I can barely believe the year is almost over. But it must be, otherwise why would MSNBC be airing Keith Olbermann’s “favorite people of 2008” show?
I was trying to think of my “favorite” moments of the year. Then Olbermann cut to footage from Nov. 4, showing MSNBC calling the race for Obama, showing the joyous scene in Hyde Park that night. You see, apparently the people who elected Obama to office were among his favorites.
(Flashback transition music)
Picture it: Nov 4, 2008. I’m at work. I have no access to a computer. But I hear from a fellow media person that CBS is probably going to declare Obama president-elect at 10 o’clock Central Time. I had a sense this might be coming, but then, a few minutes after 10, I flip open my phone and go online, I think to NPR’s Web site, because it was relatively easy to see on my crappy cell phone Internet. It said Obama was the 44th president.
Not sure if it was my favorite moment, but it was definitely one of the most memorable. Someday, I will tell my future children cats about that moment.
How bout you? Have a Happy New Year, by the way. The best way to do this is to not make any resolutions that you will feel bad about breaking. Or any resolutions at all. But if you must, keep it simple. For instance, I could resolve to give up my wild and drunken partying. I don’t do wild and drunken partying (unless you count drinking some Smirnoff Ice and demanding to know “Am I drunk yet?”). Wow, I feel so good about what I accomplished next year, and this year isn’t quite over yet! See how easy it is?