Down that long long road, with many a winding turn…

20 Jan

Thoughts from a Woman on a Red Couch on a Tuesday afternoon when History was Made.

News announcer, “Well, all the Bush’s stuff is out, except for a chest of drawers; they’ll get that out later.” Other announcer, “Chest of drawers … yes, that’s all that’s left -last thing left…”
Mr. Obama, as he readies to be sworn in, “I wish my granny and mother were here; I can’t belive this is happening, but it is. In just moments, I will be president of the US. Dang!”

Woman in crowd, “I am over-come.”

Laura Bush, “It’s over; finally, it’s over…tomorrow I’m staying in my jammies all day without make up and my hair uncombed So THERE….wait, what about the chest of drawers?”

George Bush, “Aw hell, my grannies chesterdrawers is still in the white house. I knew I’d forget something. Can’t think of everything. Always have to think of everything. Well, when I get to the ranch, I’m having me a beer! so THERE!”

President Obama, as he stands with the outgoing President Bush, “I hope Bush got his chest of drawers – my mother in law has something she wants to put there, right in that spot.”
Michelle Obama, “What chest of drawers? Who cares about a chest of drawers? We are President of the United States! Whoohooo!”

Conversation between Bush and Obama: Obama, “Did you get that chest of drawers out yet?”

Bush, “Naw, not yet…”

Obama, “Why not? My mother in law has something to put there, right in that spot.”

Bush, “I’ll get it sheesh …give a man time. I been busy.”

Obama, “You’ve had 8 years to think about getting that chest of drawers outta there.”

Bush, “Well, shee-it, I had other stuff on my mind. You know? You’ll find out. Yup.”

Obama, “Well, okay; I guess so, but don’t wait too long now, okay?”

Bush, “Yep; you’ll find out about your own chesterdrawers one day. yup…haw!”
Man in crowd, “I voted for the other guy, but damned if I don’t feel proud right now.”

A man, “My daddy’s rollin over in his grave. I hope he ends up face down.”

Kid standing next to his mother, “Will their new dog piddle on the floor? And who’ll have to clean it up? Why can’t I have a dog? I’d clean up it’s piddle. And I’d feed it, too. And take it for walks. One day I’ll be president so I can have a dog and someone else can clean up it’s poo poo and piddle and I’ll be in charge of the whole united states and I can do whatever I want, don’t even have to go to bed at nine o clock anymore and I can have ice cream for supper if I want to…”

Scenes: President and Michelle Obama are holding hands, intact, a unit. Mr. and Mrs. Bush are breaking apart and coming together breaking apart and coming together; at some points Laura Bush is rushing to catch up to her husband. Laura Bush looks rather stunned, and rather relieved. Michelle Obama looks rather stunned, and rather proud.

Woman in the crowd, “Did i leave my iron on? And can Pres Obama turn it off just by the power of this thoughts?” Her friend, “You expect too much from one man.” Woman, “That’s right, I do.” Her friend, “Well, stop it – he’s just a man. A man’s a man’s a man.” Woman, “Nope, you are wrong. This ain’t just a man.” Her friend, “Now, put a woman up there… ” Woman, “Oh here we go…” Her friend, “Here we go nothing…a man’s a man’s a man, but a woman….Besides, I voted for someone else…” Woman, “I’m sure I turned that iron off…but…”

Young girl lost in the crowd, but unafraid today for the first time in a long time because everyone is smiling and happy instead of frowning and yelling, “I’ll be up there one day. Up there taking that oath.”

Biden thinks, Do I look handsome in this blue tie? My wife picked it out; I was doubtful, but I have to admit, I look great in it.” (Meanwhile, his wife thinks, “Why cant he pick out his own ties, he’s a grown man, for god’s sake. I been picking out his ties for too long. This is the LAST tie I pick out.”)

Hillary Clinton is thinking, of course, “It shoulda been me. it shoulda been me. Dammit!” Mr. Clinton thinks, “I’m hongry. Where’s the buffet?”

The Private Note to Obama from Bush : Dear Barrack Obama, Did you know you can have whatever you want to eat anytime you want it? pistrami at 3AM – no problem! oysters in a month without an R – they can make it happen…!”
Later, that night: “Michelle, I was thinking about strawberry shortcake.” “Hon, it’s late…” The lights fade, the door is closed – the rest is None of Our Business…
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16 Responses to “Down that long long road, with many a winding turn…”

  1. Jessica January 21, 2009 at 9:32 am #

    LOL I think you’ve got it right about Clinton’s thoughts.

  2. Janna Qualman January 21, 2009 at 10:13 am #

    Kat! Brilliant and hilarious. I enjoyed (and found truth in) every last bit of this post. Well done.

  3. Kathryn Magendie January 21, 2009 at 10:48 am #

    Hi Jessica and Janna!Hey – what do y’all call it – chest of drawers or chesterdrawers? For years, all us kids called them chesterdrawers – it’s su’thun thang… laughing…

  4. Angie Ledbetter January 21, 2009 at 11:01 am #

    Yup, chesterdrawers (which always makes me visualize a Chesire cat — which we also called “Chessycat” — in his boxers). LOLThe mind of a crazy writer…what a scary thang! :)

  5. Jenn Johansson January 21, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    Haha! That was so funny and I was thinking some of the same things! :)

  6. Kathryn Magendie January 21, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    Hi Angie and Jenn — mornin’ to ya’s!

  7. Barbara January 21, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    What a creative mind you have. Loved this entry.

  8. Debbie January 21, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    Yes, the Clinton part slayed me!

  9. Small Footprints January 21, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

    That was brilliant … I loved it! Small Footprints

  10. JOY January 21, 2009 at 1:43 pm #

    Hey Kathryn, that was fun. LOL

  11. Kathryn Magendie January 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    Hi Yawwlll: Joy and SF and Debbie and Barbara! What’s all yallses have in your chesterdrawers? Or on top of it? teehee!

  12. Walker January 21, 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    I was just looking at some chests and drawers, is that the same?

  13. Barry January 21, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

    Hilarious Kathryn! I really enjoyed it. Sorry, I keep chuckling about “You had 8 years to get that chest out of here…”Thank you.

  14. kimmi January 21, 2009 at 10:23 pm #

    Kat, this was AWESOME!! You rock!!

  15. Kathryn Magendie January 22, 2009 at 10:17 am #

    Hi Guys — Barry *smiling* ….and walker – HAW!Kimmi – teehee – you rawk yourself .. :)

  16. amy January 23, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    Kat, ha! I just saw this…I really feel that the letter George left for Barack should become public property. If for nothing else so those of us who love words can correct all the grammatical errors. And rejoice we have a President who loves words, too. And books! AND has been published. This country just feels so crisp, so fresh. I can’t wait to see what else he does to get this place all sparkly again!While I was sitting on my brown couch watching history, I just kept smiling. Your running dialogue would have made it even better.:-)

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