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I was one with thousands who had "purple tickets' for the Inauguration of President Obama. I was also one of thousands who, due to some unknown problem, did not get into the ceremony as I had planned.
Disappointment...for sure. My friends and I stayed in line believing that we would get in...it didn't happen. We didn't see or hear the ceremony...
But, I WAS THERE!
The crowds were incredible in numbers and ...

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Last updated 5 years, 2 months ago.
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Miles to go before I sleep


January 21, 2009

What a long, strange trip it’s been! Up by 5:00 a.m. Out the door by 6:00 to a waiting taxi for the trek to Dulles. There’s no good way to get to Dulles from Bethesda on the Metro and with the predicted crowds, we weren’t chancing it.

I figured we would be well ahead of the game for our “madrugada” but it turned out we were ...

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Last updated 5 years, 2 months ago.
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I was there ... (Staff Blog)


By Jessica JordanToday is the day that will go down in history.And yes, I was there with an amazingly good seat. Flanked by some very kind Obama campaign leaders and some White House insiders whose smart comments kept me highly entertained, I had a fabulous time at the ceremony, which turned out to be all that I had hoped.But the adventure before taking my seat on Capitol Hill is a less graceful one entirely.After filing ...

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Dreams Come True


January 20, 2009

It’s not quite 3:30pm and we’ve just made it back to our sanctuary – room 1104 at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. The room service order has been placed, swollen feet in the upright and locked position, and wind-burned cheeks feeling the velvet touch of warmth blown from our heater vents. While we wait for food, I’ll tell you a bit about the most exciting day of our lives:

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Last updated 5 years, 2 months ago.
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Slow and steady wins the race (Staff Blog)


By Jessica JordanIf you wish you were here in Washington to be able to experience this moment in history for yourself, let this nugget of truth console you: Wait for it, wait for it, ok, still waiting for it... Yeah, that's what it's like being here.Wait for a ticket to get onto the metro train, wait for the metro train, wait for a seat on the metro train. Oh dang, I took the wrong train. ...

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