i first voted in the 2000 election. this was back in the days when i thought the person who was president had the power to change the world.
i've this untested theory that there's a strain of extreme _________that runs through the souls of those of us who (a) thought the person who was president had the power to change the world and (b) cast our first votes on the losing side in 2000.
precisely what that "__________" is? i'm really not sure. but i'm sure it's there.
in 2004, 43 won again.
because this was still back in the days when i thought the person who was president had the power to change the world, donovan and i decided to move to canada. to that end, he bought a set of language tapes and we promptly began practicing our french.
why were we learning french when we were moving to an english-speaking country? i've pondered this a lot since this story popped to mind a few days ago, because i couldn't quite remember.
but what i think it comes down to is this: george w. bush was president and we were moving to montreal because arcade fire were from there.