Tuesday, January 20, 2009

019|365 Black Tie & Boots

How cool is it that Barack Obama has been elected president? Political beliefs aside, I think it is a great day for our country. I'm really happy to have gotten the chance to celebrate this piece of history by kicking up my feet at the Texas "Black Tie and Boots" inaugural ball.

The photo is of my good friends Chris and Jan Foster and Connie Falvo, another good friend from Transitions. We had a GREAT time. Food, drinks, dancing and great company. Thanks Chris for scoring the tickets and arranging everything, and Jan, it was absolutely awesome to continue our tradition of election-related festivities. And Connie, it was great to start a new tradition with you!

The whole day was great, from the moment we checked in to the Hilton. They had adorable Obama cookies with fresh apples and a story about Abraham Lincoln, and Obama family water bottles. Yes, they were corny but I'll take free bottled water in a hotel room any way I can get it. Then Connie and I ventured to the Fashion Centre mall for manis/pedis and some shopping before the party. There were kids on field trips everywhere and the mall was all decked out for the special occasion. The ball itself was a ton of fun and included the opportunity to get our photo taken with the presidential seal, a Texas fair, authentic Texan cuisine, and live music all night long. And, poor Chris took turns dancing with the three of us. Most of the guys wore cowboy boots, and some of the ladies did too, including Connie who rocked a badass pair of black booties.

Now that President Obama is in office I just hope the country gives him the time he needs to create the change he promised. Our problems as a nation are significant and a bandaid won't solve them. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Next stop, Memphis.


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