Friday, January 6, 2012

Picture of the day

Today's picture has a little bit of a story behind it. On September 25th,2008 the country was in the midst of the last presidential election. It was clearly an exciting time as we were only a little bit more than a month away from electing the first black president. That day also happens to be the day that NBC's today show decided to stop through the city of Detroit for a special election related episode. My mother,my younger sister and I were more than happy to go downtown and get as close as we could to Ann Curry and Al Roker for this episode. Oh and this also happened to be 2 days before my sister turned 17.

To celebrate this occasion and possibly get on TV,she decided to quickly make a sign proclaiming that it was in fact her birthday. In fact if you were one of the millions of people who watched that show you can see her with her sign,my mother next to her,a slightly heavier and hairier me on her right side and a short white woman next to me who would not stop yelling when Aretha Franklin was out there for a cooking segment. Of course this whole story is about the sign and in particular who signed it. With that said let's go down the list of who signed it.

Local weatherman and all around good guy, Andrew Humphrey
Everyone's favorite morning weatherman,Al Roker
My journalistic crush/woman who's aging in reverse, Ann Curry
Former Michigan governor and Current TV host, Jennifer Granholm

Oh and it's also signed by current GOP front runner, Mitt Romney.

Click to see a larger photo of the most random collection of autographs ever.