3 hours ago
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Happy Inauguration Day to you
Dave and I capped off the three-day weekend by going to a movie last night. It's something we often do at the end of a vacation, a last hurrah to stretch it out a few more hours. We finally got to see Slumdog Millionaire, and it was engrossing from start to finish. That said, it revolves around some pretty depressing material, and in the end it disturbed me more than it moved me (and usually, as I've mentioned, I love crying at movies). The film was directed by Danny Boyle, who also did Trainspotting, another very uplifting film. Slumdog's worth seeing on the big screen, if you can.
As much as I enjoyed having a long weekend, I couldn't wait for today to come. I'm feeling mildly Cinderella-like since a bunch of coworkers and friends are in Washington, D.C. and I am not. Mostly, I'm beyond excited, so much so that I had trouble sleeping last night. To me, this inauguration—with its "A New Birth of Freedom" theme—also feels like a rebirth of hope and optimism.
I wish Max could understand what's going on. Sabrina's a little too young. Still, I'm going to record the ceremony and talk about it with them when I get home from work. Even if they don't really get it, they'll get my excitement and hopefully remember this day.
And how are you feeling today?