Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration Day Fun

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of meeting up with some great gals at the home of blogger Jessica Gottlieb to watch history unfold as Barack Obama became our 44th President of the United States. 

The party was sponsored by Quaker Oats, in part to help them promote their Start With Substance Program, where they will be giving away ONE MILLION bowls of oatmeal. They had a beautiful spread of fruit and of course, oatmeal. 

It was a fun time! If only I would have gotten there on time, traffic near LAX was horrible. The party started at 9:00 a.m. and I did not get there until 9:45 a.m. I missed watching the swearing in of our new president, but I did get to hear it live on the radio. Of course I've seen it repeated it on the news several times today. I think that our new first lady looked very chic wearing Isabel Toledo. Sasha and Malia also looked absolutely adorable wearing their J. Crew coats. I fully admit to being one of those that is very excited about following the fashion choices of the first family.

Our gracious host, Jessica, is nearly a celebrity (in case you did not know). Check out this video of the CBS Evening News covering the party BEFORE it even happened! 

Here is a photo with me (looking puffy on the left, I need to start my new diet, um I mean lifestyle soon) with our host Jessica (middle) and my new friend Mary (right):

Other bloggers in attendance: Elizabeth (although I did not get a chance to meet her), Lolita, the Slackmistress, and Kim. I am sure there were more bloggers there but these are the ones that I am immediately aware of.

Also, John McCoy, a photographer from the LA Daily News showed up to snap a few shots. Here is a photo of me and Mary. I was supposed to be "live blogging" but Mary did a much better job at this than I did. I was too busy drinking mimosas. I am digging my hair cut in this photo.

You can click this link to check out more photos from the party on the LA Daily News site. You will see that there were A LOT of kids at this party (the LA Mom's Republican play group was on the invitee list). I am not accustomed to being around this many children at once, considering that we do not have any. But surprisingly, the kids at the party were relatively well behaved. Only one kid pooped on the floor that I am aware of. At least that happened before I arrived. Thank goodness for that bad traffic near LAX. 

All in all, besides the tale of poop, it was really a lovely time! Thanks again to Jessica for hosting such a lovely party. 


  1. Congrats on starting another blog! My doing my blog has made my BF think about starting one of his own --- about his hair, lol. I love him though.

    That must have been really fun getting to meet other bloggers! Looks like you all had a good time.

    Good luck with your new blog, I will be following along :)

  2. Hi Brooke! Glad you found me here in this new corner of the Internet. Your BF totally should start one even if it is about his hair LOL. Let me know if he does. It was so fun to meet other bloggers in person! I'd love to do it again soon. Thanks for checking me out!

  3. At first I heard about these oatmeal parties and they sounded extremely dumb. Oatmeal? Inaugurations? But the more I read about them, the cooler the idea seems to have been!

  4. Hey Neil - I hear ya!I am really not much of an oatmeal fan but I'll use any excuse to have a party or attend a great party. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Congratulations on your new blog and welcome to san diego. With all the cooking, there is no hope I'll be able to keep up with the latest nail fashions, but I should at least try to keep them presentable!

  6. you little devil..blogging away! now i can really keep tabs on you! you look fabulous in your pix darling..and your hair too!!!


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