Tonight is debate night

Well, I mean, maybe for you it is. For me, tonight will be dinner with my wife celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary, which is actually tomorrow, but tomorrow night is a parent-teacher conference, so I’ll miss watching the debate live. This was not a hard decision. Interestingly enough, tonight is the 20th wedding anniversary of Barack and Michelle Obama. He’s not skipping the debate for his anniversary but I am. I told my wife this means I’m a better husband than the president; she remains skeptical.

Some of you have noticed (as evidenced by my inbox) that I haven’t posted for a couple of days. I am busy finishing up a project at work and haven’t been able to spend my usual time banging angrily on the keyboard at home before going in. Luckily, my fellow bloggers have filled in nicely. Oh well.

Because I still hate my brain, I have been listening to the talking heads on the TV talk about what to expect tonight. Much has been made about Mitt’s campaign talking about how he is practicing “zingers” for tonight’s contest. A few days ago Howard Dean was on MSNBC saying that you can tell who is winning a debate by watching without sound. (“Yeeeeeeeeargh!” he added, probably.) These are the things that make me yearn for the life-ending meteor strike.

I’ll have more to say about this tomorrow morning, assuming I actually am able to watch any of what happens tonight. I promise to watch with the sound up. If you want body language analysis, I guess that’s what cable TV is for.

Author: Wiesman

Husband, father, video game developer, liberal, and perpetual Underdog.

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