Harry wants to know if your kids watched the inauguration at school. Mine did. He doubts that the school had the kids watch the Bush inauguration, but that doesn't really bother him. He would prefer if the kids studied instead.
Laura at GeekyMom writes that she has honed very important career skills during times that she wasn't in the workplace. Opting out doesn't mean atrophying.
Martha reveals her secrets.
Like just everyone else I'm pretty psyched to have a new president. So regular civilian Laura is happy. Political scientist Laura has been keeping her mouth shut. That Laura just knows that it all isn't going to last long. I don't really want to write that sort of thing right now, but big sweeping, good sort of changes don't really happen in this country for a long list of reasons. Sigh. That said, Presidents usually have a hot few months out of the blocks. The honeymoon period. Sides predicts that Obama should be able to get much done in his first 100 days, because conditions are right.
Oscar nominations are in. Good year for Benjamin Button. Not sure if I'm on board with that. But more importantly HUGH JACKMAN will be hosting the affair this year. He's my new boyfriend. And yes, we'll be liveblogging it this year.
Speculation about why Caroline really dropped out. Andrew Cuomo bugs the crap out of me for undefinable reasons. Not so happy.