Friday, January 23, 2009

OBAMA!

So...living near DC, you just never know who you're gonna run into!  I have been meaning to post this for a few weeks now.. but my camera's had issues.  Nick and I took the kids downtown after New Years and stopped in at the National Archives because we heard Mr. President Elect was speaking in there.  We ended up getting pretty close to the stage and were lifting the kids up to see him, when this huge secret service guy came over to me and told me put my camera away.  Oddly enough--I didn't exactly have it out (it was around my neck) but I said "Okay, then how about you get me a picture with him."  He sort of gave me this smirk like "yeah right idiot" and left.  Not two minutes later he came back and whispered in my ear that if I really wanted a picture with him he could arrange it after his speech.  Of course I was like "Are you serious??Thanks!" I told Nick what he said and he thought I was completely making it up.  That is until he came and got me twenty minutes later and lead me to the podium!!  He was really nice and smiley and looks extremely young in person (black don't crack!).  I was literally only up on the stage for about 2 seconds before they whisked me off--so it's lucky Nick caught me with my eyes open!  There were about a million camera's going off so I looked at Nick--who knows where he's looking. Crazy right?  

I was really stunned by the whole thing because there were well over a hundred people standing in the crowd and still to this day I have no idea why he singled me out in the first place...I mean everyone had camera's around their necks and in their hands.  But why question?  Pretty cool....  

9 comments:

Ann Marie said...

Are you back? Or is this posting from Va-cay? Hope your back!

Is this story for real?? If it is I'm dying! But, I can't help but think it's wax. He looks too good, and so do you.

I think it's so awesome that you and your kids live so close to such historic places of our nation. I hope I get to get out there and see it all one day!

Ann Marie said...

Missed your posts!

Ann Marie said...

Ok.. last time I promise..

I saw your comment and I'm thinking what the crap?? Light your basement on fire?
I'm sure everything in your house is perfect..Isn't it??

If not.. baby steps Jen. XO

Catherine said...

Why Obama- what glossy hands you have. Is this one breathing? Hmmmm? That was funny!

Catherine said...

sorry! don't know what happened there!

Mrs. Organic said...

Good one! And how can you stand to leave those babies, they aer so cute.

Mitch said...

I'll admit that it made my eyes widen, with a "what tha!" following. But nice try suckaaaaaa!

Tiff said...

I'm guessing cardboard, but I could be wrong...

Jayne Layne said...

and I.... of course thought it was 100% real.