I learned how to spell the word inauguration thanks to Twitter.
Getting to go to the inauguration was a last minute thing! I'd been bemoaning the fact that I didn't have tickets, and then BAM, thanks to some friends, Sunday night at 9:30 I had tickets in my hand!
We woke up at 4:45 am!!!! By 6:05, I was in line with the other Yellow ticket holders. It took just under an hour to make it through security, and luckily I made some friends since the other girls were all in the Orange section. Watching the sun rise over the Capitol building is a beautiful thing, folks.
I made it up as far as I could in my section and made friends with this cute and sassy 4-year-old girl. Once her family left (about 15 minutes later) and I was friendless and I realised just how cold it was up front without tons of people surrounding you and blocking the wind, I had serious second thoughts about being there. I somehow made my way through the crowds to the very back of the section where there were fewer people. And then I sat under a tree for a few minutes while I evaluated if I could last for another 4 hours. BUT THEN a miracle happened and my friend Jeff was somehow able to recognize me sitting by the tree, all bundled up and a touch grumpy, and I had friends!! And we played card games (I won them all!)!! And it was happy and fun!!
And then we helped Heather to get ready for the BALL!!
And I was in bed at like 8 last night.