Tuesday, January 20, 2009

E Pluribus Unum

I am so excited on this inauguration eve. It's 8:18pm here, 6:18am in Washington D.C., and beginning very soon, this man will be our President.
We coach Little League in the blue states and we've got gay friends in the red states, amen.

In my enthusiasm I'm in the minority on this military base, I think. I wore a shirt today with a map of Japan and a big red star on the village of Obama, whose name is in big letters across the shirt, and I got a couple 'atta girls but mostly blank stares or irritation. There are no inauguration-watching parties on base, no one staying up late in a gymnasium to watch President-Elect Obama swear his oath. But as of this time tomorrow, his face and not W's will be posted on every quarterdeck.

That will be a good day.


clembo said...

"What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them..."

I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air.


babyjenks said...

yay! fantabulous day! did you stay up for the whole thing? didn't you love Obama's address and that benediction!

wear that t-shirt proudly and represent!

Bethanyivy said...

Alex stayed up late to watch it, but I fell asleep early. I actually thought it was going to be on this morning. Bummer. I would have loved to see it.

cSquared said...

I woke up early this morning to work out and then I watched the Inauguration. I had to leave to go to work but they had it playing in the cafe and in a big conference room. Aretha made me cry even before Obama got on stage! OBAMA!! OBAMA!!