Saturday, January 21, 2017
MARCH and also a hotel pool
I knew that I would not be able to deal with the Inauguration and ANY OF THE NEWS yesterday, and the kids only had a half day at school, so we decided to take them to a local hotel with a fun but totally low-parent-maintenance pool.
Everyone was happy. Early dismissal was not a slog. I didn't have to clean up dinner because the kids ate it under the covers of a hotel bed, and I saw NOTHING until everyone was asleep when I could watch the balls, which I always love. Also, POTUS is an endearingly bad dancer, and Pence can really cut a rug in his Men's Wearhouse tux.
But really, the pool idea was genius.
There was this funny little water feature with a pump that cased an "explosion." It was an early fave.
My town only has 250,000 residents, and our lying liberal media is telling us that 100,000 of us were marching today at the capitol. There were kids and dads and so, so, so many moms. My favorite was the Forward! Marching Band that played traditional songs and also No Diggity and We Are Family and caused spontaneous dance parties up and down State Street. But! I also loved the chants, especially "Tell me what democracy looks like/ This is what democracy looks like" and "Walker still sucks, too." I cried from the joy of it all and posed for lots of pics for people who loved my vulgar sign. Stay woke, friends.
LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE!
President Obama in 2010. It's been one of my favorite places for 13 years, and today it was overflowing with pink hats and clever signs and audacious hope.
Forward! Marching Band. They restored my faith in humanity. I even saw my dissertation adviser dancing in the street.