11:09: Just walked home in the cold from my morning class, and now am happily sitting with my 3 kitties watching what is sure to be one of the most memorable political events in my lifetime.
My eyes are already starting to well up a little, just watching them come on to the stage. I'm glad I passed on watching this at school, cause now I can bawl my eyes out at home and not, you know, be in public.
Later today the Dead will be playing! I'm going to try and liveblog some of my thoughts during the inauguration.
Al Gore, the man who should be the outgoing president, is stepping onto the stage right now.
11:18: Bill Clinton is walking and talking to Bush the senior, leaving Hillary to trail behind them like a lost puppy. Barbara Bush is up ahead.
11:49: Reverend rick douchebag is talking. He sounds like he's sobbing. All this god and heaven stuff at a government function makes me mighty uncomfortable.
11:52: "All this in the name of Jesus" MIGHTY mighty uncomfortable.
11:54: I didn't even know Aretha Franklin was still alive!
11:55: Her voice isn't that great anymore. :( She needs to be singing at a lower octave.
11:57: They're administering the oath of office to the VP. Isn't Bush not legally president anymore as of noon? Does that mean that from when noon until whenever they swear in Obama there will be no president?
11:59: More music, Itzhak Perlman is playing. I thought he was dead too! Which famous violinist was it who died a few years back if not him?
12:05: he's taking the oath!! (and the violinist I was thinking of was Isaac Stern)
12:05: He's president!!!!!!!!!
12:07: "It is my great personal honor to welcome the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama"
and there comes the tears
12:09: He's talking about being true to the ideals set forward by our founding documents. Here here!
12:10: aww he stumbled during a great line in his speech about meeting challenges
12:11: all are equal all are free and all deserve a full chance...
12:14: we're lowering the cost of healthcare by using technology? A far cry from what this country needs.
12:16: The market can't be a free market. Now there's a message I can get behind! The destructive reign of Reagonomics is over!
12:17: We're ready to lead the world once more? Face down facism and communism? Errr.....
12:19: "We are a nation of christians and muslims, jews and muslims. And nonbelievers." woo! nonbelievers! :)
12:20: He seems hesitant and nervous at times. This speech isn't as great as some of the campaign speeches I've seen. Understandable though, there was so much pressure on him to give the greatest speech EVAR.
12:22: Why is MSNBC cutting to pictures of random audience members (well not random, anyone with anything soldier-related)? I want to see Obama when he's talking!
12:24: "As a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served in a restaurant can now stand before you to take a sacred oath." welling up again...
12:26: So he didn't just declare the United States to be a Muslim state. There went that theory....didn't get assassinated either I'm happy to say! (Don't tell me you weren't worried about that too!)
12:29: I was going to skip the poem to go put my laundry in the drier, but it pulled me in...I like it!
12:31: "What if the mightiest word is love?"
12:32: I'm going to skip the bennediction to go throw my stuff in the dryer.
12:36: laundry in dryer. This dude doesn't seem to be as offensively religious as the other dude, although I missed the first few minutes.
12:37: "let all those who love justice and mercy say amen"
12:38: seachanters are singing the anthom! Seachanters!
12:40: shaking hands, and now he's indoors.
It's over! Everyone survived! President Obama is our president! President Obama! That is so great to say!
Now to find out when/on what channel The Dead will be playing...
12:50: MSNBC just said "President Obama walking with former President George W. Bush." Have sweeter words ever been spoken?
12:53: The former President walks with his wife holding onto his arm: President Obama and the First Lady are just straight up holding hands. <3