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09 October 2009 @ 11:22 am
*boggle*!  

I came downstairs this morning and Ted said, “Guess who just won the Nobel Peace Prize?”

I stood there for a moment, genuinely trying to imagine who might have–Clinton? Nah.–and said, “I have no idea.”

Ted said, “Obama!”

I tell you what, I coulda stood there all day guessing and I never would have gotten it. I’m hornswoggled!

In other news, this morning I thought, hey, I’ll wear my sassy glasses this weekend, they’ll be cute with this haircut! So I put them on and took a look at myself in the mirror.

I will not be wearing my sassy glasses this weekend. o.O

Anyway, we’re off to Octocon in an hour or three, and I probably won’t be online again until Sunday evening. See you then!

miles to Morannon: 118.6
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(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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Janne: fishbikejanne on October 9th, 2009 07:21 am (UTC)
Quoting from the link in the post:
"Asked why the prize had been awarded to Mr Obama less than a year after he took office, Nobel Committee head Thorbjoern Jagland said: "It was because we would like to support what he is trying to achieve"."
mela_lyn: Fail!mela_lyn on October 9th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
*shakes head* It's ridiculous... he somehow won for his works and goals as a President when the deadline to be in consideration was 2 weeks BEFORE he was even sworn in. Conspiracy... I tell you.
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on October 9th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
The peace prize is not about achieving peace, but working for it. I can see their logic in choosing him, even if he would not have been my choice at this point.

(I talk about it in my LJ -- won't clutter Catie's comments up when she's not around to moderate. *is polite*)
mela_lyn: Dr. Horrible Dancemela_lyn on October 9th, 2009 08:48 am (UTC)
I responded on your post. :)
Jannejanne on October 9th, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)
Minor clarification: The deadline for nominations is February 1st (according to http://nobelpeaceprize.org/en_GB/nomination_committee/selection-process/), the inauguration was in January if memory serves...
mela_lyn: Bucky - What Happened?mela_lyn on October 9th, 2009 09:03 am (UTC)
*chuckle* He still hadn't done anything in his first couple weeks in office. :) I won't be convinced. Maybe if he won the 2010 NPP I could see it but this is just a little too ridiculous.

But thank you.
khrister on October 13th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
The decision to give him the prize wasn't until September though, so not quite THAT crazy. Still...

Oh, and Bush got nominated too...several times.
mela_lyn: Fail!mela_lyn on October 9th, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
I do appreciate you trying to help... but I really dislike my president.
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mela_lynmela_lyn on October 9th, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
More than this one... I voted for him to say the least.