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Inauguration Day

Inauguration Day

Rather than head out to Washington DC to watch Barack Obama become President of the United States, I blogged about it from the warmth of my cozy and comfortable home. Here’s it is, unedited so be warned:

Today, January 20th, 2009, marks History-In-The-Making as Barack Obama is sworn in as President of the United States of America. In honor of the day, I’ve got my television streaming NBC’s Today Show non-stop so as not to miss a thing as it all unfolds, along with my handy ‘lil Dell mini and can of Diet Coke perched nearby for blogging purposes as this whole event happens. The anticipation is almost tangible, a feeling you just want to freeze-frame for all time. Whoa.
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Email-less President

As a former civil servant employed by the federal government, and as a Computer Programmer/Analyst at that, I can fully understand the complexity behind taking Obama’s BlackBerry away when he becomes a permanent fixture in the Oval office.  Presidents just can’t be like the rest of us who freely submit messages across the digital world.   But man, whoa.  Major email withdrawal.  Another reason why this chick will not be running for President of the United States any time in the near future.  Obama can have that email-less job, thanks very much.

Give me smartphone, or give me death!

Caught Twittering

Election Aftermath

Just when I think life is back to normal and all is groovy again, well, the United States of America elects a new President, Barack Obama.  I couldn’t be more thrilled about this news, meaning I can’t seem to keep my eyes off of that man on CNN, the local news and all over the newspapers.  Normally after so much of looking at one single person in the media 24/7, I’m all:

Noooooo!  If I have to see that face or hear that person’s name one more time, I’m going to run screaming down the street like an absolute crazy person!

But not this time.  Not with Obama.  I’m so extremely curious as to how this man can continue to pull off the whole well-spoken, stern and put-together presence in front of the paparazzi-like media that I can’t seem to take my eyes off it all.  It’s like I’m just waiting to see just one small stumble or fissure in what seems to be such a perfect façade.  And I’m left wondering if Obama is the real deal that we’ve all been waiting for… ?  Let’s hope.

In the mean time, McCain stepped away graciously and wasted no time in doing so.  Now that’s class.  The USA couldn’t have found 2 more qualified candidates to apply for the job in leading our nation, and now I just pray that the best one will be filling those presidential shoes.  Not only are we ready for change, but we’re ready for a big clean-up of the big huge mess Bush is leaving in his wake.  Talk about a big job there.

Bring it on, Obama!  Things cannot get any worse, that’s all I know.  God help us all.

I Voted Today

Check out my fancy sticker! Yes, I actually did vote and earned my right to wear this cool sticky on my shirt today. Got yours? Vote!