Inauguration Day

@DCMerkle (1281)
United States
January 11, 2009 9:29pm CST
With a little more than a week before Bush hands over the torch to Obama, what are your plans for that day? Will you be at home watching it on the TV or maybe listening to it on the radio? If you'll be at work, do you think that your boss will turn on a television somewhere if there is one, or let you listen to it on a radio, or maybe watch it on the internet? I plan on watching it on tv while I'm on the phone with a friend of mine. The night that he won, we were on the phone watching together as he was giving his acceptance speech. I'm not answering my call waiting if it goes off. I want to watch history as it happens. DCMerkle
9 responses
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
12 Jan 09
It's hard to say what I'll be doing that day. My husband is in the midst of transforming a vacant building into his chopper shop so I'm back and forth, helping with some of the light work. With the grand opening scheduled for the beginning of February, we might be busy that day. I'd like to be able to watch it though.
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
12 Jan 09
spalladino, See if you can record it somehow or get a friend to record it. You'll get to see it on the nightly news, but having a copy of it would be worth it. DCMerkle
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
12 Jan 09
That's a good idea, DC. I don't normally record programs while I'm not at home but I'm set up to be able to do it through my satellite service. Thanks for the suggestion!
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
12 Jan 09
spalladino, I'm glad that I could help in making that suggestion. I must be psychic or something...lol DCMerkle
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I work from home. So I will be watching on tv. That is if I am not changing my newborns diaper! lol
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
hehe.. that is nice thing to do.. taking care of your baby while also wathcing the inauguration.. hope you the best..
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
13 Jan 09
ersmommy, Well, Obama does promise change...lol Sorry that was a bad joke. DCMerkle
• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 Jan 09
I'm Canadian, but I'll still be watching it on tv. As you said, it's History, and how often do we really get to be a part of it when it happens.
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
12 Jan 09
sparkofinsanity, There have been things that have been of a historical nature that we may not have wanted to be a part of, but this inauguration is something that the whole family should gather around to watch whether you voted for Obama or not. I know that you won't be in the only person in another country that will be watching this. DCMerkle
• Regina, Saskatchewan
13 Jan 09
Oh I totally agree! I will be alone though......as my family is grown.
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
we are working that day and time so i guess i will be viewing the entire scene on youtube alone.. and i know it would be nice and good to look at.. hope that all will went well during that time and day.. this will mark the beginning of a new history to america. hopefully it would be for the better of everyone..
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
13 Jan 09
jingbautista, I hope it's history in the positive mode and that it carries through the ages. DCMerkle
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I will be watching it from in my living room. I will dvr it.
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
13 Jan 09
agrant, That will be a keeper. Technology does have it's good points! DCMerkle
• United States
12 Jan 09
I will be watching it on TV as I do everytime a new president is sworn in. It would kinda be neat to be there. Maybe one day I will make it to an Inaguration.
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
12 Jan 09
lilwonders, I would have loved to have been there also, but even though I don't mind crowds, I think that the crowd there would have been just a little too overwhelming for me. I think that the first inauguration, that I payed attention to, was the Carter inauguration. DCMerkle
@irishidid (8734)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Never watched one before and see no reason to start now.
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
12 Jan 09
irishidid, Like I said to kijiky, even if you watched it for 5 minutes, it'll be worth it. There's a first time for everything. DCMerkle
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
12 Jan 09
I will be watching it on TV, I hope many great things happens after this takes place. We need a change!
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
12 Jan 09
howard, You aren't the only one that is hoping for that. All he has promised us is that there will be change and we need all the change we can get...lol DCMerkle
@snowy22315 (52926)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Even though I live near Washington DC I plan to avoid that place like the plague. It is going to be a traffic nightmare. I plan to watch it on TV at home and if there is a local event somewhere I might go to that to see what is happening. I think it will be an interesting and amazing event.
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
12 Jan 09
snowy, I wouldn't blame you one little bit. It will be a mad house in D.C. I remember going to D.C. for the Cherry Blossom festival when I was a kid and my father, who was from New York City, was alway complaining about the traffic, imagine that!...lol I hope that you can find an event that makes the day worth while for you. DCMerkle