Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I wish you a Merry Christmas....

... and a peaceful Christmas Eve.
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Hello all! Greetings of the season. Guess where I am--- wanna clue....
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Yes, all the holiday best from Washington D.C.!

I know, I haven't finished discussing Thanksgiving ye, but I need to interrupt things to bring you Christmas! Ho ho ho!

[I would have been with you sooner--I was certainly planning to be with you at least once a day since the 17th (flight day), but it's just been one frelling conputer adventure after another. Honest, it's just nuts. My favorite example so far is the response to my call about having problems with the mandatory new corporate timesheet program -- I alled tech support for help and was told "Oh we don't use that." lol *I* now have to login to London to do my timesheet, but the new Overlord company's long-term employees don't use the same program. Such planning!]

The talk of the town here is The Inaugural. Shops are filled with all things Obama -- the Barak Obama paper doll book (and/or the Obama Family paper doll book), the fake Beanie Baby Barak (it's black, btw), pencils galore, inaugural mints, stickers, magnets, pins, bundles of books, and they've even already updated the presidential flash card sets. The viewing stands are going up and lots of parking and crowd warnings are being shared and debated. The Metro is testing 8-car trains which lets them haul another 300 people per train. In short, everything's abuzz. An the City is gussying up too ---
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Yup, these poor guys were out inthe 30ish degree weather painting the crosswalks. Poor guys.

Among the early fun has been ---
a brief visit to "my" For Saam by Jenny Holzer:
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and to the Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S. by Nam June Park, just around the corner from it -
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A review of the Mvsevm by David Beck --
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I wandered the sreets some that first day and finally go thte chance to take a shot of what I call "flag row" on the front of the FBI--- btw, the FBI is just about to finish celebrating its 100th anniversary this year - congrats folks!
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Well folks, I'm tired. Really, really tired. I walked allover today, went shoppingforthe tow house parties my sister has planned, and just finished my third glass of red (not my usual bevie) in tonight's wine lesson. I'm feel I'm entitled to take my tendonitis-pained ankle (according to my BIL who is a lawyer not a doctor) to bed! Peace to you all.

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Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

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Chris said...

Merry Christmas my dear friend.

Kathy A. said...

Oh Ruth - how beautiful Washington looks dressed for the holiday and for the inauguration.

Merry Christmas!!!

Chiasmata said...

Merry Christmas, Ruth! Love the photos, especially the dancing penguins.

There was a dude on the bus yesterday in an 'Obama 08' t shirt. In Perth. I felt like asking him if he knew which continent he was on. It must be infectious, all this Obama-ness.:P

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Ruth!!

Paisley said...

Merry Christmas, Ruth!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. :)
Washington looks so pretty. I love the tree and penguins.

Jeanne said...

Merry Christmas, Ruth! Thank you for visiting Spiral. These DC pictures are wonderful!
Jeanne :)

Polly said...

What are you doing in my hometown. LOL Merry Christmas

mainely stitching said...

Ruth, I hope your Christmas was merry and bright - and that your ankle feels much better!