Wednesday, September 17, 2008

There is no wool over my eyes.

I could be in Elko today.

I know, it's everyone's dream to go to Elko. The wide open spaces, the newly renovated Walmart, the sheep...ahhhh heaven in Nevada!

However, I wanted drive the 120 miles to Elko because today Barack Obama will be speaking in Elko. A chipper woman working for his campaign informed me of this whistle-stop over the phone last night. She tempted me.

The sheep are tempting too, I admit it.

I went over in my mind the reasons to go. Obama would be quite something to see in person. The speech was being held at a park which was convenient because I'd have to take my three year old and there would be swings. (There is also a giant curly slide which I won't allow him to attempt to "slide" down because the whole thing is a huge urinal.) I could buy an Obama Tshirt. Elko has a Taco Bell.

Then, there are reasons not to go. Two to three hours to get everyone through security before Obama would speak. 240 miles worth of four dollar a gallon gasoline. I would have to take my three year old...

And by the time I'd made up my mind to sacrifice the gas money and go last night, I remembered, my older children get out of school early today. If I took off to Elko no one would be home midday to make sure they didn't burn down the house. It's one thing to let my oldest do some babysitting while we go out to dinner in town...it's quite another when I'm 120 miles away with our sole source of transportation.

Dammit.

Barack Obama cannot possibly advocate the destruction of my house or my love of sheep.

I hope he's on LIVE today.

5 comments:

  1. Obama is such a "twat" for not coming to your town, installing new flooring and taking your 3 year old to the park. I mean, if he wants your vote, thats what he should do without hesitation!

    Oh Obama, is lucky i cant vote for the president, huh :))

    Erf

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  2. Obama is such a "twat" for not coming to your town, installing new flooring and taking your 3 year old to the park. I mean, if he wants your vote, thats what he should do without hesitation!

    Oh Obama, is lucky i cant vote for the president, huh :))

    Erf

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  3. ....AND I missed the live broadcast because I was picking my kids up from school.

    KIDS!!!

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  4. Last night I was watching the news and I saw Obama in Elko and I immediately thought of you.

    Then I wanted Taco Bell.

    Strange how Taco Bell ended up being one of the main ideas I got out of your post.

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  5. The sheep in the field across the street from me would LOVE to make friends with you!!! There is one that my hubby thinks is quite intelligent. LONG STORY!

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