It's hard to describe the pandemonium in San Francisco last night, a copacetic time that will be a joy to tell my grandkids about.
Here are a few of the text messages sent around the country - - since text messaging is a temporal art form, we're living in the middle of the golden age, I'll post some here for posterity:
From Seattle to Berkeley 3:14pm (all times Western):
"Kentucky was just on npr because of long lines in democratic louisville. If that's a toss up state tonight, the pope is a rabbi."
From Berkeley to Brooklyn 6:27pm
"They called Ohio! We're close. You online? I'm liveblogging alone."
From Santa Fe to Berkeley 6:36pm
(A historic moment, the first text message I've received from this number.)
"I love you."
From Berkeley to Santa Fe 6:37pm
"New Mex was just called for Barack. BILL LOVES YOU TOO"
From Santa Fe to Berkeley 6:40pm
"I just heard you are the fastest texter"
From Berkeley to Seattle 7:53pm
"Election party in the mission. Repubs can't steal it now..."
From Brooklyn to Berkeley 7:59pm
"VA. FOR BARACK!"
From Brooklyn to Berkeley (Now physically in San Francisco) 8:02pm
"CNN DECLARES OBAMA PRESIDENT ELECT"
From Berkeley to Brooklyn 8:03pm
From Berkeley to Brooklyn 8:40pm
"I'm at an Irish bar, people are quiet & contemplative."
From Berkeley to Incline Village, Nevada 8:47pm
"Exciting night to be in San Francisco. There's dancing in the streets."
From Seattle to Berkeley 9:10pm
"Wish we were watching this together, dude."
From Berkeley to Denver 9:24pm
"Sophie! Sophie! Sophie! Sophie!"
From Incline Village, Nevada, to Berkeley 9:39pm
"Enjoy. We all voted for Obamam"
From Seattle to Berkeley 9:44pm
From Oakland to Berkeley 10:02pm
"Rock, rock on! Here's to the new american century! -nn."
From Berkeley to a variety of places 9:59pm
"Good night to be on the streets of SF, We were just offering champagne to people in cars. God bless Obama's god."
And, here was my brief chat today with Miss Sophie L___ (campaigning for the last month in Denver):