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Old 01-16-2009, 05:17 PM   #141
 
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poodlehead and nappycurly, inserts are a good idea... but dumb question: where do you insert them in the uggs (if i get them)? would you still feel the sheepskin on your feet?

nappycurly, that wasn't my thread. freecurls was looking for longjohns. but i need some too! i am in the city, so i will hit up target or REI. (but tarjay will be cheaper).

i am with you on needing to layer up. i get cold easily, especially my toes. that is misery to me. which is why i don't want to wear sneakers or regular boots.
I'm sorry, I'm no help there, I don't have Uggs. If Nappycurly doesn't reply, you may want to PM her, or I can call my friend and ask.
Oh I'm sorry...i didn't even see this. My inserts are prescription/special order ones....so I just put them in the bottom of the uggs. I don't feel the sheepskin on the bottom, but I wear thick boot socks and I feel it all around the top and sides though. I'm also going to walmart and getting those gel packs that hunters put in thier boots that heat up....I'll wait until I get out there to decide if I need to add those...but I'm also tossing a few hand warmers in my jacket pockets.
after much angst about the price, i bit the bullet and bought a pair today. but they're not your typical UGGS--they're more structured, with a short, stacked wooden heel, and lug sole. they look more like riding boots and are very, very comfortable. they give a lot of support to my high arches.

i keep trying to find a bargain, but i had no luck. i lost track of the stores i stalked.

thanks for the help!
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:48 PM   #142
 
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i have to work tuesday.
i tried to get the day off and even a 1/2 day off but was refused.
luckily i can steal away to watch it in an adjacent building.

i hope you enjoy yourself amneris! be safe and try to take pictures or buy some cool t-shirts and memorabilia!!

i never wanted to see the ball drop in nyc because i can't stand being in the cold with gazillions of people. it's horrible going back and forth, waiting for trains and goodness don't have to use the bathroom.

good luck to all travelling.

journotraveler, please takes pictures and share them with us!!
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it's going to be hell.... a friend from cali called me last night to ask if all the food had been bought up from the grocery stores here, because of the loud crowds. ay ay ay.

more Depends news: another friend told me, independently, that she was seriously considering wearing 'em. my mother told me a male friend of hers is planning on taking an empty bottle and attaching it to his belt loop. mkay....

I was at the Capitol today. The gazillion portapottiers surrounding it won't near be enough. I took a picture of it and later a motorcade and left town.
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it's going to be hell.... a friend from cali called me last night to ask if all the food had been bought up from the grocery stores here, because of the loud crowds. ay ay ay.

more Depends news: another friend told me, independently, that she was seriously considering wearing 'em. my mother told me a male friend of hers is planning on taking an empty bottle and attaching it to his belt loop. mkay....

That male friend better hope they let him in with that empty bottle. LOL! As tight as security is going to be, they may not let him.

Dammit, I wanna go, but I don't wanna deal with the craziness. Decisions, decisions. *sigh*
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:25 AM   #145
 
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I'm flying in from TX tonight..and I'm going straight to super walmart to get groceries (i have none in my apartment since I've been gone). Two of my sorority sisters (line sisters actually) will be arriving Sunday. Once I puck them up from the airport, my car will be parked until Wednesday when I take them back to the airport and I head back to TX on Thursday. I plan on sleeping ALL DAY on Wednesday to recover...lol.
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i hope HBO Canada is broadcasting the concert!

woo hoo!

i am soooo jealous of all of you getting to go to this - there is a fairly large number of Canadians heading down to join you. a big group of American students from the University of Western Ontario here in town have chartered a bus according to the newspaper this morning.



if you meet up, take pictures and post them on the Gatherings board.

stay warm, stay safe and enjoy the experience. i look forward to reading about your experiences!
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:36 AM   #147
 
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OK, here's a question (or a few):

Is it possible logistically to watch both the swearing-in and the parade or is it hard to move from one location to the other? (how far is the White House from Pennsylvania Ave?) I want to go to the Canadian Embassy for the parade. How much realistically will a 5'2" person see?

Also: where are some of the best spots to get some souvenirs?

