Inauguration ’09: The Cali Girl Layers Up

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As I head out the door to watch Barack Obama be sworn in as our 44th President, I’m wondering what it will really be like.

Will there really be no cell service because of the amount of people in town?

Will I really have to hold my pee for 4 hours or stand in a 2 hour line for a porta john?

Will I really FREEZE MY BUTT OFF????

I’m not taking any chances. This Cali girl loaded up on snowboarding gear before I left my very sunny, very warm home state. What. Don’t look at me like that. We don’t really have COLD weather stuff in Southern California. It’s all snowboarding or skiing gear. I know. I was all over town before figuring it out.

Layer #1 has some Roxy and some Hot Chillys, because I’m not taking any chances.


Layer #2 is the “Horray I FOUND a turtleneck in 80 degree weather at the store!”


Layer #3 has the inaugural hat which Twitter helped me choose!


Wish me luck. I’m not sure what’s going to happen from here on out, but I do know I will really be witnessing history.


  1. i’ll be sending you warm vibes as i watch from in front of the fireplace.

  2. I’m so excited you’re there and that we get to live the experience through you! That hat is WONDERFUL! I love it! You look adorable – and I hope all of your layers keep you warm, too!!

  3. You definitely look the part to witness history! MEOW I love that hat 🙂 I hope you’re wearing depends for that 4 hour wait for the potty, yikes. I wouldn’t last that long. Heck I’d spend the entire time IN the bathroom lineup, but I also have to pee every two minutes….sigh.

  4. We are living vicariously through you, Erin! You look smashing and you ROCK! Stay warm and enjoy!

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  5. LOVE the hat.

    Can’t wait to hear your stories and thoughts on today! Twitter just doesn’t allow for enough characters!

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