From about 10 am until 10:26 today, I though I might have some kind of bad cardiac event, or maybe even a stroke.
My heart raced, I felt dizzy and slightly nauseous. I couldn’t move. I emailed a colleague citing my rising anxiety level.
I hadn’t just eaten a vat of fried dough, nor was I experiencing a post-strenuous-exercise collapse.
Along with tens of thousands of others (70,000 according to CoverItLive), I was glued to the Scotusblog, the Bloomberg Law-sponsored live blog of the U.S. Supreme Court. Snapping to attention with each new audio type-writer click, we wanted to be right there (or as close to there as possible sitting at home in front of a screen) if the high court ruled on the health law this morning. Of course, they didn’t.
Though we didn’t get the ruling we wanted we did learn some things: about Supreme Court seniority protocol and the FCC and mild profanity.
Oh well, see you all next Monday. I’ll bring the Ativan.