I'm the exact same age as President Obama.
I'm okay with this, but I do admit that ever since I discovered this, I've been in a little bit of a competition with the guy. I don't think he knows about yet, despite my late-night triumphant calls to the White House every time I get a new piece of armor in WoW ("Yeah, and what did YOU do today, punk!"). So now that everyone is making a big deal about HIS first 100 days, I think it's high time that I get credit for MY last 100 days. I'm calling it "first" in the header, by the way, because "My last 100 days" sounds a tad morbid. I could say "My previous 100 days," but that sounds a little wanky. So I'm calling it "my first 100 days" meaning, "my first 100 days since Obama became president." Just so we're all clear.
Anyway, here's what I've done in this time period, which we can all compare and contrast to the "achievements" of our new President:
* Washed my motorcycle twice
* Bought some sunglasses
* Blogged a few times
* Gained 5 pounds
* Read 500+ pages of The Brothers Karamazov
* Took wife out to dinner for anniversary
* Switched teams at work
* Ate approximately 15 burritos
* Took a few naps
* Watched 17 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
* Watched a bunch of other TV
* Bought an EA t-shirt
* Returned 2 movies late to EA rental store and got banned for a month
* Hung out with wife and kid
* Started Twitter account
* Went on a hike
* Podcasted a couple times with Shawn, N'Gai, Luke, and Robert
* Shaved my beard
* Bought a couple music CDs
* Got zipper replaced on motorcycle jacket
* Saw play at kid's school
* Hung out with friends
* Started Left 4 Dead, Zelda Link to the Past, and Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga
* Saw Leonard Cohen concert
* Played with dog
* Cleaned up my cabinet full of game crap
* Joined fantasy baseball league
* Ate a lot of pizza
* Saw 1up gang and other game industry compadres at GDC
* Went to gym a few times
* Attended dinner to discuss 100 Years of Solitude
* Watched a few NCAA basketball games
* Got new pens out of EA supply cabinet
I could go on. But I think I've made my point. Look at this list! My accomplishments pretty much go on and on, don't they? It's really rather breathtaking to behold, quite frankly. Even given the high level of achievement I'm used to operating on, what I've accomplished in this last 100 days is something I think all people could and should aspire to. Obama may be all about "hope," which admittedly does have its place in the grand scheme of things, but I, ladies and gentlemen, am about action. Getting things done. Making things happen.
So congratulations on your "accomplishments" Mr. President. But hey, this competition of ours can only have one winner.
Better luck next time.