Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's Official

I caught the live feed at Wealthy Street Theater today. I tried to drag the Crumbgobblers along, but when I got to their school I discovered that they were absent. I called to get them, but their mother refused to let me have them. (Something about not having had a shower, as if I am interested in her appearance.)

Anyway, it was a beautiful thing to see. Obama was incredibly gracious and Bush seemed very uncomfortable during the proceedings. The speech was solid, but not as inspiring as I had been hoping to see. Over 1 million people were present on the mall in DC.

I was ecstatic to see the transition go smoothly. Obama began governing almost immediately following the event.

This is a moment I have been waiting years to see. I hope he can meet my expectations, but acknowledge the difficulty inherent in the position he is now in.

The next 100 days will be very telling. Go Barack!

(title link to NYT)


Someone is scamming using my name. They somehow got my maternal grandmother's phone# asking for $4500 for a car accident in Canada. The people trying to scam my very giving grandmother deserve many arrows in their guts and then dogs dropped to run them down (this scam hurts my feelings a bit). I'm having financial difficulties, but I am not placing calls like this. Remember kids, always be certain to verify conclusively before sending anyone money (especially cash, which is untraceable).

I suspect that with the economy still in free-fall we will likely see an increase in this type of behavior. I understand financial desperation, but preying on the elderly is reprehensible.