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A proud day

I live in the DC area, and I voted for Obama (heck, I even gave money to Obama), but I confess I was never tempted to go down to the Mall to watch the inauguration in person. First, the temperature was in the upper 20's (Fahrenheit); second, "in person" looses a lot when you can't really see anything except a Jumbotron screen (if you're lucky); and third, over a million people in that small a space is pretty scary. So, to paraphrase Whoopi Goldberg, "that's what TV is for."

But still, even sitting in my own house watching my own TV, I got a little choked up. That man knows how to deliver a speech. I know he was most likely more editor than author where the text was concerned, but he really laid it on the line. And he never misprounced or misused a word! Oh, happy day! English teachers everywhere are breathing a sigh if relief.

I just hope everyone makes it home okay, including those of my coworkers who were more up to the challenge than I was.





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karen_w_newton
Jan. 23rd, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Memories made
Good for you! I am so glad you go to see something. Some of my coworkers got caught up in bottlenecks and waited hours in the cold without getting to see anything. That was bad enough but they didn't have to travel to get here.

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