les télévisions américaines. Lol, good job iTele. That’s my TV…

CNN on my laptop…

And all the French news apps on my phone. Woo hoo.

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