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O Frabjous Day!

I don't know about y'all, but I felt a few pounds lighter after Mr. President, Sir (as he will henceforth be known in my heart) finished taking the oath of office. All without Jenny Craig!



I was watching with a few friends, and they all seemed pretty enthused, as well:



Highlights, for me, from his call to arms were:
a) to put away childish things (says the gal with the dollies)
b) the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet
c) restore science to its rightful place
d) we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals
e) those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist
f) we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.

Doesn't that last one sound like he knows a little about the demon-fighting business?

MiAmor pulled the stars and stripes out of storage, and hung it in front of our lavender-n-plum painted lady. I've been advocating for a triple flagpole for the last, oh, eight years, on the theory that if we don't fly the flag, we're just letting the other guys have it. Plus, I think it'll look pretty next to the rainbow flag. He thinks it's putting a hole in the siding. Maybe I can parlay this new wave of good feeling into final victory!
 

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ms_scarletibis
Jan. 21st, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
f) we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.
It could be that picture influencing me, but is it weird I heard that in Wesley's voice?

Also, I'm sure you feel pounds lighter due to that hair brained monkey finally off of your back :P
rebcake
Jan. 21st, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
It's totally Wesley! Watcher-speak. It's still inspiring, though.

About the former Exec: Isn't it interesting how someone with so little gravitas can weight so heavily on a person's psyche?
ms_scarletibis
Jan. 21st, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
"Isn't it interesting how someone with so little gravitas can weight so heavily on a person's psyche?"
Absolutely, though I'm sure the agony stemmed more from a simpleton having such a grand position of power. At least, that's how it felt to me ;)
shapinglight
Jan. 21st, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine anyone's going to miss Bush except the satirists. In fact, I'm still a bit worried who John Stewart is going to find to make fun of now.
rebcake
Jan. 21st, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
Alas, there will always be something asinine in the state of Denmark. Or wherever. I'm not too worried for the scoffing class. Especially when you just know that Jon Stewart wishes with every fiber of his being that his job wasn't so easy.
mere_ubu
Jan. 21st, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Look at your cute dollies! You have Vamp!Willow! *flails* And Buffybot in Spike's little goggles! *squints* And some really cool tile. Fabulous! I'd come drink a cuppa joe with you any day. Cuppa Obama? Whatevs. You know what I mean!

I think I have a touch of post-inauguration letdown today, because, wow, how the hell do you follow up that kind of day? So much awesome.

Aw, good on MiAmor for flying the flag. This is the first time in years that I haven't felt ashamed to be a U.S. citizen.

In non-election related news, I love that you live in a painted lady. The folks down the street have a carnation-n-lavender painted lady adorned with rainbow flag and large wooden cutouts of Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe flanking the porch entrance, and it tickles me to no end to have it anchoring our otherwise drab little block. (Sadly, it irks the less, um, festive element in the town. Hmmph.)
rebcake
Jan. 21st, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
I broke Doppelgangland Willow out of her packaging for the occasion. Isn't she pretty? I'm reserving her whips and chains (included) for another time, though.

The tile was my birthday present from MiAmor last fall. Such a talented man! Of course, we've lived in our gal for 8 years, and before then, the backsplash was unpainted sheet rock (with tape and mud exposed). There's this Chinese expression: House done, life over. At the rate we're going, life is gonna be going on for a long, long time.

Your neighbors are quite right to give "Just Two Little Girls from Little Rock" their due. I regret to report that San Francisco is wholly less flamboyant than previously. The boom in property values lead people to improve, improve, improve, but hardly ever with the sense of whimsy that you used to see when it was done on a dime. Everything is less shabby, but perhaps not as much fun. All that wackiness still comes out on parade days, though, of which there are many! Woo hoo!

Reading the paper this morning, I stumbled across something I didn't catch from the TV coverage yesterday. Apparently, when GW was announced, and was honored with "Hail to the Chief" for the last time, the crowd was singing "Hey, hey, hey - Goodbye". Also, all the signs signifying "Bush Street" where covered up by pranksters with "Obama Street" signs. So, I'm still getting a few little happys today. Time to look forward, though.

C'mon by for coffee any time!
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