Entries Tagged as 'barack obama'

Vote!

November 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Interrupting my Hawaii updates for this PSA: Vote!

Last year my polling spot was the Logan Square library, but this year things have been redrawn and I had to go to a senior citizen apartment building on Sacramento. There was no line. The big holdup, for me, was because I was the first person to request touchscreen instead of paper. The people there could not figure out how to get the touchscreen working so I had to do it the old fashioned way on paper. Not a huge deal, but man, it sure seems so antiquated! At least I didn’t have to punch anything. I just had to draw in the line with a pen.

As I approached my office, I saw that a lot of roads are already blocked off. I think Biden is arriving in Chicago soon and Obama will be here sometime after that. They’re going to be at the Fairmont, across the street from my office. The campaign headquarters is two buildings away. I’m sure it’s gonna get crazy around here!

Updates:

At lunch I saw that our building’s cross street was all blocked off. Blocked off with dump trucks. That’s the Chicago way! Biden was at the Fairmont Hotel. Apparently Obama was off playing basketball with Scotty Pippen?

Around 4:45 p.m. someone noticed that Lake Shore Drive (on the left in these photos) was totally empty. Barack Obama would be headed up to the Fairmont to meet up with Joe Biden. We watched for a while and then someone noticed a ton of lights progressing north around the Field Museum. Sure enough, a few minutes later we watched the entire presidential motorcade. So cool!!!

Note how sad Grant Park is looking these days while it’s under construction.

AND FINALLY!!

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My New Workspace

July 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Also, Obama is my overlord.

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Obama’s Weekend Visit

June 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

This week from our office we saw the government helicopters practice and then Marine One and the other helicopters bringing the president in yesterday. Last night when I left work The Loop was blockaded off everywhere. President Obama was here for a fundraiser at the Chicago Cultural Center, just a couple blocks from where I work. I’m starting to realize how things like this affect us in our new office! Today, I was at Target and I saw the helicopters fly back out. I was watching the news tonight and it confirmed the time I was at Target and the time the president left… so it was for sure him. Quick trip to Chicago. At least he got to spend the night at home!

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