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A black president or a female vp? Yep, we can.

We are most likely in the midst of the most politically significant week in America's history.  Here we are with several dramatic, record breaking nominees.  I feel very proud and honored to see 2 exceptional, exception to the rules racing to the white house.

Last night I watched as Obama accepted the nomination and I felt so proud and happy to be part of this historical moment.  This morning, when my husband (who is Canadian but seems to be far more involved in the American political process than most of the people I know) told me about McCain's choice I felt very conflicted.  Yay women, boo republicans.

Now I am a hard-core, bleeding heart liberal and I want more than anything for Obama to win.  I also love Joe Biden and his populous ways because I feel like he "gets" it.  But it would be pretty amazing to have a young, female VP, even if (god forbid) it has to be a republican in the white house.

I'm just really amazed that these options are in front of us.  I am also terrified.  I think we've underestimated how smart John McCain really is.  This choice, is genious.  All those disinfranchised Hillary Clinton supporters (my grandmother included) who threatened to not vote for Obama, might vote for McCain knowing that they can get their female in the white house...scary!

So I guess, I am asking that people don't be fooled.  At the end of the day, Sarah Palin is a republican and McCain's VP choice.  Regardless of the fact that she is a mommy of 5 children and wears a skirt, it's basically Cheney in a dress...well maybe that's an overstatement.  She look a lot hotter than Cheney in a dress and I doubt she's shot any of her friends in the face...yet.


Goodbye Times Square, hello SoHo

yesterday, I quit my job. Yes, I have a new one to go to.

I have worked at MTV for over 3 years now, in various jobs.  I can't say it's all been sunshine and roses but for the most part, MTV has been really good to me.  I'm very sad to leave but I'm excited about the possibilities and the opportunities that lay ahead.  My new opportunity will allow me to really hone my geeky flash and flex skills and become the rock star flash developer I've always wanted to be.


For instance, my new boss just asked for a picture of me.  Why?  Because they need it to draw a robot illustration of me for my new business card.  If that's not professionalism with a smile, I don't know what is.


Anyway, more to come on the impending job change.  I have 2 more weeks here in times square so if anyone wants to take me to a fancy times square lunch at the olive garden or perhaps, red lobster, I'm still here.


I bought myself flowers damnit!

Flowers at my desk

Originally uploaded by Marissa Lerer

Quick post today. I've been having some drama at work lately and I was trying to decide what to do to calm myself down. First step, make my desk a sanctuary. Make it a place that I can sit, recollect my thoughts and get on with my day. So I bought myself some flowers. And not just ordinary roses or carnations. I bought myself interesting flowers that I don't know the name of. I can stare at them and think of goofy names for the flowers.

It's gonna be a better day.