in a perfect world of yancies: Update: More Fall

16 October 2008

Update: More Fall

What do those trees by the Arts & Sciences building look like today?

Ah, autumn . . .

And what did I look like as I left for work Wednesday?

And by the time I returned home?

Thanks for letting me borrow the shirt while you were in Spokane, Emily!

And way to go in that debate, Barack! I loved how he refused to attack that lady from Alaska. So classy.

Oh, and now the Times says Virginia's in the good column! Woo!


  1. I cannot thank you enough, Dr. Yancy, for a little Obama this morning. Ryan finally got my sticker up on our car (I need to send you a pic)- just in time for Extreme Obama Bashing at work. Where are these people getting their information?


  2. Happy to help!

    And sorry to hear about the work scene.

    Maybe, just maybe, we can hang on and win this thing, and then they'll see what a great job President Obama does . . .

  3. Those are some sunglasses Yancy!

  4. Agreed, Pravina/Diana. By far the most popular accessory on my blog . . .

  5. Have I not ever called you Yancypants? Cause that was the first word that came to mind today. Probably cause I was thinking of calling those sunglasses fancypants. You can see how that easily led to Yancypants...

  6. Ha!
    Not sure whether I've heard it from you before, but you're certainly welcome to it.

  7. "Where are these people getting their information?"

    This, from my beautician: "I'm warning you: if Obama gets elected, he'll bring in a system called capitalism; and you know what that means: a 65-year-old will be denied hip replacement surgery because a 55-year-old needs it more!"

    "Yancypants"—it does have a certain ring to it ...


  8. RE the beautician:
    Wow. Just wow.

    Guess we're pretty spoiled living here with people who, um, know things.

    Bonus material: what does the girl who usually cuts my hair look like? She's the one in the back in this picture, and she's super cool.

  9. It keeps looking good for the good guys.

    From the Times: "For the first time in its 161-year history, the Chicago Tribune is endorsing a Democrat for president."

    "Mr. Obama, of course, represents the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago, the Tribune’s home turf. But Gov. Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic nominee in 1952 and 1956, was also from Illinois and failed to secure the paper’s support when he ran against Dwight D. Eisenhower, as did Senator Steven Douglas, a Democratic nominee in 1860."

    And yet "'We have tremendous confidence in his intellectual rigor, his moral compass and his ability to make sound, thoughtful, careful decisions,' the newspaper said of Mr. Obama. 'He is ready.'"