Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Any special plans?


I know a few people who are in Washington, D.C. today. My high school friend Steve Lilley, who I hung out with on election night, is going in on a bus from Cleveland with his wife Linda. Blog buddy Mathman is the chaperone for a high school band from Georgia performing during the festivities.

My own plans aren't nearly as fancy, but this is the first time in my life that anyone has ever invited me to come over and celebrate an inauguration. The person who invited me is my rock-ribbed Republican father, so I'll be going over to his place tonight to watch the speech. I'll be bringing cheeses.

To be clear, my rock-ribbed Republican father likes to call himself a Lincoln Republican now, though having done the math, I'm pretty sure he didn't actually vote for Lincoln. He is not now nor has he ever been a Bushie. I know some Bush supporters through work, but I've never broken bread with any to the best of my knowledge.

Anybody else got something special planned?

8 comments:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Here in Stockholm there will be a Gala for Obama with Cyndee Peters & Friends at the Concert Hall at 7.30 PM.

Cyndee comes from a tiny village in North Carolina. As a child she never saw any whites.

In the 1970ies she found a Swedish fellow and moved here, specialising in Gospel, both Ancient and Modern, ever since. She is a really big star over here, and gathers thousands of people.

I had the great priviledge of preaching at a concert she did at Locknevi Church, Småland, when I did my first year as a priest there. The church was built in 1903 with an uncle of UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld as architect.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

You have probably seen the Stockholm Concert Hall on teevee, it's where the Nobel Prizes are handed out each year.

Zoey and Me said...

Family has already arrived and we plan a cookout after the swearing in ceremony and speech which the newsies here are comparing to Roosevelt's "The only thing to fear is fear itself" so that probably has set the mood for us here in Central Florida.

Tara Mobley said...

Watching the inauguration with the little one instead of letting her watch her educational programs. She may not ever remember it, but I think this bit of history is important.

BobManDo said...

I didn't win the inauguration ticket lottery in Maine so I went to the local "End of an Error" party that was well attended... 70 people in a small local Northport home. I made a Vanilla ice cream cake with blueberries and raspberries in the form of the Obama logo for the potluck dinner... mmmmmm lots of delectable food and treats.

Lisa said...

I watched on my computer at the office. It was rather perfect. I watched MSNBC. My Republican co-worker watched FOX and our Independent coworker watched a local station.

dguzman said...

I took the day off from work and watched it at the local (gay) pub, with the MSNBC (read: MADDOW) feed. Great day.

Mathman6293 said...

Thanks for the link. The funny thing is that I missed most of the festivities while I was freezing my cahonas.