January 19, 2009
We are planning an inaugural ball for tomorrow evening. We have a responsibility, living in France and representing America, so we will be hosting an inaugural ball. 30 French people coming by to share our optimism in a new president with mountains to climb and secret cellars to fill in. Optimism is a rare coin in these darkening days, but it is the coin of the global realm. It's our here and now, but the future doesn't even belong to us, time to pay up! We'll be serving French chocolates with red, white and blue decorations. American chocolate chip cookies, French endives with a South American Salsa, French pruneaux with southern bacon, Italian foccacia, Greek tapenade, English bread sticks and a new martini coined The Obamatini: Russian Vodka, Spanish Curaçao, French lemonade and a mid-east pomegranate ice cube. Vive la revolution!