Up until last night, I've had an incredibly slow work week. Monday, I opened a case at 5 PM and was home by 9 PM. Tuesday, I opened a case at 7 PM and was home by 10:30PM. Wednesday, the phone rang once at 10:30PM but did not require I leave my home. Yesterday, I prepared for the same. I had nothing on my personal schedule except a plan to watch Barack Obama's speech and sit by my phone; my patients had something else in mind.
Best laid plans and all that, I left my home at 8 PM and didn't get home until close to 1 AM. So much for watching history get made right before my eyes. I'm not unwise though, I did record it on my DVR. I still couldn't watch when I got home because there was a very important show on about the Dallas Cowboys' training. Some people, not me, had to watch it. I went to bed.
I'll have to watch his speech sometime today. I did get some opportunities to see parts of the convention here and there. I watched MSNBC commentators and pundits talking last night. I'm curious why in the hell they chose such a public spot to yap about the convention. As soon as any of them would speak, protestors in the background would drown them out. Rather than acknowledge the problem, they'd try to talk over them. It struck me as highly amusing. I missed Tim Russert's take on all of this, including the protestors.
The musical artists were quite good. I'm intensely envious of my sister in law who actually worked at the event. Lucky wench! I enjoyed watching will.i.am and appreciate the clever use of Barack's speeches in this campaign song. When they interviewed the artist back stage and asked him about Barack's celebrity status, I liked what he had to say about the republican criticism: "do not be jealous because you have not mustered the emotions of America." Amen. Their candidate puts me to sleep. In case you missed this act, here is a studio version:
And for something with the same spin but completely different: