The Obama Inaugural Hangover

Tired? Aching? But joyous beyond reason? Yep, you’re feeling the pangs of Obama fever. A few of our readers tell their stories.


Subject: post inaugural state of mind

You have explained the way I feel as if you are walking in my shoes. I believe those of us who witnessed this event will never be the same. It is difficult to find words to describe the experience. I flew home to the Dallas/Fort Worth airport through the Chicago O’Hare airport from the inauguration on Thursday. Of course, the atmosphere there was more subdued than Washington, D.C. Maybe they are grieving the thought of Barack Obama no longer roaming the city. And I caught my first glimpse of the Malia and Sasha dolls while in Chicago. Michelle is right to fight further production.

I went to the Democratic National Convention, and I thought that was awesome until I experienced the inauguration on Jan. 20. I am shown during the inauguration on CNN wearing a black cowboy hat on the JumboTron before 2 million people. Little did I know that picture was sent around the world. Family and friends from around the world called to tell me they saw me on the inauguration. We need to start a support group for those of us in the Obama Inaugural Hangover Universe.

Ruby Woolridge

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas


Subject: Tired!!!!!

Not so much from the joyous occasion of the inauguration. But ... I get tired just watching our new president. He is everywhere! I have never in my life been so proud to be an American. Each day when I watch the news, I have my hope renewed and I’m no longer cringing. God bless him and all of us!

Lynn Hengoed

Land o’ Lakes, Florida