So if you been reading, listening, or watching the news today, you know that President Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Washington Post, Obama won for "his work to improve international diplomacy and rid the world of nuclear weapons." (www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/…
My reaction: "What?"
Let's not get the wrong idea here: I like Obama, I voted for him last November, and I wish him the best. But I'm not so in love with the guy that I'm not questioning what he's actually done to deserve the award. Most recipiants either accomplish something major or spend a lifetime on a cause before they recieve the award. I understand the concept of "A for effort," but seriously, I can't list anything Obama's actually done in the eight or nine months he's been office to deserve this award. I think the Nobel committee in Norway jumped the gun on this: they should have waited at least a year before even considering Obama.
Still, I congratulate President Obama on the award and hope it leads to bigger and better things in the future.
On a more personal note, I will be heading down to Richmond, VA tomorrow (10/10)to visit the Metro Richmond Zoo. It's a one day trip, so I won't be away for more than a few hours (at the most). I will post a few pictures of the animals there here, along with a larger "album" on my Facebook page.