I haven't been around here much since the death of my laptop in June. You're probably thinking, well, why doesn't she just get another one? Ha! Try doing that with no salary! Ha! Seriously, though, I'm sticking around Ohio until Our Holy Election Day to help out with The Campaign, and though I do get a little bit of dough for that, it sure ain't enough for a new computer!
If you are a UC student, you might have taken one of our shuttles last week to the Hamilton County Board of Elections. You might have seen a short woman with a Reds shirt and Reds cap running around campus trying to meet with people who could help spread the word that we were driving voters to vote (over 500 for the week!) You might have seen her at Baba Budan's - here's a shout out to those folks because they were awesome to us! Go there! I missed most of the division playoffs because of Golden Week, but as the Reds weren't playing, I didn't care much, though I was hoping to see Griffey get to the ALCS. And I wanted the Sausages. I suppose I shouldn't say outloud that I want the Phillies and the Rays, because every team I root for seems to lose.
Anyway, I wanted to post something because I'm in the mood for posting things because I have nothing to do until the game starts, and I thought I'd share some photos of the rally at Fifth Third Field on Thursday for those of you who haven't seen them. I've never seen such a line to get into a ballpark as I did at 9am on Thursday morning.
It felt awesome to enter the ballpark, and had there been a ballgame, my seats would have been awesome! I was in the second row behind home plate while Barack stood above the pitcher's mound.
I don't think I can adequately describe with words the excitement I felt that morning - I got to combine two of the things I love the most - baseball and social justice, and the fact that Senator Obama enters a rally to a U2 song, well, three of my favorite things were evident that morning.
There are a few more photos on my blog Church of Baseball and also at my other blog, washingtonrox. That was the blog I started with before I got fed up with politics, but I've started writing there again, so if you are pro-Barack or even respectfully McCain (not bringing monkeys into Palin rallies, for example), feel free to come visit and comment.
Being at the ballpark sure made me wish I could go to a Reds game. I'd even watch Corey Patterson to be able to watch Reds baseball.