life : inauguration



Hi Everyone -

Are you excited about the Inauguration? We are really looking forward to seeing President-Elect Obama sworn in and all of the festivities. It's exciting and I hope it will be a great pre-game show for an equally great four years to come. Even if you didn't vote for him, it will be good to move forward and out of our current stagnant state of affairs.

I heard that the Inauguration is going to cost $160+ million vs. the last one for Bush at $40+ million. What's a few million when we're dealing with billion dollar bailouts? The Obamas are making up for it by shopping in IKEA - see here.

We saw the 'We Are One' concert on HBO yesterday and it was very good. Barack is starting to look a little bit gray, already. Michelle looked fantastic and the girls are so cute. Malia seems to take a lot of photos and it would be so neat if the girls had a blog, especially when they get that puppy.

The music got me thinking of an appropriate song for the occasion. For some reason, Let's Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez immediately popped into my head. The song is probably played in every sports arena and the US (if not the world) will be kind of like one big arena tomorrow. The song has a positive, simple message and lots of energy. So, let's do it. LET'S GET LOUD. Enjoy the day!

xo, Cindy

10 comments:

hmstrjam said...

i remember that song, best played loud!

Pascale said...

We'll be watching! Here in France they'll start broadcasting the inauguration right after we get back from school.
And maybe I'll sip from a cup of real Obama coffee... (http://pm-betweenthelines.blogspot.com/2009/01/yes-we-can-coffee.html)

please sir said...

Oh J Lo - I do get excited when I hear that song! Hope you had a great weekend!

Julia said...

Oh, wish I could have seen this :) I love that photo!

cindy : quaint said...

i don't know where i got that song from, but it seems perfect as i've felt very quiet as an american since the war began. i often feel the need to apologize when i might people from other countries. that should get a bit better, soon.

yay - pascale! i'll check out that coffee.

the photo is from a trip we made to dc a few years ago for a wedding, julia. we didn't really want to go, but i'm glad we did.

heather smith jones said...

I wonder if the Obama girls will have a blog? :)
Here's to tomorrow!

jess gonacha said...

yeah!!! so excited for tomorrow! woo hoo!

i.d. said...

I'm SO excited, all the way here in Oz. I'm waking up at 3am to watch the inauguration live! xx

Amy said...

Excited is an understatement! I'm OVER THE MOON! to see this new family so fresh and modern enter the white house is for me a beyond words experience. What a beautiful country we live in, to be able to so freely give and take power is amazing;) thanks for visiting!

aimee said...

should be a great day! i'm counting down the hours!