I liked seeing the former Presidents all together-for some reason I've always liked that. I liked seeing all the happy faces-I don't think I've seen enough happy humans lately. Note to self: Look for more happy people.
After the oath, I went to my folks for coffee and told my father that while I mean no disrespect to him or any other white man, seeing someone who is NOT a white man in a position of power make me feel like I can achieve more. I did not tell Daddy that I keep seeing Mrs. O's brother and think he's kind of cute in a bald black man sort of way. I don't think Dad is ready for that yet.
Oliver the parrot is pleased. Obama is a fun word to say- and he'll be hearing it on the news a lot for awhile, so he's chuffed about that. To celebrate I gave him a coffee filter to shred during the cermonies. He also hung upside down and rang his bell.
The bad boyz just kept up their usual parakeet chorus. I didn't realize that a flock of birds will sing ALL day long. Constantly. In order to cope, I have to leave the TV off-the bird background noise is enough. A parakeet chorus is a funny thing-they will all sing in harmony, but periodically one will break out with his own wild solo. It's hard to remember that a few weeks ago these birds sat silent and huddled.
One thing I found strangely sad-Bush left before the lunch. I know it's the whole changing of the guard and yadda yadda, but it seems rude to invite someone to a party and not give them at least a sandwich. Momma told me he'll get a nice lunch on Air Force One-now just a special mission plane. I am not a Bush supporter, but I would still give him a sandwich if he came to my party. But that's just me.