Of course, everyone in your neighborhood already has an Obama sticker on their MacBook lid and a sunrise-O logo on the back of their Subaru. Everyone's already given the maximum campaign contribution and lobbied their relatives in less-enlightened areas of the country to see the possibility of change. But how can you really stand out in a Seattle crowd of lock-step Obama enthusiasts?
1. Give your son an Obama-themed bar mitzvah, renaming him Barack Hussein Finkleman.
2. Let everyone know that while you did not actually attend Harvard Law School, you were an early supporter of "Barry's" campaign to lead the Law Review.
3. Abandon your spin class for a new "Obama-size me!" fitness program: 5 a.m. b-ball, Nicorette gum, and "home-style" desserts that you only eat in front of a camera.
4. Use your New Yorker subscription refund for an Obama onesie.
5. Forget yard signs. Drive through Belltown on Friday night with an illuminated flatbed Obama billboard truck.
6. Reject the false dichotomies in the names Lower and Upper Queen Anne. Refuse to honor the hierarchies implicit in Capitol Hill and First Hill.
7. Shave the phrase "Yes We Can!" into your soul patch.
8. Refer often to the "audacity" of the #28 bus, Vista source code, Trader Joe's Gluten-Free Ginger Snaps, etc.
9. Refuse to perform long division. That's Republican math.
10. When asked what's on your iPod, casually mention it's the audio from Professor Obama's University of Chicago contract-law lectures—"the 1996 bootlegs!"—Brian Miller