Friday, January 23, 2009

Someone's Singing, My Lord

Last night I re-watched the inauguration with Bryan who had not watched it on Tuesday seeing as how he has to work to keep Honey Smacks sweet in our mouths. Being the good wife that I am, however, I Tivo'ed it for him, so last night I lay my head in his lap and closed my eyes while he watched Obama's inaugural speech.
I heard more of what he said this way, with my eyes closed. And now I am more in love with Obama than ever, feeling all buttery and warm and yes we can-ish. Yesterday I heard that somebody changed all the Bush Street signs in San Francisco to Obama and it's official: I have melted.
And then there's this: Renew America Together, as if the entire country is sitting around a campfire together singing kumbaya, laughing, crying, praying, needing. If you have not yet signed up, please take a look. And then we'll segueway into a rousing rendition of Michael Row Your Boat Ashore and make some s'mores.
And lest I come off as too blandly pious on this drizzly Friday, I give you this:

A Happy Friday, indeed.

xo,

Susannah

*My apologies for not crediting the photos. I saved them awhile ago and did not save the source. If these are yours, please let me know and I will gladly credit you!

13 comments:

jane said...

that is funny about the bush signs.

Regardez Moi said...

hahaha. oh that last picture. now there is water in the cracks of my keyboard.

i'm so with you on the lovey dovey kumbaya-ness of it all. his speech just gave me tingles all over. i watched it twice too. sigh.

Petunia said...

Love the Peace sign. Thanks for the laugh on the last one!

Melanie said...

Exactly what I needed on this gloomy Friday, a reminder that everything is a little brighter in spirit. Thanks!

...oh lord, kumbaya.

Maggie May said...

heehawww!!!

Aartee said...

SO glad it's Friday!

Vanessa said...

It's pretty obvious the dude has a boner for Obama. We all do!

Petunia Face said...

Vanessa--I was trying to work that in somehow: Obama = girls in bikini, me = boy crossing his arms with huge boner. But somehow I couldn't get the wording quite right. Thanks for seeing it anyway :)

Vanessa said...

Aaah. I'm slow.

The Lil Bee said...

Hysterical!! A twist and turn like only Susannah can!

Anonymous said...

I don't have a boner for Obama. I found his speech rather insulting, actually. I'm genuinely pleased that he brings you joy, but don't expect all of us to feel the same way.

And yeah, I'm posting this as an Anonymous because I've found that peace-and-groove-Kumbaya types are the most vicious and hateful of all towards anyone who doesn't parrot their peace-and-groove-Kumbaya rhetoric. I'd rather not be hunted down and lynched by a bunch of pacifists.

Petunia Face said...

Hi Anonymous,

And I genuinely don't expect everyone to think like I do, to have a boner for Obama. Mutual respect for differing beliefs, my anonymous friend, I swear it.

-S

Shelly Beson said...

I know I'm late in addressing this post but I actually did laugh out loud. I love what you said here. I love Obama too. I'm gonna put the peace sign on my blog because it's just too perfect! Props to the photog.