Wow. How about that election? The emotion spreading across not only America, but the world today, is inspiring.
To all the teens out there, this is proof that you can be anything you want to be. You will not have the limitations that hindered past generations. You should not only aim high, but aim higher. The election of Barack Obama is proof that the doors of opportunity are open to all of you.
This election is also a testament to the young voters of this country. For decades, Americans have discussed the “youth vote” as an ethereal entity that exists in large numbers but doesn’t have an impact because of a lack of presence at the polls. This generation of young adults proved them wrong. Apathy no longer exists here. And I hope this inspired investment of young people in the political process continues long after Obama’s inauguration, because you’ve already shown the world that you care.
I’m so proud to see that the streets of Boston were full of college students last night celebrating Obama’s victory (yay, BU!), and that students from George Washington University piled enthusiastically onto Pennsylvania Avenue to show support.
Check out this photo from the Boston Globe of students gathered at Boston Public Library. (I also love that they celebrated at a library.)
And on a separate note, I blogged earlier this week that my first book signing fell smack dab in the middle of the Phillies World Series run. Well, I’m happy to report that my second book signing falls days after Obama’s historic presidential run (nice segue, huh?).
Yup, I will be having the first reading, signing, Q&A for my newly released sequel, Amigas and School Scandals, this Friday, November 7th at 8pm at the Borders Bookstore in Springfield, PA.
This is my hometown, not far from where I grew up in Ridley Township. And I can’t tell you how exciting it is to be a featured author at a store I so often frequented as a youth…chills. So, come on out and see me! I loved to meet some teens in the area!
POP CULTURE RANT: Tina Fey
My girl Tina has announced that she will officially retire her impersonation of Sarah Palin. Sigh. I realize Palin is no longer the hot (pun intended) political figure she was, say, two days ago. But I loved seeing Tina back on SNL, and those Palin sketches kept me watching. I will miss her and her flute-playing, folksy speaking, gun posing impersonation. Tina Fey 2012!!