And I would like to go to the US Supreme Court after the parade. I know it is closed but I'd like to see the outside and take pictures. How far exactly is that?
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:31 AM   #148
 
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Just watched Obama's speech from Philadelphia and I LITERALLY got the chills. I'm right outside Philly and would have loved to see the train, but I'm leaving for DC tomorrow so that should be good enough

Its going to be madness, but I know I'll remember Tuesday for the rest of my life. I'm going to layer up like crazy though!!
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:56 AM   #149
 
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IT WAS INCREDIBLE!!!!!! I am SOOOOO glad we were there.... we had really great seats and saw everything close up. Unfortunately we didn't make the curly meet-up, which was disappointing - I wasn't able to get to a metro station by myself because we were out in a residential suburb, and we had a big impromptu family reunion all day with all the relatives who came to the inauguration from NYC and Nassau.... it was fabulous!

I think the best part was just meeting all the Black people who came from all over to be there, and hearing their stories. My great-aunt kept saying "Honey, after all the suffering I've seen, and all the suffering I've done, I never thought I'd see this day" and I heard so many variations on that theme.

As to JJ, he did really well! It was a long day for him too. We got up at 5, left the house at 6, waited for the metro until close to 8, got to the site around 9. There was a lot of walking. He only had one screaming fit at the metro station because he was tired and after that he was fine. He allowed me to wear him in the Ergo and slept in there off and on. I nursed him wherever and whenever and it wasn't a problem - people were really supportive and there were some other little ones around. Most of the people I met completely knew why it was important for me for him to be there. He even said "Bama! Yes!" and clapped several times at the right time!

As to the weather, everyone was complaining it was cold, but for me being from Canada it wasn't at all. And the bathroom situation was not as bad as we thought. We went to one of the Smithsonian museums before and after the ceremony and used theirs and changed diapers - it was a long line but the bathrooms were fairly clean and had soap and TP and it far beat the porta-potties. The worst thing was that it was almost impossible to a) get out of the security perimeter and b) find an open metro station after the ceremony, because everything was shut down for the parade. We got home so late we decided to skip the inaugural ball and watch it on TV. But it was amazing - I will never forget it - I cried so hard!!!!
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:24 AM   #150
 
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Hey Amneris
I was hoping you'd post an update. I'm glad you made it and had a good time!

BTW: If the weather we've been having is like Canadian weather, you can keep it! LOL Yesterday was 40 degrees and you would have thought it was summer after all those frigid days
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He even said "Bama! Yes!" and clapped several times at the right time!
Smart baby boy--he totally gets it.

Glad everything went off without a hitch; I had a feeling it would.

Please, everyone post pictures when you can!
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I'm so glad you had a good time. Can't wait to see pictures. And yay, JJ!
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afaj934f43jfia43jfoiajeivj***js!!!!!!

That was the craziest, most amazing, and most emotional experience of my life all wrapped into one day! Sorry to post this so late, but I wanted to tell you all about my experience.

I woke up at 5 am and walked down to the mall with my 2 cousins and a friend. Luckily, we didn't have to take the metro because she lives so close! So we got to the mall around 6:00 and waited....and waited some more. It wasn't as cold as i anticipated because I had on about 7 layers and with all the people pushed together it was really not windy.

I think the coolest part (besides seeing Obama) was meeting people from all over the country of all races, classes, and ethnicities who had come together for the day. We spent the day talking to people from VA, NY, OK, DC etc and everyone was just so HAPPY. No one cared who was white, black, rich, poor, or anything!

During Obama's speech I literally had the chills (not from the cold) and was tearing. I thought it was inspiring, but realistic.

It took us nearly 2 hours to get OUT of the mall because of the barricades and road closures! That's when I started getting a little impatient. Though I didn't have to use a port-a-potty all day in the 10 hours I was outside!

I'll post pics if I ever figure out how to do that on here....

AHHHHH I can't believe I was there!!!!
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Thanks for the update, Amneris. You brought tears to my eyes. I'm so glad everything went well.
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I came...i went...I got sick

I was up at 5:30am....at the metro a 6am...and was exiting metro center by 6:45. My friends and I decided to give up our tickets to the inauguration and we went to the parade route. We were right up front at 12th and penn and had a birds eye view of everything. Obama and his wife stopped right in front of us as they were getting back into the car. It was AWESOME!

When we got back to my apartment....that when the chills and body aches started. I ended up giving up my tickerts to the ball because there was just NO way I was gonna make it. Ended up having to go to the doc the next day...have an ear infection. Had to cancel my return trip back to Texas....until today I couldn't fly without brusting an eardrum. But...it was all worth it.
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