ALL ABOARD: Is there life after Obama vs. McCain? You bet there is!

To this retired political science major, it is somewhat strange to be writing this column before yesterday’s election, knowing that this may be read by you or the person looking over your shoulder, the day after.

Shall I write about what I think might happen?

Who will win? Who has won?

Shall I write about what I think won’t happen?

Who won’t win? Who hasn’t won?

Shall I write about last Friday’s exercise experience at the Bayview Curves?

Dressed for my first Halloween sweat-fest in white Dr. Scholl’s tennies, black sweat pants, a long-sleeved pinpoint oxford Land’s End white-and-red striped dress shirt, worn underneath a black-and-white striped short-sleeve basketball referee’s jersey, I went as a newspaper.

What’s black and white and read all over?

No one got it but me, which says a lot for the only guy in a room full of women changing exercises every 30 seconds.

We used 11 machines and 11 platforms in 11 minutes of music-driven mirth.

Coincidentally, the song playing when I started exercising was an amped-up version of the old Silhouettes hit, “Get a Job.”

Remember that lyric?

Sha da da da, sha da da da.

Sha da da da, sha da da da.

Sha da da da, sha da da da.

Yip, yip, yip, yip, yip, yip, yip, yip.

Mum mum mum mum mum mum.

Get a job, sha da da da, sha da da da.

No wonder my dad was worried about me.

How much sha da da’ing can a kid do before his parents begin to wonder?

Circle Thursday, Nov. 20 if you are worrying about your sha da da.

Dad used to say, “Son, don’t tell me what you’re going to do. Show me what you did.”

So, I’m telling you now what I am going to do which will be what I did,

the day after I did it on Nov. 20.

In two weeks, from 6 to 8 p.m., Guinness Book of World Record holder Nina Fenton, a summa cum laude grad in economics from the Royal Danish Military Academy, will be sharing her Harvard MBA skills and fresh perceptions in a taking care of business seminar at the Bayview Cash Store.

Nina moved to Whidbey last June and admits that after traveling “through 41 countries and all 50 states, I still think Washington and particularly Whidbey is the most fantastic place on earth!”

No matter what happened last night or this morning with our 2008 Presidential Election, we all seem to be taking a reality check right now, with our finances, with our goals and even with our plans for the holidays.

After 21 months of listening to multitudinous political perceptions, I am ready to sha da da to listen and learn with Nina.

I need to change my busyness to a business and my bitter to better.

Yip yip yip!

Tickets for this event are available at Boomerang, Living Green, Oriental Healing Arts, Salon Spring and 1504 Coffee.

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