Friday, January 16, 2009

Fx4: Inauguraton Destination

4 days & counting. DC, the Capital of the Free World, is gearing up for a Great Big Ol' Party. And to welcome Barack Obama, the 44th President of the US of A come Tuesday, we're going All Out.

If you're in the traveling mood, meander over to Blog Around the World today. Debbie's hosting Mrs. Scribe as a "Guest Blogger." Watch with amusement as your Intrepid & Sometimes Silly Scribe attempts to scribble away about All Things Inaugural, from the hordes who descend on DC, to the port-a-potties provided for said masses.

Y'all might remember that Mrs. Scribe's October Debut over at BATW had political overtones, as well. Still can't get over the image of Mr. Obama and Mrs. Palin dancing, practically Cheek to Cheek!

But that was yesterday's news. Today's snap features these cool-as-beans Metro Cards. Metro is the "official" name for the subway that zooms all over City & Suburb, carrying us Hither & Yon, on above- & below-ground lines known by their colors: Orange, Blue, Yellow, Green, Red & soon-to-be Purple.

Metro doesn't adorn its farecards with the visage of the President for every Inauguration. Only if the new Prez creates enough "buzz," they say. The only other President to be honored in this way was Bill Clinton, back in 1992.

Sales of these Way Cool collectors' items will go toward hooking up extra cars to trains & running trains more frequently on Inauguration Day to accommodate the gazillion-and-a-half folks they're expecting. Mrs. Scribe purchased these 4 Metro cards as a "keepsake," of sorts. Part of History, & all that janx.

Playing along today with Candid Carrie, & her Fabulous Friday Foto Finish Fiesta!

Editor's Note: Mrs. Scribe's BATW Guest Shot is her second contribution to the 2009 Random Complexity Writing Challenge. 539 words.


Veggie Mom said...

*w00t*! I caught your gig over at BATW today. Bravo!

Susie said...

Great picture!!

Congratulations on your guest appearance over at BATW.

Rachael said...

Great post at BATW today!

You couldn't have captured the essence of the Inauguration mayhem any better! Fantastic :-)

Joy said...

Hey there! Congrats on your guest blogger appearance on BATW!

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Aren't you a popular lady! Great post as usual! LOVE IT and what a cool way to honor the new Pres. Not long now!

Tracy P. said...

Great job over there! And as I said there, I trust you'll be covering it live for us, Melissa??? You're the next Helen Thomas!

Roblynn and Rebekah said...

Congrats on your guest blog at BATW! Sounds like a pretty exciting event.

Tara said...

Just found over at BATW...great blog! i'll be back for more! ♥

Blog Stalker said...

You are just way too popular nowadays. Hope you remember all of us little people when you are the big shot!

I for one would not be able to stand the crowds they expect at these innauguration thingy's. Love people but definitely do not like huge crowds.

Have a great day!

Candid Carrie said...

Happy times four and Friday times four. That is twice as much as I wished anyone else, Ms. Scribe!

Z's Mom said...

I am VERY much looking forward to Tuesday....the beginning of what I hope will be a great era...and the end of a Sh**ty one!!!!


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