What will you be doing during the Inauguration of our next President, Barack Obama?
I will be working at my usual job during the day, and then watching FOX and CNN news in the evening for all the repeats and summaries of the day’s events. I’m looking forward to it.
I’ve been so swamped with stuff that I’ve pretty much lost interest on the presidential election/transition post the election results. I’ll likely be on an airplane or airport on that day so I’ll be catching it via the media in Europe or South Africa. Regardless, I’ll be tuning in to both the inauguration and tuning in to see how others are turning in.
I will be in Washington D.C. at the Inauguration.
Jennifer, And I’ll be in class teaching your empty seat wishing my seat were empty and I was in DC!
I will be working at my normal job and thankful for it. It’s where the rest of us should be too.
I will be, God willing, at my normal job doing my normal things and thankful for it.
Purposefully working and ignoring the brouhaha, while much of the rest of the office goes nuts and celebrates the inauguration of The Messiah and watches it on TV during the party especially prepared to celebrate His Coronation.
I will be watching with my students. The entire school is dressing in red, white, and blue for the big day.
I’ll be watching at home until I have to leave to go off to a Presbytery meeting to vote on an long list of stuff. I’m retired from my job and VERY thankful for that.
I will watch whatever coverage and ‘rerun’ of the inauguration when i get home from work. It will be nice to sit down and unwind… perhaps I’ll open a cheap bottle of wine for the occasion.
I will be joining some classes in the elementary school where I’m counselor to watch the Inauguration itself. That evening, we’re gathering for an Inauguration dinner party with friends. We’re bringing Obama cupcakes! It’ll be fun, but Jennifer, I’m so envious of YOU!
I’ll be watching with a group of Latino immigrants and some seminary students who are visiting us for a “cross-cultural immersion experience” at the Mercado la Paloma in Los Angeles.
Praying for the safety of the new President, his family, and for the peace and prosperity of the Republic under his stewardship. And … it would be fun to see Fox get the vapors again over another “terrorist fist bump” between Barack & Michelle.
Though I did not vote for him, I will be praying for him and his new administration. I will be thanking God for what his election represents in terms of where our nation has moved in the matter of race. I will be praying that God enables him to be a great and successful President: not great and successful in the advancement of his own agenda nor in the advancement of his party’s agenda, but great and successful in the sense that future generations will look back and say of him that under his leadership, America became a better nation – a nation that is strong and uses its strength in godly ways, a nation that is healthy and secure and that extends health and security beyond its borders. I will say of him, “He is my President”. And I will pray that the nation’s divisions and scars begin to heal. I don’t know how much or how many of my prayers will be answered. But those are my hopes for the next 8 years.
I’ll be celebrating our nation’s good fortune in electing a man with so many talents and so much energy. I hope and pray that the inauguration marks the beginning of a new era of peace and good feelings here and throughout the world. If there were one thing I could magically do, it would be to somehow remove the cynicism and fear of change that prevents so many from celebrating with me. Doug
I just got back from watching the inauguration at a local theatre with a few hundred people. What an experience!