So because I’m a volunteer for the swearing in/inauguration of Obama on the mall on Tuesday, I’ve been encouraged not to blog about anything for the time being as it might reflect back on the inaugural committee.

But that’s not the reason I’ve been silent. I’m busy as all get out.

Anyway, to edify you a bit I’ve posted some links to information and photos about the inaugural volunteers.

Believe it or not I’m in this photo of the volunteer training session on Monday. It was crazy.  If you really want to locate me I’m in the front row in front of the screen and I’m in between a brunet and red head. You can see a tiny bit of my blonde hair but that’s it. hahaha.

My job will be to help answer questions in the area where the general public (non-ticketed section of the mall) will gather. I’ll be between 4th and 7th streets and we have these cool red winter hats so you might be able to pick me out. ha. yeah right.

I’ll write all about my experience after the inauguration.

Are you coming into DC for the inauguration?

I know there are a MASSIVE number of websites to look at to find all the maps into the city, road closures, security point entry spots, etc. Yet if you only have time to look at four websites these are the ones I would recommend.

First, check out the Secret Service’s inauguration page and its list of prohibited items and map of restricted areas.

Second, use Google’s interactive map for getting into the city on the 20th. The map is updated based on the most current inauguration information available.

Third, check out a PDF map of the ticketed and non-ticketed entry points sections for the swearing in on the mall.  It looks like there is only one entry point for each type of ticket or non-ticket.

 Fourth, the DC inaugural page will be very helpful as it sort of serves as a clearing house for alerts, updates and maps.

In the meantime check out the Obama scarf I made. I created the crochet pattern and made two. One for me and one for a friend who has been a HUGE Obama supporter pretty much since the beginning.

Here’s a pic of the scarf.