January 23rd, 2009

winding road

Big Day

Thanks to the time difference out here in Kiwiland, President Obama's inauguration took place on Wednesday, 21 January, at six in the morning. I went to bed late the night before and I had two solid days of staff meeting to look forward to, but all the same I dragged myself out of bed and went to curl up on the couch in front of the television.

New Zealand news anchors don't even try to be diplomatic about former President Bush, by the way. They were like, "And now here's President Bush, the worst president ever. Joining us now are two Americans who moved to New Zealand because he sucks so much."

That wasn't exactly why I moved to New Zealand, but I have to admit that it's a relief to be able to tell people I'm an American without having to make fun of myself.

I could say something really sentimental about watching Obama take the oath just as the sun was coming up. But I think it's funnier to mention that right after Obama's acceptance speech, Wellington had a city-wide power outage.
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