So if you’ve just come out from under a rock, this new guy got elected President of the United States. A lot of people like him and want to come see him become the President. Like millions of people. So they are all going to come to our fair city and delay our Metro rides and hope to catch a glimpse of the magic that happens when the Barack Obama takes the Oath.
So many people are coming in fact that there is nowhere left for them to say stay-which is why people are renting out their rooms at incredibly extravagant prices. No seriously-look here on craigslist.
So here I am: Feet from a Metro stop, with a nice one bedroom in a huge three bedroom apartment, a Federal Employee with a four day weekend in January on one hand. On the other hand I have the Super Bowl of tourist weekends with no reasonable way to do anything or go anywhere for four days while Barack-a-maniacs clog the tubes and roads.
Sounds like a perfect time to do some “What the Inauguration is like from another, warmer, city” blogging for the old DC Metblogs doesn’t it? Don’t get me wrong-I know how cool this is, that it is a once in a lifetime event and all of that-I really do. I just can tell you already I’ll be watching the show from my couch. And if I’m watching it from my couch, I can watch it from any couch anywhere.
And why not advertise my room for the weekend as well and see if I can make a few grand in the process?