Thursday, January 08, 2009

Totally worth the trip

YOU GUYS I JUST SAW BARACK OBAMA.

BARACK OBAMA!

He came out of the building across the street, waved right, waved left, climbed up on the step on his Suburban and waved some more, and got in the car. But IT WAS SO FABULOUS. I almost cried. Also, if you want to see some hardcore government fangirl squee, this is the way to go about it--the shrieking in my office was impressive.

At this rate, we will be BFF by 2009, no? Call me, Barack!

True story: there is zero percent work being done in this building right now.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

NO WAY! THAT is SO COOL! And here I am, working on Pennsylvania Ave, and getting no Obama love. Harumph.
So, did you see him from inside your buidling? Like, a bunch of people crowded around the windows? Or were you outside?

Liz said...

I was inside on the third floor, but I think it was actually better that way--there were a ton of people crowded around on the street, and the whole block was cordoned off, and they park a row of Suburbans in a semicircle around the Suburban he's riding in, for security. And we have floor-to-ceiling windows (well, my coworker does; I have...cloth walls). So we probably had the best view. Plus, it wasn't freezing in the office. :)

Xerxes said...

How does a Californian define freezing?

I saw some baseball player in a bar once. My friends told me he was famous but I never heard of him. I have to get out more...

Ben said...

I got to ride in his motorcade when the King of Jordan took him to the airport. I'm sure the King was shrieking like a schoolgirl as well.

Stacy said...

Does the president-elect have a big problem with young female patriots throwing their panties at him? I wouldn't be surprised. He's part politician, part rock star. Probably has a crew of secret service panty-picker-uppers at the tail of the presidential procession. Tail Detail, as it were.

Stacy said...

Or maybe Victoria's Secret Service.

aimeewrites said...

I am so, so jealous! How awesome!

I don't think the chances of seeing him from my window in suburban Atlanta are nearly so great. Darnit.

Liz said...

Stace,

I think that this may be the entire reason State Department ladies are encouraged to wear panty hose. Otherwise it would just be a constant RAIN of undies, wouldn't it?

I swear, it was like an NKOTB concert in there.

Liz said...

Aimee,

I have to agree: Atlanta may not have the best view on Inauguration Day. But hey, at least you'll be able to leave the house without trampling, weeping, and general gnashing of teeth that day.