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that inauguration thing

well, that was fun. glad it’s over, though.

necessary commentary:

how many times did i shed a tear over this weekend? at least 5 times.

1. when that quartet played ‘simple things.’ yo yo + izthak + the other two = perfection.
2. when obama took the oath. even john roberts couldn’t completely ruin it.
3. when obama talked about science (yeah science) and about restoring america’s standing in the world.
4. when the national anthem played (dude, i get emotional when i hear it at michigan football games …)
5. when i watched obama/michelle dance to beyonce the next morning. i love that song and i love beyonce.
6. endlessly looking at photo galleries that show people all over the world captivated by us.

“wtf?” you ask. “why are you getting misty eyed? you’re not even a big obamaniac.”
first off, i LOVE america. i love it as much as toby keith does, just not in a crazy way. we aren’t perfect, but we still rawk, and we are thismuch closer to sucking less. secondly, people are so happy, and despite my general negativity about everything, genuine happiness makes me cry. it’s why i went to the mall at the buttcrack of dawn — to soak up the positive energy. the euphoria lasted me until at least noon wednesday, which may be a record. OBAMA, YOU ARE A MIRACLE WORKER.

lastly, re: “at last”: unfortunately there isn’t a classic soul song that directly references the election of the first black president … but this is pretty much as close as we’re going to get. in fact, i’m posting lyrics so we all can soak up how perfect this song is:

At last, my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
Oh, yeah, at last
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clovers
The night I looked at you
I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to rest my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known

Oh, yeah when you smile, you smile
Oh, and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
For you are mine
At last

get it? at last WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO ISN’T A STINKY WHITE DUDE. i cry every time at the 2:45 mark.

ps. beyonce is perfect.

4 Responses to “ that inauguration thing ”

  1. Russell Heimlich said:

    simple things was pretty good.

  2. Ratt Stink said:

    too bad the quartet was prerecorded.

  3. allen said:

    re: 2, a couple of thoughts. It seemed to me like Obama was helping Roberts with the words to the oath. Also, the fact that he retook it the next day, to me, really speaks volumes. It shows me that he’s going to be careful about doing things the right way, even the things that might seem trivial. Maybe it’s the risk-averse lawyer in me, but I was actually thinking that an “abundance of caution” would be advisable
    when I saw the flub on Tuesday.

    re: 3, Barack Obama, the Science Guy. Seriously, you have no idea how much it EXCITES me to have a President who is so conscious of the role of science and technology in today’s society.

    I actually almost shed a tear over his historic shout-out to atheists during his Inaugural address. Though not an atheist myself, I am glad to have a President who acknowledges that America has a diverse faith heritage, including people who do not believe in God. I thought it was pretty bold.

  4. jina said:

    gosh. this post is awfully purty. makes me smile, ali. ­čÖé

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