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Friday, May 8, 2009

Thing AWESOME: See Michelle Obama

I just came back from a visit to the West Coast, and everyone I talked to would say "so, how's Washington these days?" and I would answer "well, we have some pretty hot neighbors, that's for sure."

I'm not back one day when the Michelle Obama took the neighbor thing one step further, by eating lunch at Good Stuff Eatery, across the street from my office.  So what did I do?  Joined in the growing crowd, whipped out my camera, and waited for the First Lady to exit the building.



She whizzed past us, waving and smiling, in a kicky little ponytail and grey capri pants, as the crowd shouted "We love you!"  (This is, for the record, the most celebrity-esque scrum I've been in.  This is the Lindsey Lohan of Washington).

I do really love and admire how the Obamas are making this city their home, and taking part in the life and culture this city has to offer.  They are some pretty hot neighbors.

21 comments:

amyvt98 said...

VERY awesome thing!

Mike Licht said...

Hope she didn't order that ho-hom Obamaburger ....

dc365 said...

Oh man, I think the Obama burger is about the only thing worth ordering on that menu -- although I'd just as soon eat that onion marmalade plain, with a spoon.

toddlerplanet said...

Mmmm... I was there for the first time this week with some blogger gals. Yum, yum.

Excellent timing!

caroline said...

What a great photo! She does look adorable in that summer ensemble.

Anonymous said...

She is NOT the lindsay lohan of Washington, DC. She's the FIRST LADY of the UNITED STATES.

I loved your story, but your comparison of her to a trashy celebrity was a real turn-off.

eped said...

congrats on the wapo nod!

recant said...

Very nice.
Thanks for sharing.

dada said...

Aw, not that dc365 needs my defense, but Anon 11:16AM, don't you realize he's not comparing FLOTUS to LiLo?... read it over again and you'll see he's only poking gentle fun at himself and the other excited fans in the citizen-pap skrim! I think.

Living in NYC or DC or LA, one gets used to celebrity sightings and, generally, locals put on a blase face & pretend they're ignoring the celeb. It's the tourists (or paid paps) who go nuts. And, so, it's fun (and funny) to see sophisticated DC locals goin' nuts. Yeah?

I love having city people in the WH.

Stephanie said...

She is so awesome. Thanks for sharing :)

dc365 said...

Thanks, dada! That is exactly what I meant -- I've never been in crowd of bystanders SO EXCITED for the person coming out of a restaurant. It is the same hubbub that I imagine surrounds LiLo, only of course, the first lady is nothing but classy and fabulous and amazing. Certainly didn't mean to defame her in any way.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a drag queen -- yikes !!

Anonymous said...

Drag Queen????, so ignorant. Beautiful and Classy period. Stunning woman
w/ an equally stunning man "____ Love Prez and First Lady

Lsuben said...

Did you catch that Obama was at Ray's Hellburger the other day?
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/05/05/obama_biden_go_out_for_burgers.html?hpid=artslot
Maybe the Obamas are reading your blog...

Anonymous said...

blah blah sick of them already...

Jon said...

^^
To the Anon losers--If you're so sick of the Obamas, why are you trolling on blogs that feature them?

Michelle Obama is an intelligent and very outgoing woman, the area should be proud that the First family is truly interested in being a part of Washington DC and not just window dressing!

Anonymous said...

Yay, your comment thread has become a flamewar, Fran! You're a superstar! Ipso facto. Lawschoolexamo.

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Tabitha said...

I think it is terrible that the First Lady is promoting the consumption of junk food. It sets a terrible example for young people. Obesity is growing to crisis proportions in this country. As much as a I love the Obamas, this is poor form.

Chiang Mai said...

You already know that Michelle Obama is one fit first lady. She's a good ambassador for health and fitness.

Vanessa said...

Haha!!! lovely post, yaah you are right really she is awesome.