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Ah ha! Do you want to hear my election story? No, probably not. Me neither. We walked out of the restaurant in downtown Oakland and heard two pops, which, I love Oakland with my whole heart and know that I have always felt safer here than really anywhere, but still, what do two loud pops mean, so we walked quickly, but the girl on the corner told us that Obama had won and so it was probably just fireworks and we high-fived. The ticker on the radio station where my friend works (one note, quickly, my friend ends her text messages with an “x” often, which I love, which I think is an answer to all my problems, stop using smiley faces or exclamation marks, just “x”), anyway, the ticker around the building says OBAMA RE-ELECTED. ┬áThen we went to a bar where a man dressed like Abe Lincoln said he had been dressed like Abe Lincoln for 10 days, and we both marveled at how we were here in Oakland on this night. Then we went to see Cat Power at the Fox who was beautiful and perfect and lovely and I don’t know what happens next, I drank too much, and usually when I drink too much I feel horrible the next day, not just physically but really, emotionally, like I am a terribly bad person and I should never speak to anyone in the world again because I will only do bad things, this is how I usually feel when I drink too much, I don’t know why, but today I feel maybe a little bit of that somewhere, but mostly I feel good about the world and my future and that maybe I have made good choices.

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