Jack Daniels, Mermaids and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cheerleaders

So I’m at the Republican National Convention for work. Right now I’m sitting in the Tampa Bay Times Forum between speakers. An hour ago Romney was officially given the nomination, while Ron Paul supporters booed from the nose bleeds.

I’m here for work, so here’s some of the stuff I’m writing.

Last night, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States hosted a party at the Florida Aquarium. There, shrimp cocktail, raw oysters and fish tacos were served while the imprisoned fish watched with horror from behind thick glass. (Their trauma did not deter me.) National and international liquor brands poured gallons of free product to thirsty attendants. (And, boy, were they thirsty.) Cheerleaders from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wandered through the crowd making small talk and posing for pictures.

Read it all here.