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20 January 2009 @ 09:42 am
the big day  
And if you listen now
you might hear
a new sound coming in
as an old one disappears

--"Put the Message in the Box" by World Party

I feel giddy with relief that the eight horrible years of Bush rule are now over. And I can't wait for the (many, many) Obama years to begin. The fever is breaking and things can finally start getting better instead of worse.

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Listening to: Thomas Dolby - "Silk Pyjamas"
 
 
 
traballenguastraballenguas on January 20th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
YEAH!!!

Man, I am so excited, I wish that there were more Americans here.

WHEEEEEE!!!!!

1.20.2009!!!!!!!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: library: obamaassmonkeydiary on January 20th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
No big ex-pat hangouts in Barcelona?
traballenguastraballenguas on January 20th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
Fuck, man, I am at work (and I live outside of the city). But I have MSNBC on the Iyntartyooobles.

:-D
Diary of an Ass Monkey: library: obamaassmonkeydiary on January 20th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm at work too, although my diehard Republican boss suggested we watch it on the internet so I guess even he's feeling something.
traballenguastraballenguas on January 20th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
Fall in line, Republipuppies!
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: library: obamaassmonkeydiary on January 20th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
The opportunities to shed my cynicism and experience heatfelt hope have been few and far between in this life, so I'm going to milk this one for all it's worth.
traballenguastraballenguas on January 20th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
I'm taking that icon (if you please)!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: library: obamaassmonkeydiary on January 20th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
Please do!
traballenguastraballenguas on January 20th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
I did! But i can't use it :-(

Didn't re-up my subscription.

Oh well...
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(Anonymous) on January 20th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
"President Bush was given an Iraqi-journalist-style sendoff on his last full day in office Monday, as tourists and demonstrators lobbed shoes, pumps, boots, sandals and Crocs from Pennsylvania Avenue onto the White House lawn."

ahhhhhh, life...she is good. god bless us, every one!

cheers,

alex
Diary of an Ass Monkey: library: obamaassmonkeydiary on January 20th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
Haha... it would be great if that becomes a tradition anytime he shows his face in public!
traballenguastraballenguas on January 20th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
You, my friend, are a visionary.

Sign me up!
(Anonymous) on January 20th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Don't forget.
Even better in my book is the end of DICK Cheney's reign.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: library: obamaassmonkeydiary on January 20th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't forget.
Good point!
lilyvalleylilyvalley on January 20th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
My president told me to choose hope over fear, and so I shall.

When I find myself getting cynical, I tell myself a couple things. (1) At worst, he'll be a Clintonesque president. That's not too shabby, and it's a big improvement over the last 8 years. (2) In addition, the way I see it, he's already performed two miracles: he beat a Clinton for the nomination and he managed to get himself--a black man with an Arabesque-sounding last name--elected as president of the U.S. Yes, indeed, we can.
Kegboy: NsfuWkegboy on January 20th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Congrats to you all!


ps.canadian politicians still suck.

captian_whamo on January 20th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
this was actually the first inauguration i've watched. it got a little choked up...