Friday, August 29, 2008

A Night of History

I was one of the lucky many (84,000) who were present at Invesco Field to witness Barack Obama give his nomination acceptance speech last night. Of course, it was magical and I've never witnessed anything like it in my life - and I'm not just talking about the speech itself but the tangible mood of positive patriotism. It was incredibly moving.

Today, I am completely exhausted from the last four days - both physically and emotionally. I had to lay down three times today and my brain is sputtering out. I'm still processing everything.

Of course, my life rarely stops for breath and I'm about to head out and meet some old friends for dinner. They are visiting from Sausalito and they've got a new little man I'm dying to meet.

Tomorrow, before I fly to NYC, I hope to get some more thoughts in here and post my videos on YouTube - a new thing for me. In the meantime, I've added another gazillion photos from last night's ground-breaking extravaganza here. (Somebody even used a couple of 'em - with my permission - for a news story.)

No matter what happens in November, I'm really grateful for this entire experience which has re-ignited my nationalist pride.


Anonymous said...

The problem of course is that Komrade Obama is a flaming socialist and intent on income redistribution.

Closet-Liberal McCain is not much better...

Kath said...

Bagged confetti?? Cool...beyond cool! You give the best gifts cause they come from the heart...and your ice cream maker!

Have a great time in NY and enjoy the festivities.

And I know I say this all the time, but I mean it all the time...don't forget to come back!

xo :-)

M.A. said...

Dear Anonymous,

As a radical Marxist who wants nothing more than to smack down the Petit Boureosie, I can assure that Obama is not one of us.

Just because someone isn't down with torturing Arabs or fluffing the Man doesn't mean he or she is a Marxist. It just means she/he has a whit of humanity -- unlike the rabid Know-nothings who have dominated American discourse over the last 30 years to our great nation's detriment.


ClizBiz said...

Oooooh! A flame war on my blog! I'm so excited! I've always wanted one of my very own.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

I was just going to comment: "great pics!" but it will seem so insipid compared to the other comments you have received!

How about, "it was great meeting you the other night?"

ClizBiz said...

Hey, I'll take "Great pics!" any old day. Great meeting you too!