I watched the inauguration on an internet live feed while listening to it on the radio- and while watching Zelma, of course. (Someday, she can say she saw it happen.) My Grandpa used to watch baseball games on the television with the sound off, and listen to them on the radio, because the commentary was so much better on the radio. It was kind of like that. I was essentially watching MSNBC and listening to Amy Goodman and Alice Walker comment on the events. Very interesting, to say the least! And inspiring, and joyous, of course, but I'll spare you my trite political commentary.
What I did notice on the visual was that, at the lunch afterwards, President Obama kissed all of the women he encountered on the cheek. I wonder how many of those important Washington ladies, deep inside, were thinking, "OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD!!!! He kissed me! I'm never washing my face again!" Dianne Feinstein*, I'm looking at you, honey! You know it! That make-up is so not coming off tonight!
* I think Dianne Feinstein was Mayor of San Francisco when I was a kid, and she had this crazy helmet-like hair with a widow's peak.