Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Witnessing History - From the Comfort of Home

9:45 a.m. Well, my husband and I are sitting on the couch in the family room watching the start of the inauguration. My friend Laurie and I debated back and forth as to whether to go. She's on her way over to watch it with us on the big screen. Regret is starting to set in as I see the television pictures of the people on the mall waiting. The metro station parking lots were already full at 5:30 a.m.

9:55 a.m. I'm feeling better because Charles Gibson on Good Morning America just pointed out that those of us sitting at home watching it on television will see everything as it is happening. (Including the commercials that are on right now.......)

10:30 a.m. and I'm there....in spirit....

11:30 a.m. Laurie and I are watching the inauguration (and I have to admit it is nice and warm inside) and so far I haven't had to wait in line behind her for the bathroom! It's actually going well!

11:45 a.m. Turns out I'm closer than I thought I would be!

11:55 a.m. Aretha just sang. Laurie and I are now experiencing major regret..........

12:00 p.m. Oh, this shot? That's just me and the President of the United States of America Barack Obama! Turns out being there in spirit is pretty amazing too.


Anonymous said...

I think we're there in spirit, even though we're "here".
Found your blog by accident. Good!

Maisy said...

You are toooooo cute. I love all the pics with you stanging next to the TV. Also, great pics of you!!
Happy Obama day :)
I have a confession....I cried almost the entire time :)

SudsnJewels said...

Gail - Geoff and I felt a little pang of regret too, but truth be told, it sure is nice to watch on big High Def Screen and get to hit pause for potty breaks. It was a lovely day. The beltway yesterday morning was more like Christmas in that NO one was on it. Very cute pictures! ~~ L

Anonymous said...

I hope you don't feel any regret anymore. I wish I could have been there on the couch with you, Rob and Laurie. What a long day but it went ok. I did find out that my office is not the best place to spend the night though.

Great pics of you and Barak. I never realized you had such a high clearance to get that close. You are special!!


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh.... you are good my dear, tell me is he just as handsome in person?hahaha....talk soon!

Tardevil said...

Oh no, you were much better off inside in the warm room watching it on the tube. And who would want to wait in line to use a port-a-john...REALLY!? You made the right choice!

KD said...

I left you a Meme over on my blog!