Thursday, January 22, 2009

Children's Inaugural Ball

I know I promised you all some photos of our event on Sunday, but I swear to you from the moment I set foot inside the door, I didn't leave the coat check room until it was all over. The Boy did get to walk around a little bit before he joined me what had to be the world most crowded coat closet. Other people did take pictures, though and here are some links to good coverage of our Children's Inaugural Ball. We'll have some photos on the Every Child Matters website soon, too.

Washingtonian Capital Comment Blog

Education Week

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Inauguration Madness

In case you have been living under a rock, this is Inauguration Weekend. Otherwise known as, "Don't even try to leave Northern Virginia" Weekend. The DOT/Secret Service/Lord knows who else has closed every single bridge from Northern Virginia into the District. This means that anyone who is attending any of the festivities, or God forbid, has to go to work, has to take public transportation.

This would be all well and good, except for the fact that our office is sponsoring the first ever Children's Inaugural Ball at the Washington Historical Society tomorrow afternoon. This event is the only thing that is kid-friendly all weekend. It is also free. It also filled up one day after we started taking RSVPs and has a waiting list of over 1200.

Sadly, it is also going on at the same time as the giant concert at the Lincoln Memorial. All of the staff are thinking about sneaking out the back door and going to hear Bono.

Our party is going to be great and I'll post pictures this weekend after it's over.

Don't forget that I will be on Jeopardy! on Tuesday; someone tape it for me in case it's preempted here for more inauguration coverage.