Today I am not one of the lucky ones. I am not among the masses walking toward the Capitol. I’m not sitting at home on my couch, observing on TV. I am in front of a computer. I am at work.

To be fair, had I the day off I would not be walking down there anyway. I rank being warm, seated, comfortable, and watching in HD over being cold, standing, and shoulder-to-shoulder with the masses and watching on a huge screen. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the historical ramifications of today, whether it’s just as a man or as a black man. It’s that I feel comfortable knowing that history has been made, and bridges have been crossed. I don’t need to see it in person. I also know that this is a victory in a very large battle, but the war is not won.

Still, I hope those of you that are going will see in it everything that you hope to see. And keep tweeting. I need something to do today.


4 Responses

  1. I’m parked in front of my computer working, but I’m also sitting on my couch watching the festivities with my coffee, my jammies and my Snuggie. I think I win.

  2. Also working.

    And tired of being bugged by coworkers–”Are you SURE you don’t want to come watch???”

    Yes, I’m sure.

    The YouTube will preserve it forever and ever and a 12-year old kid will mash it up with the soundtrack to Rocky and some dramatic chipmunk clips, and I can watch it anytime I want to. When I’m not working. :-)

    History being made and all that.

  3. Next inauguration, I will DEFINITELY be on the couch.

  4. I’m catching up on the blog reader… I hope Twitter was a good second option. I was down in the lobby watching the TV with my co-workers, trying to be subtle as I was hopping on Twitter on and off.

    I definitely think a warm spot on the couch versus being out in that cold was a wise move!

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