It's not 'cause I'm a news junkie or a language junkie or any of that (even though I'm all of those things). It's not even so I'll see Jan on TV. Not so I can see Laura Bush, or the Bush twins, or Important People Making Important Speeches.
It's because I'm proud of Jan. She had a big role in this thing, and watching it is like watching her child grow up and shine. I am so, so, so proud to see HER shine. It's hard to express. It's just amazing to me to think that an Important Person in this whole convention thing is the same girl who sat in the back of Mrs. Evans' classroom in 1978, giggling with Kelly Bertrand.
I saw a little bit of the convention last night; however, considering I'm up at 4:45 every morning to write before my 6:00 workout, I conked out before the big speeches. The first thing Dan said when I woke him up this morning was, "You missed some great speeches last night."
I'm going to try to stay up tonight. I want to hear Laura Bush, who, in my (admittedly dorky) opinion, is very, very cool. I mean, she's a BOOK person. How cool is that?