I think my favourite part of the BBC coverage of the Inauguration was when, during one of Bush's many exultations of liberty and freedom, a group of protesters were arrested whilst protesting from one of the now-common-in-America "designated protest zones."
And then came Cheney's warning to Iran. And I began to wonder how many Americans who voted for these two could point that country out on a map.
After that, I needed a break. And luckily one of my housemates was DJ'ing at Cremers, our local neighbourhood coffeeshop. That made things better.
A brighter news item: I am leaving in 11 hours to spend the weekend in Slovenia. We'll be in Ljubljana for a while, but probably spend most of our time on the Adriatic coast. Where hopefully the sun will be shining.
If you would like a postcard, email me your snail mail address to tymothi_j_2 @ yahoo.com