Friday, February 22, 2008

more news from austin and... the DOTD

at scholz garten last night, one of the many places austinites watched the debate on tv, a rowdy crowd created a drinking game. "every time obama says 'change,' 'hope' or 'believe,' you drink. and for clinton? any time she says 'record,' 'experience' or 'mexican food.'"

hahahahahaha. ya think anyone got plastered?

after the official debate clinton and obama went all over town. among other places, clinton went to guero's taco bar and obama went to the austin music hall...

i begged my brother to take me to that one. it wasn't publicized, but we knew it was happening because the brother caters for the bands there. we coulda gotten in, but he was sure we'd also get kicked out. i guess he likes his job or something.

what a chicken - *#!@.

anyway, it turns out obama got up on stage with ray benson, joe ely and a bunch of other musicians and sang "boogie back to texas." kinda reminds me of bill clinton playing the sax on the tonight show. he also played catch with ut's quarterback, colt mccoy, yesterday. (i know, big deal, right?) those pics aren't available to copy for some reason.

tonight there's an obama rally on the state capitol grounds. (if anyone remembers my old blog, that's where i "almost" got a date with amy sedaris.) that should be cool. last time he was here, over a year ago, 15,000 people showed up on the shores of lake austin. i betcha there're at least twice that number tonight.

and now for something completely different.
for you dog lovers, pack your bags and meet me next friday night for yappy hour at my favorite coffee shop, the irie bean. i just love this concept. and the picture is priceless.



now, if this dog would just show up...

Dog O' The Day:


9 comments:

rilera said...

I thought about you when I heard the debate was in Austin. Too bad you couldn't get in to see Obama.

Annie said...

When I saw DOTD, I thought it was going to be the Debate of the Day, and "after the cut" would feature your in-depth analysis.

cornbread hell said...

i thought that might be thought. good eye, annie.

flintysooner said...

Skygirl is coming your way apparently to work in the Obama campaign.

It is an amazingly small world.

Hope you are recovering. Really sorry to learn about your accident.

SKYGIRL said...

Yes, Flinty is correct! I am coming to Austin...soon! As my Irish luck would have it (good & bad, by the way!) I am being sponsored by a couple I've never met, and flying in First-Class, on Februaty 29th. I expect to hit the deck runnning! I am staying with my Cousin, and renting a Car.

I would like to know more about that Rally last Night? I can't find much on the news. I am quessing about 20,000 could have attended. Could you let me know?

Look for me on March 4th, I may be holding a sign saying "Montanans For Obama" not sure yet! ;-)

cornbread hell said...

the dallas boring news reported from 8000 -15000. the texans for obama website estimates 30000 - 40000.(http://blog.texansforobama.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=898)

i'd say a whole bunch o' people. several boatloads, anyway.

we could hear it from our place. 6 miles away. no joke.

i'm registered to vote in dallas so i'll be going there on the 4th.

SKYGIRL said...

I've since found some actual footage, and it was AMAZING! I am sorry I missed it (the Feb 22nd Rally) and will probably miss "Him" too, but that is O.K. I am just a 'humble' servant!

Maybe I am not sorry I missed it though, because I read that his Volunteers, did most the clean up afterwards.....EUUUEEEWWWW!!!!!

How nice to have a visit with your Daughter, and Thank her for me, for driving so far, to cast her vote. So cool!

*(·¸*Chris*¸·)* said...
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cornbread hell said...

skygirl, i expect josephine will read your thanks. and i hope she bubbles over with pride. thanks.

chris, i'm just curious as the day is long...why'd you delete that comment? you can respond here if you want: r2bibby at gmail dot com.