My hope for this evening: Obama needs to make us feel good by ripping up the Republicans, not by being warm and fuzzy. So come in swinging, Barack!
It seems like a do-or-die moment that might come out okay...I'm sure this hasn't been the first time, and I probably felt like this last time too, but today I think that the possibility does exist that things will get better. We really could elect someone who won't, as Hillary said on Tuesday, "squander the promise of a country that really fulfills the hopes of our people." She nailed it.
Normally we love your phone calls, but tonight you'll get no answer -- at least during the speech. I'm going to be glued to our 13-inch TV, an Obamatini in hand (and, yes, with pinky extended). And because I knew you would ask:
.5 oz. pomegranate juice
twisty lime rind
Combine vodka, triple sec, and pomegranate juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake. Pour into a martini glass. Give it a squeeze of lime juice. Top off with Prosecco, and twirl the twist of lime rind around the rim of the glass and toss it in.
And if you think that will get you feeling a little too festive, I had great luck with swapping in ginger ale for the Prosecco. Pure cranberry juice also works as a delicious substitute for pomegranate juice. I actually prefer it in the lower alcohol version.