Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Observations from last night..

-As good as Michelle Obama's speech was last night, I kept peeking at the James Blake/Donald Young U.S. Open match at the same time. I realize it was less historic and maybe a bit irresponsible of me to do that, but hey, I'm a sports fanatic, that's what I do. And the tennis played in that match was great. Not quite on that Federer/Nadal level, but it was great.

- I would absolutely love to attend an evening match at the U.S. Open in New York. The tennis is always intense, the atmosphere is perfect even it does tend to be a little warm, and the celebrities are in abundance. I remember last year seeing Jerry Seinfeld and my main man Larry David at a match. I wouldn't know how to conduct myself if I was lucky enough to sit in their presence

- I don't know about you, but if I was introducing my sibling, the way Craig Robinson introduced Michelle Obama last night, I would speak more from the heart and less from a written speech. I would do that partly because I don't do well with written speeches(I prefer an outline), and partly because I would be introducing someone that I presumably know and love, more than anyone else on the planet. As long as I sat down and outlined some talking points beforehand, I think I would try to tackle that task without reading it word for word. It just seems more genuine that way. Then again I have never spoken in front of a vast audience like that either. Perhaps I am nitpicking.

- Even a cynic had to be impressed with Ted Kennedy's presence at the Convention last night. Excuse the over-used expression, but that's a man who truly loves his country. Seriously. For him to be fighting through brain cancer, and still decided to muster the strength to speak was quite impressive. His speech was corny, but he gets the ultimate pass

- When Obama's daughters kept interrupting him last night to say "hello" and "I love you", my lady looked at me and said, "See, it wouldn't be so bad having a daughter, they would look up to you so much". And I must admit that caused me to briefly romanticize the notion of raising a young woman. Still, I prefer a son. If he comes to me and says, "Daddy what are these?" I have no problem answering that question, no matter what body part he may be referring to. If a little girl comes to me and asks that same question, it gets weird, and I will be forced to immediately redirect her inquiry to her mother. I don't make the rules, that's just how it is

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11 comments:

sixfive said...

I'm somewhat embarassed to say that I watched the whole Blake-Young match and missed the convention. I thought the speech was supposed to be on at 10:30 eastern but when I clicked over at 10:45 it was all over.
Ah well, the match didn't disappoint.

theradleyfiles said...

You shall have a woman child!

Janelle said...

Why am I not surprised that you "peeked" at the tennis match?? Oh because you ARE the Black Larry David. That's why! hahahahahahaha

The US Open matches this week are relatively cheap with of course the night games being a tad more expensive but no where near where they will be during the finals. Keep that in mind for next year.

Stop picking on Craig. Those words were from his heart carefully handed over to a speech writer to effectively communicate just how he feels about his sis with the goal of drawing the American public (read: white folks) in.

Yeah Obamaa's daughter's made me almost wish for a daughter because they were just sooo darn cute. But then I came to my senses. Even the Obamas got me making plans with my uterus. What has the world come to??? hahahahahaha

Ummmm sixfive, if you thought the speech was gonna be on at 10:30 why would you turn to the channel at 10:45??? How long did you think she was gonna speak for??? She has kids to put to bed. LOL Luckily, there's youtube for you.

rashad said...

sixfive,
do you think young is that good, or was blake doing his typical inconsistent move?

janelle,
craig doesn't get a pass man, he coaches without a damn teleprompter

theradleyfiles,
you know nothing

Chubbs said...

first off--daughters are awesome...you'll see ;-)

my eyes got wet at michelle's speech...and god, she looked amazing and fresh. i love that woman.

and finally, i'm going to the US Open next week, and while I adore Blake, I'm not too excited about sitting through hours of matches. I'd sell you my ticket (honestly), if my boss hadn't supplied it.

rashad said...

damn chubbs..you are lucky. do you know who is playing the day you are going?

maxwellsmusze said...

i only tuned in to watch Michelle really and she didn't disappoint! i mean most of what she said she'd spoke of before but her delivery was excellent and it made me proud. also, her hair was flawless. had that oprah-esque do:)

i hope hillary can get her bitter cult followers to simmer down and act right.

maxwellsmusze said...

i only tuned in to watch Michelle really and she didn't disappoint! i mean most of what she said she'd spoke of before but her delivery was excellent and it made me proud. also, her hair was flawless. had that oprah-esque do:)

i hope hillary can get her bitter cult followers to simmer down and act right.

Chubbs said...

i don't know Rashad. I just know it's the Men's quarter final and the Women's Doubles semi-final.

Miss. Lady said...

I loved watching Michelle speak last night. The girls were adorable.

Rashad, girls love and will awlays take care of their Daddy's. Dads are our heros no matter how old we get.

I think it would be cute for you to have a little female version of you running around.

£ex said...

dude, you're getting a girl.