Wednesday, January 21, 2009

First Dance- At Last

We Are One! Inauguration Video

This video is what I experienced around me during the inaugural oath of office on the mall in Washington DC. We arrived at this site on the mall around 5:30am. It was very cold (around 20 degrees) and all I had was some handwarmers in my gloves, cap, scarf, thermo undies, layered clothing and my trusty down jacket. Some very nice ladies who laid their blankets next to where I sat on the cold ground allowed me to huddle with them and share the blankets they had along with their warm personalities. For the next 5 hours we passed the time away exercising, singing, dancing and just being supportive. (Thank you all).

I was fortunate to meet a great group of people around me who made this experience all the better as we supported each other during the cold frigid morning and through a momentous occassion. I also met folks from all over the country and some also from areas near me (Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach).

Please also see my Flickr Set of Inauguration for more photos and unedited video.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sylvie Is In DC Ior Inauguration Events 2009

Yes, I'm in the midst of witnessing the historic events leading to the inauguration of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States of America. See my Flickr photos of events leading to the inauguration.

Inauguration 2009

I have been overwhelmed with how wonderful it has been to be amongst the millions of Americans who have ventured to Washington DC to witness this event.

We Are One

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

My, how the years just seem to fly by. I am moving into my 4th year of blogging and still loving it. I wish you all another great year in food. I did do some cooking this past month and look forward to many more big cooks.

In 2009 my BBQ team, Four Q will continue to compete in varying events in the Southern California area. I'll keep you posted on these events. Maybe even some of you will come on out to see us.

My 2008 holiday photos can be viewed on my flickr site. See links below.

Happy New Year

Christmas

New Year

Smoked Meats