Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Smells like snow...and Obama

Since Obama decided to come to JMU, Lauren, Jeanne and I decided to brave the cold and go hear him speak. It turns out that a lot of other people had the same idea, a lot turning out to be over 25,000 people. We found out that people started lining up the night before and some of our neighbors got in line at 9 in the morning!

We ended up lining up in a field behind UREC since we were trying to avoid the line that stretched all the way to the Arboretum. We got there at 2 and Jeanne joined us at 3 and by the time we left we were so cold none of us could feel our fingers.

It turns out we were lucky we were in the field since before Obama went into the Convocation center he stopped and talked to the crowd! Everyone started running towards the corner where he was speaking which made it pretty exciting.

He basically just said "hey I'm Obama" (Jeanne's paraphrase) and told us to make sure to vote.

We thought the helicopter in the field across from our house was Obama's; but it ended up being Warner's.


Lauren said...

who is warner anyway? and why does he get his own helicopter?
and you're right... it does smell like obama.