I am settled on the couch in my parents’ living room, with a cup of chai, an espresso brownie, several baskets of laundry, MSNBC live for Decision 08, and my master list of called positions. I’ll keep brewing tea for as long as necessary, and have no intention of sleeping until after I hear both speeches, acceptance and concession. As Becca reminded me last night, 8 years ago tonight, we went to sleep in our little dorm room beds elated because Al Gore was the President-elect, only to wake up with a jackass “leader” instead. I will never repeat that particular nightmare-error.

How are you spending election night?