Inauguration morning

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Here is part of the scene at the Cheese Board in Berkeley this morning. I walked up at 8:30am to get a “chocolate thing” (sweet bread with dark chocolate chunks – I am more than mildly addicted). My plan was to go early, get my delicious treat and come home and watch the inauguration at 9am Pacific time while making food for a party tonight. When I got there, the crowd was behind the cheese counters, and spilling out the door, watching the big screen tv. There was a equal crowd at the Cheese Board Pizza one storefront down. I tied the dog to a parking meter and wormed my way in to get the purpose of my trip and then saw an old friend and was offered a place to stand near the back with a clear view of the screen. I quickly decided that it would be much more fun to be with these excited people and stayed and cheered and clapped along with everyone else. Happy, happy day.

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One response to “Inauguration morning

  1. I’m going to have to try one of those chocolaty breakfast things — or maybe I shouldn’t get anywhere near them to avoid the addiction. You make them sound so yummy. How neat to see the inauguration at the Cheese Board. I was at home sick, but somehow your story reminds me of wandering into a grocery store in Happy Camp, CA where on a TV over the meat counter Nixon was resigning his presidency. I’ll never forget that incongruous moment of funky piles of meat and Nixon. Organic, gourmet cheese and Obama makes a much better combination!

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