Wednesday, January 14, 2009
It could be because I live in the District and the excitement about the upcoming inauguration has reached fever pitch. The whole city is turning upside down to prepare for the mass of thousands expected to start coming to town in a few days for the inauguration and festivities surrounding it. Is it just me, or is every one from fashion designers to retail stores hawking Obama-related paraphenalia? From Urban Outfitters, to Obama Metro cards to Etsy artisans, to designers like Diane Von Fustenberg, to this visual artist I've seen on my weekend jaunts to Eastern Market with original Obama portrait paintings; it seems like every one has jumped on the bandwagon to buy/sell Obama related items.
Darn my shopping hiatus...as much as I'd like to do my small part to stimulate the economy with a memento, I have temporaily banned myself from buying clothing/accessory items for the next six months. Oh well, any one who is planning to/has already purchased mementos, just make sure it fits in your budget!