Thursday, January 22, 2009

I Love the Smell of Inaugural in the Morning

Ok....maybe it wasn't love. I voted for the other guy. And of course, he didn't win. I'm not claiming to be an expert in all things political, but I think I just agreed more in what Mr. McCain was hoping to achieve.

That's not to say I don't like President Obama, because I do. He gives one hell of a speech and I could seemingly listen to him talk forever. He actually spoke less than a half mile away from my house.

I didn't go, because, well, I voted for the other guy. But I listened to his speech from my front porch and yes, I could hear every word--clearly. How's that for doing things halfway???

So, I was excited but not about the inauguration. Excited more for Matt than anything else. It was his first presidental election and he was all for President Obama. He has an Obama shirt and hat and told everyone he could that it was time. Time for an African American president. He really wanted him to win. And I'm glad he did. Of course, the Obama supporters who showed up at our door up to 3 times a day during the last two weeks of the election could have swayed the boy a bit. (Never saw a McCain supporter--John, you think that's why you didn't win?)

Anywhoo, I had the radio on, the TV was on, and I was trying to get on to CNN Live so I could do the interactive thing on facebook. The feed didn't work. Thanks a lot CNN.

I also had more pressing matters. Namely this. (Yeah, you tried my lame attempt at a link right???? Got nuttin??? That's because after trying for like half an hour to get the damned thing to show up, I gave up. Sorry.) Isn't it pretty?? (Yes, Vera Bradley java blue mini bowler bags are pretty.) I got it on my beloved e bay. For less than $20--it retails for over $50. Because the auction was ending right about the time President Obama was taking the stage. I spent about God knows how long running from my living room back into the kitchen back into the living room and so on. If something sounded interesting, I'd run into the living room, watch it and then come back to the computer and hit the refresh button to see how much time was left in the auction. Then I would click on to the CNN window and facebook to see what everyone was saying. All this time I was having to listen to the action on the radio because the feed wasn't working. Then I'd run back into the living room, watch, run back into the kitchen and the cycle would repeat itself.

But in the end, I won. Gotta love democracy in action.

PS. How do you like the new look???? Let me know. Please.

1 comment:

Kim said...

I like the new layout, very lovely!

I can imagine that bag is lovely. Have you checked out Lots of kick-butt prices on there.