- I sat literally 4 or 5 feet away from Senator Wilkerson at a brunch. She didn't recognize me.
- Denver's no Boston, but worth the visit. Georgeous museums, civic park (state house, city hall, public library, etc) but ugly skyline (if only they bulldozed the skyscrapers - they worked hard to ruin their backdrop) and absolutely horrid public transportation.
- Coors Field, though, is wicked cool. I saw Aaron Cook and Edinson Volquez, two bonafide aces on the field. 4-3 game, Rockies won.
- People are nicer here. I swear it.
- I can't freaking breath! Seriously, between my allergies and the thin air, I'm getting wicked sick. Most people have faired better, but everyone's noticed the difference.
- Deval Patrick gave an absolutely wonderful speech at said brunch. I hope to find it on Youtube. I'd wish him good luck for his prime time gig at the DNC, but he doesn't need it.
- Again, with the brunch. Jamie Eldridge waved me over as I came into the room, insisting I sit with him. I was going to wish him luck in his contest, but again, I don't think he needs it. He's a winner and our state needs more like him.
- The entire state party has shipped out to Denver; they stayed at the same hotel. John, Gloribell, Alex, Stacey... you name it. As much organizing as we all thought this thing took, it clearly takes a lot more. No one's stopped working since I've been here.
- I have one or two posts I've been saving for when I'm back home, I just need to type them up. Regular blogging will probably start tomorrow or Tuesday (depending how hard I crash after this weekend trip). Until then!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Going Home, Let the Blogging Commence
I'm EXHAUSTED. Red-eye flight. Weee! My Denver convention is over as the Democratic National Convention begins (I missed the BMG crew by an hour). Some highlights: