FOTD Friday: Presidential Inauguration Edition

| January 23, 2009 | 7 Comments

It’s Friday! Ohmigoodness this has been quite a week for me! I have not been home since last Saturday and I can hear my closet calling my name.

For those that don’t know….I have a relationship with my closet. Not sure why I love it so much but I do. I even fall asleep in there sometimes.

*crickets*

And I know I’m not the only one but I digress.

I figured that I would dedicate this FOTD Friday to history!!

The genius in me left my digital camera at home so the following pictures will be from the Blackberry. Which…aren’t that bad. I also purchased a disposable camera but I have yet to get those photos developed.

My view of Capitol Hill…


…I actually had tickets to get IN the event. Blue tickets to be exact. However, I didn’t make it in. Neither did A LOT of ticket holders. I was only able to see him get sworn in via jumbo-tron aka an enormous screen. The crowd of people was breathtaking. Or frightening depending on your point of view.


I walked a good 7 hours that day sans eating/drinking or using the restroom. All were impossible to do with that many people. It was hard to locate anything!


I climbed on top of a barricade just to get this picture. Wow!


We also ran up hills, slid through bushes and broke down fences….desperate to get to a jumbo-tron in time to see the President get sworn in. Even finding one of those was a challenge! There had to have been at least 4 of them. What?! Look at the masses tearing down a fence.

Inauguration Day tweets from Twitter:

7:19 a.m. — Walking to the swearing in ceremony
8:33 a.m. — Walking to the Blue Gate. So many Obamanites
8:44 a.m. — Just saw someone I graduate with. Imagine that!! All of these people.
9:02 a.m. — Gates open. Ticket holders all cheered. We see the promised land!
9:20 a.m. — My hands are freezing. Tweeting is becoming a struggle.
9:38 a.m. — Seriously…there is so much line confusion.
10:24 a.m. —
You think you’re all exclusive b/c you have a ticket just to
realize that 2 million other folx have tickets too.
10:38 a.m. — There’s no way we’re getting in. People are screaming “Let us in.”
10:42 a.m — People are pissed. We aren’t going to see it in person or on T.V. Damn.
11:33 a.m. — I really want to cry.
12: 13 p.m. — We see a screen! Okay, I’m better now. At least I can watch him.

…..around that time I lost service completely. In fact, most people did. I was unable to tweet and make/receive phone calls and text messages until around 3:00 p.m.

But I was there. I participated in history by voting for Barack Obama and witnessed it by being there.

More photographs…and better ones at that.

Look at Sasha Obama. I love her! This is classic. Shows her innocent and admiration of her Father. Tears welled up when I saw this photo.


Darling Malia. She has so much class for a 10-year old. Look at the gaze to her Father. It’s like they are talking with their eyes. *more tears*



No words. I mean….what can you say?

I absolutely love Vice President Biden’s personality. And we won’t even get on the fabulousness that was Dr. Jill Biden’s ball gown.


No matter your party affiliation, you have to have been affected by this event in some way. I even have friends from other countries who have been inspired by the Obamas. Yes we did!

What were some of your thoughts? Did you go? I will be traveling throughout the weekend but hope to catch up on comments and showing my blog family love soon!

Have a great weekend!

[HAPPY 19th BIRTHDAY, COURTNEY!!
.....there's your gift so leave me alone...lol!]

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  1. Askmewhats says:

    lucky you to have witnessed it, I just saw his speech on youtube! poor me! lol but thanks for sharing photos!

  2. Kiarah C. W. says:

    Those pictures are fantastic! esp with the kids

  3. Bella says:

    Hermana — this was a proud day for everyone. But for women of color it was a historic sign of new times. Viva Obama!!!

  4. Tiera says:

    OMGosh, I LOVE that picture with President Obama and Malia! You’re SO lucky you get to be there! Here in Hawaii we’ve definitely got that hometown pride thing going on!

  5. itzzzkimmm says:

    What a wonderful day it was in the world. I’m just so proud of our new president! The Obamas are just the sweetest family. The girls are just the cutest things.

  6. Coco says:

    What great pictures! Such an historic event, how fantastic. I think he will be an awesome president.

  7. Izar says:

    Girl, you’re the luckiest! (Okay, so you’re luckier than me, that’s for sure… :-)

    And hey, I taught my Pre-Intermediate students the way to give short answers through Obama’s motto: “Yes, we can”. How cool is that? :-)

    Seriously, even though I live very far away, I realize how much of an impact the US has on the world and even on Hungary, so I’m sort of eager to see him in action. He’s the most honest-looking, sincere, reflective president of the United States I’ve had the pleasure of watching from afar. Not to mention that his election was a huge milestone in history. Congrats to him!

    Fantastic pictures B!

    xoxo
    Izar

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