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I'm really not sure what is the utility of my LinkedIn account. I just keep the bare minimum in my profile and am only "linked" with people I already know. The only interesting aspect is that when I use the email address book upload function I finally know what a lot of people with whom I've casually been in touch because of the book club or freecycle or whatever actually *do* for a living.

Today I got the letter detailing how and when to get the Inauguration tickets. We're going! Woo-hoo. Although I now feel guilty that two people in a certain Congressional district in Utah have been deprived of the privilege. I can console myself by saying that not many Republicans would make the trek out here - but what if I'd (inadvertently) taken seegrim's tickets?

Since Monday's the MLKJ holiday and the national day of service, I've signed up for bayanihan for Fil-Am vets. Both of my grandfathers fought in WWII, and the plight of vets is probably one of the few issues the otherwise fragmented Fil-Am community agrees on.
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On January 13th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC), rmurphysf commented:
Don't forget my picture of M on the mall. Bundle up and enjoy
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On January 14th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Cameras are one of the few items that are permitted - imagine, no umbrellas!
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On January 16th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
I am very jealous. Chuck Schummer did not come through for me on tickets. I am a little tempted to just come down and join the crowds--my kids have worked on the campaign nearly their whole lives, after all (except my youngest, who was born on election day)--but then I imagine losing them in the crowd, and I guess that is not a great trade-off. I am trying to placate myself with the idea of getting a better view and sound on the TV in my warm house.

Good luck--enjoy!

Emily Odhiambo
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