Friday, January 16, 2009

Decisions, decisions...

Ran out of work about an hour ago, so now my mind and mouse are wandering hither and yon while hoping for an asteroid strike to bring a close to this day. Probably not lucky enough to for an asteroid to hit.

Oh well.

What I'm really wondering, after cruising through a couple of blogs, most notably Arjewtino's, is this: If no one from the D.C.-NoVa-Maryland area is going to the inaugural, how in the hell are we going to properly mock all those who do in our blogs next Wednesday?

Personally, I'm going back-and-forth on the issue.

According to the Interwebs, next Tuesday the high is supposed to be 35 with a chance of snow. That's 35 Fahrenheit, to clarify for my reader(s) north of the border. If'n it were Celsius, well, that'd still be just as miserable since 35C equals 95F and we'd be bitchin' just as much because of the heat. At least this way, probably, fewer old folks will die from the cold than from heat stroke.

My current thinking, right now, is I'll pedal my ass across the Memorial Bridge (conveniently closed to traffic) and into downtown Tuesday. I may not go any further than the Lincoln Memorial, but I'll still go. This has nothing to do with "wanting to be part of history." Truth be told, the newsman in me just can't resist a spectacle like this.

What do y'all think?

9 comments:

Arjewtino said...

You can go on my behalf. I'll be eager to hear your report.

FoggyDew said...

Tino - Ohhh, a chance for some classic Thompson gonzo journalism. Damn shame he went out when he did, I'd have loved to read his take on the past year.

Lisa said...

I would be delighted if it were 95 F, but I'm a freak like that. I will be there in all chilliness.

LiLu said...

YES- I vote you take note for all of us. Think about it- you'll be the only one with the report! I, for one, will be huddled up in my warm apartment... NOT freezing my ass off... watching on the big screen.

LiLu said...

YES- I vote you take note for all of us. Think about it- you'll be the only one with the report! I, for one, will be huddled up in my warm apartment... NOT freezing my ass off... watching on the big screen.

FoggyDew said...

Lisa - Like your thinned blood, mine too has much less viscosity after years and years in Texas. I'll take 95 and muggy any day of the week. But 35 with the possibility of snow isn't gonna kill me.

LiLu (squared) - Not a done deal yet, it all depends on the weather methinks.

LiLu said...

I was just over at JM Tewkesbury, and she posted the Matt video: http://tewkesbury-chronicles.blogspot.com/2009/01/coolest-thing-ive-seen-since-hug-guy.html

I just wanted to say thanks again for making me that CD... I put the song on my ipod and it's made me feel killer more than a few times on my long walk to work. Thanks darling.

FoggyDew said...

LiLu - Thank you for showing me that video for the first time. I am, in fact, listening to the song right now. It'd been a while, but it's still as good.

JoLee said...

totally go.