The day I {met} the President.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Something pretty exciting happened on Wednesday night. I was in downtown Chicago walking to dinner with my mom and all these big black SUVs pulled up outside a restaurant we were passing. Some very secret service-esque people get out and surround the place. My mom told me she thought it was the president, which I thought was a little crazy.

So imagine my surprise when President Obama walked right out of the car. He was just a few feet away from us. I stood there like I complete fool {mouth dropped, no expression} and did not immediately think to take a photo, even though I had my iPhone in my hand. My mom smiled, waved, and says hello. He waved & said hello back.

Then I remembered who I was and snapped a quick pic of part of the back of his head {and his arm, too}.

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I saw Shane Botwin from Weeds on my flight, and the President of the United States a few days later while walking downtown. Crazy!

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10 comments

  1. Wow! That reminds me of the time a couple of months ago my husband and I were down there for an anniversary trip, and we saw this motorcade on the opposite side of the interstate, and my first thoughts were it must be a funeral. They were shutting down the interstate and we just happened to be the few cars they were letting through. It was the BEGINNING of the oil spill. I didn't get to see the president, but I did see the motorcade and was pretty wowed! I can only imagine how you feel!

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  2. I love your photo! :D That must've been a pretty amazing moment.

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  3. Omg that is so cool! I totally would've done the same thing and forgotten to take a picture! haha At least you got the back of his head! ;) What a crazy experience!

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  4. haha awesome. my car broke down *cough, ran out of gas, cough* in the private drive of a hotel where the vice president was staying and was about to arrive so the secret service people were freaking out for a moment until they realized how harmless i seemed. it was quite the funny timing though.

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  5. Wow, that is amazing!!! Wonder who you're going to bump into next.

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  6. omg, that's sooo cool you just randomly saw him!! yay for getting a head and arm shot!

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  7. awesome! love the picture... that's totally something I'd do :)

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