happy inauguration!

It's here. Washington is a strange combination of life as usual and inauguration festivities from my perch 1.75 miles from the White House. (As the crow flies, as my father liked to say.) Obamaiana overflows. My favorite bookstore, Politics and Prose, was selling Obama collector's cards, like baseball cards, $40 a box. I impulsively almost bought a box for Isaac on Saturday. They were sold out when I returned to the store yesterday. They also had Obama tees and sweat jackets and bags and an Obama finger puppet for the little set. There was no doubt more. I did not take a complete inventory. I'm not sure where I'll watch the swearing in. Probably from home. Suffice it to say, this is exciting beyond words.