This is the text Dipstick just sent me and it's a good question. Here is how you spell it: Barack Obama is the new President Elect!
Dipstick and I are beside ourselves tonight. We're both in Portland--one of the states that helped Obama cinch the election btw--and we're both freaking out! So frickin' excited!!!!!!!!!!
For me, I'll tell you that people have been yelling in downtown Portland, where I live, (aka Little Beirut) for hours about how Obama is going to win. Downtowns just sort of bode well with unexpected shouts on any given night, but tonight, everyone is feeling it. The energy is palpable. That's why as soon as MSNBC declared Obama President Elect, I hit "play" on iTunes to play Kool and the Gang's "Celebration" as loud as my speakers would play through my deck doors. I got some shout outs and no doubt more smiles than I can count, but the overriding feeling in downtown Portland tonight is "Hallelujiah!" I didn't realize I'd been holding my breath for eight years. It feels so good to let out my breath.
Tonight, I am gratitude.
Thank you America!
Here's to the future!