Monday, November 17, 2008

strolling down Pennsylvania Avenue

I watched President-elect Barack Obama on 60 Minutes last night. One part of the interview stood out to me:

Mr. Obama: There's still some things we're not adjusted to.
Michelle Obama: Like what?
Mr. Obama: Like--
Michelle Obama: What do you want?
Mr. Obama: Me not being able to take a walk.
Michelle Obama: Oh, well, you know.
Mr. Obama: No, I mean, though those are things that…
Michelle Obama: I don't walk as much as he does though. So I guess I don't miss it.
Mr. Obama: Yeah. I mean, you know.
Michelle Obama: You want to go for a walk?
Mr. Obama: I do. I'd love to take you for a walk. Although it's cold today. But…
Michelle Obama: Yeah, I wouldn't go with you.

Lately I haven't appreciated walking as much as I should. Along with the freedom to write, I should savor the freedom to walk.

I'll go for a walk with you sometime, Mr. President-elect.

Hand over the Blackberry.

Several months ago I gave up blogging because I didn't want to end up writing something harmful to the campaign. But now I'm not an Obama supporter, I'm just an American.

I read an article recently about how President-elect Obama will have to surrender his Blackberry and give up writing emails. I'm not Barack; I'm just Bridget.

Time to start writing again.