Saturday, December 20, 2008

Seven years and counting!

Seven years ago today, I started this blog. Though the frequency of posts has declined over time (thanks in large part to Google Reader and Twitter), this site remains an integral part of my online routine. Thanks to everyone who reads, comments, and stops by.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Going to the inauguration

Realized that I posted to Twitter last month but haven't said anything here: we're going to DC for President-elect Obama's inauguration. Who else is going? Anyone care to share two tickets to a ball? :)

The reason we're going is a bit different than you'd think. Back in March, during the interminable slog through the caucuses and primaries, we had CNN on watching the results. Robby (who turned 6 that month) asked, after Barack had won another caucus, whether this meant that he was the President now. No, I explained - and then, as best as I was able, explained to him how the primary season differed from the general election. To his credit, he got it. "So if he wins in November, he's President?" "Yep, you got it." "Is there a party?" "Well, yeah. In January, in Washington, DC. It's called the inauguration." "Then you're taking us, right?"

Hard to say no to that.

Our plans right now are very much open. I assume that we'll be standing on the Mall with a few million other Americans, watching from a great distance. Mostly I want the boys to know that they were there, that they heard President Obama deliver his inaugural address. I've asked for tickets from my Senators and Representative, but from what I hear the requests far exceed the supply.

Anyone else going? I'll be working from our DC office all week, so hopefully I can catch up with some friends I haven't seen in a while. Let me know!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Added a "wall" to the blog

I re-added the FriendConnect sign-in widget on the blog last week, and earlier today I added back the wall gadget. Interested to see how useful it is - feel free to share videos, add your comments, or ignore it. :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

California (Paul Curreri)

This is an unreleased track by Paul Curreri that I found on YouTube. As with every other song by Paul, I adore it.