Saturday, November 15, 2008

Oxymoron



According to the Washington Post, a million + people are expected to come to our dull, hard-working, decidedly non-glamorous city just to see Barack Obama take the oath of office. A million plus. Wow. It will be cold, there will be no parking. Every hotel room in the District has a reservation on the books - already, not even two weeks after the election. My friends around the corner are going to turn their house into a B & B for the day. I bet they aren't the only people who will be providing shelter for folks who are coming here for the festivities.

Astonishing.

Among all the other things Barack Obama is bringing to the federal city is glamour. Wow. Glamorous DC? Who could ever have imagined such a thing? Very cool!

Counting the days to January 20, 2009. Oh yeah.

9 comments:

Reya Mellicker said...

I shouldn't have called Washington "dull." I don't think of it that way, but it isn't New York, you know? It isn't known for its glamour.

Mea culpa.

ArtSparker said...

I like the photo today particularly, nature patiently getting its own back,.

willow said...

Dull would be my neck of the woods!

Exciting times! Funny cartoon. :^)

I'll be looking foward to your description of the event!

Reya Mellicker said...

Willow I wish you and about 100 other friends from everywhere could be here that day. Wouldn't that be fun??

lettuce said...

:-)

oxymoron is one of my favourite words

Merle Sneed said...

It will be something to see.

tut-tut said...

Think of the energy!

Lori ann said...

wish I could be there.

rothko said...

Wish I was still there. Not that I'd be able to go to the inaugural, if I was. But I'd just like to wander around a bit, take pics, then walk home and watch it on TV.