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  • November 5, 2008 6:37am


  • November 5, 2008 7:02am

    just one bottle?

  • Sandra
    November 5, 2008 7:04am

    Champagne was the definitely the beverage du noir ( or maybe in your case–le jour) !!
    I am with Selena–Woooooooooohooooooooooo!!

  • Lu
    November 5, 2008 7:08am

    Great photo which says it all. It is a time for celebration, indeed. A hard road lies ahead, but we have elected a man that can do the job. I am proud of my fellow citizens for making history and choosing the best person for the task ahead. I am verklempt.

  • November 5, 2008 7:16am

    Great photo. I think the Americans back at home would be blown away if they knew just how very excited the French people are about Obama being elected. I knew a lot of my friends here – French, not just ex-pats – who stayed up until the wee horus of the morning to watch the results.

    Go America! Go Obama!

    The Canuck part of me is just as delighted. A teething 9 month old baby kept me from celebrating last night, but hey, what’s the point of being in France if you can’t break out the bubbles at 1:30 in the afternoon!?

    Laura in Burgundy (from over at http://www.grapejournal.blogspot.com)

  • November 5, 2008 7:18am

    Hey David, I never leave comments here (or seldom) but special occasions require special re-actions.
    Thank you, People of America! , stay wise! (and keep your starbucks please and support your locally-owned coffee places ^_^)
    Uh, Barrack, can you save Brentano’s?

  • November 5, 2008 7:53am

    This is a little off-topic, but I have the same shoe rack (though not quite the same shoes).

  • November 5, 2008 8:57am

    Yes We Can!!!

  • November 5, 2008 9:00am

    Wow, I wish my shoes were that organized! We’re having a fête tonight, wanna come down? :-)

  • November 5, 2008 9:24am

    Great photo/post — I’ve been looking at so many saying the same thing in more predictable ways and really, it’s such wonderful news, it deserves fresh expression. Plus it’s a good reminder that with the celebration done (well, not quite yet — this celebration deserves a bit more time, it’s big!), it’s time for walking the walk. Time to lace up the shoes and roll up the sleeves, etc., Many challenges lie ahead, but here in Canada, we’re glad to be able to envy you a leader who can take you through them. Congratulations!

  • November 5, 2008 9:56am

    …that’s about what my house looked like this morning, only we had to make do with cava…

    : )

  • Katie
    November 5, 2008 10:18am

    This is beautiful, David. simple and perfect. yes we can!

  • Leila
    November 5, 2008 10:21am

    A picture says more than words:-D

    (I’m tempted to say: welcome back to the world America, we’we missed you! But instead, I’ll just stick with:)

    ~~~~~~~~~~Congratulations to all americans out there! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    What an historic day.

  • November 5, 2008 10:28am

    Fantastic post.

    So relieved.

  • November 5, 2008 10:29am

    Until last night I don’t think my girlfriends and I have called each other screaming in about 10 years. Today I’m a bit hoarse. Hoarse, but elated. . . and a touch hung over.

  • November 5, 2008 10:29am

    I’ve never been prouder of my country. The picture is perfect!

  • November 5, 2008 10:38am

    I fell asleep, but woke to his eloquent speech at midnight and cried with happiness. Thank you for the great photo David – it says it all!

  • November 5, 2008 10:46am

    Mais Oui!!!

  • November 5, 2008 10:51am

    I’m glad for all the jubilation out there. Now if someone could just help us with our President over here, that’s be much appreciated. Yikes…

  • November 5, 2008 11:38am

    Look at all those shoes.

  • Gary
    November 5, 2008 11:44am

    I feel hungover, but I haven’t had anything to drink!

  • Lisa A.
    November 5, 2008 12:00pm

    YES WE DID!!!! WOOO HOOO! Obama – Biden ’08

    Change has finally come to America.

    (I’m saving my bubbly for Inauguration Day!)

  • November 5, 2008 12:53pm

    yeeeepeeeee :D !

    but yes, +1 about someone needed to help us with the creepy little thing we suffer here as a president…

  • Susan
    November 5, 2008 1:27pm

    I almost commented yesterday when you were touting the govenments of Europe..so I went back to a previous thread and looked at those files you had to keep and maintain..and scratched my head. I decided to remain silent! But.. I know , as you mentioned here, there’s always something that could use fixing… a change..ya know? We have made our opportunity..

