Saturday, January 17, 2009

Settling in for a long inauguration weekend nap...

Dachshund Afternoon

I live in the vicinity of Washington D.C. At least, I live between the National Mall and the most distant hotel that charged an exorbitant rate and required a four night stay. I thought it might be a good idea to steer clear of the crowds. I don't do crowds. So I've stocked the homestead with food, got a old TV miniseries on TV, and settled in for a quiet weekend. One way or another, I think the best seat to watch the inauguration will be in the living room. My living room has recliners that look a lot more comfortable than the folding chairs they are setting out. My living room is looking to also be about 30 degrees warmer.

"Nobody goes there no more; it's too crowded!"

Yogi Berra

I've been mildly worried in the back of my head that turnout for this historic inauguration may be curtailed by the stories of just how many people are rumored to be attending. It probably won't turn out that way. At any rate, the mild concern reminded me of a Yogi Berra quote of which I'm quite fond.

"The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness."

Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid)

On Tuesday, the United States will inaugurate a very popular man to the presidency. He's had a few detractors that we will simply refer to as the usual suspects, but overall he's gotten press better than I expect Christ to get at the Second Coming. I hope he pulls of really big things. He has a lot to live up to.

Let's hope nobody gets hurt in this party atmosphere. I'll be safely locked away at home.

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1 comment:

Sheryl said...

Enjoy Your Martin Luther King Day, and the Tuesday, the Return of the Messiah Day. Stay safe locked away and enjoy the three ring circus from there!