Live Delayed Blogging from my Desk: Presidential Debate Number One


6:00 p.m. Open up multiple windows on my computer so I can start watching, blogging, tweeting, updating and refreshing. Wow, it feels like I’m inging all over myself.

6:05 p.m. Assemble etch a sketch for Romney style note taking.

6:10 p.m. Obama’s off to a slow, painful start. I guess it’s true that the camera adds an extra 10 seconds…right?

6:16 p.m. Romney’s looking good.

6:22 p.m. Oh no, I’m already bored. Is it the witless blather or the effete story telling? Are we going full metal wonk tonite?

6:23 p.m. Braced myself with a Red Bull and vodka shooter.

7:00 p.m. Decided to sign up for an e-learning class on the dark art of gerrymandering. Not sure if I have the maptitude for it.

7:30 p.m. Grabbed my political ice pack for relief (shameless product endorsement: 1 of 3)

7:40 p.m. Accessed the truth meter app on my phone …it’s either not working or needs a special setting for Republican politicians.

7:45 p.m. Started playing a presidential debate drinking game but sadly remain sober.

7:46 p.m. Wondered if Dan Quayle was watching.

8:00 p.m. Used my political ice pack again (shameless product endorsement: 2 of 3)

8:05 p.m. Wondered if there was something called political malpractice insurance. If so, both candidates could use some right about now.

8:06 p.m. Checked online betting sites to see how the President’s odds of winning re-election are. Ugh.

8:07 p.m. Betting that Big Bird is watching and hopping mad.

8:48 p.m. Obama should be looking up more. Romney should be smirking less. Lehrer should be in more control. Oh, I’m should-ing all over myself.

9:00 p.m. Finally, the debate is over. Let the big spin begin.

9:01 p.m. Put the political ice pack back in the freezer (shameless product endorsement 3 of 3)