Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Inauguration: it's like I was there, only I was falling on my ass in the gym instead

I cancelled my session with my trainer this morning (doesn't he look pissed?)To spend my workout with this guy instead. Because? Hotness.
I'll be honest. I did unplug my headphones when this guy started talking about his Lord...

...and chose to commune with God in my own way, with Bono. Because Bono? He's got God's ear. Amen.
And it was all good. Jogging and watching history go down right before my freaking eyes. And then President Elect Hot took the podium.

And my heart? It stopped beating. And my feet? They stopped running. And the treadmill? It didn't GIVE A SHIT and kept on going, sending my spastic ass sailing off the fucker (not totally, but close enough).

And I'll be honest again. When this guy took the stage for the benediction? I was about ready to check out of the proceedings and head on home. But I didn't. And man, am I ever glad. Because this old dude? He fricking rocked it. Big time.

I'm not a cryer. I made it through the inauguration without a single tear. Until the final moments. When he blessed the angelic Sasha and Malia. And the camera panned to Momma Michelle, smiling at her girls, the girls with their little heads bowed in prayer. And that, my friends, was all it took. I shed a tear. Or two. Or wept openly for a moment. Whatever.
And now? I'm trying to reconcile how one remains respectful of someone in such a position of high authority as PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, while lusting after his fine ass, because holy hell, that man is smoking hot. It's going to be a fabulous eight years.


My Name Is Cat said...

I'm having the same problem reconciling Commander in Chief with Chief of Hotness.

Fantastic Forrest said...

Hey! Show some respect! The man has a wife. :-)

And didn't she look fabulous? That dress and coat amply makes up for the whutthehellwuzdat dress she wore on election night.

They are a beautiful couple. I am praying that they can restore honesty and consideration for others through their public service.

NannyGarcia said...

Gurl, Benediction Dude is like Mr. Civil Rights with a little god in there. And I cried through the whole thing, except that's mostly because I LOVE to cry!!!!!!!

Lee said...

Great post!! :) :) :)

stephanie (bad mom) said...

The irreverence! I love it.

I was bummed not to watch every single moment this morning, but glad I did not break down like a sobbing goof in front of my students during the bit I did see...Will cry (and drool more) over the tape.

Kathy said...

he is a beautiful man, indeed! And she is a mighty beautiful woman...I'm sure there is equal lusting going on so carry on with yours:-)
Now tell me what happened with the ring, did that chic seriously buy it from you?

Kristin said...

I know... when he walked out I thought, that man, is the definition of cool.

And I want to eat him with a spoon.

Nap Warden said...

I feel like a martian...missed the whole thing. On a plane coming home from Vail.
Ah well...the skiing was worth it;)

Anna See said...

While you were working out, I was sipping mimosas and eating cookies. What a moment! What a day!

bernthis said...

back off sister, he's mine.