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  • November 5, 2008 3:21pm

    YES WE DID!!!!!

  • jean
    November 5, 2008 3:23pm

    Yes we can! It was a wonderful night here in NJ even without the bubbly.

  • Kris
    November 5, 2008 3:39pm

    I myself celebrated with a little bubbly last night. : D
    although on an aside.. you have quite a few pairs of similar looking shoes… haha..

  • Rachel
    November 5, 2008 3:55pm

    Hi David,

    Faithful reader, first-time commenter – how could I not comment on such a wonderfully eloquent image? As a fellow American expat (well, ex-expat – I had to leave my beloved London a few months ago when my visa expired :( ) I feel doubly elated – now we can hold our heads up both at home and abroad!

    Can’t help you with Sarko, though, I’m afraid… ;)

  • November 5, 2008 4:20pm

    Bittersweet, with the passing of Prop 8.

    As we Star Trek fans say… “Shaka, when the walls fell.”

    So close, and yet, so far. I may be proud of America, but I am ashamed of California today. Alas.

    Peace Out,

    Paula (of Ambrosia Quest)

  • November 5, 2008 4:57pm

    I wish I had some bubbly last night.
    What a historic event! I was so overwhelmed with joy, hope and pride.
    We finally did it! Yes We Can!

  • Eva
    November 5, 2008 5:00pm

    I thought it would be bad luck to chill an existing bottle from my “cellar” in advance, so HAD to buy a cold bottle of Roederer Brut Premier last night. The Champagne dept was packed with liberals stocking up.

    you should have been HERE last night! People screaming in the streets all night as if it was New Years AND the Mets AND Yankees won the world series.

    *nice floor*

  • Myriam
    November 5, 2008 5:32pm

    I need to extend my sincere congratulations to Americans, so I thought here might be a good place. Congratulations and thank you! Sorry for the bland statement our Canadian Premier issued yesterday about Obama’s election though (but who cares, really?).

    Yes you did and the world will benefit from that wonderful, wonderful election!

  • Warda
    November 5, 2008 5:42pm

    I can’t wait to go back to the States and smell the new air of Change.
    What a joyful day, indeed!

    Good luck with president “bling-bling” :)

  • Ohiogirl
    November 5, 2008 6:37pm

    Beautifully said.

    We opened a bottle of California Viognier and prayed.

    Then — Woo hoo!

  • November 5, 2008 6:55pm

    It was Wild Turkey and a whole lot of junk food in our house. That was just me – Susan went to bed and was regularly woken with news as it came in.

    I think many USA’ians would be surprised at how many people this side of the pond stayed up until it was almost light, just to make sure.

  • Dawn in CA
    November 5, 2008 7:33pm

    Elated about Obama (Yes We Did!). Sorely disappointed about the passing of Prop. 8 here in CA. But, still celebrating our new President-elect, with hopeful optimism for the future of our country!

  • November 5, 2008 8:11pm

    There’s a bottle of Dom Perignon waiting for us to pop open. We may just save it for Jan. 20, 2009.

    Yes, we can indeed.

  • Steve
    November 5, 2008 8:44pm

    Mmm, feels goooooood.

  • Doolz
    November 5, 2008 10:56pm

    Betcha amused is not amused.

    Champagne, then espresso poured over a bowl of warm, melted dark chocolate.
    Dig in.

  • Amanda
    November 6, 2008 10:53pm

    I’m with Dawn in CA—-so hopeful about change, and yet so discouraged and disappointed with California for passing Prop 8. Trying to keep riding the Obama high to keep my spirits up—-maybe a post about something chocolate will help???

  • Shawna
    November 7, 2008 5:27pm

    That’s exactly how we celebrated, too.

    (Except I had only prepared for my own personal celebration, leaving us to stretch the prosecco with Midori, which was colorful and sugary, but not quite the same as the straight stuff.)

  • November 11, 2008 12:52am

    Ooh la la… my two favorite things! Champagne and shoes… however my choice of shoes would be a bit more girlee! FUN photo!