Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Inauguration and other DC related stuff

Obama is everywhere in DC and I loved to see it! I took this picture in a Borders bookstore - right at the main entrance. I wish I was going to be there for the inauguration, but with 4 million people (projection has been lowered I believe) supposedly showing up, I don't think I could stand the crowds. There is supposed to be something like 10,000 busses and they don't even know where they are going to put them.

I was on the Mall for the first free concert by the Beach Boys on July 4th in 1980 and there were 500,000 people there. The police couldn't contain the crowds - there were a lot of crimes including rapes and muggings. My purse got stolen. I saw naked people just walking around. It took me hours to get home on the Metro, but damn was it a memorable experience!

I went to the Clinton inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial. It was HolyShitThat'sCold outside, but I stayed to watch him play the saxaphone with some wonderful entertainers.

I love DC during these times. I hope they have good TV coverage of the inauguration here in Kuwait.

Here are a few random photos from DC and Virginia.

The first one is the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown, DC. The second is the view at sunset from my mother's patio. The third is our house in Virginia. The last is the Christmas tree at Reston Towne Center.

By the way - WTF is UP with blogger formatting when you add pictures? Is it possible for them to like make it easier????


Anonymous said...

I still don't get the Obama hype with all the attention he's getting when he hasn't done anything so far other than looking promising.

If I may ask, how old are you?

Desert Girl said...

A 3 AM:

The hype: It is a huge historic event - especially those who in their lifetimes have lived through racial segregation and discrimination. I also think that he is fresh and unlike anyone who has been in the White House for a very long time. He has a very interesting background and perspective.

"If I may ask, how old are you?" Um nooooo, you may not. ;) But if you really MUST know, I'm 29.

vinz-Q8 said...

did u say "29" ;p
My Belated new year wishes !

Desert Girl said...

Vinz: Uh... yeah... that IS what I said... :) Happy new year to you too!

Anonymous said...

DG--- Stop the Press!!!! Wait a second.. if you went to the 88/89 Inaugurations than that would have made you 9 or 10 years old.. you had a purse that young? Caliboy

Desert Girl said...

Caliboy - pink Barbie bag. Matching maryjanes. Whatup? :)

Anonymous said...

Here's something to help you commemorate the event.

Anonymous said...

DG 29 ....???
The moment I read 29, an uncontrollable laughter broke out... Then a long pause coupled with reflection and an all of a sudden realisation that, physical age seldom matters. You are indeed young at heart & hence I'm more than sure that you're right.

You are 'Forever29' or F29.

TKG said...

I totally agree with blogger formating for fotos!! It just sucks. I can never figure out where to put my text if i want to delete a foto i basically have to delete the whole post and start over again. somehow something always bad happens.

but anywho...YAY FOR OBAMA!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah that's right!!! My bad :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sunset! Can't believe that's your backyard!?!? Any why again would you leave that for Kuwait City?

Desert Girl said...

People puhleeze... this post has nothing to do with my age and personally, I find the giggling offensive!

I blame A3AM Flight. He/She started it!


The Parrot - for a life of sin.

Anonymous said...

Georgetown ALL THE WAY!!!!! i love M street its a few blocks from where i live, but its kinda cold nowadays. OBAMA!!!!! he just needs to quit smoking and he will be fine i think :)