Archive for November, 2008

Wrapped In Bacon

November 30, 2008

On Saturday, I attended PADA.org’s annual Thanksgiving ultimate frisbee hat tournament in Philadelphia.
I had the pleasure of being elected captain of the team that would become known as Wrapped In Bacon.
Top, from left: Raphael Vangelista, Jim, Brian, Brian Nelb, Casey, Daniel Barroll
Middle, from left: CJ Millisock, Meredith Vangelista, B Lo, Joy Lo, Jake, Clayton, Rich Kelly
Bottom: Regan Dohm
We went 3-0, winning the championship game 15-8.  I haven’t had as much fun playing ultimate in a very long time. Special thanks to everyone on Wrapped In Bacon.  You all are amazing athletes, and it was a pleasure to be part of the team!

Prepare Yourself

November 5, 2008

Ever since Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, the country feels different. I’m not the only one who feels so. Several of my friends on Facebook are showing excitement through their status messages. My family is exuberant. According to multiple sources, the rest of the world is excited about the outcome of the election.

You might ask yourself, “Why?”

I think the answer is best summed up by this photo:

What you see in the picture above, is a man who is down to earth, and sincere. You can just tell from his body language that he will honestly do his best to work for, not against, the American people. When George W Bush speaks on television, he emits the exact opposite. He appears completely insincere, scrunching his forehead and eyebrows to feign concern almost the entire time.

The country right now is in terrible shape, and many question whether Obama can live up to the promises he’s made and fix the nation’s problems. The economic crisis combined with the two wars we’re facing are seemingly insurmountable. However, I wholely feel that Obama will not only meet his goals and satisfy the American public, I predict that he will completely surpass everyone’s wildest expectations.

Prepare to be dazzled.