Remember back in October when I was calling all those voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania and North Carolina and I thought they’d be really mean to me but they were all just the sweetest, well, except for the ones who hung up on me but in my heart I believe they only hung up on me because they knew change was coming to America and who wants to be tied up on the phone during such a momentous occasion.
Turns out, all that phone stalking of swing voters might have worked because Obama won and the non-stop blooper reel presidency of George W. Bush is very close to being over.
So Rick and I road tripped to Washington, DC this weekend to take part in the inaugural festivities. On Saturday night, we attended a reunion for former staff of the Clinton-Gore administration.
Yes, before writing this delightful blog and finding employment as a personal assistant for a 2 and 4 year-old, I worked in politics.
Anyway, I really wish reunions were more like speed dating. You know, two minutes to get caught up on each other’s lives and then it’s on to the next person.
But instead, you always have an additional 10 minutes or so to fill where, in a desperate effort to keep the conversation going, you eventually tell some former colleague from the Department of Interior about your deep cravings for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light.
I really understand why people skip these reunions. When you connect on Facebook, you just never end up babbling endlessly about butter.
Then on Sunday, we attended the concert at the Lincoln Memorial with performers like U2, Garth Brooks, Usher, Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen.
Who would have been the celebrity line-up for a McCain inaugural celebration? Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Heidi Montag and Charlton Heston? Wait, Heston may not have been available.
Thank you to Rick’s kick arse cousin Wendi who got us the tickets.
And here is me and my man Obama at the big event…
And by “me and Obama,” I mean, my hair posing with Obama on the jumbotron.
I can’t believe that guy is about to become President. How completely awesome.