and red, white, and blue mocktails:
but the Boy probably summed up their views on the event best when he suggested that the inauguration would be more interesting if there was a comedian. I have to agree that some of the poetry went on a mite long for my taste, but then I'm not cultured enough to appreciate poetry. Interestingly, the Poet Laureate of the United States lives about a block away from me. She is lovely and buys shoes from Zappos (I know this because there was an empty box in her recycling last week). I have this fantasy that someday there will be a Blogger Laureate of the United States. Of course it would be someone like Glennon from Momastery, but maybe I could work in the coat room at her coronation or something.
I can't really fault the children too much for not being into the ceremony because my neighbor Emily came over while we had the inauguration on and we spent about 20 minutes debating whether Michelle had a weave or not. I said that her hair is real and Emily said that all famous people have weaves. She might be right because the guy who cuts my hair once styled Jenna Bush Hager's hair when she was in Atlanta for some event. I tried to get him to spill some dirt, but the only thing he said was that she had all her own hair. For what it's worth, Emily and I agreed that Beyonce definitely has a weave...and a beautiful voice.
Sister lives in Washington, D.C. and had an Inauguration party at her apartment back in 2009. Here is a picture of Sister with her friend, Naomi and President Obama:
Oh, okay it's a cardboard cutout of the president. Just to clarify, because I've been asked before, Sister is the not-Japanese one. Sister and Naomi have been friends since high school and one time I was sitting in class and happened to look out the window when the two of them were walking by. "That's my sister," I commented to the girl sitting next to me. "Which one?" she asked, which was either very enlightened or very stupid since Sister and I are pretty obviously white and Naomi is pretty clearly Asian.
So, this is my favorite picture from the inauguration:
Second favorite picture from the inauguration:
|Bill Clinton photobombing|
This is my third favorite picture:
Just how much time do Senator and Mrs. Boehner spend tanning? That's him in the blue tie. No, that's Obama, he's actually black. Boehner is behind Michelle and Mrs. Boehner (whose name is actually Deborah Gunlack) is the lady with the bright red lipstick. Maybe they just had a nice trip to the Caribbean, or perhaps they spent some time in a rotisserie chicken cooker. Either way, they are golden brown and a little crunchy-looking.
Speaking of Boehner, here is the Michelle eye-rolling gif:
Maybe he said, "I promise, Michelle. Deborah and me? This is our natural skin tone!" Michelle's all, "yeahright."
Enjoy the four day week!