Posts tagged ‘2008 Presidential Inauguration’

Scenes from (near) the Inauguration

by , posted on Sunday, February 8th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I didn’t make it to the Inauguration Ceremony, but I got close. Just about as close as it was possible to get without a ticket. As close, in fact, as some people got with a ticket.

I didn’t make it to the parade, either. After an hour of hanging around in the bitter cold, waiting to see if I was going to get lucky and land a ticket at the last second, I had had my fill. The last thing I wanted to do by that point was stand in the back of the crowd behind the early birds somewhere along the parade route for a few more hours so that I could listen to the sounds of a parade I could not see. But I did spend the better part of two days roaming around the edge of it all. And I took pictures. A lot of pictures.



On inaugural appearances

by , posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

While I had planned to be at home today, focused on both Obama’s inaugural appearance in DC and the inaugural appearance of this blog, I am neither at home in Illinois blogging, nor in DC.

I am in Phoenix, not focused on much of anything but the inaugural appearance of my newest grandchild. Jane Danger (yes, her middle name is Danger) arrived on January 16th, despite her mother’s determination to wait and thus ensure her firstborn child did not enter the world while George W. Bush was president.

But no matter, Amanda, my daughter, and Jane, and I are watching the Inauguration on TV in between and around the necessity of admiring Jane.

Downtowner, from Phoenix, the birthplace of Potus 2044 (depicted below)