Friday, January 16, 2009

Today in DC

As we prepare for President-elect Obama's inauguration this Tuesday,
here's what my car-free lifestyle means today:

1 pair citizen jeans

1 tank top

1 turtleneck

1 down vest

1 black wool coat with purple lining

1 green scarf

2 pairs gloves, one black, one brown, one on top of the other

1 alpaca hat

1 pair socks and tall leather boots ...

... and I'm still cold. At 9am this morning, it registered 7 degrees fahrenheit. Luckily, I live close to the metro and have a lot of generous friends with cars who are looking after me.

It promises to be an eventful four-day weekend. The air is buzzing with anticipation and energy. Non-service businesses are closing to keep employees at home and the roads open. Here at work, we're devoting our parking lots to tour buses. In an attempt to control the masses who are expected to descend upon DC over the next few days, bridges are being closed to cars, areas are being contained, and no one really knows what to expect. There are rumors our cell phones won't work due to overload. An entire runway at Dulles International Airport has been reserved for private jets. Celebrities such as Oprah and Beyonce and Bono will be here. Parties and balls and parades and musical events are being planned.

Obamanos, let the next four years begin.


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