But let it be known that I'm still not giving into facebook or twitter because I need to maintain some level of obliviousness.
I missed the inauguration on Monday, although I've been reminiscing about his first inauguration, which I attended live. I had moved to DC about two weeks prior and our house was a 20 minute walk from the Capitol, so it was easy to be in on all the fervor. I wish I could say I remember a lot of details about the day, but basically there is only one that stands out: it was FREEZING!!! I was new to humid cold to begin with, but that day was extra awful. Any flashback gives me instant anxiety and cold chills. So I'm left with post traumatic stress, which is why I now live in the desert and feel actual wrath if I'm even a little bit chilly.
We (friends and I) ended up watching the inauguration on a jumbo screen at the WWII Memorial. It was this packed from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol Building. We had to move in droves. You'd think that would make things a little warmer, but that was not the case. Ugh.