1.21.2009

General update

This was supposed to post yesterday. But due to my neighbor's wi-fi freaking out when I hit publish, I didn't make it. So enjoy the slightly delayed post.


No theme to today's post, just want to get a couple of thoughts out.

First, yesterday was a rather amazing day. I felt tingles listening to the speeches and seeing the truly massive crowds gathered for the Inaugural. (Just to put things in perspective 1.5 million people is roughly the population of Manhattan. Wow.) But perhaps what will stick in my memory the most is this segment from The Colbert Report where he points out that the question of the day to African-Americans was "did you ever think you'd live to see this day?" At which point the African-American reporter (a goatee bearing Tim Meadows) says that he's selling t-shirts that say "Yes, I did think I'd live to see this day." Genius. Now where can I get one of those t-shirts?

On the running front, I'm thinking of volunteering at the NYRR Half-Marathon Grand Prix Manhattan this Sunday. The only thing holding me back is that it will be about 15 degrees when the race starts. If I was running it, I'd be fine, but I froze my butt off when Wifey and I volunteered at the NYCM--and that was in the 40s. There's also the 6:30 call for volunteers (ouch!).

Also, I'm feeling a gym carnies post coming up, but I'm trying something different this time around. You'll see soon enough. Heh heh heh.

One last thing: I think I'm settling on the DC, New Hampshire, Flying Pig combo for the spring. Now I have to make travel arrangements and update the blog labels.

3 comments:

RunToFinish said...

colbert was friggin hilarious! I loved that segment

Jess said...

Colbert and the Daily Show can always be counted on for the best in coverage! But yeah, Tuesday was a great day. I too felt tingles from the atmosphere that day.

Laura said...

Which DC and which NH?