I’ve given up on the notion of sleep. I’d planned to post this today.  Spencer Ackerman, who is awesome, btw, did it first.  Damn him, now it just looks like I’m copying. Anyway, here’s a song for today…

The Inaugural Address

My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. Forty-four Americans have now […]

Liveblogging the Inauguration

4:49am I’m going to go grab a few hours of shut-eye before work.  HAPPY INAUGURATION DAY everyone.  The future begins now. 4:44am Watching people milling is not the most thrilling thing. 4:41am Bye Bye Bush!!! 4:40am I love the American national anthem. 4:36am Where is Sasha?  Is she not there? 4:35am “As we leave the […]

Place your bets…

I think I will be in tears by 3:45am, but that may be overly optimistic.  Likely, I’ll start even before the TV is on…

This Day

I think every blogger needs to write this post or one like it today: compelled by the magnitude of the moment to reflect on what has happened and what, in a few short hours, will happen.  Some things are monumental in retrospect but this, this we know.  We have some vague notion of what this […]

Sky High?

Heidy gave me the incredible Sky High, over which I’d been salivating for many months, for Christmas.  Now I face a dilemma: which cake do I bake first?  Your input will be greatly appreciated, and I promise to post photos of the winning cake, once it’s done. *UPDATE* After a mammoth day of voting, the […]

China Photo of the Day

In honour of the Inauguration… This will be my last China Photo of the Day, ’cause I’m sure you’re all sick of them.  For the last time, then, the full gallery is available here.

The Delgados

I remembered The Delgados today- I hadn’t listened to them in about five years.  I couldn’t find a video of my favourite, The Past that Suits You Best, but I DID find Thirteen Gliding Principles. I know, I know, you’re sick of videos.  But since the retirement of Sufjan Love of the Week (at least […]