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Is wondering: would there still be an annoying prayer invocation thingie at the inauguration if the president-elect was an atheist?
Wishes she was as simple-minded as everyone who believes BO will solve all our problems—life would be so easy! until the great disappointment…
‘s journalist mom sent her the press copy of the inauguration speech half an hour before she was supposed to go public with it—it has “EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY” written all over it.
Is sad that no network would let her blue-streaky hair on live TV if she was in DC.
‘s Backwards Bush clock is exactly 11 hours off. Thank god, I don’t think I could have taken 11 more hours of Bush.
In case you were wondering, absolutely thinks the First Lady should get a salary, even though it would come out of her pocket.
‘s three cats are all staring at her, wanting food much more than some historic presidency or something.
Loved Aretha Franklin’s hat!!!
Is forced to listen to her sound engineer sweetheart make comments like “good thing they have in-ear monitors” and “ooh, nice Neumann mic!” while she would prefer to listen to Yo-Yo Ma in silence.
Knows that a skinny, young African-American guy running for president needed a look of serious gravitas, but is hoping that he can retire that upturned chin, ultra-serious look now.
Is really happy her Obama-obsessed mom is so happy today, and is sad to think of her at work surrounded by Orthodox right-wing colleagues who don’t share her joy.
“What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them—that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply.” Let’s hope!!!
I’ll hold you to this promise, my friend: “We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories.” (also, how many “winds” are there?)
Pretty words, and it will take a lot of courage to live up to them: “…Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control – and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous.” Money generates freedom? Hrumph.
‘s mind is totally blown every time she thinks about: “why a man whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.”
Did he say this? It was in the transcript, but I was on the phone for a minute and might have missed it: “We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers.” YAYYY!!!
Loves poetry almost more than anything in this world, but didn’t like that poem so much—too lofty!
But the guy who followed the poet, Joseph Lowery, I’m in love with him! What was that about the “yellows being mellow”? He was insane and wonderful.
Immediately after the inauguration, my black cat swiped my white cat and pinned her to the floor. I’m just saying.
Despite all her bitching, totally cried today in happiness that the black dude won—and knows that that seeming contradiction is what makes her a real American.