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Wednesday, 03 November, 2004

Hey! The election is over and - surprise, surprise - we know who won. When we went to bed last night, it was up in the air, and it was again when we got up. I feared that we were in for another repeat of 2000, but luckily Senator Kerry decided not to pursue the ugly fight and conceded the election. I have to hand it to him for that.

[I think that tonight I shall break my self-imposed ban of CBS Evening News, just so I can watch Dan Rather report the headlines.]

We had a lovely dinner at Striped Bass last night. Gary had a crab appetizer and roast duck breast while I had foie gras and crispy black bass. I had a brief pang of food envy, but luckily he was willing to share. The service was attentive and the food was tasty. I'm not sure that I like everything that was done with the decor however - the chairs are vaguely similar to big airline seats, sans foot rests.

We didn't really see anything on the dessert menu that we liked, so we walked across the street to Le Bec Fin and had dessert downstairs at the Bar Lyonnaise. Not many people - I think by 9:00 most people were home watching the returns come in. It was great - they have a list of about twenty-five different pastries to choose from - and we enjoyed two of them.


One last election tidbit via The Command Post:

CNN is reporting “Just over half — 51 percent — of 621 American adults surveyed said they were pleased with the outcome of the presidential election”. Well duh, as noted in the next paragraph, “He [Bush] also picked up 51 percent of the popular vote on his way to victory.” What part of, “Bush won with 51%,” do they not understand?

I would file this under the “I can’t believe they actually voted for Bush and are happy about it” department, but I suspect this is just a bit of journalistic laziness.


Quote du jour:

"Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart."

-- Erma Bombeck (1927 - 1996) US journalist, author, humorist

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