One of my favourite Scottish phrases is “jammy bastard” which means “a very lucky person”. After drowning the phone and losing my wedding ring last week, this one has been indeed smeared in jammy goodness. I’m in New York! I came over last Thursday to go on The Early Show on Friday. But then my segment got bumped (due to an obviously more newsworthy landing of a plane in the Hudson River) to Wednesday and now it’s been bumped to Thursday so I’ve been forced to extend my stay.
Such hardship! Who knows if I’ll ever get on the bloody telly, but comrades… unexpected New York holiday. You cannae beat that!
Today I moseyed down to Times Square to soak up the inauguration atmosphere on the big screens. I’ve never heard so many woohoos and allllllrights and dang I been waitin’ for this day all my lifes. The massive cheer when Obama got sworn in, oooh it gave me shivers. Must admit I was a little teary.
Then Obama did his bigass speech. His voice, the closed captions and the video were all out of sync so it was very confusing and people’s attention started to wander and there were as many people saying let’s get a coffee as YOU DA MAN NOW!
Crappy video but wanted to capture the cheering!