this happy day is finally here: bush is out, obama is in. i'm extremely excited!! the world has high expectations for obama, which are nearly as high as what he seems to have set for himself! its unrealistic that he will accomplish all the changes he seeks, but i honor his conviction and determination, even if i dont agree with all of his suggestions. i'm ready to enjoy this inaugural day. i'm looking forward to no longer instantly rolling my eyes in disappointment (to say it lightly) every time my president opens his pie hole.
these nice images show the inauguration preparation (from the big picture):
the US capitol building where the official inauguration is taking place today, january 20, 2009, using abraham lincoln's bible.
nasa will participate in the inaugural parade! astronaut michael gernhardt will drive the new lunar electric rover, pictured above, which is current design for a mission to the moon in about 12 years! also participating are the entire crew that flew on space shuttle endeavour in november 2008 on the STS-126 mission.
up to 120,000 passengers an hour can be carried on washington dc's metro system... using these fancy tickets!
and please, someone explain to me the appeal of wax figures!! i just dont get it! they always seem more creepy than anything.
anyway, enjoy the day!!